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Nick Bartlett’s SuperWest Week 8 Players of the Week

Top Offense, Defense, and Special Teams players as well as Offensive and Defensive Freshmen

Posted on October 24, 2022

  By Nick Bartlett, SuperWest Sports

We’re handling our CFB Player of the Week selections a little differently this year with the responsibility for making the selections falling squarely on my shoulders.

I do my best to be objective each week, basing my picks on comparative performances and stats, but if you think I’m missing something, or maybe some bias has slipped in, feel free to let me know on Twitter.

This week’s player picks were clear standouts at their positions.

So without further ado, here are my Week Eight picks for SuperWest Players of the Week for Offense, Defense, and Special Teams as well as Offensive and Defensive Freshmen.

Oregon QB Bo Nix threw for 253 yds and rushed for 51 | The Register Guard

Offensive Player of the Week: Bo Nix, QB, Oregon

Ever since the comeback against Washington State, Bo Nix has established himself as the best quarterback in the Pac-12.

Against UCLA, Nix threw for 283 yards and five touchdowns, completing 79 percent of his passes. He also ran the ball eight times for 51 yards and a 6.4-yard per carry average.

Aztecs DL Keshawn Banks has 18 tackles this season | SDSU Athletics

Defensive Player of the Week: Keshawn Banks, DL, San Diego State

Even though San Diego State had multiple standouts on defense in their win against Nevada, Keshaun Banks proved the most consistent, finishing with five tackles including three and a half for a loss.

Stanford kicker Joshua Karty tied a single-game record for FG’s | Jeff Chiu/AP

Special Teams Player of the Week: Joshua Karty, K, Stanford

Stanford had 15 points. Joshua Karty was 5-5 kicking field goals. Karty 15, Arizona State 14.

Beaver freshman RB Damien Martinez could be FPOY | Amanda Loman/AP

Offensive Freshman of the Week: Damien Martinez, RB, Oregon State

Damien Martinez could be the next elite Oregon State running back.

Martinez finished the game against Colorado with 178 yards, three touchdowns, and 8.1 yards per carry.

Cardinal edge Ernest Cooper put up good numbers in his first start | On3

Defensive Freshman of the Week: Ernest Cooper, Edge, Stanford

Ernest Cooper finished the Cardinal’s outing against ASU with five tackles, two-and-a-half for a loss, and one sack.

Honorable Mention

Offensive: Troy Franklin, WR, Oregon

Defensive: Mo Osling III, DB, UCLA

Special Teams: Jonah Dalmas, K/P, Boise State

Freshman Offensive: J.Michael Sturdivant, WR, California

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