Nick Bartlett’s SuperWest Week 9 Players of the Week

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

Posted on October 31, 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 Nine picks for SuperWest Players of the Week for Offense, Defense, and Special Teams as well as Offensive and Defensive Freshmen.

Caleb Williams threw for 5 TDs vs the Wildcats | Rick Scuteri/AP

Offensive Player of the Week: Caleb Williams, QB, USC
Caleb Williams dominated from start to finish in USC’s win over Arizona.

Williams not only threw for 411 yards and five touchdowns, he did it with some mozzarella on top.


Broncos DT Divine Obichere made his first start since 2020 | BSU Athletics

Defensive Player of the Week: Divine Obichere, DT, Boise State
Divine Obichere let’s his stats do the talking.

Obichere finished with seven tackles, 4.5 for loss, and two sacks in Boise State’s blowout win against Colorado State.

Jordyn Tyson on a punt return vs ASU | CU Athletics

Special Teams Player of the Week: Jordyn Tyson, PR, Colorado
Jordyn Tyson not only returned a punt for an 88-yard touchdown. Tyson also added 115 receiving yards and another six.

Boise State QB Taylen Green passes vs CSU | Idaho Statesman

Offensive Freshman of the Week: Taylen Green, QB, Boise State
Taylen Green probably had his most complete performance of the year throwing for 305 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions.

Green also added a touchdown with his legs.

David Bailey goes in for a tackle of Zach Charbonnet | Ashley Landis/AP

Defensive Freshman of the Week: David Bailey, Edge, Stanford

David Bailey was probably the only thing that went right for Stanford in L.A.

Bailey finished the game with nine tackles, two for a loss, one sack, and one forced fumble.

Honorable Mention

Offensive: Zach Charbonnet, RB, UCLA

Defensive: Michael Shawcroft, LB, SDSU

Special Teams: Tyler Loop, K, Arizona

Freshman Offensive: Dorian Singer, WR, Arizona

Freshman Defensive: Sione Vaki, S, Utah

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