SportsPac12 Players of the Week (Week 5)

The top offensive, defensive, and freshman players as chosen by our senior football writers
Each week our three senior football writers—Dane Miller, Jack Follman, and Nick Bartlett—select an Offensive, Defensive, and Freshman Player of the Week throughout the 2020 football season.

They submit their selections before the official Pac-12 Players of the Week are released to keep their choices independent, based on the nominations of student broadcasters and writers through our partnership with Dash Sports TV.

You’ll find their nominations tabulated, along with both the SportsPac12 and Pac-12 selections, in tables at the bottom of the page.

— Offensive Player of the Week —

Jarek Broussard, Sophomore Running Back, Colorado

Colorado’s Jarek Broussard rushed for 301 yards vs. Arizona. | Rick Scuteri/AP Photo

Jarek Broussard rushed 25 times for  301 yards, including a 75-yarder, for an average of 12.0 yards per carry in Colorado’s 24-13 win at Arizona. The performance put the sophomore in elite company, recording one of only four 300-yard rushing games in Colorado history.

— Defensive Player of the Week —

Avery Roberts, Junior Linebacker, Oregon State

OSU’s Avery Roberts recorded 21 total tackles against Utah. | Kylie Murphy/

Avery Roberts recorded a whopping 21 total tackles in Oregon States 30-24 loss to Utah, 10 solo and 11 assisted, setting a single-game high for the redshirt junior, and moving him into a tie for the third-best total in Oregon State history.

— Freshman Player of the Week —

Ty Jordan, Freshman Running Back, Utah

Utah running back Ty Jordan rushed for 167 yards against OSU. |AP Photo/Rick Bowmer

Ty Jordan rushed for a career-high 167 yards on 27 carries, for a 6.2-yard per carry average, and a touchdown in Utah’s 30-24 win over Oregon State. He also logged two receptions for 22 yards, totaling 189 all-purpose, and nine rushing first downs.

Week 3 Comparative Players of the Week (SportsPac12 & Pac-12 Conference)

1SportsPac12Jarek BroussardTalanoa HufangaJayden de Laura
Pac-12 ConferenceJarek BroussardMerlin RobertsonJayden de Laura
2SportsPac12Tyler ShoughAvery RobertsAyden Hector
Pac-12 ConferenceSam NoyerNate LandmanAyden Hector
3SportsPac12Jermar JeffersonJordan HappleDylan Morris
Pac-12 ConferenceJermar JeffersonJordan HappleDylan Morris
4SportsPac12Jermar JeffersonElijah MoldenDylan Morris
Pac-12 ConferenceJermar JeffersonNate LandmanDylan Morris
5SportsPac12Jarek BroussardAvery RobertsTy Jordan
Pac-12 ConferenceJarek BroussardKuony DengTy Jordan
6SportsPac12Ty Jordan Talanoa HufangaTy Jordan
Pac-12 ConferenceKedon SlovisTalanoa HufangaTy Jordan
7SportsPac12Simi FehokoJamal HillTy Jordan
Pac-12 ConferenceSimi FehokoEvan FieldsTy Jordan

Week 3 Nominations from Dash Sports TV Student Broadcasters and Writers

ArizonaMichael Wiley Anthony PandyDJ MourningJacob Mennuti & Ryan Wohl
Arizona StateDeamonte TrayanumMerlin RobertsonDeamonte TrayanumWills Rice & Josh Eyraud
CalNikko RemigioCam GoodeMuelu IosefaJasper Kenzo Sundeen & Shailin Singh
ColoradoJarek BroussardCarson WellsLa’Vonte ShenaultJason Marks & Kieran Murphy
OregonTravis DyeKayvon ThibodeauxNoah SewellMichael Strite & Izzy La Rue
OSUCalvin Tyler Jr.Avery RobertsAkili ArnoldGus Light & Morgan Heffelfinger
StanfordAustin Jones Curtis Robinson Myles Hinton King Jemison & Daniel Martinez-Krams
UCLADorian Thompson- RobinsonCaleb JohnsonNicholas Barr-MiraSam Connon & Jack Perez
USCKedon Slovis Talanoa Hufanga Gary Bryant Jr. Sam Arslanian & Nathan Ackerman
UtahTy JordanDevin Lloyd Ty JordanSammy Mora & Cole Bagley
WashingtonTy JonesEdefuan UlofoshioRome OdunzeNathan Mathisen & Joseph Claypoole
WSURenard Bell Brennan Jackson Quinn Roff Cody Schoeler & Ryan Root

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