Week 8 Mountain West Player Of The Week Of The Year

Week 8 Mountain West Player Of The Week Of The Year

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Week 8 Mountain West Player Of The Week Of The Year

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Week 8 Mountain West Player Of The Week Of The Year


Horserace for player of the year.


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Who stood out this week?

The first week of Mountain West football is in the books and we are trying something new this season by ranking the top performers of the week and then at the end of the season that will determine who is the best player in the Mountain West.

Each week we will rank the top seven players and votes will be handed out seven for first place, six for second and so on until with one point for finishing seventh. Then the total points is the best player and this is an overall award so it includes offensive and defensive players.

7. Cole Turner, Nevada, WR – One Point

The Wolf Pack wide receiver was one of Carson Strong‘s favorite targets as he caught seven catches for two touchdowns and 119 yards.

6t. Khalil Shakir, Boise State, WR – 1.5 point

Shakir tied with his quarterback Hank Bachmeier for this sixth spot. He had a really big game by being a key cog in Boise State’s win over Utah State. He had seven receptions for a pair of touchdowns for 123 yards and he rushed for another 34

6t. Hank Bachmeier, Boise State, QB – 1.5 point

The Boise State quarterback had a nice first game of the year and his first against the Aggies in his career. Bachmeier had 268 passing yards, three scores through the air and another on the ground in the blowout victory.

4. Euguene Ford, Hawaii, DB – Four Points

Ford had a pair of interceptions in the season-opening win over Fresno State and had four sacks as well. His second interception up eight essentially sealed the victory for the Rainbows on the mainland to start 1-0.

3. Chevan Corderio, Hawaii, QB – Five Points

The Hawaii offense featured a whole lot of offense but it was a balanced running and passing attack. The majority of that came from under center with Cordeiro being the only guy under center. He passed for 229 yards and then rushed 116 and scored twice on the ground.

2. Caden McDonald, San Diego State, LB – Six Points

The Aztecs defense had a huge game over UNLV by allowing just six points to start 1-0. McDonald stepped up to have eight tackles, three tackles for a loss, 2.5 sacks and a pair of quarterback hurries.

1. Carson Strong, Nevada, QB – Seven Points

Strong had a career game against Nevada by completing 39 of 52 passes for 420 yards and four touchdowns to start the year 1-0. If these type of performances continue then the Wolf Pack could be a contender in the conference.


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