College Football: Week 6 Players of the Week


Carlos Hyde RB Ohio State

In Saturday’s 40-30 win over Northwestern, running back Carlos Hyde showed the power and his athletic ability that Ohio State had missed during the first three weeks of the season. Hyde carried the ball 26 times Saturday for 168 yards and 6.5 YPC average. He visited the endzone three time during the second half, twice in the fourth quarter, to help the Buckeyes hang onto victory. All night Hyde showed great power running the ball hard and also showed good awareness out of the backfield on check downs, as he caught four passes for 38 yards.



Kevin Pierre-Louis LB Boston College

Pierre-Louis’ name was heard plenty during Boston College’s 48-27 victory over Army on Saturday. The senior linebacker recorded 18 tackles, a career high. Pierre-Louis is second in the ACC this season with 50 stops, and now has recorded double digit tackles in 13 of his 36 career games at Boston College. Going to  Clemson for a matchup with the dynamic Clemson and Tajh Boyd offense, Pierre-Louis will need to continue his high level of play to keep Boston College around.



Offense: Jameis Winston QB Florida State

Winston has led Florida State to the sixth spot in the AP Top 25 poll following Saturday’s 63-0 drubbing of MarylandWinston finished the game 23-32 passing for 393 yards. Winston has continued to take care of the ball, 5 touchdowns and no interceptions, and now has a 17-2 touchdown to interception ratio on the season.

Defense: Carl Lawson DE Auburn

Lawson spent a good amount of time in Ole Miss’ backfield Saturday to help the Tigers defeat Ole Miss 30-22 and improve to 4-1. Lawson finished the game with a career high six tackles. But it was Lawson’s effectivness on the edge which really stood out, recording two sacks and three and a half tackles for a loss.



Offense: Davante Adams WR Fresno State

Adams continues to make a name for himself after his 16 reception, 185 yards and three touchdown performance in Saturday’s 61-14 victory over Idaho. Adams has now eclipsed the 10 reception mark in three games this season, and is now halfway to his reception total of 102 from 2012.

Defense: Steven Daniels LB Boston College

Daniels, along with fellow linebacker Pierre-Louis both eclipsed the 10+ tackles mark for Boston College in their win over Army. Daniels ranks third on the team in tackles this season with 35, only behind the talented duo of Pierre-Louis and Steele Divitto. Daniels also posted an impressive three tackles for loss and two sacks for an impressive 55 production points on the week.



Offense: Cameron Stingily RB Northern Illinois 

In a rematch of the 2012 MAC Championship, Northern Illinois running back Cameron Stingily stole the spotlight as the Huskies defeated Kent State 38-24. Stingily rushed for a career high 266 yards on a career high 37 attempts and found pay dirt twice. Stingily and the Huskies are now 5-0 as they look to make another run at the MAC title and another possible BCS Bowl berth.

Defense: Louchiez Purifoy CB Florida

Purifoy returned the first interception of his career on Saturday for a touchdown, and giving the Gators a 10-7  lead over visiting SEC foe Arkansas. Following the Purifoy intereception, the Gators held the lead for the rest of the game and finished with a 30-10 victory to improve to 3-0 in SEC play. Purifoy name was called often as he also recorded four tackles, a forced fumble, sack and three more pass breakups.


Offense: Andre Williams RB Boston College

Army simply had no answer for the rushing attack of Andre Williams. Williams carried the ball 30 times during Saturday’s win over Army, going for a career 263 yards. Williams also visited the endzone five times, twice in the second half, which was more than his total from the whole 2012 season.


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Defense: Shayne Skov LB Stanford

Skov continued to show why he could be one of the top inside linebackers taken off the board in May after Stanford’s 31-28 win over PAC-12 opponent Washington. Finishing the night with 15 tackles and one and half tackles for a loss, Skov now ranks fourth in the PAC-12 with 43 tackles.