For Immediate Release:
The Pac-12 is pleased to announce our Week 5 Players of the week from our third week of action in our recreated 2019 season.
Offensive Player of the Week:
CJ Verdell, RB, Oregon Ducks
25 carries, 150 yards, 5 TD, 4 receptions, 70 yards
For the second straight week, Verdell takes home the conference honors, only in Week 6, Verdell was named the National Player of the Week as well. He totaled five touchdowns and a whopping 220 total yards from scrimmage in the Ducks dismantling of Colorado, 49-17. Verdell did not disappoint and has firmly put his name in the running for the Heisman Memorial Trophy, given to the nation’s most outstanding player at year’s end. For the year, Verdell now has the following statistical totals:
Broken Tackles: 33
Yards After Contact: 384
Broken Tackles: 9
Defensive Player of the Week:
La’Mar Winston Jr., LB, Oregon Ducks
4 solo tackles, 2 TFL, 3 assisted tackles, 1 FF, 1 FR
Winston was integral towards the Ducks big win over Colorado, both forcing a fumble and recovering a fumble on back-to-back possessions against the Buffaloes. Winston recorded four solo tackles, two of which were behind the line of scrimmage, totaling a loss of seven yards in the process. He’s been on a tear recently and capped that tear with a performance for the ages as he flew around the field and consistently pressured Steven Montez and the Colorado offense.
Coach of the Week:
Mario Cristobal, Oregon Ducks
Make it a clean sweep for the Ducks here as they absolutely dominated in every fashion against Colorado. Cristobal sat his quarterback even, when he thought the game was getting out of hand enough, as he sat Justin Herbert early in the third quarter, resting him for a tough rest of the conference schedule. It turned out to be the right call as Tyler Shough didn’t skip a beat once inserted into the game. The Ducks remain undefeated and are looking towards a playoff berth, rather than just a Pac-12 title.
Reminder, this is a fictional take on our recreation of the 2019 NCAA football season using last year’s updated rosters and playing the games in NCAA Football 14 on a Playstation3. For more information, check out our intro story.