Athlon hands out the awards from the Week 4 action.
Week 4 of the 2015 college football season is in the books. The Pac-12 was the conference in the spotlight on Saturday, as Arizona-UCLA, Oregon-Utah and Arizona State-USC were some of the weekend’s most anticipated matchups. However, all three games produced one-sided results. The mid-afternoon slate produced some of the best games from Week 4, including wild finishes at Tennessee-Florida and TCU-Texas Tech.
With another weekend of action in the books, it’s time to hand out the hardware to honor the best of the best from Week 4. Here’s a look at Athlon Sports’ picks for the offensive, defensive, coordinator, freshman and unsung hero from Week 4:
College Football Week 4 Awards
Co-Offensive Players of the Week: Trevone Boykin, QB/Josh Doctson, WR, TCU
We normally pick just one player for this award, but it’s hard to separate the performances of Boykin and Doctson since this duo delivered in the clutch for TCU on Saturday. Boykin completed 34 of 54 passes for 485 yards and four scores and also rushed for 42 yards on 14 attempts. Doctson was Boykin’s preferred target in the last-minute win over the Red Raiders, catching 18 passes for 267 yards and three scores.
Defensive Player of the Week: Jeremy Cash, S, Duke
Duke’s defense held Georgia Tech’s high-powered rushing attack in check on Saturday. The Yellow Jackets managed only 2.9 yards per carry and finished with only 173 yards on the ground. Cash was instrumental in the success of the defense on Saturday, recording 12 tackles (three for a loss), one sack and two forced fumbles.
Coordinators of the Week: Aaron Roderick/Jim Harding, Co-Offensive Coordinators, Utah
Utah’s gameplan on Saturday for its upset win at Oregon was flawless. The defense held the Ducks to just 20 points, while the offense recorded 7.2 yards per play, scored 62 points – the most by an opponent in Autzen Stadium history – and went 6 of 13 on third-down attempts. Roderick and Harding used a good mix of the run (273 yards), along with efficient passing from quarterback Travis Wilson (18 of 30 for 227 yards) to score one of the 42-point win in Eugene.
Freshman of the Week: Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
A number of freshmen are worthy of a mention in this space, but it’s hard to pick against Rosen. The true freshman delivered a steady performance (19 of 28 for 284 yards and two scores) in UCLA’s 56-30 road win over Arizona in the Pac-12 opener for both teams. Rosen did not throw an interception against the Wildcats and also added a rushing touchdown in the third quarter.
Unsung Hero of the Week: Tyler Ervin, RB, San Jose State
Ervin’s performance against Fresno State will be overshadowed by what transpired between Texas Tech-TCU and LSU running back Leonard Fournette's monster game against Syracuse, but the senior posted a record-setting performance against the Bulldogs. Ervin rushed for 300 yards and three scores on 42 attempts and caught four passes for 45 yards in Saturday’s win, setting school records for most rushing yards and taking the top spot among all FBS players in 2015 for best single-game rushing performance.