Week 6 of the college footballseason is in the books. The weekend slate provided plenty of highlights, big plays, standout performances and surprises. Saturday’s action started with Texas’ upset over Oklahoma, and the afternoon slate didn’t disappoint with Tennessee’s thrilling fourth-quarter win over Georgia. And on Saturday night, Alabama held off Arkansas, Florida State won its sixth in a row over Miami and Utah knocked off California.
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 6. Here’s a look at Athlon Sports’ picks for the offensive, defensive, coordinator, freshman and unsung hero from Week 6:
College Football Week 5 Awards
Offensive Player of the Week: Joshua Dobbs, QB, Tennessee
Dobbs turned in one of his best overall performances of his Tennessee career, accounting for 430 total yards and five scores in the 38-31 win over Georgia. After the Volunteers trailed 24-3 in the first half, Dobbs guided the offense to 28 unanswered points and recorded the game-winning score with just under six minutes to go in the fourth quarter.
Defensive Player of the Week: Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State’s defense was on the field for 98 plays against West Virginia but managed to hold the Mountaineers to just 4.5 yards per play. The performance of Ogbah was a huge reason why the Cowboys found a way to win in Morgantown, as the junior recorded eight tackles (one for a loss), one sack and two forced fumbles. Ogbah also scored on a fumble recovery for the first touchdown of the game.
Freshman of the Week: Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas
Texas stepped up on defense in Week 6, holding Oklahoma’s high-powered offense to just 17 points and 4.3 yards per play. The win over the Sooners was one of the biggest for coach Charlie Strong in his tenure with the Longhorns. Jefferson is one of the building blocks for this defense, as the true freshman delivered in the clutch by recording six tackles (two for a loss) and two sacks against Oklahoma.
Coordinator of the Week: Pete Kwiatkowski, Defensive Coordinator, Washington
Defense led the way in Washington’s 17-12 upset over USC on Thursday night. Kwiatkowski and a young defense limited the Trojans to 5.1 yards per play and 1 of 13 on third-down conversions. The Huskies were relentless in pressuring USC quarterback Cody Kessler, recording five sacks and 11 tackles for a loss. Additionally, Washington forced three turnovers.
Unsung Hero of the Week: Luke Falk, QB, Washington State
Falk was a strong candidate for offensive player of the week honors after Washington State’s 45-38 double-overtime win at Oregon. The sophomore gashed the Ducks’ secondary for 505 passing yards and five scores. He also added one rushing score in the upset win in Eugene.