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College Football Week 7 Awards

Athlon: College Football Week 7 Awards

Athlon: College Football Week 7 Awards

With the seventh weekend of the 2019 season in the books, it’s time to take a look at the best of the best and honor some of the top performances. Each week, Athlon Sports will highlight some of the top performers in college football with its weekly awards section. Here’s a look at Athlon Sports’ picks for the offensive, defensive, coordinator, team and freshman from Week 7:

College Football Week 7 Awards

Offensive Player of the Week: Joe Burrow, LSU

Burrow led the way for LSU’s offense in a prolific performance against one of the top defenses in the nation. The senior quarterback connected on 21 of 24 throws for 293 yards and three scores and added 43 more yards on the ground.

Defensive Player of the Week: Israel Mukuamu, CB, South Carolina

Mukuamu was instrumental in South Carolina’s upset over Georgia. He recorded 11 tackles and three picks, with one of the interceptions returned for a touchdown in the first half.

Coordinator of the Week (Offense): Eddie Gran, Kentucky

With Terry Wilson out for the year due to injury, and backup Sawyer Smith less than full strength, Kentucky turned to receiver Lynn Bowden at quarterback for Saturday’s win against Arkansas. Gran maximized Bowden’s ability, as the Wildcats ran the ball 54 times for 330 yards and ended the night with 418 total yards (6.3 per play). Bowden gashed Arkansas for 196 yards and two scores on the ground and added 78 yards and a touchdown through the air. The ability to improvise around the injuries and maximize the pieces on the roster earns Gran a spot in the Week 7 awards.