The Colorado State game against Utah State was not aesthetically pleasing (mainly due to the terrible television feed), the Rams came out and swept the Mountain West player of the week awards. The offensive player of the week award was shared with New Mexico wide receiver/kick returner Deon Long. Long had a big game in an embarrassing loss for the Lobos against Sam Houston State. He returned the opening kick off 98 yards for a score and had 209 yards receiving and three touchdowns, both which are Mountain West freshman records.
Colorado State's running back Chris Nwoke was the other offensive player of the week as he had 102 total yards of offense (85 rushing, 17 receiving) and scored two touchdowns. He had the game tying score at the end of regulation and then the game winner in the second overtime. I guess his late scores are to why he won the award.
The Rams also had the defensive player of the week in Shaquil Barrett who is a sophomore linebacker who had 14 tackles and a fumble recovery for a touchdown in the Rams 35-34 win over Utah State.
The special teams player of the week went to long snapper Tanner Hedstrom, that is right a long snapper won the award. His contributions were that he recovered to punts that Utah State could not handle and the big one was when Colorado State punted late in the fourth quarter down eight points. That recovery allowed Colorado State to tie the game and force overtime.