September 1, 2012; Berkeley, CA, USA; Nevada Wolf Pack running back Stefphon Jefferson (25) runs with the ball after a handoff from quarterback Cody Fajardo (17) against the California Golden Bears during the first quarter at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE
Offenses reigned for some teams within the Mountain West, in particularly the Nevada Wolfpack who put up 69 points in a blowout win over the Hawaii Warriors, while the Wyoming Cowboys put up 40 points in an overtime win over the Idaho Vandals.
There were some great performances in those games by Nevada running back Stefphon Jefferson and Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith, those two players shared the Mountain West player of the week awards.
One could easily argue that Jefferson should have won the award outright as he set a school-record seven touchdowns while rushing for 170 yards, and also caught three passes for 76 yards and another touchdown.
Smith's day was still amazing as he completed 23-of-35 passes for 365 yards and had five touchdown passes, plus he rushed for another 22 yards. A great performance but in my opinion the award should have gone to Jefferson or Smith.
As for the defensive player of the week that went to UNLV Rebels linebacker Tani Maka had 10 total tackles and recovered a fumble that set up the game winning drive. The win for UNLV over the Air Force Falcons was their first victory of the year.
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Who should have won offensive player of the week
Brett Smith (14 votes)
Stefphon Jefferson (29 votes)
43 total votes