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Mountain West Connection Players of the Week

There were only three Mountain West games, but there were plenty of impressive performances

NCAA Football: Boise State at Colorado State Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Week five of the Mountain West football season is behind us, and it was a rough one. Three of the six games on the schedule were cancelled due to COVID issues, and it is beginning to look like the rest of the season may be in question. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I am thankful for the games we do have. With that being said, it is time to recognize the most impressive performances of this past week.

Offensive Player of the Week:

Khalil Shakir

This was the most difficult choice of the week. Shakir really put the Bronco offense on his shoulder with 11 catches for 130 yards and two touchdowns. Shakir made a bunch of key catches to help the Broncos build a lead and made a crucial third down catch on a deep ball from Bachmeier in the fourth quarter.

Defensive Player of the Week:

Dom Peterson

Peterson’s stats won’t blow you away, but his impact on the game goes beyond the box score. He was continuously disruptive and was getting consistent pressure on the quarterback. Peterson finished the game with two sacks, three tackles for loss, and four total tackles.

Special Teams Player of the Week:

Avery Williams

When Avery William’s playing days are over, they should just name this award after him. Williams was an absolute game changer; he took a kickoff to the house and nearly returned two punts for touchdowns. Williams finished just short of 200 return yards. If the season ended today, Williams would likely be an All-American.

Who were your players of the week? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.