Week Six of the Mountain West football season is behind us and another abbreviated schedule gave players from different schools a chance to shine. Here are our players of the week at Mountain West Connection.
Offensive Player of the Week:
Chevan Cordeiro (Hawaii)
It really came down to Cordeiro, Andrew Peasley, and Trey Smith. Ultimately, I decide to go with the guy who put up numbers against a team that was in first place heading into the weekend. Cordeiro was super efficient, completing 26 of 32 passes for 246 yards and a touchdown. He also added another touchdown and 62 yards on the ground.
Defensive Player of the Week:
Kina Maile (Utah State)
The Aggies’ inside linebacker was a key contributor to Utah State’s first victory of the season. Maile recovered two fumbles and returned one for a touchdown. He also added six tackles.
Special Teams Player of the Week:
There weren’t a lot of standout special teams performances this week, but Calvin Turner made the most important play of the week. With Hawaii ahead 24-21 and Nevada needing a stop, Turner returned a kickoff 47 yards to midfield which eventually led to the Rainbow Warriors putting the game on ice.
Who were your players of the week? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.