Poyer tabbed as national defensive player of the week

Poyer tabbed as national defensive player of the week
Oregon State cornerback Jordan Poyer (14) makes one of his three interceptions against Washington State during their NCAA college football game in Corvallis, Ore., Saturday, Oct 6, 2012. Oregon State won 19-6. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Doug Beghtel)

New Haven, CT – The Walter Camp Football Foundation has announced its Football Bowl Subdivision National Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, presented by Generation UCAN
(www.generationucan.com/waltercamp), for games ending October 6.


About the Award: This is the ninth year that the Walter Camp Football Foundation will honor one offensive and one defensive player as its national Football Bowl Subdivision player of the week during the regular season. Recipients are selected by a panel of national media members and administered by the Foundation.


OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MIKE GILLISLEE, FLORIDA
Senior, Tailback, DeLand, FL/DeLand HS
Florida senior tailback Mike Gillislee rushed for 146 yards (on 34 carries) and two touchdowns as the 10th-ranked Gators defeated 4th-ranked LSU, 14-6. LSU had been allowing just 83 rushing yards a game entering the contest. Gillislee had two 12-yard scoring runs in the second half as Florida improved to 5-0, 4-0 in the SEC.


DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JORDAN POYER, OREGON STATE
Senior, Cornerback, Astoria, OR/Astoria HS
Oregon State senior cornerback Jordan Astoria made four tackles, including one for a loss, intercepted a career-best three passes and broke up another as the 14th-ranked Beavers defeated Washington State, 19-6. Pryor’s play helped OSU, which is off to its best start since 2002, improve to 4-0, 3-0 in the Pac-12.