NUC FBS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
How does one become the NUC FBS Player of the Week? First of all the player has to have attended at least one NUC sponsored event. Secondly the player has to help lead his team to victory over another FBS opponent. This week two individuals helped their school snap long losing streaks with their performance. Both players helped non-BCS schools beat BCS football teams.
Offensive Player of the Week
Andrew Buie, RB, West Virginia
The Mountaineers were greeted by their first hostile environment in the Big12. But that did not stop all-purpose back Andrew Buie from having his best collegiate game to date. Buie carried the ball 31 times for 207 yards and two scores while also catching three passes for 66 yards in 48 to 45 win over the Texas Longhorns. After five games he has carried the ball 83 times for 433 yards and five touchdowns while also catching 16 passes for 231 yards.
Defensive Player of the Week
Dontae Johnson, DB, NC State
Florida State came into Raleigh, NC a heavy favorite to demolish the Wolfpack. Dontae Johnson was part of a defense that thwarted the high powered Seminole attack. This defensive back was in on six tackles, three PBU's, and one sack in 17 to 16 upset win over Florida State. For the season this tall corner has accumulated 24 tackles, 3.5 TFL's, one sack, and five PBU's.
Other NUC Alums considered for NUC FBS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Tajh Boyd, QB, Clemson
Boyd completed 26 of 41 passes for 397 yards and two touchdowns in 47 to 31 win over Georgia Tech. He also ran for 63 yards and one score.
Collin Klein, QB, Kansas State
Klein was 7 of 14 for 129 yards and two touchdowns while also rushing for 116 yards and two scores in 56 to 16 win over Kansas.
Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
Johnny Football completed 17 of 26 passes for 191 yards and one touchdown while also rushing for 129 yards and a score in 30 to 27 win over Ole Miss.
David Piland, QB, Houston
Piland completed 31 of 41 passes for 321 yards and two scores while also rushing for a touchdown in 44 to 21 win over North Texas.
Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State
Robinson still has the hot hand of the Nittany Lions. He caught nine passes for 85 yards and two scores in 39 to 28 come from behind win over Northwestern.