The Maxwell Football Club have announced their outstanding performers for Week 4 of the 2018 college football season. On Tuesday, Sept. 18, the Maxwell Award Player of the Week and Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week have been announced. The Player of the Week is awarded to the best overall performance on offense, defense or special teams, while the Bednarik Award is given for defensive excellence.
This week, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray was named the Maxwell Award Player of the Week for his standout performance against Iowa State which included 348 passing yards and three touchdowns.
Alvin Davis of Akron earned the Chuck Bednarik Player of the Week award for his performance against Northwestern.
A full look at the press release can be seen below.
Maxwell Award Player of the Week: Kyler Murray, Oklahoma
Maxwell Award winner Baker Mayfield couldn’t defeat Iowa State in 2017 but Murray got revenge for his former teammate. The Sooners were once again challenged by the scrappy Cyclones, leading by only seven in the fourth quarter. However, Murray took charge by completing 21-of-29 for 348 yards, three touchdowns and no picks. Pro Football Focus’ highest rated Week 3 quarterback also led OU with 77 rushing yards, helping offset the season-ending injury to RB Rodney Anderson.
Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week: Alvin Davis, Akron
The Zips were outgained by Northwestern, yet still bagged their first win over a Big Ten opponent since 1894. How? An opportunistic defense. Davis fueled an improbable second-half rally in Evanston with a pair of pick-sixes, one for 97 yards and the clincher from midfield. He also had 10 tackles in a shocker that saw the 21-point underdogs score three defensive TDs in the final 18 minutes.