Maxwell Award Player Of The Week, Week 6: Sam Ehlinger, Texas

The Maxwell Football Club have announced their outstanding performers for Week 6 of the 2018 college football season. On Tuesday, Oct. 9, 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, Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger was named the Maxwell Award Player of the Week for his standout performance against the Oklahoma Sooners in the Longhorns’ upset win.

Ehlinger accounted for five total touchdowns and 386 yards in the Red River Rivalry.

Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week honors went to Mississippi State defensive end Montez Sweat, who recorded three sacks, two quarterback pressures and a forced fumble.

A full look at the press release can be seen below.

Maxwell Award Player of the Week: Sam Ehlinger, Texas

Kyler Murray was good in Dallas. Ehlinger was better. In fact, Ehlinger was so good running Tom Herman’s attack Saturday that he spearheaded the most-ever points scored, 48, by a Texas team in the Red River Rivalry. The sophomore accounted for five touchdowns in the Longhorns’ thrilling win, throwing for two, running for three and accounting for 386 total yards.

Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week: Montez Sweat, Mississippi State

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The Bulldogs, losers of two straight entering the weekend, needed to beat Auburn in the worst possible way in Starkville. And that’s what they got, thanks to Sweat’s pressure and the running of QB Nick Fitzgerald and RB Kylin Hill. Sweat terrorized Tiger QB Jarrett Stidham off the edge, sacking him three times, pressuring him twice and forcing one of MSU’s two fumble recoveries.