The Maxwell Football Club have announced their outstanding performers for Week 8 of the 2018 college football season. On Tuesday, Oct. 23, 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, Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew, Washington State was named the Maxwell Award Player of the Week for his standout performance against the Oregon Ducks.
Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week honors went to LSU defensive back Grant Delpit, who had 10 tackles, two interceptions and a sack.
A full look at the press release can be seen below.
Maxwell Award Player of the Week: Gardner Minshew, Washington State
Maybe, just maybe, the Pac-12 title goes through the Palouse this season. The Cougars capped an historic and memorable weekend in Pullman by knocking off No. 12 Oregon, which had defeated Washington just a week earlier. Minshew, the East Carolina transfer who was originally headed to Tuscaloosa, completed 39-of-51 for 323 yards, four TDs and two picks in the critical conference win.
Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week: Grant Delpit, LSU
DBU is at it again in 2018. Not only do the Tigers have CB Greedy Williams, but Delpit might also be the nation’s premier safety. Delpit was brilliant in LSU’s 19-3 suffocation of Mississippi State. He flashed his full array of skills by making 10 tackles, including a sack of Nick Fitzgerald, and picking off a pair of passes. Fitzgerald was held to 8-of-24 for just 59 yards and four interceptions.