The Maxwell Football Club have announced their outstanding performers for Week 11 of the 2018 college football season. On Tuesday, November 13, 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, Temple running back Ryquell Armstead was named the Maxwell Award Player of the Week for his standout performance against the Houston Cougars.
Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week honors went to Tennessee linebacker Darrell Taylor, who had seven tackles, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and four sacks.
A full look at the press release can be seen below.
Maxwell Award Player of the Week: Ryquell Armstead, Temple
The Owls went into TDECU Stadium and handed the Houston Cougars a second straight loss, 59-49, in a game they never trailed. It was a particularly special night for Armstead, the resilient senior who’s overcome injuries to get to this point. He ran 30 times for 210 yards and six touchdowns, most by an FBS player this season, and earned Pro Football Focus’ top RB grade for Week 11.
Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week: Darrell Taylor, Tennessee
Jeremy Pruitt has the Vols headed in the right direction, beating a ranked opponent for the second time in 2018. With another win Tennessee will earn a coveted bonus game next month. Taylor spearheaded an upset of No. 11 Kentucky, which managed just one touchdown and 262 yards in Knoxville. He had seven tackles, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and four sacks, joining Reggie White and Corey Miller as the only Vols to ever get to the QB four times in a game.