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WVU’s Smith, Alabama’s Milliner named Walter Camp POTW

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Yes, we know, the slate of Week One games is not yet complete, with two on tap for later today and another Monday.

That, however, didn’t stop one major weekly award from getting the jump on naming its honorees.

The Walter Camp Foundation announced Sunday morning that West Virginia’s Geno Smith and Alabama’s Dee Milliner have been named the FBS National Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively.

Below is the Camp’s description of why the two players were so honored:

Senior, Quarterback, Miami, FL/Miramar
West Virginia senior quarterback Geno Smith accounted for five touchdowns (4 passing, 1 running) as the 11th-ranked Mountaineers defeated Marshall, 69-34. Smith completed 32-of-36 passes for 323 yards and rushed for 65 more yards and one score in just three quarters of work.

Junior, Cornerback, Millbrook, AL/Stanhope Elmore
Alabama junior cornerback Dee Milliner recorded five tackles (3 solo), one interception and broke up four passes as the second-ranked Crimson Tide defeated eighth-ranked Michigan, 41-14. Milliner led an Alabama defense that held the Wolverines to just 268 yards of total offense.

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4 Responses to “WVU’s Smith, Alabama’s Milliner named Walter Camp POTW”
  1. bucsrulez24 says: Sep 2, 2012 7:40 PM

    Wow congrats cause Martinez threw for 5 tds and 354 yards against a better team then marshall

  2. eersneagles says: Sep 2, 2012 8:17 PM

    Geno had more total yards (pass+rush), the same amount of TDs (4 pass +1 rush) and a better completion percentage. Plus i wouldnt say Southern Miss is better than Marshall. Marshall beat them last year and is projected to finish higher in Conf Usa this year, plus Southern Miss has a first year head coach.

  3. dmcgrann says: Sep 2, 2012 8:40 PM

    Hey, WVU’s got a long and hopefully interesting and successful year ahead of them. Why worry about playing the “comparative stats” game with Southern Mississippi and Marshall after the first week? Sheesh.

  4. latchbeam says: Sep 2, 2012 9:53 PM

    Marshall would beat Southern Miss by at least two touchdowns… Martinez would NEVER go 33-36… NEVER!!

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