An astounding performance overshadowed by the BcS carnage that followed it has been recognized by the Walter Camp Foundation.
In its weekly release, the Camp folks announced that Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd has been named as its National Offensive Player of the Week.
In the Tigers’ wild 62-48 win over North Carolina State, Boyd set a school and ACC record for touchdowns in a single game with eight (five passing, three rushing). The junior also set the single-game school record for yards of total offense with 529, 426 coming through the air and a career-high 103 on the ground.
Defensively, Stanford’s Shayne Skov earned Camp honors for his play in the Cardinal’s upset of then-No. 1 Oregon. The linebacker was credited with 10 tackles, one for a loss, in the win.
Week 1: West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith, Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner
Week 2: Louisiana-Monroe quarterback Kolton Browning, Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones
Week 3: Stanford running back Stepfan Taylor, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o
Week 4: Nevada running back Stefphon Jefferson, Western Michigan linebacker Desmond Bozeman
Week 5: West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith, Penn State linebacker Michael Mauti
Week 6: Florida running back Mike Gillislee, Oregon State cornerback Jordan Poyer
Week 7: Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, Rutgers linebacker Khaseem Greene
Week 8: Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein, LSU linebacker Kevin Minter
Week 9: Arizona quarterback Matt Scott, Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones
Week 10: Oregon running back Kenjon Barner, Kansas State cornerback Allen Chapman
Week 11: Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, South Carolina safety D.J. Swearinger
Week 12: Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd, Stanford linebacker Shayne Skov