Players from both the Big Ten and Pac-12 staked their claims to the Walter Camp Trophy’s weekly performance honors — and it came at the expense of teams from both conferences as well.
Ohio State’s Kenny Guiton, playing in place of an injured Braxton Miller, was honored as the Camp National Offensive Player of the Week. In the Buckeyes’ 52-34 road win over Cal, the senior quarterback passed for 276 yards and ran for another 92 in his first career start.
Guiton also threw for four touchdowns, one of which was a 90-yard scoring pass to Devin Smith that was the longest play from scrimmage in OSU history. He had entered with five career touchdown passes.
On the defensive side of the ball, UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr claimed defensive honors. In the emotional win over Nebraska — the Bruins were playing less than a week after the death of Bruins wide receiver Nick Pasquale — Barr was credited with 11 tackles, seven of which were solo, as well as three forced fumbles.
Barr is currently tied for the lead nationally with those three forced fumbles.
Below is the year-to-date list of weekly 2013 Camp honorees:
WEEK 1: Alabama wide receiver Christion Jones, Virginia safety Anthony Harris
WEEK 2: Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray, Michigan State defensive endShilique Calhoun
WEEK 3: Ohio State quarterback Kenny Guiton, UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr