A record-setting quarterback and one-man defensive wrecking crew have landed weekly national honors for their performances in Week 8.
The Walter Camp Football Foundation announced Sunday that Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch and Florida State cornerback Lamarcus Joyner have been named its National Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively.
In unbeaten NIU’s 21-point win over Central Michigan, Lynch rushed for 316 yards and scored three touchdowns on the ground. The 316 yards is an FBS record for a quarterback, surpassing, appropriately enough, former NIU QB Stacey Robinson‘s mark of 308 set way back in 1990. Lynch, who is the third Huskie to be accorded Camp honors, also passed for 155 yards and another touchdown.
While Jameis Winston grabbed the headlines following FSU’s pasting of Clemson, it was Joyner who helped set the defensive tone on the road against the Tigers. The senior defensive back was credited with eight tackles while registering big plays all over the field: two forced fumbles, one sack and one interception.
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 end Shilique Calhoun
WEEK 3: Ohio State quarterback Kenny Guiton, UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr
WEEK 4: Pittsburgh quarterback Tom Savage, Maryland safety A.J. Hendy
Week 5: Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray, TCU safety Sam Carter
Week 6: Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, Florida cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy
Week 7: Army running back Terry Baggett, Louisiana-Monroe safety Isaiah Newsome
Week 8: NIU quarterback Jordan Lynch, Florida State cornerback Lamarcus Joyner