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:
GENO SMITH, WEST VIRGINIA
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.
DEE MILLINER, ALABAMA
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.