Another week of College Football has passed and we’re another week closer to the LRA’s. For BYU fans, Week 2 was significantly better than Week 1. A few questions were answered, a few more questions were presented and a few players really, really stood out. Here is a look at the Week 2 rankings:
Offensive Player of the Year
- Jamaal Williams- 148 yards against Virginia, 182 against Texas. In two games, Williams has rushed for nearly half of his end of year total last season.
- Taysom Hill- Passing game still has A LOT of work to do, but that performance was historic.
- Cody Hoffman- Just two completions (there were only nine total) but on both he showed his dynamic ability.
- Terrence Alletto- The rock of the offensive line that blocked for 550 rushing yards.
- Paul Lasike- Why hasn’t BYU been recruiting rugby players for years?
Defensive Player of the Year
- Alani Fua- Van Noy says Fua is better than he is and the way he’s been playing shows that might be more than just a nice teammate.
- Kyle Van Noy- Finally got his first sack. He’s been close to four or five more.
- Eathyn Manumaleuna- Manumaleuna has looked like a grown man playing with a bunch of recent high school graduates. Oh, wait….
- Bronson Kaufusi- Has played well enough to be higher on this list, but who above him can you move down?
- Daniel Sorenson- Could have put Uani Unga here, but Sorenson has been huge in a depleted secondary.
Special Teams Player of the Year
- Justin Sorenson- Honestly, who saw this kind of turnaround from him?
- Adam Hine- Had another 40+ yard return called back due to penalty. He will return one for a TD this year.
- Scott Arellano- Some punts are better than others and he takes a really long time to get the ball out of his hands
- JD Falslev- Still no fumbles.
Newcomer of the Year
- Robert Anae- Huge turnaround this week for Dr. Anae. The offense was impressive.
- Robertson Daniel- Gave up one TD against Texas, but coming out of Fall Camp, we thought the corners would give up 100 TDs against Texas.
- Dallin Leavitt- Hope his injuries won’t keep him out long term.
- Marques Johnson- He seems to have lost the starting NT position to Manumaleuna, but still provides some depth.
- De’Ondre Wesley- Why on earth is he not in the starting lineup?
- Jamaal Williams- He’s setting himself up for a historic year out of the BYU backfield.
- Kyle Van Noy- Long term, he has more impact than anyone on this team.
- Alani Fua- Fua and Van Noy is a scary pass rush for any team.
- Taysom Hill- So far, his right arm hasn’t done anything to get him on this list, but those legs….
- Cody Hoffman- He would be higher on this list if he had a QB that could get the ball to him.
MDP (Most Disappointing Player- nobody wants to win this)
- Ross Apo- He had a catch against Texas, but also had a drop.
- Guy Holliday- He made everyone a believer in Fall Camp, but so far, his WRs can’t catch.
- Taysom Hill- 22-66. His ground game has been terrific, but who isn’t disappointed with the passing game?
- Ryker Matthews- He hasn’t played awful, and might be playing a little hurt, but he was supposed to be the stud of the offensive line.
- Mitch Matthews- It wasn’t that long ago that every media outlet in the state was raving about him.