ASU Daniels and Ohio States Young are Walter Camp Winners
By Earl Heath, Contributing Sports Writer
It was a proud moment as Arizona State Freshman Jayden Daniels as he earned The Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week after completing 22-of-32 passes for a season-high 408 yards and three touchdowns as Arizona State (6-5) upset No. 6 Oregon 31-28. He was almost perfect in the first half completing 12 of 14 passes for 183 yards. With his 57 yard TD pass he surpassed former Sun Devil Rudy Carpenter (2005) and set a new freshman record for most yards in a season.
The San Bernardino (Cajon High) native threw scoring passes of 57, 26, and 81 yards as the Sun Devils snapped a four-game losing streak with their first victory over a top-five team since 2017.
Daniels is the fourth Arizona State player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the first offensive honoree since former Sun Devil wide receiver Jaelen Strong (Oct. 5, 2014).
On the Defensive side it was Chase Young of Ohio State. The Junior DE posted a career-best nine tackles, including four tackles-for-loss, three quarterback sacks and forced two fumbles as second-ranked Ohio State defeated ninth-ranked Penn State, 28-17. The Hyattsville, (De Matha High) native has 38 tackles, nearly half are for losses. His three sacks allowed him to set the Ohio State single season record with 16.5.This is the second time. This season young has earned the award.