By Earl Heath, Contributing Sports Writer
After a wild weekend of College football Will Levis of Kentucky and Arizona’s State D-Lineman Tyler Johnson were named Walter Camp Foundation Offensive and Defensive Players of The Week.
Levis earned the award after leading now-No. 11 Kentucky to a 42-21 win over LSU on Saturday at Kroger Field. The 6-foot-3, 232-pound quarterback from Madison, Connecticut, accounted for UK’s first five touchdowns against the Tigers with three passing and two rushing. He completed 14 of 17 passes for 145 yards and three TD’s, the most for a UK quarterback since Terry Wilson had three at Louisville in 2018. He also rushed 11 times for a net 75 yards and two scores.
The Wildcats are 6-0 for the first time in 71 years (1950) and only the fifth time in school history. Kentucky is 4-0 in the SEC for the fourth time in school history (also 1949, 1950, 1977). The Wildcats are also bowl-eligible for a school record sixth-straight season.
On the Defensive side Tyler Johnson earned the honors for his outstanding effort in the 28-10 victory over Stanford. The 6-3 ,280 pounder from Gilbert, Arizona (Highland high) finished with five total tackles (four solo), 3.5 tackles for loss, and two sacks in a dominant effort. Johnson was also credited with a key forced fumble, the third of his career, as he punched the ball out to force a turnover while Stanford was driving. The defensive line unit, led by Johnson, was a big reason why ASU held the Cardinal to just 13 yards rushing.
The Walter Camp Football Foundation in an all-volunteer, non-profit organization located in New Haven Connecticut
This is the 18th year that it honors one offensive and one defensive player as its national FBS player of the week during the regular season. Recipients are selected by a panel of national media members and administered by the Foundation.