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• Quarterback Tanner Mordecai: The SMU beacon heads the PFF Offensive Team of the Week for leading the Mustangs to a record 77-63 victory over Houston.

• Jalen Carter Inner Defense: The Georgia star scored career highs in the PFF in his team’s big win over Tennessee, but was eliminated from the Defensive Player of the Week award for an unforgettable performance by a true rookie.

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PFF TEAM OF THE WEEK

Offense

QB: Tanner Mordecai, SMU Mustangs
RB: La’Damian Webb, South Alabama Jaguars
RB: Carson Steele, Ball State Cardinals
WR: Josh Downs, North Carolina Tar Heels
WR: Tyrone Howell, UL-Monroe Warhawks
WR: Juice Wells, South Carolina Gamecocks
YOU: Jalin Conyers, Arizona State Sun Devils
LT: Braeden Daniels, Utah Utes
LG: Steve Avila, TCU Horned Frogs
Ç: Juice Scruggs, Penn State Nittany Lions
ID: Vincent Murphy, Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
RT: Jonah Monheim, USC Trojans

Defense

DI: Jalen Carter, Georgia Bulldogs
DI: Jer’Zahn Newton, Illinois Fighting Illini
Edge: Princely Umanmielan, Florida Alligators
Edge: Javon Denis, Georgia State Panthers
LB: Jaden Dolphin, Northern Illinois Huskies
LB: James PattersonBuffalo Bulls
CB: Benjamin Morrison, Notre Dame Fighting Irish
CB: Myles Brooks, Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
S: Marquel Broughton, Black Knights of the Army
S: Hunter Wohler, Wisconsin Badgers
Flexion: Sebastian Castro, Iowa Hawkeyes


Offensive Player of the Week: QB Tanner Mordecai, SMU Mustangs

It’s hard to find a more productive passing performance than SMU quarterback Tanner Mordecai on Saturday. He managed a 75% completion rate for the game as he threw for 369 yards and nine touchdowns on 37 attempts.

Mordecai finished with a passing rating of 96.3 in the first review – the highest of the 2022 season of any FBS quarterback by a comfortable margin.

Signal caller SMU spent 15 dropbacks under pressure and managed just one sack taken and zero turnover-worthy throws in the game.

From a clean pocket, Mordecai scored a 98.1, hitting 22 of 27 for 301 yards and seven touchdowns.


Defensive Player of the Week and True Rookie of the Week: CB Benjamin Morrison, Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Notre Dame rookie cornerback Benjamin Morrison took over for the Irish a few weeks into the season, and quickly became the target of offense by opponents, including the Clemson Tigers in Week 10. In the end, Clemson regretted doing so. . Morrison’s performance in the Notre Dame victory will end up being arguably the best single-game match by any first-year player in 2022.

Morrison saw 13 targets in coverage and allowed three first downs while recording an interception to put the Irishman in the red zone and another that took 96 yards home.

It was only the second pick of six against Clemson’s offense since the 2017 season, and it was only the third multi-interception game for a defensive back against the Tigers that the PFF has recorded.

The true Notre Dame rookie also totaled a forced incompleteness and three pass stoppages for the game for an elite 90.5 coverage score.

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