It was a big Saturday for two of the premiere programs in the state of Florida this week. Both the Florida State Seminoles and the Florida Gators had convincing conference victories on the day. FSU sent shockwaves throughout the ACC by manhandling previously-unbeaten Maryland 63-0, and the Gators readily took care of Bret Bielema’s Arkansas crew 30-10
On Sunday, one player from each side of the ball on each squad was awarded the Walter Camp Player of the Week honor.
Offensively, I don’t think there was any question that redshirt freshman quarterback Jameis Winston was going to run away with this one. Winston wowed the nation once again, this time by shredding the Terrapins by going 23-of-32 for a career-high 393 yards with five touchdown strikes. And, in an even more amazing statistic, he pretty much did all of that through only three quarters, as he was pulled from the game early on in the fourth.
Defensively, junior Loucheiz Purifoy was also pretty much a lock to receive this honor today for his performance against the Hogs on Saturday evening. Purifoy was all over the football field, accounting for four tackles, three pass break ups, one interception, one sack and a forced fumble in his team’s runaway victory. He was also was able to add 17 yards worth of punt returns to his credit, just for good measure.