The Beavers got a statement win over USC and racked up some awards in the process
Photo: Karl Maasdam OSU Athletics
Article by WestCoastCFB
Week 4 featured exciting contests around the Pac-12. The Huskies prevailed in overtime over Cal, The Ducks pulled away late against the pesky Wildcats and the Utes used a late pick six to secure their win against the Cougs. We present the best team, coach, and players from Week 4 action.
Team of the Week: Oregon State
Who else? The Beavers went to L.A. and absolutely stunned the Trojans with a dominant 45-27 win. USC simply couldn't contain Oregon State's run game and the Beavers finished with a stunning 322 yards on the ground. What makes it more impressive? OSU only has 7 4/5 star players while USC has 46.
Coach of the Week: Jonathan Smith (OSU HC)
Jonathan Smith has won some big games during his tenure at OSU, including the 2020 Civil War, but somehow this feels like the biggest victory yet. The Beavers are now 3-1 and projected as the favorite in 8 of their final 9 games by ESPN's FPI computer metric. This has the makings of a special season in Corvallis.
Offensive Player of the Week: BJ Baylor (OSU)
BJ Baylor was a work horse Saturday and was largely responsible for the beatdown the Beavers laid on USC. The budding star finished with 158 yards on 23 carries. The Beavers just continue to churn out quality tailbacks the past few years.
Defensive Player of the Week: Kyler Gordon (UW)
The UW secondary had to face a lethal Cal passing offense without their top corner in Trent McDuffie who was out with an injury. Kyler Gordon stepped up in a major way and without his efforts the Huskies wouldn't have won this game. On Cal's first possession, Gordon stepped in front of a Chase Garbers' pass and snagged the interception which set up a Husky touchdown. Then, late in the 3rd quarter, Gordon made a ridiculous catch along the sideline to thwart another Cal drive.
WestCoastCFB Offensive Team of the Week
QB: Tanner McKee (Stan)
RB: BJ Baylor (OSU)
RB: Zach Charbonnet (UCLA)
WR: Tyjon Lindsey (OSU)
WR: Kyle Phillips (UCLA)
WR: Drake London (USC)
TE: Devin Culp (UW)
OL Unit: Oregon State
WestCoastCFB Defensive Team of the Week:
DL: Brandon Dorlus (Ore)
DL: Thomas Booker (Stan)
DL/Edge: Van Fillinger (Utah)
DL/Edge: Ron Stone (WSU)
LB: Karene Reid (Utah)
LB: Noah Sewell (Ore)
LB: Devin Lloyd (Utah)
DB: Bennett Williams (Ore)
DB: Qwuantrezz Knight (UCLA)
DB: Clark Phillips (Utah)
DB: Kyler Gordon (UW)