The Walter Camp Football Foundation has named Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd and Stanford linebacker Shayne Skov as its national offensive and defensive players of the week for games of Nov. 17.
This is the ninth year that the Walter Camp Football Foundation will honor one offensive and one defensive player as its national Football Bowl Subdivision player of the week during the regular season. Recipients are selected by a panel of national media members and administered by the Foundation.
Last week, Boyd was named to the 15-player watch list for the Walter Camp national player of the year award.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
TAJH BOYD, CLEMSON
RS Junior, Quarterback, Hampton, Va., Phoebus HS
Clemson redshirt junior quarterback Tajh Boyd accounted for 529 yards and eight touchdowns as the ninth-ranked Tigers defeated North Carolina State, 62-48. Boyd completed 30-of-44 passes for 426 yards and five touchdowns and also rushed for 103 yards and three more scores as Clemson improved to 10-1, 7-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Earlier in the week, Boyd was one of 15 players named the Walter Camp Player of the Year Watch List.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
SHAYNE SKOV, STANFORD
Senior, Linebacker, Piedmont, Calif., Trinity Pawling HS
Stanford senior linebacker Shayne Skov registered 10 tackles, including one for a loss, as the 14th-ranked Cardinal defeated top-ranked Oregon, 17-14, in overtime. Skov led a Stanford defensive unit that held the Ducks, which had scored at least 42 points in 13 consecutive games, to just 14 points in the contest. With the victory, Stanford improved to 9-2, 7-1 in the Pac-12.