What does 332 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns get you, on just 29 carries? A lot of accolades, and the first one came Sunday when Joe Williams was named the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week.
Williams’ journey has been well chronicled over the last couple of weeks, with him coming back from his early retirement to help Utah with their running back woes. In his two games back, Joe has ran for 511 yards and five touchdowns. His performance against UCLA is one for the record books, literally, as he broke the Utah single game rushing record that was held by Mike Anderson.
Unless the Pac-12 shocks everyone, the conference should name him as the offensive player of the week. Joe has provided the Utes with a much needed rushing threat to help open up the passing game for Troy Williams, who hasn’t been overly efficient the last couple of games, but has still burned teams deep multiple times.
For both Joe and Troy, they need to carry their performances, and in the case of Troy up his game, against Washington this week.