CBS Sports names Shane Carden, Shaun Wilson Players of the Week


CBS Sports names four players of the week every week of the college football season. This past week was able to produce two performances by North Carolina area guys to seize two of those spots. CBS Sports named East Carolina quarterback Shane Carden its offensive player of the week for his performance against Virginia Tech. It also named Duke freshman running back Shaun Wilson as its freshman of the week for his performance against the Kansas Jayhawks.

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Shane Carden got the ECU offense off to a fast start on Saturday, with three touchdowns in the first quarter. At halftime, Carden had already thrown for 300 yards. At this point the ECU offense slowed down, and it did not really come back into the picture until the last drive of the fourth quarter. Carden made several clutch throws on that drive and ran it in from a yard out to secure victory.

The gameplan that ECU used to beat Virginia Tech was to take advantage of Bud Foster’s man defense by letting their receivers beat Virginia Tech defensive backs one on one. This is why the 6’3” 221 lbs Cam Worthy was the leading receiver in the game, because he could fight off or out jump the coverage. The Hokies did manage to use a lot of bump coverage and pressure to hurt the timing between Carden and his receivers for much of the game.

Carden and the Pirates welcome the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday at 3:30 PM

Sep 13, 2014; Durham, NC, USA; Duke Blue Devils running back Shaun Wilson (29) runs against the Kansas Jayhawks defense at Wallace Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Dolejs-USA TODAY Sports

Shaun Wilson simply set records for Duke against Kansas. He went from afterthought to noted weapon. 245 yards and three touchdowns turned Shaun Wilson into the best yard per carry guy in FBS. He is averaging 16 yards per carry based on Saturday’s performance. The neat thing about Wilson is to see what he will do next.

Those next guys would be Tulane.

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