Colorado football: Duo of Pac-12 player of the week honors

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After an impressive victory over Stanford at The Farm, two Colorado football players are coming home with Pac-12 honors. Quarterback Sam Noyer earned Pac-12 offensive player of the week, while inside linebacker Nate Landman was awarded the Pac-12 defensive player of the week honor. This marks the eighth time in school history the Buffs had the offensive and defensive award winners from the same game.

Noyer was fantastic in his second career start, completing 15 of 24 passes for 255 yards and two touchdowns. He showed off his rushing ability by adding eight carries for 36 yards and another two touchdowns on the ground. Noyer is the first Buff to run for and pass for two scores since Sefo Liufau did so against Arizona back in 2015. He is also the 12th quarterback out of the last 51 at Colorado to win his first two starts.

Landman seemed like he was involved on every defensive play, recording 17 tackles and 14 solo to lead the Buffs on defense. He was a part of numerous key plays throughout the game, adding a tackle for loss, a fumble recovery, a third-down stop and a touchdown save. During the game, Landman cracked the school’s top-20 list in career tackles.

For Landman, it is the second time in his career he has been awarded this honor. He last earned it after the 2018 season opener against Colorado State in which he had 14 tackles, an interception, two third-down stops and a tackle for loss in Colorado’s 45-13 victory.

Since Colorado football joined the Pac-12 in 2011, there have now been 25 Buffs recognized with the conference’s player of the week honors, 19 of which have been selected since the start of the 2016 season. The last player to be selected was Jarek Broussard after the Buffs season-opening win over UCLA.

The next scheduled game for Colorado football is at No. 20 USC on Nov. 28.

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