College Football Week 8: PFF Team of the Week and Player Awards

2MAK5JM Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy (9) signals during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Hawaii, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)

• The best game of J.J. McCarthy‘s season so far: McCarthy went 20-for-26 for 280 yards and four touchdowns in Week 8, with two of his four incompletions coming as a result of dropped passes, giving him an adjusted completion rate of 84.6%.

Jer'Zhan Newton wreaks havoc: On the field for 29 pass-rushing snaps, Newton racked up two sacks, a hit and five hurries. He finished the game with a forced fumble and a pair of defensive stops against the run.

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QB: J.J. McCarthy, Michigan
RB: Ollie Gordon II, Oklahoma State
WR: Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State
WR: Lincoln Victor, Washington State
TE: Jake Briningstool, Clemson
Flex: WR Tez Walker, North Carolina
LT: Javon Foster, Missouri
LG: Tyler Booker, Alabama
C: Konner Gomness, Washington
RG: X'Zauvea Gadlin, Liberty
RT: JC Latham, Alabama

EDGE: Rueben Bain Jr., Miami (Fla.)
EDGE: Laiatu Latu, UCLA
DI: Jer'Zhan Newton, Illinois
DI: Jalen Logan-Redding, Minnesota
LB: Jailin Walker, James Madison
LB: Colin Ramos, Navy
CB: Elijah Jones, Boston College
CB: AJ Odums, UTEP
S: Tyrell Davis, Georgia Southern
S: Shawn Preston Jr., Mississippi State
Flex: CB Mike Sainristil, Michigan

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Offensive Player of the Week: QB J.J. McCarthy, Michigan

McCarthy went 20-for-26 for 280 yards and four touchdowns in Week 8, with two of his four incompletions coming as a result of dropped passes, giving him an adjusted completion rate of 84.6%. He produced six big-time throws and no turnover-worthy plays and added 16 yards on a scramble.

Defensive Player of the Week: DI Jer’Zhan Newton, Illinois

Newton has been up and down this year but had arguably his best game of the season so far against Wisconsin. On the field for 29 pass-rushing snaps, he racked up two sacks, a hit and five hurries. Newton finished the game with a forced fumble and a pair of defensive stops against the run.

Offensive Line of the Week: Alabama

Left tackle Kadyn Proctor allowed three pressures on the day, but the rest of the starting offensive line combined to allow just one. The unit also helped them move the ball on the ground, with Alabama picking up 167 rushing yards on 37 carries.

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