Three Mountaineers Win Big 12 Weekly Awards After Victory Over Kansas
There may not have been a lot of options to choose from, but three Mountaineers won player of the week awards from the Big 12 for their performances against Kansas Saturday.
Not one, not two, but three @Big12Conference Awards this week for the Mountaineers!
🏆 Offensive Player of the Week – Leddie Brown
🏆 Defensive Player of the Week – Josh Chandler-Semedo
🏆 Newcomer of the Week – Akheem Mesidor#HailWV | #TrustTheClimb pic.twitter.com/rIk8isGOpO
— WVU Football (@WVUfootball) October 19, 2020
The Mountaineers and Jayhawks played in the only Big 12 games last week, with WVU winning 38-17.
Junior running back Leddie Brown won Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week. Brown set a career-high with 195 rushing yards on 18 carries. He also caught five passes for 36 yards and scored two total touchdowns. Brown also had the biggest play of the day, scoring his second touchdown on an 87-yard dash up the middle.
Leddie Brown. The baddest man in Morgantown! @___lb4#HailWV pic.twitter.com/H8kQYyY9Yp
— WVU Football (@WVUfootball) October 17, 2020
Junior linebacker Josh Chandler-Semedo won Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week. He led the Mountaineers with nine tackles, including a half tackle for loss. He also had several big hits throughout the game.
Big hit from @WVUfootball's @jc_2018! pic.twitter.com/Db8RlmX37E
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) October 17, 2020
Finally, true freshman defensive end Akheem Mesidor won Big 12 Newcomer of the Week. The Canadian recorded six tackles with two sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss. It was his first career multi-sack game and now put him at four sacks on the season.
Back-to-back sacks by West Virginia True Freshman DT Akheem Mesidor @Akheem_Mes They don't know. The kid is a problem..4 sacks in 4 games. #TrustTheClimb #WVU #GSQUAD #TheProcess #TheCulture🇨🇦 pic.twitter.com/Rpm2FiSx4A
— Victor Tedondo – Gridiron Academy (@GridironCamp) October 17, 2020
WVU will travel to Lubbock, Texas this week to take on the Red Raiders. Kick off is at 5:30 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ESPN2.