After putting on the best performance of his career in the Beavers’ 48-31 win over UCLA, Jake Luton is getting some attention from the national press. The College Football Performance Awards have named Luton their player of the week for Week 6.
#GoBeavs QB Jake Luton is CFPA National Performer of the Week. #OSU #Pac12FB— CFPA (@CFPerformance) October 6, 2019
Previous winners of the award this season include Jalen Hurts, Tua Tagovailoa, and Luton’s fellow Pac-12 QB Kedon Slovis.
It’s easy to see why with these numbers: 285 yards, 5 touchdowns, a 19 yard rushing TD. No interceptions, no fumbles. With a nearly perfect performance, Luton was this week’s leader in ESPN’s Total QBR ranking, with a score of 97.6
Luton also won College Sports Madness’ award for the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week, the first Beaver to do so this season.
Luton will get a much tougher test when Utah come to Corvallis next weekend. The Utes are 4-1 so far this season, and are coming off a 38-13 beatdown of Washington State. During that game, Utah picked off Cougars QB Anthony Gordon twice.
Building the Dam will have a full preview of that game later this week, but for now let’s just enjoy the win.