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The Weekly MVP Draft: Week 1 Recap

See how we fared in the MVP Draft last week.

NCAA Football: Southeastern Louisiana at Oklahoma State Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday we kicked off the Weekly MVP Draft, where five writers tried to pick the best player on offense, defense, and special teams for OSU and their opponent, Southeastern Louisiana. You can take a look at the post here to read about the picks and the points system.

Today, we take a look at who picked well, who didn’t, and who picked a guy that didn’t even play.

Phillip - 3 points
OSU: O - Chris Carson | D - Vincent Taylor | ST - Barry J. Sanders
SELU: O - Julius Maraclin | D - Javon Tillman | ST - Harrison Heim

Cade - 2 points
OSU: O - Justice Hill | D - Jordan Sterns | ST - Ben Grogan
SELU: O - D'Shaie Landor | D - Will Hines | ST - Jonathan Tatum

Dustin - 1 point(s)
OSU: O – Justice Hill | D Tre Flowers | ST Jalen McCleskey
SELU: O – D'Shaie Landor | D – Antreon (Tre) Bennett | ST – Jonathan Tatum

Christopher - 3 points
OSU: O - Chris Carson | D - Chad Whitener | ST - Ben Grogan
SELU: O - Julius Maracalin | D - Tre' Bennett | ST - Javon Tillman

Joel - 1 point (s)
OSU: O - James Washington | D - Jordan Sterns | ST - Ben Grogan
SELU: O - D'Shiae Landor | D - Tre' Bennett | ST - whoever their punter is

Oklahoma State

Offense: It’s Hill over Carson and Washington. Hill had 9 more yards on one more carry, but he never went backwards. Washington had more yards than both of them on 5 catches, but those two early drops give Hill the edge here.
Defense: It came down to Vincent Taylor and Chad Whitener. The two tied in total tackles with four, and the were similar in tackles for a loss. Vincent had 0.5 sacks and blocked a field goal attempt which make him the pick.
Special Teams: McClesky didn’t do anything, so it came down to Grogan vs Sanders. Grogan hit both field goal attempts and all seven extra points to account for 13 points. I wanted to go with Sanders after his 57 yard punt return. Had it been called a touchdown (which it should have been) I would have gone with Sanders. Alas, Grogan gets the point.

Southeastern Louisiana

Offense: It was either Quarterback D’Shiae Landor or running back Julius Maraclin. Neither performed well. I thought about not awarding a point this week. Landor accounted for more yards (15 to 9), but lost two fumbles and completed only one of six passing attempts so the point goes to Maraclin.
Defense: Tillman led the team in tackles with 10, including six solo which was also a team high.
Special Teams: Sorry Joel, I’m not counting "whoever their punter is". My pick? He didn’t even play. That means the point goes to the only other choice who did anything; Tillman. He had 15 yards on two punt returns.

Come back Thursday for week 2’s picks!