Saskatchewan Huskies quarterback Mason Nyhus, StFX X-Men defensive back Ethan Mastin and Manitoba kick returner Gavin Cobb are the U SPORTS Football Players of the Week, for the period ending October 3, 2021.

Offensive Player of the Week: Mason Nyhus – Saskatchewan

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Saskatchewan quarterback Mason Nyhus completed 18 of the 27 passes attempted for 351 yards and three touchdowns as the Huskies topped the UBC Thunderbirds 43-15 in Vancouver. The Regina, Sask. product efficiently directed a Saskatchewan offence that put up 626 total yards on the night.


AUS: Silas Fagnan, StFX - Quarterback

RSEQ:  Kevin Mital, Laval - Receiver

OUA: Rasheed Tucker, Queen’s – Running Back

CW: Mason Nyhus, Quarter Back – Saskatchewan (winner)

Defensive Player of the Week: Ethan Mastin – StFX

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Defensive back Ethan Mastin recorded two interceptions, a forced fumble and blocked a field goal attempt in the second quarter to help his StFX X-Men to a 32-29 win over the visiting Bishop’s Gaiters on Saturday. The fourth-year science student from Chilliwack, BC also added one solo tackle in the game.

Mastin’s two interceptions tie him for the most in the AUS conference.


AUS: Ethan Mastin, StFX – Defensive Back (Winner)

RSEQ: Thomas Landry, Laval – Linebacker  

OUA: A.J. Allen, Guelph – Linebacker

Canada West: Gowrichan Aravinthan, Regina – Defensive Back

Special Teams Player of the Week: Gavin Cobb – Manitoba

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Gavin Cobb was all over the stats sheet on Friday night scoring three touchdowns including a 91-yard punt return for a major giving the Manitoba Bisons a commanding 21-2 second quarter lead en route to a 31-17 victory over the Alberta Golden Bears. The punt return major was Cobb's third touchdown of the evening as the fourth-year receiver also caught a pair of TD passes in the first quarter of the contest.


AUS: Ben George, Acadia – Defensive Back / Kicker

RSEQ: Michael Aprin, Montréal – Kicker

OUA: Campbell Fair, Ottawa – Kicker

Canada West: Gavin Cobb, Manitoba - REC/Returner (Winner)