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
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
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
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)