Box score filling skill players were in the microscope this weekend. Devin Singletary did everything he could to elevate his FAU Owls to a victory on Friday while Camryn Bynum ball hawked for the Cal Bears as they upset Washington. These players of the week both turned in their best performances of 2018.
Singletary was the star of the Friday night slate despite FAU falling the LATech. The junior running back went off for 19 carries, 171 yards and a touchdown. The numbers are even more impressive considering how much of his yards came after contact as he was evading defenders on a play by play basis. After leading the FBS in touchdowns last season, Singletary is up to 15 touchdowns this year along with 837 yards on 166 carries. The smaller back had his best game this year and might be poised to go on a tear the rest of the season.
Saturday had a few big upsets but Cal handing Washington an L was a surprise, especially in the way they did it. The Bears held Washington to 10 points with stingy defensive play through all four quarters and no one stood out quite like redshirt sophomore Camryn Bynum. The six footer had a pass break up, an interception and only allowed one catch into his cover but actually forced a loss of yardage on the play. He was all over the place and a bugaboo for Washington’s normally potent offense. Bynum is enjoying a nice second season as a starter for Cal; now with two interceptions and seven pass breakups. With more games like these, Bynum might want to consider an early jump to the NFL.