The disparity in national spotlight between these players of the week couldn’t be wider, but their performances both warrant praise. Andy Isabella propelled UMass to a triple overtime win with a massive game while down south, Quinnen Williams put on a clinic against LSU to help Alabama blow out the Tigers in a top three match up.
Few people were watching UMass’ game against Liberty, but that didn’t stop Andy Isabella from catching nine passes for over THREE HUNDRED yards and two touchdowns. The Minutemen traded scores with Liberty to the tune of 62-59 by the time the third overtime ended. Isabella was the key factor in helping UMass keep pace all night, just as he’s been their best offensive player for the last two years. This year, the 5’10” senior is inching towards 1,400 receiving yards with 11 touchdowns, averaging a very healthy 18.3 yards per catch. While Isabella is likely to be overlooked due to school and size, his play should put him on the NFL’s radar.
On the flip side of exposure; few players have been as hotly talked about this season like Quinnen Williams. The redshirt sophomore has been disruptive beyond containment and he made LSU pay on every snap Saturday night. Williams tallied four sacks and countless pressures against the Tigers’ hapless offense while continuing to be a factor against the run. Williams will have a hard time fighting the temptation to go to the NFL if he keeps playing like this and it’s possible he gets his name called very early.
Quinnen Williams is so freaking good. pic.twitter.com/vlkzoRa3iM— The Mick Nartin™ (@themicknartin) November 4, 2018