If you thought senior linebacker Peyton Pelluer was all over the field Saturday night against the Boise State Broncos, you were right. If you thought he’d done enough to earn Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week honors, heck, you were right about that too!
Helping lead @WSUCougFB to its INSANE comeback?— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) September 11, 2017
Don't put it past Pelluer!#Pac12FB Defensive Player of the Week: https://t.co/8midAEX1nJ pic.twitter.com/DiwvxY8JnB
That interception was just the second of Pelluer’s college career and the first he housed for a touchdown. Besides the critical defensive touchdown, Pelluer also racked up 14 tackles, four of them solo. That number is two off his career high of 16, which he recorded in the loss to the Colorado Buffaloes last season.
Isaac Dotson was the only other player to finish with double digit tackles, registering ten on a day Hercules Mata’afa and Frankie Luvu were living in the backfield, notching three and two-and-a-half tackles for a loss respectively.
This is also Pelluer’s first ever Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week honor. Congrats to the redshirt senior from Sammamish!