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Canada West Week 5 Football Team of the Week. Alberta’s runningback, Matthew Peterson, stole the show by rushing 11 times for 167 yards and a touchdown.

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PosWeek 5 Team of the Week
QBJackson Tachinski (MB)
RBMatthew Peterson (AB)
WRDaniel Perry (SSK)
WRSam Davenport (UBC)
WRD’Sean Mimbs (REG)
WRBrendt Adams (MB)
WRRhett Vavra (SSK)
LTCarter Stuart (AB)
LGNolan O’Donovan (AB)
CDaniel Shin (AB)
RGMatthew Ljuden (AB)
RTCody Neumann (AB)
DENathan Jule (SSK)
DTCollin Kornelson (MB)
DTKwadwo Boahen (AB)
DEMitchell Townsend (UBC)
LBChase Tataryn (AB)
LBPhillip Obafaiye (UBC)
CLBMarkos Bockru (MB)
CBRomeo Nash (AB)
HBNixen Voll (SSK)
SJonathan Giustini (AB)
HBMack Bannatyne (AB)
CBJacob Tkachuk (REG)
KDavid Solie (SSK)
PKieran Flannery-Fleck (UBC)
STRyker Frank (SSK)

QB Jackson Tachinski (MB) 

Not only was Tachinski an efficient passer in week 5 but he also had his first game rushing over 100 yards.  He completed 15 of his 19 passes for 171 yards and a touchdown and rushed 13 times for 110 yards and 2 touchdowns. He displayed composure under pressure such as on a 59-yard pass to Brendt Adams or another play for 17 yards in the 4th quarter both of which he was being hurried on.

RB Matthew Peterson (AB) 

Peterson has had a remarkable season already rushing for 825 yards in 5 games. In week 5 against Regina Peterson rushed 11 times for 167 yards. He broke a tackle on a 72-yard run in the 2nd quarter and later got loose for a 75-yard touchdown in the third quarter.

WR Daniel Perry (SSK) 

Perry posted big numbers against UBC in week 5 catching 4 passes for 139 yards and 2 touchdowns. His longest was an 89-yard reception. He also had an 8-yard catch in which he made a great adjustment to a ball that was thrown behind him.

WR Sam Davenport (UBC)

Davenport caught 5 passes for 115 yards in week 5. His longest was a 62-yard catch in which he went up and won a contested ball. 

WR D’Sean Mimbs (REG) 

Mimbs caught 10 passes for 119 yards and a touchdown in week 5. He also did a good job breaking a tackle on a 13-yard gain in the third quarter.

WR Brendt Adams (MB) 

Adams had 5 catches for 92 yards and a touchdown in week 5. His longest a a 59-yard reception.

WR Rhett Vavra (SSK) 

Vavra had 5 catches for 76 yards in week 5. He spun off a tackler on an 18-yard gain and later ducked under 2 defenders to pick up some YAC in the 4th quarter on a 20-yard gain.

Offensive Line: Alberta Golden Bears

LT Carter Stuart, LG Nolan O’Donovan, C Daniel Shin, RG Matthew Ljuden, RT Cody Neuman

Alberta’s offensive line had a great performance in week 5. Not only did they not give up a sack but they also allowed the fewest QB hurries in week 5. By my count, there were not any Rams’ defenders who registered more than 1 QB hurry against them. They also provided good run blocking that provided a good launch point for Matthew Peterson to rush 11 times for 167 yards and a touchdown as well as Ope Oshinibi to rush 5 times for 45 yards and a touchdown.

DE Nathan Jule (SSK) 

Jule had a tackle and 7 QB hurries in week 5. Oftentimes the hurries were not the fault of the UBC offensive line as they came in pursuing Garrett Rooker after he left the pocket.

DT Collin Kornelson (MB) 

Kornelson had 2 solo tackles in week 5 which were both run stops. He also had a shared run stop and 2 QB hurries in week 5.

DT Kwadwo Boahen (AB) 

Boahen had 2 solo tackles, an assisted tackle, and shared a sack in week 5. He had 4 QB hurries and a run stop. 

DE Mitchell Townsend (UBC) 

Townsend was frequently in the Saskatchewan backfield. He had 7 QB hurries, 3 solo run stops, and 2 shared run stops.

LB Chase Tataryn (AB) 

Tataryn had 13 solo tackles, a tackle for a loss, and a pass breakup in week 5. He had 2 QB hurries, 5 run stops, and a stop against the pass against Regina.

LB Phillip Obafaiye (UBC) 

Obafaiye had 8 solo tackles and 7 assisted tackles in week 5 against Saskatchewan. He also had 3 run stops, 2 shared run stops, 2 stops against the pass, and helped on another pass stop.

CLB Markos Bockru (MB) 

Bockru had a solo tackle and an interception which came against a fake field goal. He also broke up a short pass in the 2nd quarter and had another good breakup in the third quarter.

CB Romeo Nash (AB) 

Nash had 6 solo tackles and an interception in week 5. He closed in quickly on a short pass play to make a stop against a passing play as well.

HB Nixen Voll (SSK) 

Voll broke up a pass in the end zone in the first quarter and had another pass breakup in the 4th quarter on a deep ball. He also had an interception on the final play of the game.

S Jonathan Giustini (AB) 

Giustini had 4 solo tackles and a pass breakup which coincided with delivering a hard hit on a pass in the red zone in the 4th quarter.

HB Mack Bannatyne (AB) 

Bannatyne had 6 solo tackles, 3 stops against pass plays, and a 69-yard pick 6 in the 2nd quarter.

CB Jacob Tkachuk (REG) 

Tkachuk did not allow any big plays his way and had 5 solo tackles and a fumble recovery. He had a QB hurry, a run stop, and a stop against a pass play.

K David Solie (SSK) 

Solie went 4/5 in field goals and 3/3 in extra points. His longest made was from 50 yards and he also made one from 42 yards.

P Kieran Flannery-Fleck (UBC) 

Flannery-Fleck had 7 punts averaging 42.7 yards per punt and had 3 punts inside the 20. 

ST Ryker Frank (SSK) 

Ryker Frank had 3 kickoff returns averaging 50.3 yards per return. He scored a 105-yard touchdown in the third quarter.

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Jonathan Clink joined CFL News Hub in early April of 2023. His primary responsibilities are covering the BC Lions and Montreal Alouettes. He self awarded himself the CFL Rookie Journalist of the Year in 2023 following the 2023 CFL season. He also proclaims himself to be a "really cool guy". He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and lived a large portion of his childhood in Northwest Ontario. He currently lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan and misses being being able to have 4 months of skating every winter. Clink has written over 240 articles for CFL News Hub. He was the publication's boots on the ground at the 2023 Grey Cup in Hamilton. Clink has always had an obsession for sport and has a background in other sports as well having played hockey all his life and soccer, basketball, and lacrosse in high school. As a young child he used to log his hockey statistics after every game which is either an indication that he was destined for the role or perhaps and indication that he is rather strange.
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