Colorado State linebacker Shaquil Barrett leads the nation with 6.5 sacks


Of Colorado State University’s eight sacks this season, linebacker Shaquil Barrett has been credited with 6 ½ of them, tied for the NCAA FBS lead with Western Kentucky’s Xavius Boyd. He had three in Saturday’s 59-42 victory over UTEP, earning him the College Football Performance Awards’ National Defensive Player of the Week and the Mountain West’s Defensive Player of the Week.