2017 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SUPER
16 MVP’S FOR WEEK SIX
By Super Scout Max Emfinger
WEEKLY NOTES: To be Eligible for an MVP Berth, your Team has got to be on the Winning Team.
In Week Six, I have Set some New Guidelines for the MVP Players as Follows: Quarterbacks: 350-Yards of Offense – Running Backs: 175-Yards – Wide Receivers: 175-Yards – All-Purpose Backs: 175-Yards – Defensive Line: 2 Sacks and 2 TFL – Linebacker: 10 Tackles, 1 Sacks – Defensive Back: 6 Tackles, and 2 Interceptions
WEEK SIX SCOUTING NOTES: I have been “In-Football” for Over Six Decades and This Year, in Week Six of College Football, there were Some of the Most Unusual and Most Amazing Performances that I have ever seen or even ever heard-of in any Football Classification.
One True Freshman Quarterback Started his Third Game of his Career and Recorded 487-Yards of Total Offense. Another Quarterback, who had Never Started a College Football Game, went-into the Game after The Starter got hurt in the First Quarter and he Rushed for 327-Yards and Scored Four Touchdowns and Passed for a Fifth Touchdown and Ended-Up with 481-Yards of Total Offense.
And then, a True Freshman Running Back in the Big-10 Rushed for 249-Yards and a Two-Way Star in the Big-12 Recorded 8 Tackles, Passed for 25-Yards, Rushed for 35-Yards, Recorded a Sack, Recovered a Fumble, and was Voted The National Walter Camp Defensive Player of The Week.
1. Quarterback Sam Ehlinger (#11) – Texas
True Freshman Quarterback Sam Ehlinger, Not Only Started his Third Game of his University of Texas Football Career, but he “Put-Everyone” on Both Sides of Royal Memorial Stadium in Complete Shock. He Put Them in Shock by Passing for 380-Yards and Rushing for another 107-Yards, Giving him an Unbelievable and Incredible 487-Yards of Total Offense in Leading The Texas Longhorns to a 40-34 Victory over Rival Big-12 Kansas State.
Ehlinger (6-2, 230, 4.71, 31, 4.55) of Austin Westlake Completed 30 of 50 Passes for 380-Yards and two Touchdowns and then he Shocked Everyone in the Stadium when he Rushed for another 107 yards, using his legs for Huge Yardage Gains with his Legs on the Game-Tying Drive in the Fourth Quarter and to help Set-Up the Game-Winning Touchdown in The Second Overtime. Ehlinger also Actually Helped-Move the Pile.
Actually, On The Longhorns Second Play of the Second Overtime, Ehlinger Steamrolled Kansas State Strong Safety Denzel Goolsby to End a 9-Yard Run that set up the Chris Warren Game-Winning Touchdown Run. Then on that Play, Bullish Running Back Chris Warren III (6-4, 250, 4.6) of Rockwall, Texas Bulled-His-Way and Scored the Winning Touchdown on a Two-Yard Run when he Moved the Pile of Kansas State Would-Be Tacklers Across the Goal Line, with the help from Ehlinger, Giving the Longhorns their 40-34 Victory on Saturday night.
It First Appeared Like Warren Would to be Stopped Short, but he Refused to go down without Scoring and kept pushing his 250-Pounds forward as he was Helped by a push of the pile by his teammates, including Ehlinger. Warren then Plowed into the End-Zone for the Winning Touchdown, taking several Wildcat Tacklers with him.
The Tone was set from a Lowered-Shoulder and a Staring-Glare. Whatever you needed out of a True Freshman Quarterback in just only his Third-Career Start for The Texas Longhorns, Sam Ehlinger was going to give it to you.
“We got a Big Push and we won the physical battle,” Ehlinger said.
The Texas Longhorn Offense is growing up behind Ehlinger, who is now 2-1 as a Texas Starting Quarterback and he looks like he is getting better and better and More Comfortable on every Passing Situation. While The Longhorns have said Former Starting Quarterback Shane Buechele has been Plagued by Shoulder and Ankle Injuries this season, but Ehlinger is becoming the Texas Team Leader of the Longhorns Offense and gives them a Powerful Extra Running Dimension on Offense when his plays break down.
“Sam Ehlinger is a tough, tough kid,” Texas Head Coach Tom Herman said. “He made a lot of Freshman Mistakes, but he overcomes them with toughness and tenacity and he will do Whatever it Takes to Win.”
“When we went into Overtime, I told the Offense, that We have been here before, this is just like Southern Cal,” Coach Herman said. “I think it was Patrick Vahe who looked at me and said, ‘Yeah, except we’re going to win it this time, Coach.”
“Ehlinger is Fearless and that puts Fear into the Defense,” Linebacker Malik Jefferson said. “It’s like, Oh My God this Freshman Quarterback is running with his head down. And he’s kind of massive. You come meet Sam, you’ve got to come hit him for real.”
“I’m not going to think about the decision of who is going to play Quarterback next week until I watch the film and see how healthy Shane Buechele is,” Herman said.
Will The Texas Longhorns Continue the Reputation Restoration Next Week in Dallas Against Super Quarterback Baker Mayfield and his Oklahoma Sooners? The 487-Yards of Total Offense by Sam Ehlinger Rank Third in Texas Longhorn School History. – 487-Yards of Total Offense
2. Quarterback Khalil Tate (#14) – Arizona
When College Football Fans got-up on Sunday Morning and Read the College Football News, They were Unbelievably In Shock when they Read About the Heroics of Sam Ehlinger, but that was only if they Read about the Texas Longhorns First. If They Read about the Arizona Wildcats Victory over Colorado, First, then they might have been in Even Greater Total Shock.
In The Arizona and Colorado Game, Arizona Starting Quarterback Brandon Dawkins Started the Game, but he Received a Late-Hit, Out of Bounds, on the Wildcats Opening Drive and Came Out of the Game. Then, a Rarely-Used, Unknown, Backup Named Khalil Tate Came-In and Replaced him.
What Happened Next was either a Miracle or the Wrong Guy has been The Starting Quarterback, because Dawkins Stood on the sideline for the rest of the game with his helmet in his hand as The Guy Named Tate Ran the Arizona Offense with a Sensational Perfection.
The Colorado Head Coach had a simple request after the game. “Could someone Please Tackle #14 for Arizona?” Colorado Head Coach Mike MacIntyre said.
Well, the Colorado Buffaloes did not Tackle #14 Very Many Times, because Tate Rushed for 327-Yards, which is an FBS All-Time Record by a Quarterback, and he Accounted for Five Touchdowns to help Arizona hold off Colorado 45-42 on Saturday night.
Tate (6-2, 215, 4.42) of Gardena Junipero Serra, California had Touchdown Runs of 58, 28, 47 and 75-Yards. He also Carried the Football only 14 Times, but Scored Four Touchdowns and Averaged a Completely, Mind-Boggling 23.4-Yards Per Carry. Tate also Completed another Eye-Popping 12 of 13 Passes for 154-Yards, and a Touchdown, Giving him a 481-Yards of Total Offense. The Wildcats won at Boulder Folsom Field for a Third Straight Game on a night when both Offenses combined for 1,118-Yards of Total Offense.
Tate was Hardly Touched all night, much-less Tackled, if at all. Asked if he was Ever Tackled, he grinned and responded: “A couple of times.”
He had been Previously Hampered by a Sprained Shoulder. Once in the game, and back to 100 Percent, Tate quickly Made-Up for Lost Time by “Breaking the Record” by a Quarterback on his Final Run of the Night which was a 31-Yard Touchdown Run that also Sealed the Victory. The Quarterback Record was Held by Quarterback Jordan Lunch of Northern Illinois, who Rushed-For 321-Yards on November 26, 2013.
The Arizona Wildcats Record for Rushing Yards in a Single Game is Still held by Quarterback Ka’Deem Carey, who Rushed-For 366-Yards in 2012 Against Colorado.
“We didn’t even know his Jersey Number, to be quite honest,” said Colorado Defensive Back Ryan Moeller. The Buffaloes certainly do Know now.
“He should be National Player of the Week,” Colorado Head Coach MacIntyre said. “He’s a Phenomenal Player.”
Arizona Head Coach Rich Rodriguez indicated after the Colorado Game that Tate would start against UCLA on Saturday. Tate Essentially gave him No Choice.
SUPER SCOUT NFL SCOUTING REPORT: Khalil Tate is a Spread Athletic Quarterback, but he is a Run-First and Pass Second Spread Quarterback. Tate is Listed as 6-2 and 215 on most Sites. On all of his Hudl Measurable Recordings, he Did Not Record a Great Forty Time, but if you Evaluate him on his High School and College Highlight Film, it is Obvious that he is One of the Fastest Players on the Football Field. On his 2015 High School Highlights, Tate had Touchdown Runs of 47, 45, 87, 82, and 62-Yards. And in this Game, he had Touchdown Runs of 58, 28, 47 and 75-Yards.
Tate is an Unbelievable, Super Athlete with Great Speed, Quickness, and an even More Incredible Lateral Agility. Tate also has the Great Ability to Gain Huge Chunks of Yardage on Planned and Designed Quarterback Runs, because he has the Uncanny Ability To-Make Defenders Completely Miss-Him. In the Highlights, he looks like he is Looking to Make Contact.
This May Not be What an NFL Team is Looking-For in a Quarterback, but Tate Would be Perfect, if that NFL Team needs a Quarterback in that Situation. Tate also is Uncanny in how he Makes Pass-Rushers Miss-Him in the Pocket. When needed, Tate can a Put a Nice-Zip on the Ball when Throwing, but he can Improve his Overall Passing Mechanics.
Having a Quarterback who is Looking to Run, instead of Pass, will not Work for Most College or NFL Teams, but it worked Great For Coach Rich Rodriguez at West Virginia when he had Super Athletic Quarterback Pat White Running his Offense. Tate Makes a Much Better Fit for Arizona than he might would make at a Lot of Other Football Programs. The Same May be True for the Right NFL Team.
On Sunday, The Walter Camp Football Foundation Named Tate as its its National Offensive Player of the Week and also CBS Sports Named Tate as Their National Player of the Week. Then On Monday, Tate was Named as The Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week. – 481-Yards of Total Offense
3. Quarterback Riley Ferguson (#4)- Memphis
Memphis Super-Star Quarterback Riley Ferguson only Played-In The First Three Quarters, but he Completed 34 of 48 Passes for 431-Yards and an Incredible Seven Touchdowns in their 70-31 Victory over U-Conn, which is the Most Points That The Huskies have given up since the school started playing football in 1896.
The Incredible Seven Touchdown Passes by Ferguson Tied the Memphis School Record and American Athletic Conference Record of Quarterback Paxton Lynch. Ferguson Completed 26 of 37 Passes for 325-Yards and Five Touchdowns, in the First Half Alone, as the Tigers Recorded an Unbelievable 711-Yards of Total Offense.
Ferguson, a Transfer from Tennessee, Found His Favorite Wide Receiver, Anthony Miller, Early and Often all Friday Night and Setting Records in the Process. Miller also had an Incredible 15 Catches for 224-Yards for Memphis and The American Athletic Conference. The Four Touchdown Catches by Miller Tied The AAC Conference Record and also The Memphis School Record.
Ferguson (6-3, 210, 4.72) (#4) and Miller (5-11, 190, 4.42) (#3) Connected on scores from 17, 8, and 40-Yards in the First Half, and the Tigers went into Half-Time Leading 35-24. Memphis then Scored the First 28 Points in the Second Half, and it was Highlighted by a 32-Yard Catch from Miller over a Defensive Back in the back of the End-Zone.
“Ever since I’ve gotten here, that’s a guy who has stayed with me after practice and we throw every single day,” Ferguson said. “I think just on a daily basis our chemistry is building even more than it already is.”
SIDEBAR: University of Memphis Quarterback Riley Ferguson has not one, but two artistic arms. The Senior from Charlotte has adorned himself, Shoulder to Mid-forearm, with ink in various symbols, shapes, and swirls. But he has a favorite on his left (non-throwing) biceps. It’s an ornate cross, surrounded by six words: “May your light shine over me.” The art tugs at Ferguson’s Heart, as it pays tribute to a Cousin that he lost in 2016, shortly before his first season behind center for the Tigers. But there’s a message, too, that Ferguson’s Memphis School of choice and its Football Team’s growing fan base, might appreciate, for Ferguson himself has shone brightly since arriving on The University of Memphis Campus.
Ferguson Completed 34 of 48 Passes for 431-Yards and an Incredible Seven Touchdowns. – 431-Yards Passing
4. Quarterback Ryan Finley (#15) – NC State
Super Senior Quarterback Ryan Finley of North Carolina State had a Unbelievable Outstanding Game on Thursday as he Completed 20 of 31 Passes for 367-Yards and a Touchdown in a Huge 39-25 UPSET Victory over Louisville Cardinals. Finley also Rushed For another Nineteen-Yards, giving him 386-Yards of Total Offense.
Finley, Very Quietly, Put-Up some of the Best numbers of any Quarterback in the ACC and in 2017, there are some Incredible Quarterbacks in the ACC Competition. And then, another One of the Most Impressive things was that he did it Against a Very Impressive Louisville Defense.
All of these Outstanding Facts may not even be the Most Impressive, but what may Still be the Most Impressive “Things” about The Quarterbacking of Finley is that he Still Has Not Thrown an Interception in 2017 yet. In Fact, No other Quarterback in the ACC Since 2000 has thrown for 1,700-Yards, with 10+ Touchdowns and No Interceptions Through the First Six Games.
Finley has just Moved-Into Second Place in The Atlantic Coast Conference History with his Incredible Streak of 288 Straight Pass Completions Without an Interception, and Second only to NCAA and North Carolina State Record-Holder, Russell Wilson.
I Honestly Think that NC State Quarterback Ryan Finley is Not Getting as Much Credit or as much Publicity as he Deserves for the way that he is Playing and he Has Lead his Team to a Great 3-0 Record in the ACC. Other Wolfpack Super-Stars like Bradley Chubb, Jaylen Samuels, and Nyheim Hines have Received a Lot of Attention and although they Deserve every bit of their Attention and Credit, Finley is playing at an Unbelievable Super Elite Level that has not been Played in a Very Long Time and Maybe NEVER.
There were 43 NFL Scouts at the Game on Thursday Night Against Louisville, and they were not there just to see Bradley Chubb and Lamar Jackson. You Can Bet that All 43 of Those NFL Scouts were there to see Ryan Finley and Believed and Fully Realized that they were watching a Future NFL Super-Star Quarterback.
This is also the First 3-0 Start in the Atlantic Coast Conference Games for the Wolfpack since 2002. And with Early Victories over both Florida State and Louisville, the Preseason Dark-Horse, Wolfpack, in the Atlantic Division have Already Beaten Two of the Teams that were Selected to Finish-Higher in the League Standings and they are now in Position to Challenge Clemson. Another strong game should come next week when NC State Travels to Pittsburgh.
Finley Directed a Great Passing Attack that included Two 100-Yard Receivers and a third Receiver who finished with 99 yards.
Sophomore Wide Receiver Kelvin Harmon (6-3, 213, 4.52) Caught 6 Passes for 133-Yards and a Touchdown; while Senior Fullback Jaylen Samuels (5-11, 223, 4.56) Caught 7 Passes for 104-Yards. Junior Wide Receiver Stephen Louis (6-2, 217, 4.56) also Caught 3 Passes for 99-Yards.
Nyheim Hines (5-9, 197, 4.31) was also Sensational as he Rushed for 102-Yards and Two Touchdowns to go with Two Catches from Finley for 15-Yards and Four Kickoff Returns for another 105-Yards, giving him 222-Yards of All-Purpose Yards.
Then there was The Fabulous Wolfpack Defensive Front-Four Led by My All-American Defensive End Bradley Chubb that kept Continuous Pressure on 2016 Heisman Trophy Award Winner Lamar Jackson. Jackson ran for Two Touchdowns and he Passed for another Touchdown, but The Great Wolfpack Defense Sacked him Four Times and the Wolfpack Secondary got a Clinching Interception Return for a Touchdown late to close out the Cardinals.
Simply put, Chubb is a Real Beast. He Recorded Two Quarterback Sacks in a win over Syracuse a Couple Weeks ago and then Another Two quarterback Sacks in a win over Florida State. In this Game, Chubb had 6 Tackles, including One Sack, 2 Tackles for a Loss, and Three Quarterback Hurries.
For his Six-Game Season, Chubb has 35 Tackles, including 17 Solo Tackles, 6 1/2 Quarterback Sacks, 13 Tackles for a Loss, and 19 Quarterback Hurries. Chubb is a an Unbelievable Disruptive Beast for the Wolfpack and You will Hear his name Called Early in the First Round of The NFL Draft in April.
Finley Completed 20 of 31 Passes for 367-Yards and a Touchdown and Rushed for another Nineteen-Yards, giving him 386-Yards of Total Offense. Finley also Recorded a Great 174.6 Quarterback Rating – 386-Yards of Total Offense
5. Quarterback McKenzie Milton (#10) – Central Florida
Sophomore Sensation Quarterback McKenzie Milton had an Incredible Game on Saturday as he led his Central Florida Team to a 51-23 Victory over Cincinnati. In this Game, Milton Completed an Incredible 16 of 19 Passes for 374-Yards and a Career-High Five Touchdowns. Milton also Rushed for Six-Yards, giving him 380-Yards of Total Offense.
Milton (5-11, 177, 4.62) of Kapolei, Hawaii also Threw Four Touchdowns in the First Half, as his #25 Central Florida Team Scored Every Time that it had the Football until the Storms Moved-In on Saturday Night and the Game Ended Prematurely, ending with a 51-23 Central Florida Victory over Cincinnati.
Milton hit open Receivers for Touchdowns of 54-Yards and 79-Yards on the First Two Knights Possessions, taking advantage of The Bearcats Vulnerability against his Long Passes. Instead of going for the Early-Running Game, The Knights Threw Deep Passes. Milton Finished the Game with Touchdown Passes of 54, 79, 21, 41, and 22-Yards.
Super-Star Wide Receiver Tre’Quan Smith (6-1, 205, 4.42) of Delray Beach, Florida Caught Three Incredible Touchdown Passes of 79, 41, and 22-Yards, For 165-Yards, and he ran for another Touchdown.
“I didn’t expect anything like this at all,” said Smith, who Scored on the Three Touchdown Catches. “McKenzie Found me Every Time I was Running In-the-Clear.”
The Knights had the Football Eight Times and Scored Seven Touchdowns and a Field Goal. They were ready to keep on going until Terrible Lightning Storms and Heavy Rain moved in with About 4-Seconds left in the Third Quarter and The Game was Called, after a One-Hour Delay with More Bad Weather on the Way.
“Nobody wanted the weather to determine the game,” said Smith, “I know Cincinnati wanted to Keep-On playing. We also wanted to keep playing, too.”
The Knights moved into the Top 25 with a 40-13 Victory over Memphis. Then, They Carried their momentum on the road to Cincinnati by scoring touchdowns on their first three possessions.
Playing as a Top 25 Ranked Team for the First Time since 2013, The Knights were Just About Unstoppable.
“Our Offense played about as well as an Offense can perform tonight,” Said Head Coach Scott Frost.
Central Florida has a 4-0 Record for the First Time since 1988, when the Knights were in Division II. The Knights failed to win a game two years ago, and they went 6-7 in the First Season for Coach Frost. Now, The Complete Turnaround is Complete.
“I think our team as a whole is coming together, playing together,” Milton said. “We have more of an edge than we did last year. We saw what we could exploit and we took some shots early and often.”
Milton Completed an Incredible 16 of 19 Passes for 374-Yards and a Career-High Five Touchdowns. Milton also Rushed for Six-Yards, giving him 380-Yards of Total Offense. – 380-Yards of Total Offense
6. Quarterback Kyle Kempt (#17) – Iowa State
Senior Quarterback Kyle Kempt had the Career-Game of a Lifetime for his Iowa State Team in what the UPSET of the Weekend as he led the Cyclones to 38-31 Victory over the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday. In this HUGE UPSET, Kempt Completed 18 of 24 Passes for 343-Yards and Three Touchdowns. Kempt also Rushed for another 7-Yards, giving him 350-Yards of Total Offense.
Kempt, a Former Walk-On Quarterback, filled in for Cyclone Starting Quarterback Jacob Park, who took a leave from the football team to work through some personal health issues. The Red-Shirt Senior took advantage of his First Career Start by completing The 18 of 24 passes for 343-Yards and Three Touchdowns in the Biggest UPSET Victory of the Season. Then, on Monday, Quarterback Kyle Kempt Was Named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week in his First Career Start. Kempt was also Selected to the Davey O’Brien
Kempt (6-5, 210, 4.72) of Massillon Washington, Ohio, threw his First Three Career Touchdowns, including a 25-Yard Touchdown Pass to Allen Lazard with 2:19 Left in the Game to Give Iowa State the Final Points and the Shocking 38-31 UPSET of The #3 Ranked Oklahoma Sooners, on Saturday.
Kempt and Two-Way Super-Star Joel Lanning, who made Incredible Plays on Both Offense at Quarterback and on Defense at Linebacker to lead the Cyclones to the Stunning UPSET Victory.
The Loss Broke The Oklahoma Country-Leading 14-Game Winning Streak and also The Sooner 18-Game Winning Streak against The Cyclones, Dating Back to 1990. It was just The Second Victory of Iowa State Against Oklahoma since 1961, and The Cyclones, winning their Third Game of the Season, Won It without their Starting Quarterback.
“There’s been a lot of adversity at Iowa State for a long time, and there’s been a cloud around us,” Cyclones Head Coach Matt Campbell said. “I think our kids have said, ‘I’m sick of it, and we’re going to keep grinding, keep swinging and getting better one day at a time.’ So at the end of it, here we are.”
Kyle Kempt Completed 18 of 24 Passes for 343-Yards and Three Touchdowns and also Rushed for another 7-Yards, giving him 350-Yards of Total Offense. Kemp was Also Selected as the Big-12 Offensive Player of the Week. He also had an Incredible 236.3 Quarterback Rating. – 350-Yards of Total Offense
1. Running Back Jonathan Taylor (#23) – Wisconsin
Super True Freshman Running Back Jonathan Taylor helped Lead his Wisconsin Team to a 38-17 Victory over Nebraska as he Rushed for 249-Yards and Two Touchdowns. In Rushing for 249-Yards, Taylor became the Latest Badger Super-Star Running Back that the Nebraska Cornhuskers Could Not Contain, as he Followed in the Steps of Montee Ball and Melvin Gordon.
On Saturday Night, Taylor Rushed for a Season and Career-High 249-Yards and Two Touchdowns that led a Punishing Badger Ground-Game that helped The Ninth-Ranked Badgers Completely Wear-Down The Cornhuskers in the Second Half. The Badgers (5-0, 2-0) beat The Cornhuskers (3-3, 2-1) for Their Fifth Straight Time and by doing-so, they took over Sole-Possession of First Place in the Big-Ten West.
Taylor Carried The Football 25 Times and he had his Second 200-Yard Performance in Five games and The Badgers Finished with 353-Yards Rushing, their most Rushing-Yards on the Road Since getting 564-Yards at Indiana in 2012.
“It’s definitely surprising, but the guys give me so much confidence,” Taylor said. “I know I have to do my job and trust the guys to do theirs. We kind of pride ourselves on being the spark of the offense, the running back group. I wanted to be that guy that gave us the spark.”
What Taylor did was all too familiar for The Cornhuskers. Ball and Gordon each Rushed For Over 200-Yards against them in the 2012 Big Ten Championship game. In 2014, Gordon ran for a Then-NCAA Record 408-Yards against The Huskers. Dare Ogunbowale had 100-Yard Games the last Two Years against Nebraska.
The 249-Yards by Taylor were the Third-Most Yards Rushing ever by a Nebraska Opponent. His night was also Highlighted by a 75-Yard Touchdown Run.
“I thought J.T. was special tonight,” Wisconsin Badgers Head Coach Paul Chryst said. “Certainly the Big-Run at the end of the first half, was Huge, but he had some Really hard 7 and 8-Yard runs. He’s continuing to get better.” – 249-Yards of Rushing Offense
1. All-Purpose Kerryon Johnson (#21) – Auburn
Sensational Super-Star Auburn Running Back Kerryon Johnson had another Unbelievable Game on Saturday when he Rushed for a Career-High 208-Yards and Three Touchdowns in Leading his Auburn Tigers to a 44-23 Victory over The Ole Miss Rebels.
Johnson and his Tigers, 5-0 and 3-0 in the Southeastern Conference, Continued their Third Straight Lopsided Victory over an SEC Team. Johnson did not Play in the Final Quarter, but he had Already Scored 11 Touchdown During that Three-Game stretch after missing the First Two Games, because of a Right Hamstring Injury.
Johnson had a Sensational First Half Against the Rebels as he Rushed for 159-Yards and Scored his Three Touchdowns.
“I felt so close to normal that I just couldn’t hide it,” said Johnson, who had a Career-High 28 Carries in this Game. “In the open field, I was making people miss and I was able to get up to a faster speed than last week. It just felt really good to being normal again.”
Johnson Rushed for a Career-High 204-Yards and 3 Touchdowns, including his Sixth Career 100-Yard Game. Johnson also Caught Two Passes for another 23-Yards, giving him 227-Yards of Total Offense and In Week #6, The SEC Selected Johnson as Their SEC Offensive Player of the Week. – 227-Yards of Total Offense
2. All-Purpose Nyheim Hines (#7) – NC State
Super All-Purpose Back Nyheim Hines was Sensational Again in Helping Lead his North Carolina State to a 39-25 Victory as he was The Most Versatile Player on the Football Field. In this Game, Hines Rushed for 102-Yards, Caught 2 Passes for 15-Yards, and Returned Four Kickoffs for another 105-Yards, giving him 222-Yards of All-Purpose Yards in the Victory.
“We come into every game knowing nobody can beat us if we go out there and play Wolfpack Football,” said Fullback Jaylen Samuels (5-11, 225, 4.49) of Charlotte Mallard Creek, North Carolina, who Caught 7 Passes for 104-Yards. “The confidence is very high. We know what we’ve got and what we can accomplish.”
Super-Star Quarterback Ryan Finley (6-4, 205, 4.7) of Phoenix, Arizona and a Transfer from Boise State, Completed 20 of 31 Passes for 367-Yards, including a 48-Yard Touchdown to Kelvin Harmon, as The Wolfpack Recorded 520-Yards of Total Offense and they Never Trailed. This Victory over Louisville is the First 3-0 Start in the ACC for the Wolfpack Since 2002.
Hines (5-9, 197, 4.31, 42, 4.11) of Garner High School, North Carolina , is also a Tremendous Wolfpack Track Super-Star, and he is an Unbelievable Running Back, after Converting from Slot Receiver. At Running Back, Hines has now run for at least 92-Yards in Four Straight Games. His Best 100-Meter Time in Track is a World-Class 10.4.
“Nyheim just plays Angry,” Head Coach Dave Doeren said. “He’s competitive, he’s spirited, and he Plays Football just like he runs track, because he is Always ‘Trying to get a ‘Personal-Best’ all of the time.”
In this Game, Hines Rushed for 102-Yards, Caught 2 Passes for 15-Yards, and Returned Four Kickoffs for another 105-Yards, giving him 222-Yards of All-Purpose Yards in the Victory. – 222-Yards of Total Offense
3. All-Purpose Back Dontrell Hilliard (#26) – Tulane
Tulane Super Running Back Dontrell Hilliard had an Unbelievable Game in a 62-28 Victory over Tulsa as he Rushed for 175-Yards and Career-High Four Touchdowns on 19 Carries and had One Catch From Quarterback Jonathan Banks for 11-Yards, giving him 186-Yards and Four Touchdowns of Total Offense in the Victory.
The Green Wave (3-2, 1-1 American Athletic) Scored on all Seven of its First-Half Possessions, including Touchdowns that were Set-Up by an Interception and a Fumble Recovery. The Green Wave Outgained The Golden Hurricane 435-128-Yards in Total Yards of Offense by Half-Time.
Hilliard (6-0, 205, 4.4, 43, 4.02) of Baton Rouge Scotlandville, Louisiana Scored on Touchdown Runs of 1, 23, 17, and 43-Yards. I went to see Hilliard play in 2013 and he was Phenomenal. He also has some Incredible Measurables.
Banks (6-3, 220, 4.56) of Humble, Texas is also Another Tulane Super-Star. In the First Quarter, he hit Wide Receiver Terren Encalade on a 62-Yard Touchdown Pass, Scored on a 13-Yard Touchdown in the Second-Quarter, Rushed for 93-Yards, and Completed 9 of 13 Passes for 165-Yards Passing to go with his 93-Yards Rushing, giving him 258-Yards of Total Offense.
Super Wide Receiver Encalade (6-0, 190, 4.47, 36, 4.19) of Belle Chasse, Louisiana was also Sensational when he Caught his 62-Yard Touchdown Pass. Both Encalade and the Tulsa Defender Went-Up for the Football and Encalade actually took the Football out of the Defenders Hands and then Raced into the End-Zone for the Touchdown, making the Score 21-0 with 7:45 Left in the First Quarter.
Tulane had 653-Yards of Total Offense, including 488-Yards Rushing, including Hilliard with his 186-Yards Rushing and Four Touchdowns of Total Offense in the Victory. – 186-Yards of Total Offense
4. All-Purpose Rashaad Penny (#20) – SDiego St
San Diego State Super Running Back Rashaad Penny helped Lead his Aztec Team to a 41-10 Victory over Nevada Las Vegas as he Rushed for 172-Yards and Two Touchdowns and Caught Two Passes for 8-Yards, giving him 180-Yards of Total Offense in the Victory.
Penny is not from Las Vegas, but he has a lot of Teammates who are from Las Vegas and he knew that “Big Game” in Las Vegas was going to be a Very Emotional Game on the Football Field for His #19 San Diego State Football Team.
Donning “Vegas Strong” Eye-Strips, Penny had a Sensational Football Game, as he Rushed for 172-Yards and Two Touchdowns to Lead his Aztecs to a 41-10 Victory over Nevada Las Vegas on Saturday Night.
This Football Game was the First Game for the Rebels since the Horrible Terrorist Mass Shooting that killed 58 people on the Las Vegas Strip Last Week and Balloons were Released from the Field, during a “Moment of Silence” just before the Start of the Game.
“I’m still Very Emotional about that Moment,” Penny said. “I played Emotional Tonight, because it doesn’t matter where it happens. It’s still in The United States of America. For a man to take that so many lives like that, it hurt.”
Penny (5-11, 220, 4.42, 36, 4.22) of Norwalk, California, did not get off to an Great Start, as he Fumbled on the Aztecs First Possession, but he then “Got-Going” and was Unstoppable for the Rest of the Game. At Half-Time, the Rebels only Trailed The Aztecs by a Few Points, but they could not get anything going Offensively in the Second Half. Juwan Washington (5-7, 190, 4.33, 36, 4.13) of Kennedale, Texas added 95-Yards on 10 Carries and a Touchdown for the Aztecs, who have Won 27 of their Last 30 Games.
Only last week, UNLV Quarterback Armani Rogers Passed for 287-Yards and Four Touchdowns, against San Jose State, but the Aztec Defense held him to Only 177-Yards and One Touchdown.
Penny (5-10, 220, 4.42) of Norwalk, California Recorded his Unbelievably Sixth Straight 100-Yard Rushing Game to open the 2017 Season, and The Aztecs (6-0, 2-0 Mountain West) Defeated UNLV for the 13th Time in their last 16 Games.
Penny Rushed for 172-Yards and Two Touchdowns and Caught Two Passes for 8-Yards, giving him 180-Yards of Total Offense. – 180-Yards of Total Offense
1. Wide Receiver Anthony Miller (#3) With Quarterback Riley Ferguson (#4) – Memphis
Memphis Super-Star Wide Receiver Anthony Miller had one of the Most Incredible Pass-Catching Games of the Season as he Caught 15 Passes for an Unbelievable 224-Yards and Four Touchdowns from Super-Star Quarterback Riley Ferguson in their 70-31 Victory over U-Conn in an American Athletic Conference Game.
Ferguson Found His Favorite Wide Receiver, Anthony Miller, on 15 Passes on Friday Night and the Tremendous Passing Duo Set Several Passing Records. With his Incredible 15 Catches for 224-Yards, Miller Set Records for Memphis and The American Athletic Conference in Catches. The Four Touchdown Catches by Miller Tied The AAC Conference Record and also The Memphis School Record.
Ferguson (6-3, 210, 4.72) and Miller (5-11, 190, 4.42) Connected on Three Touchdowns of 17, 8, and 40-Yards in the First Half, and they lead at Half-Time by a 35-24 Score. The Tigers then Scored the First 28 Points in the Second Half, and it was Highlighted by a 32-Yard Touchdown Catch from Ferguson to Miller over a Defensive Back in the back of the End-Zone.
“Ever since I’ve gotten here, after Transferring From Tennessee, Miller is a guy who has stayed with me after practice and we throw every single day,” Ferguson said. “I think just on a daily basis our chemistry is building even more than it already is.”
“I think we came out here kind of mad from our loss late week to Central Florida and when we came out here we took it out on U-Conn,” said Miller.
Miller has a Catch in all 30 Games that he has played-in and has Multiple Catches in The Last 13 Straight Games. – 224-Yards of Receiving Yards
1. Rush End D.J. Wonnum (#8) – South Carolina
Last year South Carolina Defensive Line Coach Lance Thompson said that Freshman D.J. Wonnum had the Mindset of a Senior. Then, just before the 2017 Football Season, Head Coach Will Muschamp said that the Rising Super Sophomore was a Future All-Conference Player in the SEC.
Six Games into his Sophomore Season people involved in SEC Football are Starting to Remember and Take Notice of #8 on the Gamecocks Defensive Line.
On Monday, Wonnum was Named as The SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week, two days after Recording Four tackles, including One Tackle For a Loss, Had Two Pass Break-Ups, and Three Quarterback Hurries.
The Pro Football Focus rated The Performance of Wonnum in the 48-22 Victory over Arkansas as a 90.3, which was the Best Defensive Player in the SEC.
“I felt like I did pretty good,” Wonnum said after the game. “I left some plays out there, but every day I come with the mindset to play as hard as I can.”
South Carolina does not have any Record of ever Scoring Three Defensive Touchdowns in their 125-Years that they have Played Football. Gamecocks Head Coach Will Muschamp is known for his Great Defensive Minded Teams and he Could Not Remember getting Three Touchdowns from his Defensive Team in his Career.
D.J. Wonnum was Selected as the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week. –Recorded Four tackles, including One Tackle For a Loss, Had Two Pass Break-Ups, and Three Quarterback Hurries.
2. Strong End Bradley Chubb (#9) – NC State
Super All-American Defensive End Bradley Chubb Led a Fabulous Defensive Effort that kept Putting Tremendous Pressure on 2016 Heisman Trophy Award Winner Louisville Lamar Jackson at Quarterback. Jackson Ran for Two Touchdowns and Passed for a Touchdown, but the Great Wolfpack Defense Sacked him for Four Quarterback Sacks and got a Game-Clinching Interception Return for a Touchdown late in the Fourth Quarter to close out the Cardinals with a Loss.
In this 39-25 Victory against Louisville, Chubb Recorded Six Tackles, including Two Solo Tackles, One Quarterback Sack, Two Tackles for a Loss, and Two Quarterback Hurries.
After Six Games in 2017, Chubb has Recorded 35 Tackles, including 17 Solo Tackles, 13 Tackles For a Loss, 6.5 Quarterback Sacks, and 19 Quarterback Sacks.
Chubb is a a Sensational Disruptive Beast for the Wolfpack and his Name Will be Called Real Early in the 2018 NFL Draft First Round in April.
Chubb (6-4, 275, 4.62) of Marietta, Georgia is a Repeat MVP from Both Weeks Four and Five and Now Week Six. – Six Tackles, including Two Solo Tackles, One Quarterback Sack, Two Tackles for a Loss, and Two Quarterback Hurries
1. Linebacker Joel Lanning – (#7) Iowa State
Super Two-Way Athletic Joel Lanning, a Red-Shirt Senior, was Incredible on Both Offense and Defense in the Iowa State 38-31 UPSET Victory over #3 Ranked Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday. Lanning Played a 78-Plays in the Game, Including 57-Plays on Defense, 13-Plays on Offense and 8-Plays on Special Teams.
On Defense, at Middle Linebacker, Lanning (6-2, 230, 4.6) of Ankeny, Iowa was Sensational as he Recorded Eight Tackles, including Four Solo Tackles, One Quarterback Sack, Recovered a Forced Fumble, and had a Tackle for a Loss. On Offense, Lanning Rushed for 35-Yards and Completed Two of Three Passes for another 25-Yards. He also Made a Beautiful Key-Block that allowed David Montgomery to Get-Loose on a 46-Yard Catch of a Screen-Pass, enabling Montgomery to Reverse the Playing-Field.
With Starting Quarterback Jacob Park taking a Leave of Absence for Personal Health Reasons, there was a Need for a New Quarterback and Lanning Rotated in at Quarterback behind Kyle Kempt, while also continuing to play on Defense at Linebacker.
“It was fun,” Lanning said. “Coming into an atmosphere like this, you can’t ask for anything better, especially being able to play Both Ways. I can’t say enough about my Teammates and what they did to help me out. It was a lot of stuff going on for me. I didn’t have my best game Defensively, but we got the win.”
Lanning played Quarterback in 2016 before Changing to Middle Linebacker during the Off-Season after Park won the Starting Quarterback Job.
Entering The Saturday Game, With Oklahoma, Lanning was Second in the Big-12 with 46 tackles. On Monday, Joel Lanning Was Selected as The Big-12 Defensive Player of The Week and also The National Walter Camp Defensive Player of the Week. – Eight Tackles, including Four Solo Tackles, One Quarterback Sack, Recovered One Fumble, and One Tackle for a Loss
2. Linebacker Devin White (#40) – LSU
LSU Super Inside Linebacker Devin White has been Outstanding All Season, but in the Tremendous 17-16 victory over SEC Rival Florida, he was Sensational in Leading the Tigers to Victory and he Was Rewarded for his Sensational Game by being Named as the SEC C0-Defensive of the Week Honors.
In this Florida Game, White Recorded his Fourth Straight Double-Digit Tackles with 13 Tackles, including 4 Solo Tackles, Recorded One Quarterback Sack for a Minus 8-Yards, and One Batted-Down Pass.
The Batted-Down Pass Might have been the Biggest Plays of the Game,because it came at the Most Crucial Time in the Game. It occurred on a Fourth Down and Three-Yards to go on the Gators Final Possession of the Game, and it Sealed the Victory for the Tigers.
White (6-1, 255, 4.44) of Springhill North Webster, Louisiana also Paced The LSU Defense that Kept The Florida Gators to Only 302-Yards of Total Offense and they also Recorded Five Quarterback Sacks. The LSU Defense also held The Gators to only 2 of 8 on Third Down Conversions.
After Receiving over 40 Scholarship Offers, coming-out of North Webster High School in Springhill, Louisiana, White was Selected to the 2016 Southeastern Conference All-Freshman Team.
After Six Games in 2017, White Leads the SEC in Total Tackles with 62 Tackles and is Averaging 10.3 Tackles Per Game. He also Ranks 12th in Tackles For a Loss with 5.5. In the Country, White also Ranks Fifth in Tackles and Eighth in Tackles Per Game Average.
Leading The Tigers to Victory, Devin White Was Rewarded for his Sensational Game by being Named as the SEC C0-Defensive of the Week Honors. – Thirteen Tackles, including Four Solo Tackles, One Quarterback Sack, One Tackle for a Loss, and a Key Batted-Down Pass