THE MAX EMFINGER 2013 COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWSLETTER WEEK #5
Emfinger SuperScout Personal Evaluation (ESPE)
ESPE SWEET 16 PLAYS OF THE WEEK – Week #5
1. RET TommyLee Lewis – NorthernIllinois – Lewis returning 99-yard Kickoff for TD!
2. RET William Jackson – Houston – Jackson returning 96-yard Interception for TD!
3. RET Rashon Ceaser – ULM – Ceaser returning 88-yard punt return for TD!
4. WR Bryan Underwood – NC State Underwood catching 80-yard TD from Thomas!
5. RET Brandon Wilson – Houston – Wilson returning 78-yard Blocked FG for TD!
6. WR Jordan Leslie – UTEP – Leslie catching 75-yard TD from Showers
7. WR T.J. Howard – Clemson – Howard catching 75-yard TD from Boyd!
8. WR Damond Powell – Iowa – True Fr Powell catching 74-yard TD from Rudock!
9. RB D.J. Foster – Arizona State – Foster catching 74-yard TD from Kelly!
10. WR Josh Stewart – Oklahoma State – Stewart catching 73-yard TD from Walsh!
11. WR Rannell Hall – Central Florida – Hall catching 73-yard TD from Bortles!
12. RB Marcus Sullivan – UNLV – Sullivan running for 69-yard TD!
13. WR Dorial G-Beckham – Missouri – Beckham catching 68-yd TD from Franklin!
14. RB T.J. Yeldon – Alabama – Yeldon running for 68-yard TD!
15. RET Rashard Smith – NC State – Smith returning 67-yard punt for TD!
16. WR Sammy Watkins – Clemson – Watkins catching 64-yard TD from Boyd!
2013 Elite Permanent MidField Kickers of the Week – Week #5
1A. K Marshall Morgan – Georgia – Morgan kicking 55-yard Field Goal!
1B. K Cairo Santos – Tulane – Santos kicking 55-yard Field Goal!
2. K Cade Foster – Alabama – Foster kicking 53-yard Field Goal!
3. K Carey Spear – Vanderbilt – Spear kicking 50-yard Field Goal!
4. K Harrison Butker – Georgia Tech – Butker kicking 49-yard Field Goal!
5. K Mike Meyer – Iowa – Meyer kicking 49-yard Field Goal!
6. K Colby Delahousssaye – LSU – Delahoussaye kicking 48-yard Field Goal!
7. K Tyler Hadden -Hawaii – Hadden kicking 48-yard Field Goal!
8. K Chris Boswell – Rice – Boswell kicking 47-yard Field Goal!
9. K Paul Griggs – Purdue – Griggs kicking 47-yard Field Goal!
10. K Vincenzo D’Amato – Cal – D’Amato kicking 46-yard Field Goal!
11. K Niklas Sade – NC State – Sade kicking 46-yard Field Goal!
12. K Mike Meyer – Iowa – Meyer kicking 46-yard Field Goal!
13. K Drew Basil – Ohio State – Basil kicking 45-yard Field Goal!
14. K Chris Boswell – Rice Boswell kicking 45-yard Field Goal!
15. K Mathew Sims – Northern Illinois – Sims kicking 44-yard Field Goal!
16. K Brian Davis – Missouri – Davis kicking 44-yard Field Goal!
SUPER SCOUT EVALUATIONS
MY DANDY DOZEN TEAMS
1. Alabama, 2. Oregon, 3. Clemson, 4. FSU, 5. Ohio State, 6. Stanford,
7. Louisville, 8. Baylor, 9. Oklahoma, 10. Georgia, 11. LSU, 12. Texas A&M
SPECIAL QUARTERBACK OF THE WEEK
1. QB Aaron Murray – Georgia – Murray was the best Quarterback in the Biggest Game of the Week as his Bulldogs hosted the LSU Tigers and his Ex-Roommate Zach Mettenberger. After that 44-41 victoty over the Tigers, Murray was named as The Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week; The Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week; The SEC Offensive Player of the Week; The Athlon Sports National Player of the Week; and The College Football Performance Awards National Performer of the Week.
Murray, a native of Tampa, Florida, completed 20 of 34 for 298-Yards and Four Touchdowns while also running for a great One-Yard Touchdown in the second quarter with only twenty seconds left in the first half. Murray then connected with Justin Scott-Wesley (In Photo) with a beautiful Game-Winning 25-Yard Touchdown Pass with 1:47 left in the game.
Picking up victories over two Top-10 Teams in the last three games, Murray has moved into the #2 spot in Georgia School History for career passing yardage with 11,429-yards. Former Bulldog David Greene holds the Georgia School Record and SEC Record with 11,528,Yards. Murray now also has 11,659-Yards of Total Offense, which is also #2 in SEC History.
Last week, Murray was also pretty very impressive as he completed 22 of 30 passes for 408-yards and three Touchdowns as the Bulldogs beat a very good-looking North Texas team by a 45-21 score. Murray (6-1, 210, 4.6) also ran for another 37-yards in that game on seven carries, giving him 445-Yards of Total Offense. Also, in that game against North Texas, Murray threw his 100th Career Touchdown Pass in that win, becoming only the second SEC Quarterback to accomplish that feat.
400-YARD OFFENSIVE CLUB POW PLAYERS
1. QB Taylor Kelly – Arizona State – Kelly was pretty sensational on Saturday as he orchestrated the biggest UPSET in the Country when he led his Sun Devils to an enormous 62-41 victory over Southern Cal and in the process, he helped get the Trojan Head Coach Lane Kiffin fired. Kelly first hit Sophomore RB D.J. Foster (5-11, 200, 4.45) in stride for a 74-yard Touchdown Pass. Kelly completed 23 of 34 passes for 351-yards and three Touchdowns; while rushing for another 79-yards, giving him 430-Yards of Total Offense; but he had a lot of help. Although Junior QB Kelly (6-2, 205) from Eagle, Idaho was the Mastermind in the thrilling victory; Senior RB Marion Grice had another unbelievable game as he was leading the Country in scoring Touchdowns before the game with 12 Touchdowns and he added to that Total. Grice rushed for 63-yards and Two Touchdowns and caught seven passes and another Two Touchdowns, giving him 16 Touchdowns this season and 18 Touchdowns in the last seven games. Kelly recorded an outstanding 176.6 Quarterback Rating in this game.
It wasn’t nearly enough with Arizona State piling up yards while scoring its most points ever against the Trojans and matching the most ever scored against USC. Behind Kelly and Grice, the Sun Devils racked up 612-Yards of Total Offense against a USC Defense that had not allowed more than 285-yards or 14 points this season. USC only allowed 479- yards in its previous two games combined. The Touchdown Catch by D.J. Foster made the ESPE Sweet Sixteen Plays of the Week.
2. QB Sean Mannion – Oregon State – Mannion has been sensational in game after game this year and he was again on Saturday as the Junior from Pleasanton, California set a school record with six Touchdown passes in a single game in the Beavers 44-17 victory over Colorado at Reser Stadium. In that game, Mannion (6-5, 220) completed 27 of 52 passes for 414-Yards and Six Touchdowns as the Beavers moved to a 2-0 record in Conference play and a 3-1 overall record. Mannion now has 21 Touchdowns on the year and 52 Touchdowns in his career, good for third-most in the Oregon State History.
Mannion leads the nation in passing yards per game with 403.6 yards per game and total offense with 390.2 yards per game. Mannion is also on pace to throw 50 Touchdown passes this season, which would rank fourth in the NCAA Record Book. Mannion won the Pac-12 Player of the Week Award for the Second time this season and becomes the first Pac-12 Award Winner in 2013 with two Awards. Last week, Mannion completed 38 of 55 passes for 367-Yards and three Touchdowns as the Beavers edged a pretty good San Diego State Team by the score of 34-30. The week before that, he completed 27 of 44 passes for a Career-High 443-Yards in a 51-48 Overtime Victory over Utah.
2013 COLLEGE FOOTBALL TOP 12 QUARTERBACK POW PLAYERS
1. QB Shane Carden – East Carolina – Carden was pretty sensational on Saturday in one of the biggest games of the year against their Rival North Carolina. In that game, Carden completed 32 of 47 passes for 376-yards and three Touchdowns and he also ran for another 22-yards and three more Touchdowns, giving him 398-Yards of Total Offense and Six Touchdowns as they beat the Tar Heels by a 55-31 score in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. This was the first win for East Carolina over North Carolina in almost four decades and it brought the Pirates record to 3-1.
Junior QB Carden (6-2, 220) had plenty of help as Senior RB Vintavious Cooper (5-9, 200, 4.5) ran for a career-high 186-yards for the Pirates, who had lost to the Tar Heels in each of the past four seasons, all by at least 14 points or more. Cooper added eight catches for 70-yards, giving him 256-yards of All-Purpose Offense in powering the Pirates to a relatively easy and one-sided victory against their instate rival. East Carolina had beaten North Carolina (1-3) on the road only once before. That came in 1975, before four Pirates assistant coaches were even born. The Pirates scored the game’s first 14 points, led 35-10 early in the third quarter and never let the Tar Heels get closer than 14. ECU finished with 603-total yards, the second-highest total ever allowed by UNC at home. It was a strong bounce-back performance from two weeks ago, when Carden, threw three interceptions and was sacked seven times by the Virginia Tech Defense in a 15-10 home loss; but this week, he threw for 376-yards, leading a No-Huddle Offense that ran 101 plays, the most ever run against North Carolina.
Carden connected with Junior WR Justin Hardy (6-0, 185, 4.45) for a 6-yard Touchdown on the game-opening drive and then hit Senior WR Lance Ray (6-2, 210, 4.5) on a 7-yard Touchdown on their third possession to make it 14-0. Carden then followed that by scoring on a keeper to give the Pirates a 21-3 lead with 10:05 left in the second quarter. This was the first of his three 1-yard rushing Touchdowns. Carden added a fourth-and-1 deep pass to Ray for a 48-yard Touchdown with 3:33 left. Carden came back out one more time to take a knee, and then walk to the sideline to hug Head Coach Ruffin McNeill and Offensive Coordinator Lincoln Riley.
2. QB Jameis Winston – Florida State – Winston has been outstanding all of this season and Saturday was no exception as he completed 17 of 27 passes for 330-yards and four Touchdowns; plus he also rushed for 67-yards on 14 carries,; giving him 397-Yards of Total Offense, as he led the Seminoles to a great 48-34 comeback victory over Boston College. One of his Touchdown passes included a beautiful 55-yard Hail Mary Touchdown pass to Senior WR Kenny Shaw (6-0, 175, 4.4) at the end of the first half. On that play, Freshman QB Winston (6-4, 220, 4.6) motioned for Shaw to go deep and he then hit him on a beautiful pass in stride, for the Touchdown as time expired.
Although the Seminole Defense struggled, Winston helped the Noles to thart-off the Upset bid by Boston College as he led them them back from a 17-3 deficit with three straight completions of over 40-yards. “I knew I had to pick things up,” said Winston! “We harp on scoring before the end of the half and today, we did it yet again.”
Florida State is the highest-scoring team in the Atlantic Coast Conference as they scored 40 points for the fourth time this season. They did not get the blowout that they had expected against a Boston College Team that only won two games last season and finished last in the ACC Atlantic Division. “They came out firing,” Shaw said. “They came out playing better than we expected. I give them big ups for that.”
3. QB Tajh Boyd – Clemson – Boyd was pretty sensational again for the Tigers after a shaky start last week against NC State. In the game on Saturday, Boyd looked like his old Heisman-Self against a highly overmatched Wake Forest Team as he completed 17 of 24 passes for 311-yards and three Touchdowns. Senior QB #10 Boyd (6-1, 225, 4.6) was also the Tigers leading rusher, with 17 times and 69-yards and another Touchdown, giving him 380-Yards of Total Offense and Four Touchdowns in the 56-7 victory over the Demon Deacons in Clemson, South Carolina. Boyd has now accounted for at least three Touchdowns in each of his three starts against BCS College Teams and has 14 in his last 15 starts dating back to last season. Boyd hit Junior WR #2 Sammy Watkins (6-1, 210, 4.4) on a 64-Yard Touchdown and T.J. Howard on a 75-Yard Touchdown. Boyd had an outstanding 220.9 Quarterback Rating on Saturday. Both of the Touchdown Catches by Watkins and Howard made the ESPE Sweet Sixteen Plays of the Week.
Boyd became only the second Quarterback in the ACC to account for 100 Career Touchdowns as he threw three Touchdowns and ran for one more, giving him 102 Career Touchdowns. Boyd joins NC State Quarterback Phillip Rivers as the only other Quarterback in the Century Club. Boyd also passed Charlie Whitehurst as the Clemson All-Time Offense Leader. Boyd has led his Tigers to a 4-0 record and have won their first four games for the second time in a three-year starting career.
4. QB Brandon Connette – Duke – Connette was pretty sensational on Saturday as he completed 20 of 28 passes for 324-yards and three Touchdowns as he led the Blue Devils to a 38-31 victory over Troy at Home at Wallace Wade Football Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. Junior QB Connette (6-2, 225, 4.6) from Corona, California also rushed 17 times for another 55-yards and two more Touchdowns, giving him 379-Yards of Total Offense and Five Touchdowns. Connette also had an outstanding 196.8 Quarterback Rating in this game.
5. QB Zach Mettenberger – LSU Mettenberger was simply sensational on Saturday in the biggest game on Saturday on National Television against SEC Rival Georgia. Mettenberger grew up in nearby Watkinsville, Georgia and he had dreamed all of his early life about being the Georgia Quarterback and playing Between the Hedges. On Saturday, Mettenberger finally got his chance to do it, but it was against the same Georgia Team that he had dreamed of playing for. Against his former Team and Teammates, Mettenberger made some really unbelievable throws that were incredible; and he completed 23 of 37 passes for 372-Yards and three Touchdowns; but unfortunately, the Bulldogs, with his Ex-Roommate, Aaron Murray, also had an outstanding game and they won 44-41.
Despite his three Touchdown passes and a Career-Best 372-Passing Yards, LSU gave-up a late Touchdown and lost to Georgia in one of the most exciting games of the season in the SEC and his Ex-Roommate, Murray threw four Touchdowns for the Bulldogs, including a 25-yarder to Justin Scott-Wesley with 1:47 remaining. Senior Mettenberger (6-5, 230) now has 13 Touchdown Passes for the 2013 season which is one more than he had in the 2012 season and he only has one interception. LSU is one of ten teams in the country with only one interception in the 2013 season. Only Clemson, Oregon, and New Mexico have thrown zero interceptions.
6. QB Austyn Carta-Samuels – Vanderbilt – Carta-Samuels was outstanding on Saturday as he completed 23 of 29 passes for 334-yards and two Touchdowns and he also ran for 10-yards, giving him 344-Yards of Total Offense as he helped lead his Commodores to a 52-24 victory over UAB. Senior QB Carta-Samuels (6-1, 220) is a former two-year starter at Wyoming and he recorded a great 191.9 Quarterback Rating.
7. QB Johnny Manziel – Texas A&M – Manziel is impressive and exciting every single week, but against The Arkansas Razorbacks, he accounted for 320-Yards of Total Offense as he completed 23 of 30 passes for 261-yards, including two Touchdown Passes to Super-Star Sophomore WR Mike Evans (6-5, 225, 4.5) as the Aggies beat the Hogs by a 45-33 score. Johnny Heisman hit Evans on Touchdowns of 9 and 7-yards and also rushed for 59-yards, giving him 320-Yards of Total Offense in the victory. The Sophomore Manziel (6-1, 200, 4.5) recorded 557-Yards of Offense last season as the Aggies beat the Razorbacks at College Station. Junior CB Deshazor Everett (6-0, 185, 4.45) had a 34-yard interception return for an Aggie Touchdown to start the third quarter.
8. QB Kevin Hogan – Stanford – Hogan was outstanding on Saturday as he completed 16 of 25 passes for 286-yards and three Touchdowns and he also rushed for another 34-yards, giving him 320-Yards of Total Offense as the Cardinal beat Washington State by a 55-17 score. The #5 Ranked Stanford won its 12th straight game with their rout of the Cougars on Saturday night. Hogan connected with Junior WR Devon Cajuste (6-4, 232) on Touchdown Passes of 57 and 33-yards in the first half and then found WR Michael Rector on a 45-yard Touchdown during the third-quarter when the Cardinal scored 21 points as part of a stretch where they ran just two offensive plays.
“We played top down trying not to give up the big pass and we rushed the passer,” Stanford Head Coach David Shaw said. “We knew it was coming out quick and they did a good job early, but if we could make them hold the ball we knew we were going to have a chance to get after them. We got to the quarterback a bunch.” Stanford finished with 560-Total Yards of Offense.
9. QB Clint Trickett – West Virginia – Trickett was pretty amazing on Saturday as he led the Mountaineers to one of the biggest UPSET victory of the year over Oklahoma State. In this game, Trickett became the third West Virginia Starting Quarterback and despite a shoulder injury that looked pretty bad, Trickett came back in and wowed in his first start as a Mountaineer. Against highly favored Oklahoma State, Trickett completed 24 of 50 passes for 309-yards and a Touchdown in the West Virginia 30-21 UPSET win over #11 Oklahoma State. The Florida State transfer pulled off perhaps one of the biggest UPSET Games of the day and he showed plenty of toughness in doing so.
10. QB Blake Bell – Oklahoma – Bell was outstanding in leading the Sooners past The Irish as he completed 22 of 30 passes for 232-yards and two Touchdowns in the 35-21 victory. Bell also rushed for another 59-yards, giving him 291-Yards of Total Offense. His 65-yard Touchdown pass to WR Sterling Shepard in the fourth quarter ended-up being the winning Touchdown. Bell managed the offense despite having a leg cramp.
11. Nathan Scheelhaase – Illinois – Scheelhaase was outstanding on Saturday as he lead his Fighting Illini to a 50-14 victory over Miami of Ohio at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois. In that game, Scheelhaase completed 19 of 24 passes for 278-yards and five Touchdowns. Senior QB Scheelhaase (6-3, 200) also rushed for another 13-yards, giving him 291-Yards of Total Offense and Five Touchdowns. Scheelhaase also recorded an outstanding 236.7 Quarterback Rating.
Second year Illini Head Coach Tim Beckman hired five new coaches in 2013 and the New Offensive Coordinator that was hired is Coach Bill Cubit who was the former Western Michigan Head Coach and he has put-in a Spread Attack Offense and that’s great news for Scheelhaase who has become a Super-Star in that new offense.
12. QB James Franklin – Missouri – Franklin was outstanding again for the Tigers on Saturday as he completed 21 of 30 passes for 256-yards and three Touchdowns and ran for another 33-yards and a Touchdown, giving him 289-Yards of Total Offense in the 41-19 victory over Arkansas State. Senior Franklin (6-2, 230, 4.5) orchestrated two lengthy Touchdown drives and added another score on the ground in the second half to help Missouri to the victory in wet conditions. Missouri scored 21 points in the final quarter to finish their Non-Conference schedule with a 4-0 record, before starting play in the SEC. Franklin led drives of 94 and 87 yards after his team trailed 16-14 with 11:31 remaining in the third quarter. The Tigers failed to convert any of their four third-down opportunities and only possessed the ball for 9:12 in the first half. Against Arkansas State, Franklin had an outstanding 174.7 Quarterback Rating.
Last week, Franklin hit Sophomore WR Dorial Green-Beckham (6-6, 225, 4.4) for 104-yards and on Saturday night, he hit him for four passes, for 95-yards, including a beautiful 68-Yard Touchdown. Last week, Franklin was pretty sensational as he recorded 404-Yards of Total Offense as the Tigers beat Indiana by a 45-28 score. The 68-Yard Touchdown Catch by Green-Beckham made the ESPE Sweet Sixteen Plays of the Week.
Coach Gary Pinkel installed this Wide-Open Spread Offense and on Saturday, the Tigers and Coach Pinkel won their 94rd game since coming to the school 13 years ago. It’s been two years since James Franklin was an All-Big 12 Quarterback with “Mind-Boggling” statistics and considered to be one of the Best Quarterbacks in the Country and one of the most dangerous Athletic Quarterbacks. But then after an injury-plagued and mostly forgettable Junior Season last year, which was Franklin and The Missouri Tigers first in the SEC, a lot of people forgot about Franklin. If the last two weeks are any indication, Franklin is now back in the Heisman Race.
2013 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SUPER 12 BACKS & ENDS POW PLAYERS
1. AP Odell Beckham – LSU – Beckham was sensational, along with Teammates, Zach Mettenberger and Jarvis Landry, but the Tigers still fell short as the Bulldogs sealed their 44-41 victory over the Tigers with 1:47 left in the game. In this game, Beckham caught six passes for 118-yards and added another 175-yards with seven Kickoff Returns. These two totals gave him a “Mind-Boggling” Total of 293-Yards of Total Offense.
2. AP Vinravious Cooper – East Carolina – Cooper had an amazing game on Saturday as he teamed with Junior QB Shane Carden (6-2, 220) to beat Cross-State Rival North Carolina in a relately easy 55-31 victory. Senior RB Vintavious Cooper (5-9, 200, 4.5) ran for a Career-High 186-yards for the Pirates, who had lost to the Tar Heels in each of the past four seasons, all by at least 14 points or more. Cooper added eight catches for 70-yards, giving him 256-yards of All-Purpose Offense in powering the Pirates to a relatively easy and one-sided victory against their instate rival.
3. RB Matt Jones – Florida – Jones was outstanding on Saturday as he rushed for 176-yards on 28 carries and scored a Touchdown as he helped the Gators to beat Kentucky by a 24-7 score. Sophomore RB Jones (6-2, 226, 4.5) also caught three passes for another 20-yards, giving him 196-All-Purpose Yards.
4. WR Bryan Underwood – NC State – Underwood led the Wolfpack on Saturday as they beat Central Michigan by a 48-14 score as Underwood led the way with 190-Yards of Total Offense and a Touchdown. Underwood caught five passes for a career-high 148-yards. Underwood hauled in an 80-yard Touchdown pass from Junior QB Pete Thomas (6-6, 234), the first of the season for the NC State Quarterback. The 80-Yard Touchdown Catch by Underwood made the ESPE Sweet Sixteen Plays of the Week.
5. RB Rajion Neal – Tennessee – Neal had a Career-Game on Saturday as he rushed for 169-yards and a Touchdown and he also caught three passes for another 14-yards, giving him 183-Yards of All-Purpose Offense as he helped the Volunteers to a 31-24 victory over South Alabama. The Vols also had help from Marlin Lane (5-11, 205, 4.4) as he rushed for 66-yards and caught two passes for another 14-yards, giving him another 80-All-Purpose Yards of Offense. Neal and Lane are the Top Two Tennessee Rushers from 2012 as Neal had 709-yards and five Touchdowns; while Lane had 658-yards and 2 Touchdowns.
6. RB Mike Davis – South Carolina – Davis was very impressive on Saturday for the Gamecocks as they struggled a little, but then they came back to rally and get a 28-25 victory over Central Florida. Davis really dominated as he rushed for 167-yards and scored three Touchdowns. He also caught two passes for another 11-yards, giving him 178-All-Purpose Yards in the victory. The Gamecocks had to overcome a game-ending injury to their starting Quarterback, four turnovers, and a 10-0 halftime deficit. Sophomore RB Davis (5-9, 215, 4.5) scored on a 53-yard Touchdown in the third quarter and then scored on two thirteen-yard Touchdown runs in the fourth quarter.
7. AP Bralon Addison – Oregon – Addison was everywhere on Saturday as the Ducks beat The Golden Bears by a 55-16 score. First of all, Sophomore WR Addison (5-10, 190, 4.4) of Missouri City, Texas returned two punts for a Touchdown, including returns of 75-Yards and 67-Yards. Addison also had three catches for 13-yards and he rushed for 11-yards, to go with his 142-yards on punt returns, giving him 166-Yards of All-Purpose Yards. Both of the Punt Returns of Addison made the ESPE Sweet Sixteen Plays of the Week.
8. RB Bishop Sankey – Washington – Sankey has been playing great all season and he had another great game rushing on Saturday as he rushed for 161-Yards on 40 carries and scored a Touchdown.
9. WR Jarvis Landry – LSU – Landry has been sensational for three years and he has been unbelievable all of this season as he and Odell Beckham had 100-yards again for the second time this season. Landry and Beckham both made some incredible NFL-Type catches in this game from Zach Mettenberger and he finished with 10 catches for 156-Yards and a Touchdown. Beckham caught six passes for 188-yards and a Touchdown. In the TCU game, Landry caught eight passes for 109-yards and a Touchdown; while Beckham caught five passes for 118-yards. Coming into the Georgia game, all of the 10 Mettenberger Touchdown Passes had gone to the Landry and Beckham Tandem, but in this game, Kadron Boone caught a beautiful Touchdown Pass from Mettenberger for 48-yards in the first quarter.
2013 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SUPER SEVEN DEFENSIVE POW PLAYERS
College Super POW Rules
Must Win Your Game or Unless Two Teams in The Top 10 Are Playing!
1. SS Sam Carter – TCU – Carter had an incredible game on Saturday against SMU. This might be the most dominating performance of a Strong Safety of the season. I certainly have not heard of one better. Let’s see. Junior SS Carter (6-1, 220, 4.5) recorded five tackles, including three solo tackles; forced a fumble; had a Quarterback Sack to go with his two Interceptions for 91-yards, including one Interception that he ran 66-yards for a Touchdown. The first Interception came when the game was tied at 10-10 and it set-up the Frogs with their Go-Ahead Touchdown. The Frogs then scored on their next four possessions. Carter then put the final nail in the coffin to the Mustangs with a beautiful 66-yard Interception (In Photo) for a Touchdown to make the Final Score read 48-17 and a TCU Victory.
I’m so proud of Sam Carter. He is my Friend and he played Quarterback in my 2010 All-American Bowl Game Classic, in Austin. Here’s what I said about Carter in the 2010 Game Program: “Carter is an exceptional athlete who is playing Quarterback for his high school team. He is a Hurricane Katrina Victim, but he has been playing in Houston for four years. Carter has tremendous leadership and he can play a lot of positions at the next level. He might be playing Wide Receiver or in the Secondary in the NFL in a few years. Carter did a 4.2 in the Pro-Shuttle and how many Quarterbacks can do that? Only two come to mind: Newton and Griffin.
2. FS Alden Darby – Arizona State – Darby was pretty impressive on Saturday as he helped lead his Sun Devils to a 62-41 UPSET over Southern Cal. In that game, Senior FS Darby (5-11, 192, 4.45) of Long Beach, California recorded seven tackles, including five solo tackles to go with two interceptions, including a 46-yard interception for a Touchdown. Darby also recorded a forced fumble and a fumble recovery that led to a Sun Devil Field Goal that put them ahead by a 20-14 score, just before half-time. On that 46-yard interception, Darby steped in front of a pass by Trojan QB Cody Kessler for the interception return that put the Sun Devils up 34-21 and helped to seal the victory. This victory over the Trojans got their Head Coach, Lane Kiffin, fired.
3. DE Michael Sam – Missouri – Sam had a truly amazing game on Saturday as he recorded three quarterback sacks and forced a fumble as he led the Tigers to a 41-19 victory over Arkansas State. Last week, Junior DE Kony Ealy (6-5, 275) was outstanding for Defensive Coordinator Dave Steckel and this week, Senior DE Sam (6-3, 255, 4.7) was dominating as the Tigers remained undefeated at 4-0.
4. West Virginia defense: What a showing from a unit that was one of the Big-12 worst last season. West Virginia got so many important stops, including shutting down the nation’s best red-zone offense with a goal-line stop that led to a missed field goal. The Mountaineers silenced the Oklahoma State Running Backs, who combined for 47 yards. They snagged a pick-six in the first quarter and another interception to secure the victory in the fourth. Impressive showing all around.
5. LB C.J. Mosley – Alabama – Mosley was his old sensational self on Saturday as he recorded nine total tackles and a safety as the Crimson Tide beat a pretty good Ole Miss Team by a 25-0 score.
6. CB Vernon Hargraves – Florida – Hargraves was one of the most impressive players on the field on Saturday as he recorded his third Interception of the season in the End Zone as he picked-off a Maxwell Smith pass in the third quarter to stop a Kentucky Wildcat drive and potential Touchdown. This Interception by True Freshman CB Hargraves (5-11, 185, 4.33) stopped the Wildcat drive as the Gators beat the Wildcats by a 24-7 score.
7. CB Jordan Batiste – Tulane – Batiste was brilliant on Saturday as he helped the Green Wave to a 31-14 victory UL-Monroe. In that game, Sophomore CB Batiste (5-8, 170, 4.45) recorded eight tackles, including six solo tackles; had his first career sack; forced a fumble which was returned for a Touchdown by his teammate, Senior MLB Dominique Robertson (6-1, 200); and had two Quarterback Hurries in the victory.
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