2015 COLLEGE FOOTBALL BACKFIELD OF THE WEEK – NINE
By Super Scout Max Emfinger
TRI-QUARTERBACK PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
QUARTERBACK TREVONE BOYKIN – TCU #2
On Thursday Night, Super-Star Quarterback Trevone Boykin did not have his Usual Sensational Game Against West Virginia, but he still had a Very Sensational Game in leading The Horned Frogs to a Relatively Easy 40-10 Victory over a Very Good West Virginia Team. This Offensive Backfield MVP Award is his Fourth of this Season, including Awards in Weeks 3, 4, 6, and 9.
In this Game, Boykin Completed 32 of 47 Passes for 388-Yards and Three Touchdowns; while Rushing for another 84-Yards and another Touchdown. These Fabulous Stats gave Boykin 472-Yards of Total Offense and Four Touchdowns.
QUARTERBACK DESHAUN WATSON – CLEMSON #4
Clemson Super-Star and Heisman Candidate Quarterback Deshaun Watson is starting to come into focus, and although he is not one of the Favorite Heisman Candidates, his Saturday Performance against North Carolina State was Sensational. On Saturday, Watson Passed for 393-Yards and Five Touchdowns and Rushed for Another 54-Yards and another Touchdown, giving him 437-Yards of Total Offense and Six Touchdowns in Leading the Tigers to an 8-0 Record and a 56-41 Victory Over NC State.
On Saturday, Against NC State, Watson Completed 23 of 30 for 383-Yards and Six Touchdowns. Watson Rushed for another 54-Yards, giving Watson 437-Yards of Total Offense and Six Touchdowns. With these Incredible Stats, Watson made it Perfectly Clear that his Name needs to be Mentioned in the Heisman Trophy Talk.
In the Last Decade, the only other player to post a 350-Yards Passing/50-Yards Rushing/6 Touchdowns in an ACC Game was his Predecessor, Tajh Boyd, who also did it against NC State in 2012. So far this season, Watson is completing 70 Per-Cent of his Passes and has thrown 20 Touchdown Passes. He has also Passed for 1,936-Yards and Rushed for 386-Yards.
In the Last Decade, only three other Heisman Trophy Quarterback Candidates have matched those numbers through their First Eight Games and that would be Johnny Manziel, Robert Griffin III, and Colt McCoy. I also might add that Manziel and Griffin won the Heisman Trophy.
In this Game, Sophomore Watson had an Incredible 238.9 Quarterback Rating, which has got to be one of the Best of the Year for any Quarterback in America.
QUARTERBACK CHAD KELLY – OLE MISS #10
In one of the Top SEC Games on Saturday, Ole Miss Super-Star Quarterback Chad Kelly might have had the Best Performance in the Conference. In this Key and Crucial Game Against Auburn, Kelley Recorded over 400-Yards again and had Two Second Half Touchdown Passes as he led the Rebels to a 27-19 Victory over the Tigers.
In this Game, Kelly Completed 33 of 51 Passes for 381-Yards and the Two Second-Half Touchdowns and he rushed for another 21-Yards, giving him 402-Yards of Total Offense.
FLANKER BACK PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JAMES WASHINGTON – OKLAHOMA STATE #28
One of the Most Sensational Receiving Performances in Oklahoma State History was the Sensational Game on Saturday by Wide Receiver James Washington. Washington only caught Four Passes, but it was for an Amazing 200-Yards and Two Touchdowns, including Two Catches in the Fourth Quarter for a 75-Yard Touchdown and a 73-Yard Touchdown in Helping the Cowboys to a Key and Huge Big-12 Come-From-Behind Victory over Texas Tech.
With those Four Catches for 200-Yards, Washington moved into the Oklahoma State Top-10 Receiving Single-Game Performances. I was Watching this Game and Washington was Unbelievable in the Deciding Fourth Quarter with 148-Yards on Two Touchdown Catches of 75-Yards and 73-Yards on consecutive Fourth-Quarter Touchdown Scoring Drives.
Washington became the first Oklahoma State Cowboy since Justin Blackmon in 2011 to go over the 200-Yard Single-Game Receiving in a game and he joined Dez Bryant and Blackmon as the only Oklahoma State Underclassmen to Eclipse 200 Receiving Yards in a Single Game.
ALL-PURPOSE BACK PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JAKEEM GRANT – TEXAS TECH #11
One of the Most Incredible Performances in History was Made by Super-Star All-Purpose Back Jakeem Grant of Texas Tech on Saturday. This Performance by Grant was so Sensational, I Waived the Prerequisite Requirement that you have to Win Your Game to be Eligible For the MVP Award.
Grant Recorded an Unbelievable Career-High 323 All-Purpose Yards in the Texas Tech 70-53 Loss to #12 Oklahoma State. First of all, Grant Recorded his Fourth-Career Kickoff Return for a Touchdown with a Career-Long and Texas Tech School-Record Tying 100-Yard Touchdown and he also had a Career-Long 90-Yard Touchdown Catch.
The All-Purpose Yards of Grant Rank Fourth in Texas Tech All-Time Single-Game History. Grant finished the game with 146 Kickoff Return Yards and 178-Yards Receiving on another Career-High 13 Receptions. This Amazing Performance moved Grant into Fifth Place with 2,973 Career Receiving-Yards and into Sixth Place with 5,010 All-Purpose-Yards.
According to ESPN.com, the 210 All-Purpose-Yards in the First Quarter are the most in a Single Quarter in the Country this year.