Four Fabulous Offensive All-Americans
And 2017 College Football Super 16 MVP’s Week Four
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 One, there were a lot of Defensive Players who had a Great Game, but there were not any of them that had a Phenomenal Game and so I did not have any Defensive Players in Week One, but there were Numerous Quarterbacks with Phenomenal Games.
In Week Four, I have Set some New Guidelines for the MVP Players as Follows: Quarterbacks: 375-Yards of Offense – Running Backs: 150-Yards – Wide Receivers: 150-Yards – All-Purpose Backs: 175-Yards – Defensive Line: 2 Sacks and 1 TFL – Linebacker: 15 Tackles – Defensive Back: 2 Interceptions
FAB FOUR OFFENSIVE ALL-AMERICANS
Quarterback Luke Falk (#4) – Washington State
Washington State Sensational Quarterback Luke Falk was Unbelievable in a 45-7 Victory over Nevada and the Washington State Fans got to see a little Washington State History, and a Cougars Defense that looks ready and confident to take on Pac-12 South Favorite, Southern California on next Friday night.
Falk Completed 36 of 47 Passes for 478-Yards and Five Touchdowns, and in Recording those Tremendous Stats, he Threw his #100 Touchdown Pass. Falk, came into the Saturday Game with 98 Career Touchdown Passes, but it did not take him long to Achieve a Milestone, as he threw #99 on the Second Cougars Drive, which was a 12-Yard Touchdown Pass to Wide Receiver Jamal Morrow midway through the First Quarter.
The Landmark 100th Touchdown Pass came on The Cougars next drive, in the First Quarter, when Super Wide Receiver James Williams grabbed a Short Shovel Pass and ran the rest of the way, finishing a 13-Yard Touchdown Pass with 3:24 left in the First Quarter, and moved into Third Place on the Pac-12 All-Time Career Touchdown Passing List.
With his 478-Yards, Falk also Increased his Career Passing Yardage Total to 12,271-Yards, surpassing the previous #3 held on the list by California Quarterback Jared Goff. The Record is held by Oregon State Quarterback Sean Mannion at 13,600 yards. Falk also came a lot Closer to the Pac-12 Career Pass Completions Record of 1,187 Completions. With five Touchdown Passes, Falk only needs 14 more to break the Pac-12 Career Record of 116, held by Quarterback Matt Barkley of Southern Cal.
With Three Tackles For a Loss, and Two Quarterback Sacks, Hercules Mata’afa increased his Career Total to 33, most among active Players players in the Pac-12. The Red-Shirt Junior, with 2½ Quarterback Sacks, is now #10 All-Time at Washington State with 16.5 Career Quarterback Sacks, passing Kache Palacio with 16.
Washington State and Southern Cal will play on Saturday and will bring two 4-0 Pac-10 Teams to play against each other and The Cougars look Really Ready for the Huge Southern Cal Challenge in what should be a Fabulous Martin Stadium Game on Friday.
Williams had 10 Catches for 46-Yards and a Touchdown, while Wide Receiver Tavares Martin Caught Four Passes for 114-Yards and Two Touchdowns. The Cougar Offense controlled the ball for more than 37 Minutes of the Game Manhandled Nevada from the first snap. Williams posted his Third Double-Digit Pass Reception game of this season, with 10 catches. Earlier this season, Williams caught 13 passes against Montana State, and 10 against Boise State.
The defense also had three interceptions, including two by Jalen Thompson. The Cougars lost a chance for their second shutout of the season when Nevada scored with 1:56 remaining. Of the Wolf Pack’s first six offensive plays, three resulted in sacks, 2 ½ by Hercules Mata’afa. Nevada didn’t cross midfield until the second quarter.
Head Coach Mike Leach on Sunday’s NFL protests: After reminding that his team is together in the locker room during the National Anthem, he said that as an American he would always stand for the flag. He also added that he is anxious for a clarification on what exactly players are protesting, that he has never been exactly sure.
My All-American Quarterback Luke Falk Completed 36 of 47 Passes for 478-Yards and Five Touchdowns. – 478-Yards Passing
All-Purpose Back Saquon Barkley (#26) Penn State
Super Heisman Candidate Saquon Barkley had one of the Most Incredible Games in The History of College Football in Leading his Penn State Team to a 21-19 Victory Iowa. After this Unbelievable Game, this Super-Star Running Back and All-Purpose Back has got to be the Leading Candidate for the Heisman Trophy.
OK! So just what did he do to Merit this Attention. Barkley Rushed 211-Yards on 28 Carries; Caught 12-Passes for 94-Yards and Returned Three Kickoffs for another 53-Yards, giving him an Unbelievable 358-Yards of Total All-Purpose Offense. His 358-Yards of Offense in a Very Close Game that Helped to Demoralize The Iowa Defense and give Penn State the Victory. He also will Probably have a few more Mid-Boggling Performances in The Up-Coming Games this year.
One of the Most Sensational Plays of the Year happened in the Penn State and Iowa Game and it Revolved Around Barkley ant was one of the Most Astonishing and Brilliant Plays that I have Ever Seen.
Penn State was Leading 15-13 and was Facing a 3rd-Down-and-6-Yards Midway through the Fourth Quarter. Super-Star Quarterback Trace McSorley threw a Swing Pass to Barkley, who was pinned to the Sideline, but Barkley Charged-Up the Field and Leaped over a Hawkeyes Defender and got the First Down and got the First Down and Kept the Drive-Going and they Eventually Scored the Winning Touchdown.
NFL SUPER SCOUT NOTE: In the 2017 NFL Draft, the Biggest Super Freak was Defensive End Myles Garrett and he was the #1 Selection. In the Summer, Barkley Broke the Penn State Power-Clean Record of Anthony Zattel with an Incredible 405 Power Clean and he also did Five Reps of 525-Pounds in the Squat. These are World Record Feats for a Running Back. Barkley also Squats Almost Twice his Actual Body Weight, which is Unheard-Of in Athletics. If this was not enough for this Freak, he has also Lowered his Forty Time to a 4.33. The Measurables of Junior Taquon Barkley (5-11, 228, 4.33, 40, 4.13, 132, 30) are also Freaky! This Freak is a Potential #1 Selection in the 2018 NFL Draft.
“The big difference in the Football Game was that Running Back Number 26. He’s a Phenomenal Football Player,” Iowa Head Coach Kirk Ferentz said.- 358-Yards of Total Offense
Running Back Bryce Love (#20) – Stanford
Super-Star Running Back Bryce Love had an Unbelievable Mind-Boggling Game on Saturday in an Incredible 58-34 Victory over Quarterback Josh Rosen and the UCLA Bruins. In this Game, Love Rushed for a an Unbelievable Career-High 263-Yards and a 69-Yard Touchdown to Keep his Pac-12 Lead in Rushing. His 263-Yards was the Second-Highest Single-Game Rushing Total in Stanford History.
The Speedy Junior, Love (5-10, 196, 4.32) also has 787-Yards Rushing on 73 Carries and Five Touchdowns after his First Four Games in the 2017 Season and he is Averaging an Amazing 10.8-Yards Per Carry in those First Four Games. Love also Averaged 8.8-Yards Per Carry in this Game.
Stanford trailed UCLA, 13-6, midway through the Second Quarter, but from that point, Love rushed 21 times for 233-Yards and a 11.09-Yards Per Carry Average, including the “Back-Breaking” 69-Yard Touchdown Run late in the Fourth Quarter.
Cameron Scarlett Scored Three Touchdowns and Kicker Jet Toner Kicked Three Field Goals to Give Stanford an Unbelievable 10 Straight Wins over the Bruins. Stanford also got plenty of help from Their Defense and Special Teams. The Cardinal Forced Four turnovers and blocked a Field Goal.
UCLA Quarterback Josh Rosen is One of the Top Passing Quarterbacks in the Country and although he got off to a Slow-Start, he Completed 40 of 60 Passes for 480-Yards and Three Touchdowns, but he had Two Interceptions and Two of his Touchdowns came in the Second Half when The Cardinal had a Very Comfortable Lead.
Love had a 50+ Yard Rushing Game for the Sixth Straight Game and he is The Only College Football Player in the last 20-Years to do so. Love also rushed for Over 100-Yards for the Sixth Straight Game to extend his Stanford School Record as the only Cardinal to Eclipse 100-Yards in his First Six Career Starts.
“It’s an incredibly disappointing feeling for all of us,” UCLA Head Coach Jim More said. “A lot of things were going right and then all of a sudden it goes wrong. I still believe great things will happen for us and they will.”
The Constant Pounding of Love Really Hurt the Bruins the Most, as he has Averaged an Unbelievable 196.7-Yards Rushing Per Game in his First Four Games for The Cardinal. Love would have Hit the 300-Yard Mark, but a Costly Holding Penalty had one his his 48-Yard Touchdown Called-Back in the Fourth Quarter.
In the First Game of the Season, Love proved that he could “Take-The-Place” in Great Style of Running Back Christian McCaffrey, who was Drafted #1 in the 2017 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers as he Rushed for 180-Yards in Leading The Cardinal to a 62-7 Victory over Rice on Sunday in the Sydney College Football Cup.
“Bryce Love is one of the Best College Football Players in America,” said Stanford Head Coach David Shaw! “There are not many guys like him.”
NFL SUPER SCOUT NOTE: Bryce Love has been one of The Best Running Backs in the Entire Country in 2017, Competing With Super Running Back Saquon Barkley For Number One. Love May Not have the Great Ideal Size of an Every-Down NFL Running Back, but with his Great Speed, Elusiveness, and Great Ability to Make Defenders Miss Him and Out-Run Most of the Other Defenders make him an Excellent Slot-Back or Running Back on Third-Down Situations. Although Love is a Relative Newcomer to the the Possible #1 Draft Choice Club, but he could Very-Well become a Member of that Cherished Elite and Some NFL Team Could Very Well Fall in Love with his Great Athleticism and Great Versatility and Draft Him in the First or Second Round. – 263-Yards Rushing
All-American Guard Ross Pierschbacher (#71) – Alabama
The Tremendous Alabama Offensive Line was Unbelievable on Saturday against Vanderbilt in a 59-0 Victory over the Commodores. The Commodores came into this Game with an Undefeated Record and they had also only allowed 13-Points in their First Three Victories, but with The Outstanding Performance of the Crimson Tide Offensive Line, led by Left Guard Ross Pierschbacher, they were Constantly Out-Manned and Lost 59-0.
My All-American Left Guard, Ross Pierschbacher (6-4, 303, 5.09) From Cedar Falls, Iowa helped lead The Tide Offensive Line to Accumulate an Incredible 677-Yards of Total Offense, including 496-Yards Rushing, that included a Career-High 151-Yards for Super Running Back Damien Harris.
After a Freshman Red-Shirt season, Pierschbacher combined with Super Offensive Tackle Cam Robinson in 2015 To-Give Coach Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide The #1 Offensive Guard-Tackle the best Combo in the Country. In 2015, Pierschbacher only Gave-Up one and a half Sacks for the entire season and he had 33 Knockdown-Blocks.
Pierschbacher is also a Very Versatile Offensive Lineman who moved to Center in the 2016 Spring Training and was Outstanding, and he Practiced at Center for the Whole Spring. He then moved back to Left Guard at the Start of the 2016 Season, but he has been Dominant at Both Positions and he can play either Position in the NFL.
In the Vanderbilt Game, Pierschbacher did not allow any Quarterback Sacks, Quarterback Hurries, or Penalties and he lead The Crimson Tide to Average an Unbelievable 7.5-Yards Per Carry. Alabama Out-gained Vanderbilt in Total Offense 677-78 in Total Offense, before Running-Out the Clock with The Largest Margin of Victory in The Alabama Unbelievable Football History.
The Tide also Set a School Record with 38 First Downs, topping the 36 First Downs that they Recorded on November 22, 2014 Against Western Carolina.
NFL SUPER SCOUT NOTE: Ross Pierschbacher is a Three-Year Alabama Starter who was Selected to the 2015 All-SEC Freshman Team, as well as the 2016 All-SEC Team. In the Vanderbilt Game, he Graded-Out at 90-Percent on his Offensive Plays and on Monday, he was Selected as the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week. In the 2018 NFL Draft, Ross Pierschbacher, with his Great Quickness, Agility, and Versatility, will be the First or Second Offensive Lineman to be Drafted.
1. Quarterback Caleb Evans (#6) – Louisiana Monroe
Except for Quarterback Luke Falk, there was not a more Incredible Performance on Saturday than Sophomore Quarterback Caleb Evans of Louisiana Monroe in a 56-50 Double Overtime Victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. In a Totally Amazing Performance, Evans (6-3, 210, 4.5) of Dallas Bishop Dunne, Texas Completed 28 of 34 Passes for 343-Yards and a Touchdown and in an Unbelievable Rushing Performance, Evans Rushed for 129-Yards on 16 Carries for another 129-Yards and Five Touchdowns, giving him a Mind-Boggling 472-Yards and Six Touchdowns.
The 2017 Battle on the Bayou saw a Warhawks victory for the first time in four years, as they downed the Ragin’ Cajuns 56-50 in an Unbelievable Double Overtime Classic. The Warhawks owe most of their success in this contest to the legs of Evans.
Evans and the Warhawks were in the driver’s seat for a majority of the game despite a late surge by the Cajuns to force overtime. Both teams would score during the first overtime, but a miss by the Cajuns’ backup kicker in the Second Overtime Period would give Running Back Derrick Gore a Chance to Win the Game on an Eight-Yard Touchdown Run for the Warhawks. Gore also Rushed for 77-Yards and Two Touchdowns.
Evans ran for a ULM Record-Tying Five Touchdowns in a Wild Sun Belt Conference Opening Game for both Teams. ULM also Scored the Highest Total of Points in their 52-Game Series of ULL and it also was the Most Points given-up at Home by the Ragin’ Cajuns since 1997.
Louisiana Lafayette Gave-Up 593-Yards of Total Offense in the 56-50 Double-Overtime loss to Louisiana Monroe and most of it was, because they could not contain The Warhawks Super Athletic Quarterback, Caleb Evans, on the Ground and through the air.
The Ragin’ Cajuns had Won Eight of the Last Nine Games, but they were Never ahead in this Game, after getting behind 16-0 with 13:22 Left in the Second Quarter. – 472-Yards of Total Offense
2. Quarterback Will Grier (#7) – West Virginia
West Virginia Junior Quarterback Will Grier was Unbelievable in their 56-34 Victory over Kansas as he Completed 25 of 39 Passes for an Incredible 347-Yards and Two Touchdowns and he Ran for another 51-Yards and Two Touchdowns, giving him an Incredible 398-Yards of Total Offense and Four Touchdowns.
Grier (6-2, 214, 4.52) had a Lot of Help in Leading the Mountaineers to their 3-1 Record and he used his Great Leadership to get the Job Done. Senior Running Back Justin Crawford, who is Currently Leading the Big-12 in Rushing, led the Rushing Game with 125-Yards on 18 Carries.
Sophomore Super-Star Running Back Kennedy McKoy also hit the Century Club as he Rushed for 105-Yards on 12 Carries and Scored Two Touchdowns. And Finally, The Mountaineers Number One Wide Receiver David Sills Caught Eight Passes for 130-Yards and Two Touchdowns.
Both Teams Changed Touchdowns in the Fourth Quarter, but the Mountaineers got a Second Chance at the End-Zone after an Offside Penalty on a Field Goal, and it was still 42-34 with 7:35 left in the game. Grier answered with a Touchdown on a Quarterback-Keeper and he then Scored again a few minutes later to Ice-The-Game Away.
In this Game, Grier Responded with his Fourth Straight 300-Yard Game, including Passing Games of 371, 352, 304, and 347-Yards; plus 13 Touchdowns. In this Game, Grier Recorded a Great 150.6 Quarterback Rating. – 398-Yards of Total Offense
3. Quarterback Manny Wilkins (#5) – Arizona State
One of the Biggest Shocks and Upsets of Week Four was in the Unbelievable 37-35 UPSET of Arizona State over Oregon. This was also after most College Football Fans were thinking that The Oregon Ducks were on their way back to Football Prominence.
Just when the Oregon Football World was starting to believe this Story, the Ducks went on the road to Tempe, Arizona State to Play the Arizona State Sun Devils. The Ducks Really did not play terribly bad, but they were not able Stop Junior Quarterback Manny Wilkins.
In this Game, Wilkins Completed 24 of 39 Passes for 347-Yards and One Touchdown, doing almost all of his damage via two targets, including N’Keal Harry and Jalen Harvey, who were responsible for 15 of his 24 Completions and 303-Yards Receiving. Harry Caught 7 Passes for 170 Yards and Harvey Caught 8 Passes for 133-Yards. A Great Chunk of his Yardage came on Two Plays, a 63-Yard Touchdown by Harvey and a 52-Yard Touchdown by Harry.
If you add 35-Yards Rushing to the 347-Yards Passing, it gives Wilkins 382-Yards of Total Offense and Three Touchdowns. In his First Four Games, Wilkins has Eight Passing Touchdowns without a single Interception. He’s no Luke Falk, or a Baker Mayfield or a Mason Rudolph, but Manny Wilkins has quietly put together a better Quarterback Rating than either Lamar Jackson, Trace McSorley, or J.T. Barrett. – 382-Yards of Total Offense
4. All-Purpose Christian Kirk (#3) – Texas A&M
Texas A&M Unbelievable Junior Wide Receiver Christian Kirk is Receiving Some Incredible National Attention after his Eye-Popping Game Against Arkansas on Saturday.
I watched part of this Game and it was one of the Most Exciting games on Television on Saturday. In this Game, Kirk (5-11, 200, 4.42, 39, 4.22) from Scottsdale, Arizona was Unbelievable as he had an Incredible Day as he Caught Eight Passes for 174-Yards and Two Touchdowns, including an 81-Yard Touchdown Catch in the First Quarter to Tie the Score at 7-7 and Later he Returned a Kickoff 100-Yards for a Touchdown.
The Lead Changed Hands Four Times in the Fourth Quarter Alone, but Kirk Returned the Kickoff an Incredible 100-Yards for his Second Touchdown with only 5:10 Left in the Game, and Arkansas Still had a 43-40 Lead. Then with only Four Seconds Remaining in the Game, Texas A&M Kicker Daniel LaCamera Kicked a 27-Yards Field Goal, to Tie the Score at 43-43 to End the Game and Send the Game into Overtime. A few Minutes into the Overtime, Freshman Quarterback Kellen Mond hit Kirk in the End-Zone on a 10-Yard Winning Touchdown Pass.
Texas A&M Freshman Quarterback Kellen Mond was named a Star of the Week by the Manning Award sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl and to the Davey O’Brien Award “Great 8” List, it was announced Monday.
Mond led the Aggies to the thrilling 50-43 Overtime Victory against Arkansas in Arlington, Texas. The San Antonio native threw for 216-Yards and Two Touchdowns and added a Team-High 109-Yards Rushing, giving him 325-Yards of Total Offense.
Not only did Kirk eclipse 100-Yards Receiving and Score Two Touchdowns, including the go ahead Touchdown in Overtime, he also added 3 Kick Returns for a Total of 136-Yards, giving him 310-Yards of All-Purpose Yards. Kirk has also Exceeded 100-Yards Receiving in three of four Aggie Games.
Kirk Started the Season as one of the Top Wide Receivers in the Country, after Recorded 1,937-Yards Receiving in 2015 and 2016. He got-off to a Slow Start this Season when he did not have more than 60-Yards Receiving in any of his First Three Games, but he had to Deal with Constant Double and Triple Teaming.
In this Unbelievable “Break-Out” Game, Kirk was Just Incredible. The 100-Yard Kick Return for a Touchdown was the First Texas A&M Kick-Return for a Touchdown since Coryell Judie had an 84-Yard Kickoff Return on November 12, 2010. Kirk also holds the Texas A&M Record for Special Teams Touchdowns with Six, after Returning Five Punts for Touchdowns in his First Two Seasons with the Aggies.
On Monday, Kirk was Honored as the SEC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week Four. It was his Second SEC Weekly Award. – 310-Yards of Total Offense
5. Running Back Jeffery Wilson – (#3) North Texas
Super Mean Green Running Back Jeffery Wilson was one of Six College Football Players to rush for at least 200-Yards in Week Four. While that’s “Par for the Course” for Super Stars like of Saquon Barkley, Bryce Love, Jonathon Taylor, and Mark Walton, the 211-Yards Rushing for Wilson in The North Texas 46-43 Victory over UAB was a Career-High.
Of his 26 Carries, 11 of his Carries either resulted in a First Down or a Touchdown. Wilson did lose Two Fumbles, but he made up for it with a 34-Yard Run that set up the Mean Green for their Game-Winning Field Goal.
Despite playing for a team that had a 1-11 Record and barely averaged 15 Points Per Game, Wilson rushed for 830-Yards as a Sophomore and then Gained 936-Yards as a Junior. He also has Averaged at Amazing 7.9-Yards Per Carry in Three of Four Games in 2017. – 211-Yards Rushing
6. Running Back Mark Walton (#1) – Miami
Super Star Junior Running Back Mark Walton of Miami had a a Really Unbelievable Game in a 52-30 Victory over Toledo on Saturday. In this Game, Walton (5-9, 205, 4.4) Rushed for an Amazing 204-Yards and a Touchdown and the Reason that it was so Amazing was that he Rushed for 204-Yards on only 11 Carries and he Averaged a Mind-Boggling 18.5-Yards Per Carry.
Walton is not a Really Big Running Back, but what he does have is Great Speed and Great Agility and a Great Ability for Defenders to Miss a Tackle on him. He is Probably one of the Most Underrated Running Backs in a Crowded List of Top-Rated Running Back this year, but more performances like that this one will give all of the Fans and NFL Scouts to Find-Out about and take notice.
Walton, from Miami Washington, Florida, Scored in the First Quarter on a 44-Yard Touchdown Scamper and then again in the Same Quarter, Walton had a Beautiful 82-Yard Run to Set-Up a Field Goal. In the Second Quarter, Walton went to the Sideline with a Minor Ankle Injury, but he Returned in the Fourth Quarter.
In this Game, Walton Rushed for 204-Yards, but he also Caught One Pass for 4-Yards, giving him 208-Yards of Total Offense. In 2015, Walton had 450-Yards Rushing, 9 Touchdowns, and 22 Catches for another 293-Yards. In 2016, he had 1,117-Yards Rushing, 14 Touchdowns, 27 Catches for 240-Yards.
Another Amazing Fact about One of the Most Underrated Running Backs in a Crowded List is that Walton has Recorded over 2,000-Yards of All-Purpose Yards and 25 Touchdowns in 26 Career Games for the Miami Hurricanes.
In 2016, Walton was Selected to the All-ACC Third Team All-Conference Team and he has also been Selected to The Maxwell Award Watch List. – 208-Yards of All-Purpose Yards
7. Running Back Myles Gaskin (#9) – Washington
In the Big Washington 37-10 Victory over Colorado, there were a Lot of Husky Super-Stars as Cornerback Jordan Miller (6-1, 184, 4.45) of Oceanside, California had Two Interceptions on Defense, along with a “Pick-Six” by Sophomore Cornerback Myles Bryant (5-8, 180 4.4) as the Seventh Ranked Washington Huskies overcame a Rather Slow Start, but then gave Colorado its First Loss of the Season with a 37-10 Victory on a Cold and Rainy Saturday Night at Folsom Field.
The Offensive Super-Star of the Washington Victory was Junior Running Back Myles Gaskin (5-9, 191, 4.44, 36) of Lynnwood O’Dea, Washington, who Rushed for a Career-High 202-Yards and Two Touchdowns and gave the Huskies a Perfect (4-0, 1-0) Record and a Perfect 1-0 Record in the Pac-12. This Big Victory gives the Huskies a Step-Closer to the 2017 Pac-12 Championship Game Again after the 2016 Pac-12 Championship Game.
Myles Gaskin Rushed for 1,302-Yards and 14 Touchdowns in 2015 and then Rushed for 1,373-Yards and 10 Touchdowns in 2016 and he has Averaged 98.3-Yards Per Game for Three Years. He was Selected to The All-Pac-12 All-Conference First Team in 2016 and he is also on The Maxwell Award Watch List. – 202-Yards Rushing
8. All-Purpose Back Darius Anderson (#6) – TCU
TCU Super-Star Running Back Darius Anderson Rushed for 160-Yards and Three Touchdowns and Caught Four Passes for 41-Yards, giving him 201-Yards of Total Offense in a Huge UPSET 44-31 Victory Over Oklahoma State. In an Unusually Close Game, Anderson Made an Unbelievable and Beautiful 42-Yard Touchdown Run with only 2:37 left Left in the Game, to Clinch the UPSET Victory.
On Monday, The Big 12 Named Anderson as the Big-12 Offensive Player of the Week. Anderson as also been Selected as The Walter amp National Player of the Week for Week Four and in doing so, he has put Darius Anderson On-The-Map.
Sophomore Running Back, Darius Anderson, has been Running-Over and Around Defenses for the First Four Games of the Season, especially on Saturday in the UPSET Victory of the #6 Oklahoma State Cowboys.
Anderson (5-11, 205, 4.42, 39, 4.22) from Rosenberg George Ranch, Texas, had career highs on the ground and through the air in Saturday’s Victory. After the First Four Games, Anderson has Rushed for 426-Yards on 68 Carries and Six Touchdowns and is averaging 6.28-Yards Per Carry.
12. Running Back Damien Harris (#34) – Alabama
Alabama Super Running Back Damien Harris and his Number One Offensive Lineman, Ross Pierschbacher, were both Selected on Monday as Two of the SEC Players of the Week.
In Most of the Alabama Football Games, The Crimson Tide is always the Biggest, Strongest, Fastest, and Best Well-Coached and the Always Win. In the Game on Saturday, they were Facing an Undefeated Vanderbilt Team that was leading the Country in a Defense that had also only allowed 13-Points in their First Three Games.
Alabama Quarterback Jalen Hurts had Run for over 100-Yards in the last Two Games for The Tide and the Alabama Running Backs had not been Called-On that much, but in this Game, both of the Super-Star Running Backs, Damien Harris and Bo Scarbrough, were Outstanding in the Rout of the Commodores. Scarborough Scored First, in the First Quarter, on a Six-Yard Touchdown with 9:09 Left. Running Back Scarborough Scored again in the Second Quarter with a Two-Yard Touchdown Run and he Finished with 79-Yards on 11 Carries. He also Caught for 2-Yards, giving him 81-Yards of Total Offense.
Harris was Really Outstanding as he Finished the First Quarter with 85-Yards Rushing, including a Beautiful 61-Yard Touchdown Run with 3:32 Left and then a 2-Yard Touchdown with 42 Seconds Left in the First Quarter, giving him more Rushing Yards than any other Game this Season.
Harris ran for a Career-High 151-Yards and a Career-High Three Touchdowns on 12 Carries during the Crimson Tide 59-0 Victory over Previous Undefeated Vanderbilt on Saturday. He averaged 12.6 yards per carry and he also Caught One Pass for Nine-Yards, giving him 160-Yards of All-Purpose Yards. After Four Games, Harris was Averaging 8.2-Yards Per Carry; while Scarborough was Averaging 5.2 and Hurts was Averaging 8.0-Yards Per Carry. – 160 Yards of All-Purpose Yards
1. DE Bradley Chubb (#9) – NC State
In a weekend loaded with Unbelievable and Impressive Defensive Performances, it was certainly difficult to pick who stood out the most. Given the nature of the Performance and Type of Opponent; NC State defender, Bradley Chubb came out of Weekend Four with one of the Most Impressive Individual Efforts of the Season.
Super NC State Edge-Rusher Chubb had a Tremendous Game in the 27-21 UPSET Victory over Florida State as he Recorded 7 Tackles, including 5 Solo Tackles, 2 Quarterback Sacks, Forced a Fumble, and had 2 Tackles for a Loss. In this Unbelievable Banner Game, Athlon Selected Him For National Defensive Player of the Week.
Chubb Wreaked Total Havoc against The Florida State Offensive Linemen all afternoon in the 27-21 Wolfpack Victory and he was also Instrumental in helping to limit the Seminoles to Only 104-Yards rushing.
The Effort of Chubb Played a massive effort in helping NC State beat Florida State for the first time in five years and he will continue to help NC State win in what looks to be a very promising season. Chubb had 10 Quarterback Sacks and 21.5 Tackles for a Lossin 2016. At this point in the season; he has 3.5 Sacks and 7.5 Tackles for a Loss and is on pace to break his highs from 2016.
While Chubb is not a Really Great Athlete, he is an Incredibly Relentless and Physical with Great Technique and a Super High-Motor who keeps coming for the Football. In a class that has yet to establish a lot of top tier pass rushing talent, Bradley Chubb may come out among the best prospects in the draft.
Playing on 51 Defensive Snaps, Chubb from Powder Springs Hillgrove, Georgia Recorded Seven Tackles and Two of his tackles were Quarterback Sacks foe a Minus 13-Yards. In the Second Quarter, with Florida State driving and down by three points, Chubb Forced a Fumble that the Wolfpack recovered at the NC State 2-Yard Line. With 12 Seconds left in the First Half, one of his Key Quarterback Sacks resulted in a Loss of Nine-Yards to force the Seminoles to settle for a field goal. – Seven Tackles, Five Solo Tackles, Two Quarterback Sacks, Two Tackles for a Loss, and One Forced Fumble
2. DE Jonathan Greenard (#58) – Louisville
Louisville Super-Star Defensive End Jonathan Greenard was Sensation, during the Limited-Time, in the 42-3 Victory over Kent State. In this Game, Greenard only Recorded Three Tackles, but of the Three of the Tackles, Two were Solo Tackles and he had Two Quarterback Sacks.
Sophomore Greenard (6-4, 257, 4.66) from Hiram, Georgia did not get to play very much in the Second Half, but he is Extremely Physical and Fast and he Dominated the First Half in the Victory. After a 3-1 Record in the First Four Games, the Versatile and Relentless Defensive Star is Really being a Dominant Force as he is Leading The Cardinals and The ACC in Quarterback Sacks and Tackles For a Loss.
Greenard is also Ranked #5 in the Country in Quarterback Sacks with Five Quarterback Sacks and #7 in the Country in Tackles for a Loss with 7.5.
Two weeks ago, University of Louisville Head Football Coach Bobby Petrino predicted that Jonathan Greenard was only going to get better and better on the Defensive Front Four for the Cardinals.
“He’s Mr. Versatility for us,” Defensive Line Coach L.D. Scott said about Greenard. “He can play all four spots for us in any situation. Injuries were a crucial part of his development last season. He was able to play in some big moments and he Stepped-Up and made some Really Big plays as a Red-Shirt Freshman in 2016.
“I try and stay relentless and make every play out there,” Greenard said. – 3 Tackles, 2 Quarterback Sacks, and 2 Tackles for a Loss
3. DT Chase Winovich (#15) – Michigan
Michigan Super Defensive Tackle Chase Winovich had a Sensational Game on Saturday in a 28-10 Victory over Purdue. In this Big-10 Opening Conference Game, Winovich Recorded some Unbelievable Stats as he had Six Tackles, including all Solo Tackles. Of those Six Solo Tackles, Three were Quarterback Sacks and Four of his Tackles were For a Loss. All of these Stats were Career-Highs for Winovich in a Single Game.
For his Incredible Game, Winovich was Selected on Monday as the Defensive Player of the Week in the Big-10 as he Shared the Big-10 Honor with Josey Jewell of Iowa. On Sunday, Winovich was Selected by The Walter Camp Foundation as the National Defensive Player of the Week.
Also, Chase Winovich is #3 Nationally in Quarterback Sacks with Six Sacks. Michigan will Play Ball State on Saturday, but the Michigan and Michigan State Game on October 7 will Receive a lot of National Attention. – Six Solo Tackles, Three Quarterback Sacks, and Four Tackles for a Loss
4. CB Deatrick Nichols (#3) – South Florida
Super-Star South Florida Cornerback Deatrick Nichols had a Sensational Game on Saturday in a 43-7 Victory over Temple. Cornerbacks are Usually Speedy and have to keep-up with Speedy Wide Receivers of their Opponent and if they are able to Record a Turnover, it is Usually an Interception that they are Fighting and Competing with the Wide Receiver to Catch.
South Florida has Won their First Four Games and their Winning Streak is Due to their Sensational Plays by the Bulls Explosive Offense and Opportunistic Defense and in this Game Against Temple Both Cornerback Nichols (5-10, 190, 4.37) of Powerhouse Miami Central and Linebacker Auggie Sanchez (6-2, 245, 4.6) were Unbelievable.
Nichols is not only the Bulls Defensive Leader, but he had Three Tackles, including Two Solo, Two Interceptions, and he also had a Forced Fumble. Forcing three turnovers in a night is an Unbelievable Effort for a Cornerback and he will continue to make plays for the Bulls and make a name for himself while South Florida Keeps Winning.
Sanchez also had an Unbelievable Game as he Recorded Seven Tackles, including Three Solo, and 1 Quarterback Sack, and 3 Tackles for a Loss.
With a Vastly Improved Defense, #21 Ranked Bulls Forced Six Turnovers and held Defending American Athletic Conference Champion Temple to a Minus 4-Yards Rushing on Thursday Night in a 43-7 Victory that extends the Bulls Winning Streak to a School-Record Nine Straight Games. The team had Four Interceptions, boosting its season total to 12 in Four Games. The Bulls had Eight Interceptions 2016.
Head Coach Charlie Strong said, Rather than dwell on what transpired last year, he wanted his players to focus on the importance of setting a tone for this Season and The Conference Race. “When you play with passion and enthusiasm, that’s the kind of performance you’ll get,” Strong said.
This is The Third Year for Nichols to Start as he Started 13 Games in 2015 and 2016 at Cornerback. In 2015, he Recorded 62 Tackles, 8.5 for a Loss, and led the team with Four Interceptions. Nichols was named First Team All-American Athletic Conference in 2015.
Then, in 2016, he Recorded 49 Tackles, and led the team with Four Interceptions and Seven Pass Breakups. In the 49-42 Victory over Memphis, he had three straight Defensive Plays at the goal line on the Tigers Final Possession. Nichols was named to the Second Team All-American Athletic Conference in 2016, and he received South Florida’s Most Improved Player Award after the Season. In 2017, Nichols moved to Nickel-Back on Defense.
At Miami Central, Nichols made 105 Career Tackles and 12 Interceptions. Central Won Three State Championships during his time there, including each of his last two seasons. The Bulls had a bit of an advantage in recruiting Nichols, because his former High School Coach was Telly Lockette, who joined the Willie Taggart Coaching Staff in 2013. He Signed with South Florida in the 2014 Recruiting Class after Receiving Offers from Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Tennessee, and UCLA.
Deatrick Nichols is Currently on The Jim Thorpe Award List and also on The Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List! – Three Tackles, Two Solo Tackles, Two Interceptions, Two Pass Breakups, and Pass Breakup