2017 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SUPER
ELITE ELEVEN MVP’S FOR WEEK SEVEN
By Super Scout Max Emfinger
WEEKLY NOTES: To be Eligible for an MVP Berth: The Player has got to be on The Winning Team.
In Week Seven, I have Set some New Guidelines for the MVP Players as Follows: Quarterbacks: 450-Yards of Offense – All-Purpose Backs: 225-Yards of Offense – Running Backs: 200 Yards of Offense – Wide Receivers: 175-Yards of Offense – Defensive Line: 2 Sacks and 2 TFL – Linebacker: 10 Tackles or 2 Sacks – Defensive Back: 2 Interceptions
SCOUTING NOTES FOR WEEK SEVEN: A True Freshman Running Back did not even Start the Game, but he Rushed for 272-Yards and Four Touchdowns in Leading his ACC Team to an ACC UPSET Victory. Week #7 also Includes Another Quarterback who Passed for 459-Yards, making his Fourth MVP Selection; plus 3 All-Purpose Freaks with Over 250-Yards and 4 Incredible Defensive Freaks.
1. Quarterback Mason Rudolph (#2) – Oklahoma State
All-American Quarterback Mason Rudolph had another Incredible Game, against my Alma Mater, as he Completed 19 of 31 Passes for 459-Yards and Three Touchdowns and Rushed for another 11-Yards and another Touchdown, giving him another Mind-Boggling 470-Yards of Total Offense and Four Touchdowns in Leading The #14 Ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys in Demolishing The Baylor Bears in a 59-16 Victory.
Rudolph found his All-American Wide Receiver James Washington for 6 Catches for an Unbelievable and Incredible 235-Yards and a Touchdown and a Mind-Boggling 39.2 Yards Per Catch Average.
Both Rudolph and Washington are Seniors and they both got their First Career Victories over The Baylor Bears in Four Games. In this Game, Oklahoma State Recorded an Incredible and an Eye-Popping 747-Yards of Total Offense and Seven Touchdowns.
Rudolph also Tied an Oklahoma State School Record with his Seventh Career Career 400-Yard Passing Game.
These Two All-Americans have been Sensational all Year and were Selected as One of our Weekly College Football MVP’s, as Rudolph was Chosen as a Weekly MVP in Weeks #2, #3, #5, and #7; while Washington was Selected as a Weekly MVP in Week #1 and Week #7. Both Rudolph and Washington would have also Won in Week #4, but Their Team Lost to TCU.
“I’m having fun now,” Head Coach Mike Gundy said. “When we win, I’m having a good time.”
“I think it was important to the whole team,” Washington said. “Since I’ve been here, we’ve never beat Baylor, so going into this game, I felt like we had a chip on our shoulder, and we just really wanted to get a win from them for the guys that hadn’t.”
Wide Receiver Marcell Ateman Also Caught Four Passes for 119-Yards and a Touchdown; while Running Back Justice Hill also ran for another 117-Yards and a Touchdown for The Cowboys as they Improved their Record to 5-1 and 2-1 in the Big 12.
Oklahoma State grabbed control with a 28-point second quarter that made it 35-10 at halftime.
Rudolph Completed 19 of 31 Passes for 459-Yards and Three Touchdowns and Rushed for another 11-Yards and another Touchdown, giving him another Mind-Boggling 470-Yards of Total Offense and Four Touchdowns. – 470-Yards of Total Offense
1. Running Back A.J. Dillon (#2) – Boston College
Unbelievable True Freshman Running Back A.J. Dillon helped lead his Boston College to an Incredible 45-42 UPSET Victory over Heavily Favored Louisville as he Rushed for 272-Yards on 39 Carries and Scored Four Touchdowns. The 272-Yards Rushing in a Game are also the Fifth-Most by any Player in the Country in 2017.
Dillon Scored Touchdowns on runs of 1, 3, 11, and 75-Yards as the Eagles improved their Record to 3-4 for the Season. He made some Really Tough Runs between the tackles and Outside-Runs for Huge Gains and Many times they were on Third-And-Manageable Situations, and Dillon was Sensational in Running for a The First Down.
In this Game, Dillon finished with the Third-Best Single-Game Rushing Total in Boston College School History and the most ever by a True Freshman in Boston College School History. Both Andre Williams in 2013 Against Army and Montel Harris in 2009 Against NC State Still hold the Boston College School Record with Five Rushing Touchdowns in a Single Game.
Dillon (6-1, 240, 4.49, 39, 4.19) From Groton Lawrence Academy, Massachusetts Arrived on the Boston College Campus with A Lot of Recruiting Fanfare, after Announcing that he was Choosing to go to Boston College after Verbally Committing to Michigan over Notre Dame, Florida State, Wisconsin, and Virginia.
Dillon, who is the Grandson of Former Notre Dame All-American Wide Receiver and College Football Hall of Fame Inductee Tom Gatewood.
As a Junior, Dillon Rushed for 1,887-Yards and 26 Touchdowns with an Incredible 10.1-Yards Per Carry Average. He had already Rushed for or 1,368-Yards and 21 Touchdowns as a Sophomore.
Then an Unfortunate Thing Happened In his Fourth Game of his Senior Season, as Dillon Demolished Milton Academy for 297-Yards and Five Touchdowns, but there would not be a Fifth Game. A Leg Injury Closed The Door on the Rest of The Dillon Senior Season and Made him Start Thinking About his Football Future and on December 14, Dillon Announced that he would be Attending Boston College instead of The University of Michigan.
“I had to realize that as much as I love Football, it is not a Game that is going to last forever,” Dillon said. “I sat and talked to my Parents about life without Football. I felt that Boston College was the best place for me to develop as a Student, an Athlete, and just as an overall individual. I had nothing bad to say about Michigan. I loved the school. I loved my Class and the Staff with them. I just felt that Boston College was the best place for me.”
Boston College Head Coach Steve Addazio Did Not Expect to be This-Deep at The Running Back Position, because Dillon had Originally Given a Verbal Commitment to Michigan Head Coach Jim Harbaugh.
Then, after looking Impressive in the First Six Games, Dillon had seen his workload, In-Practice, grow over the last few weeks, but he was still Not The Primary Starting Running Back over Running Back Jon Hilliman. After Hilliman Started The Louisville Game with Two Carries for a Minus 6-Yards, Dillon Got his Chance and he Took-Over And he Took Complete Control of the Game.
“Talking about My Offensive Linemen, they did just a great job today,” said Dillon, whose Total Rushing Yards was the Most by a Boston College Running Back Since 2013 Doak Walker Award Winner Andre Williams.
“Those Linemen are just like my Brothers Up-There,” said Dillon. “Sometimes I run over to them and say, `I’m a lineman too.’ “They really put it all on the line for me Today. I can not think them enough.”
Boston College Head Coach Steve Addazio said of Dillon, “He was a beast out there.”
With this Incredible Performance, A.J. Dillon was Selected as The Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week Award Winner and with this Honor, he became The Fifth Boston College Player to Earn The Award Since 2004. Dillon also became The First Running Back since Running Back Andre Williams in November 17, 2013.
Dillon Rushed for 272-Yards on 39 Carries and Scored Four Touchdowns. The 272-Yards Rushing in a Game are also the Fifth-Most by any Player in the Country in 2017. – 272-Yards Rushing
2. Running Back Karan Higdon (#22) – Michigan
Michigan Super-Star Running Back Karan Higdon was Unbelievable in the 27-20 Overtime Victory over Indiana.
Higdon (5-9, 190, 4.4) from Sarasota Riverview, Florida entered this Huge Big Ten Matchup on Saturday with only 201-Yards of Offense on the season, and he ran all over the Hoosiers, as he Rushed for 200-Yards on 25 Carries and Scored Three Touchdowns.
Higdon Accounted for nearly 74-Percent of The Michigan Rushing Yards, so it’s safe to say this was his “Breakout-Game” of The 2017 Season for the Wolverines, on a Day when the Wolverines struggled to sustain drives, even though The Great Michigan Defense did a Great Job on Defense in Leading them to a 5-1 and 1-1 Big-10 Record.
“He was Phenomenal,” Michigan Head Coach Jim Harbaugh said. “I don’t know how many yards he got after contact, but those were tough yards. There many times that it looked like there would be a tackle for loss or a small gain or no gain, and he would get 4 or 5 yards out of it.”
Michigan Rushed 44 Times for 271-Yards, and Indiana Rushed 29 Times for 80-Yards against Indiana and Indiana had the #1 Defense in the Big-10. The Wolverines Still Out-gained The Hoosiers by 329 to 278-Yards in Total Offense.
With 10:25 Left in the Game, Higdon Raced 59-Yards for a Touchdown to-put The Wolverines ahead 20-10. “He cracked a Really Big-One for us, and he didn’t get caught behind the line,” Harbaugh said.
Higdon, then Ran 25-Yards for a Touchdown on the First Play of Overtime for No. 17 Michigan and Super Free Safety Tyree Kinnel (5-11, 201, 4.42) Intercepted a Fourth-Down Pass in the End-Zone on the Final Play of the Game as The Wolverines held off The Hoosiers 27-20 for The Victory on Saturday.
The Final Touchdown by Higdon was not well blocked. It was supposed to go to the right, but instead he cut back left and ran past a few Indiana defenders who could not change directions quickly enough.
“There was nothing there, and I had to make something happen, so I went the other way, and it was off to the races,” Higdon said.
Karan Higdon Rushed for 200-Yards on 25 Carries and Scored Three Touchdowns. – 200-Yards Rushing
1. All-Purpose Back Nyheim Hines (#7) – NC State
North Carolina State Super All-Purpose Back Nyheim Hines was Sensational Again as he ran for an Incredible 83-Yard Touchdown and the Returned a Punt 92-Yards for another Touchdown, while Rushing for 135-Yards and a Touchdown, and Catching 2 Passes for 5-Yards, giving him 249-Yards of Total Offense and Three Touchdowns in a 35-17 Victory of Pittsburgh.
The #20 Ranked NC State, went on the Road to Pittsburgh with a Great Chance to take Total Control of The Atlantic Division of the ACC. Then as the Third Quarter started, The Wolfpack Started to Dominate and their Very Promising Season Started to Take Place.
Hines (5-9, 197, 4.31, 42, 4.09) from Garner, North Carolina and Fullback Jaylen Samuels (5-11, 225, 4.49) from Snellville South Gwinnett, Georgia, Scored Touchdowns in the Fourth-Quarter and The Wolfpack pulled away from Pittsburgh for a Huge 35-17 Victory on Saturday.
Hines is also a Tremendous Wolfpack Track Super-Star, and he is an Unbelievable Running Back, after Converting from Slot Receiver. In Track, Hines has run a Best 100-Meter Time of 10.4, which is a World-Class Timing.
“I told the guys in there, `We’re in the driver’s seat,” Wolfpack Head Coach Dave Doeren said. “The goal is to stay there and the way to do it is to keep doing what we’ve been doing, not listening to anybody, focusing on us and improving internally. That’s what we’ll do.”
Quarterback Ryan Finley Completed 14 of 25 Passes for 198-Yards and a 3-Yard Touchdown to Jakobi Meyers late in the third quarter to put N.C. State ahead to stay. Finley Extended his Streak of Consecutive Passes without an Interception to 313, the Second-Longest in ACC History.
The Wolfpack Outgained Pitt by nearly 100 yards in the second half and forced a pair of turnovers to turn a tie game into their sixth straight victory, matching their longest winning streak since 2002 when Quarterback Phillip Rivers was flinging passes to Jerricho Cotchery.
“That’s crazy,” Hines said. “It’s good to hear, but we’re just going to focus on NC State.”
The Wolfpack were trailing for the first time in a month when Hines stepped through a tackle at the line of scrimmage and raced 83-Yards for a Touchdown to tie The Score at 7-7. Then, Following a three-and-out by Pitt, Hines fielded a Ryan Winslow Punt and Raced 94-Yards, Untouched, into the End-Zone, the longest punt return for a score by an N.C. State player since 1926.
“The guys that blocked for him on that punt return deserve gold stars because I’ve never seen a punt returner have zero people touch him on a vertical punt return like that,” Coach Doeren said.
NFL SUPER SCOUT REPORT: Let’s Ben Honest! If you Can Run a 4.31 in the Forty, Do a 42-Inch Vertical Jump, and Run a 10.4 in the 100 Meters; you can Play on My NFL Team, but Let’s Take it a Step Further. If you can Run Straight, Up-The-Middle, on an Incredible 83-Yard Touchdown and Return and then later another Straight Up-The-Middle Punt for 92-Yards for another Touchdown in the same Game; you can still play on my NFL Team.
Check it Out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7XcYRXxk0A
Hines Returned a Punt 92-Yards for a Touchdown, Rushed for 135-Yards and a Touchdown, and Caught 2 Passes for 5-Yards, giving him 249-Yards of Total Offense. – 249-Yards of Total Offense
2. All-Purpose James Washington (#28) – Oklahoma State
All-American Wide Receiver James Washington Caught Six Passes from All-American Quarterback Mason Rudolph for an Incredible 235-Yards and a Touchdown, and he also ran for another 11-Yards and a 2-Yard Touchdown, giving him a Sensational 270-Yards of Total Offense in The Oklahoma State Cowboys 59-16 Victory over The Baylor Bears.
Both Rudolph and Washington are Seniors and they both got their First Career Victories over The Bears in Four Games. In this Game, Oklahoma State Recorded an Incredible and an Eye-Popping 747-Yards of Total Offense and Seven Touchdowns.
These Two All-Americans have been Sensational all Year and were Selected as One of our Weekly College Football MVP’s, as Rudolph was Chosen as a Weekly MVP in Weeks #2, #3, #5, and #7; while Washington was Selected as a Weekly MVP in Weeks #1 and Week #7. Both Rudolph and Washington would have also Won in Week #4, but Their Team Lost to TCU.
Washington (6-0, 195, 4.35) from Stamford, Texas was an Unheralded Recruit from a Small 2A School with a 3,000 Population. Washington, then Arrived in Stillwater and Totally Stunned The Whole Big-12 by Starting as a True Freshman.
Then, as a Sophomore, Washington became only the Fourth Oklahoma State Underclassman to finish with more than 1,000-Yards Receiving, as he Joined Justin Blackmon, Dez Bryant, and Rashaun Woods, who all Became a Consensus Cowboy All-Americans and an NFL #1 First-Round Daft Choice.
As a Junior, Washington was Ranked Second in the Big-12 Conference behind the Fred Biletnikoff Award Winner Dede Westbrook and a First Team All-Big-12 Selection.
In Six Games in 2017, Washington has Caught 32 Passes for 882-Yards and has Averaged an Incredible 27.56-Yards Per Catch. He has also Tied an Oklahoma State School Record with his Third Career 200-Yard Pass Receiving Game.
And Now, as a Senior, Washington is The Favorite and is on a Short-List to Win The Prestigious Fred Biletnikoff Award as the #1 Wide Receiver in the Country.
“I think it was Really Important to the whole team,” Washington said. “Since I’ve been here, we’ve never beat Baylor, so going into this game, I felt like we had a Chip on our Shoulder, and we just really wanted to get a win from them.”
“Washington is an Unbelievable Athlete and he has an Uncanny Ability to Run by a Defender, make the Defender Miss the Tackle, and then Run into the End-Zone,” said Head Coach Mike Gundy.
NFL SUPER SCOUT REPORT: James Washington is Without a Doubt, a 2018 NFL #1 Draft Choice and he is in a Position to become the #1 Selection in the NFL Draft.
After the game, Oklahoma State Head Coach Mike Gundy Jokingly said that he was trying to send a Waiver to the NCAA to get Washington an extra year of Eligibility. – 237-Yards of Total Offense
3. All-Purpose D.J. Chark (#7) – LSU
The LSU Football Team is on its way Back and with so many Super-Stars on their Team, it is Still Very Hard to Overlook All-Purpose Potential All-American D.J. Chark on Offense and Linebacker Devin White on Defense.
This Week also just happens to be Both Super-Stars Second MVP Selection, as Chark was Selected as one of our MVP’s in Week Two and Week Seven; while White was Selected in Week Six and Week Seven. How Ironic is it that both Chark and White were also Selected as SEC Offense and Defense Players of the Week for Week Seven.
With about 14-Minutes Left in the Game and The Auburn Tigers Winning 23-14. Chark Lined-Up to Return a Punt and The LSU Crowd was Pretty Calm and Praying for a Miracle. Then, all of a sudden, Chark Caught the Football on the 25-Yard Line, Back-Tracked about Six-Yards and Started Running Toward the Left Sideline, where a Great Punt Return Wall had Formed.
Once Chark got to the Sideline, The LSU Crowd Started to get Louder and Louder and Continued for 11.87 Seconds until he Reached the End-Zone to Make the Score 23-21 with 14:33 Left in the Game. Then, it got even Louder and Louder; while Making Tiger Stadium Shake and Continue to Shake after LSU Kicker Connor Culp Kicked the Winning 42-Yard Field Goal with 2:36 Left in the Game and then he Kicked another 36-Yard Insurance Field Goal with 38-Seconds Left in the Game to make the Final Score 27-23 and an LSU Victory.
I live about 15-Miles from The LSU Stadium and on Saturday Night on this Historic Night, I really believe that I was Still Hearing the LSU Crowd Hours after this Historic LSU Game and Victory.
“We’re just becoming a Great Football Team. Our whole staff is galvanized. Our football team is galvanized,” LSU Head Coach, and My Friend, Ed Orgeron said. “We were going to be resilient. We were not going to give up. We were going to block out the noise and we were going to fix the things that were fixable.”
The LSU Defense improved dramatically in the second half, when it allowed no points and just 64-Yards. That enabled LSU (5-2, 2-1) to Win with Special Teams Play.
Defensive Coordinator “Dave Aranda had ice in his veins tonight,” Orgeron said. “We made some mistakes very early. Other people would have tended to quit. Not us.”
Russell Gage made a Spectacular Diving 14-Yard Touchdown Catch and had he also had a 70-Yard Run that Set-Up another Touchdown in the First-Half, as LSU Closed the Gap to 23-14 to set up a Very Tense Finish.
NFL SUPER SCOUT REPORT: D.J. Chark is an Extremely Explosive and Speedy Wide Receiver who “Can-Score” anytime that he “Touches the Football” and he is the LSU “Go-To” Receiver in 2017. With his Great Combination of Great Speed, Great Pass Route-Running, and Tremendous Pass-Catching Abilities makes him one of the Best Wide Receivers in the Country in College Football. Chark is a Definite #1 NFL Draft Choice.
Chark (6-3, 198, 4.32, 40, 4.02) from Alexander, Louisiana is also a Very Versatile Athlete and he is the Only LSU Player in LSU History To Score on a Running Play and a Passing Play of 75-Yards or More. He Scored on an Incredible 79-Yard Touchdown Run in his “First-Career-Touch” in the 2015 Texas Bowl Victory over Texas Tech and then he Caught an 80-Yard Touchdown Pass against Southern Miss in 2016.
Before the 2017 Season Started, Chark had 26 Career Receptions for 466-Yards and Three Touchdowns. He also had Added Another 201-Yards Rushing and Three More Touchdowns. Chark Now has averaged 21.1-Yards Per-Catch on his 48 career catches and he is a Huge Big-Play Threat. In order to Completely Utilize his Versatility, Chark has just Changed his Jersey Number from #82 for the Last Two Seasons to #7 for the 2017 Season.
In this Historic Game and Historic Victory, Chark Caught Five Passes for 150-Yards and Returned Two Punts for 83-Yards and a Touchdown, giving him 233-Yards of Total Offense. – 233-Yards of Total Offense
4. All-Purpose Back Jonathan Taylor – Wisconsin
Super True Freshman Running Back Jonathan Taylor had Another Sensational Game in Leading The Badgers to a 17-9 Victory over Purdue as he Rushed for 219-Yards and a Touchdown. Taylor also Caught One Pass for another 17-Yards, giving him 236-Yards of Total Offense in the Victory.
The Wisconsin Offense Stumbled after a fast start, but then Finished Strong in typical Wisconsin Fashion and The Great Badger Defense Maintained Complete Control throughout the Game.
Taylor (5-11, 214) from Salem, New Jersey Ran for 219-Yards on 30 carries, including a Beautiful 67-Yard Touchdown Run that Shocked The Wisconsin Stadium and Then The Badgers Relied on its Stifling Super Defense to overcome Three-Turnovers to beat Purdue 17-9 on Saturday.
Quarterback Alex Hornibrook Completed 13 of 18 Passes for 199-Yards and a Touchdown, but he also threw two Interceptions for the Badgers, (6-0 and 3-0 in the Big-10) who held on to beat another Division Rival and take a Commanding Lead in the Big Ten West, with their Great Defense That Saved the Game.
Taylor Rushed for 219-Yards and a Touchdown and Caught One Pass for 17-Yards, giving him 236-Yards of Total Offense. – 236-Yards of Total Offense