College Football Weekly MVP’S – Week #8!
By Super Scout Max Emfinger
2019 COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEKLY MVP WEEK #8
SUPER 6 DUAL QUARTERBACK MVP’S WEEK #8
FAB 14 ALL-PURPOSE RUNNING BACK MVP’S WEEK #8
SUPER 7 ALL-PURPOSE WIDE RECEIVERS WEEK #8
ELITE 18 DEFENSIVE MVP’S – WEEK #8
TOP 3 KICKER/PUNTER MVP’S – WEEK #8
MVP Players Must Be On Winning Team!
SIDEBAR I: Through The First Eight Games of The 2019 Season, There Were About Six Heisman Trophy Favorites! Coming Into The Season, Including Quarterbacks Trevor Lawrence and Tua Tagovailoa As The Two Favorites. After Week #8, According to The Caesars Sportbook The Top Six Now Are: QB Joe Burrow, QB Tua Tagovailoa, QB Jalen Hurts, RB Jonathan Taylor, QB Justin Fields, and WR CeeDee Lamb. QB Sam Ehlinger and QB Justin Herbert are Other Heisman Trophy Candidates.
SIDEBAR II: Week #8 SUPER 6 DUAL/QUARTERBACK MVP’S INCLUDE: Dual/QB Jalen Hurts With a 308.5 Quarterback Rating, Dual/QB Joe Burrow With a 205.2 Quarterback Rating, Dual/QB Brock Purdy With a 195.8 Quarterback Rating, Dual/QB Kevin Thomson With a 194.7 Quarterback Rating, Dual/QB Sam Ehlinger With a 172.1 Quarterback Rating, and Dual/QB Shane Buechele With a 162.6 Quarterback Rating.
SIDEBAR III: Week #8 FABULOUS 14 ALL-PURPOSE/RUNNING BACK MVP’S INCLUDE: AP/RB Breece Hall With 256-Yards, AP/RB Travis Etienne With 227-Yards, AP/RB Raymond Calais With 226-Yards, RB A.J. Dillon With 223-Yards, AP/RB Jamycal Hasty With 212-Yards, RB David Bailey With 181-Yards, RB D’Andre Swift With 179-Yards, AP/RB Darrynton Evans With 177-Yards, AP/RB Zach Moss With 177-Yards, AP/RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn With 176-Yards, AP/RB Juan Washington With 173-Yards, AP/RB Elijah Dotson With 165-Yards, AP/RB Najee Harris With 153-Yards, and AP/RB J.K. Dobbins With 151-Yards.
SIDEBAR IV: Week #8 SUPER 7 ALL-PURPOSE/WIDE RECEIVER MVP’S INCLUDE: WR Reggie Roberson With 250-Yards, WR Malik Stanley With 212-Yards, AP/WR Joe Reed With 183-Yards, AP/WR K.J. Hamler With 179-Yards, AP/WR Sage Surratt With 170-Yards, WR Pierre Williams With 153-Yards, and AP/WR Josh Fleeks With 150-Yards.
SIDEBAR V: Week #8 TOP 20 DEFENSIVE MVP’S Include: DE Bradlee Anae With 3 Sacks, DE Marlon Davidson With 2 Sacks and Fumble Recovery, DE Justin Foster With 2 Sacks, DE Bennie Higgins With 2 Sacks, DT Dariyn Choates With 2.5 Sacks and 4 TFL, DT/NG Jarrod Hewitt With 2.5 Sacks, DT/NG Marcus Brown With 2 Sacks, DT Ka’Derrion Mason With 2 Sacks, and DT/NG Norell Pollard With 2 Sacks. OLB Isaiah Simmons With 2 Sacks, OLB Terrell Lewis With 2 Sacks, OLB Buddy Johnson With 1 TFL and Rumble Recovery For Touchdown, and OLB Jake Hansen With 1 Sack and 2 Fumbles Recovered. MLB Terrel Bernard With 1/2 TFL and Fumble Recovery For Touchdown. FS Antoine Winfield, Jr With 2 Interceptions and A Touchdown, FS Jacoby Stevens With 1 Sack and 1 Interception, SS Patrick Nelson With 2 Sacks, SS Brandon Jones With 10 Solo Tackles, CB Amik Robertson With 3 Interceptions and CB Allan George With 1 TFL and 1 Interception.
SIDEBAR VI: Week #8 TOP 3 KICKER/PUNTER MVP’S Include: KICKER Cameron Dicker With Game-Winning 33-Yard Field Goal With No Time Left In Huge Upset Victory, PUNTER Pressley Harvin, III With 6 Punts For 45.5 Average and Touchdown Pass, and KICKER Nick Sciba With 5 Field Goals Which Tied School Record In Huge Upset Victory.
SUPER 6 DUAL QUARTERBACK MVP’S WEEK #8
DUAL THREAT PASSING QUARTERBACK
JALEN HURTS – OKLAHOMA SOONERS
The Heisman Trophy Award Candidate Favorite Jalen Hurts (#1) Had Another Incredible Game Against The West Virginia Mountaineers As He Completed an Incredible 11 of 11 Passes To Start The Game and Finished The Game Completing 16 of 17 Passes For 316-Yards and 3 Touchdowns. Hurts Also Rushed 10 Times For Another 75-Yards, Giving Him an Unbelievable 391-Yards of Total Offense and 5 Touchdowns as The Oklahoma Sooners Rolled To a 52-14 Victory Over The West Virginia Mountaineers.
The Most Incredible and Most Mind-Boggling Stat For Jalen Hurts in This Game Was His Unbelievable 308.5 Quarterback Rating. I Have Never Heard of a Quarterback Rating Like This! He Also Recorded 14.5-Yards Per Touch!
The Oklahoma Sooners (7-0, 4-0) Are Still Unbeaten After Seven Games Against The Mountaineers (3-4, 1-3) Since They Joined The Big-12 Conference in The 2012 Football Season. The Oklahoma Sooners Have won 20 of Their Last 21 Games.
In This Game, The Sooners Racked-Up 560-Yards of Total Offense, and They Have Scored at Least 34-Points in The Last 17 Straight Games, Witch is The Second-Longest Game Points Streak in The FBS Since 1980. The Sooners Did Not Score a Touchdown in The Fourth Quarter, Although They Scored a Touchdown in Every Quarter This Season Except Only in Two Quarters.
Hurts Became Only The Third Big-12 Conference Quarterback To Complete at Least 90% of His Passes, Pass For over 300-Yards, and Throw for at Least 3 Touchdowns in a Single Game.
The Oklahoma Sooners Senior Heisman Trophy Award Candidate Quarterback Jalen Hurts (6-2, 219, 4.46, 35, 4.22) From Channelview, Texas is Still in The Hunt For The Heisman Trophy Award and Another Incredible Game Like This Game Will Continue To-Keep His Name in The Top Two or Three Heisman Candidates. On Top of All of These Incredible Stats, Hurts Has Just Led The Oklahoma Sooners To a #1 National Ranking in The Country, Ahead of Both The LSU Tigers and The Alabama Crimson Tide.
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JOE BURROW – LSU TIGERS
The LSU Tigers Have Just Moved Into an Unbelievable Tie For Second In The Country With The Alabama Crimson Tide and Dual Threat Quarterback Joe Burrow (#5) is The Only LSU Tiger Player Who Can Be Listed as The Player Responsible, Although He Has Some Incredible Wide Receivers.
In This Game Against The Mississippi State Bulldogs, Burrow Completed 25 of 32 Passes For 327-Yards and 4 Touchdowns, which Also Included The LSU Tigers School Record For Touchdown Passes in a Single Season. Burrow Also Had an Incredible 205.2 Quarterback Rating.
The Amazing Thing About All of This, Is The Fact That Joe Burrow Only Took Seven Games In The 2019 Season To-Break The LSU Tigers All-Time Season Touchdown School Record For Touchdown Passes in Only Seven Games.
Burrow Passed For His 29th Record-Breaking Touchdown Pass of The Season During The Second Half on Saturday as he Put The #2 Ranked LSU Tigers Ahead of The Bulldogs by a 36-7 Lead and Then The Eventual 36-13 Victory. Quarterback Matt Mauk Had Set the Previous Record of 28-Touchdown Passes in 2003 and Then Quarterback JaMarcus Russell Tied it in 2006.
Burrow Got Ready For The Record With a Beautiful 60-Yard Touchdown Pass to Wide Receiver Racey McMath in The Second Quarter For His #26th Touchdown Pass and Then His #27 Touchdown Pass Came on an 8-Yard Touchdown Pass to Ja’Marr Chase With 50-Seconds Left Before Halftime.
With 10:36 Left in The Third Quarter and on The Second Drive After Halftime, Burrow Tied The Record With a 37-Yard Touchdown Pass To Wide Receiver Derrick Dillon. Then, On The #2 Ranked LSU Tigers Next Touchdown Drive, Burrow Broke The LSU Tiger Single Season Touchdown School Passing Record For Touchdown Passes as He Hit His Favorite Super Wide Receiver Target, Justin Jefferson on an 18-Yard Touchdown Pass.
LSU Tiger Head Coach Ed Orgeron Complimented His Super-Star Quarterback and His New Record After The Game. “We’re Just Getting Started, Though,” said Coach Orgeron.
Joe Burrow (6-4, 216, 4.62) Finished This Game in The Fourth Quarter. Burrow and His New Passing Game Coordinator and Coach Joe Brady Have Helped Transform The #2 Ranked LSU Tigers Into one of the Most Explosive and Exciting Passing Offenses in the Country and They Have Risen To The Top in The Country In Scoring as They Entered This Game Against The Mississippi State Bulldogs With a 52.5 Points Per Game Average.
The LSU Tigers Defense Was Also Outstanding and The Co-MVP Junior Free Safety Jacoby Stevens (#3) Was One of The Most Impressive Defensive Players For The LSU Tigers as He Recorded 8 Tackles, Including 4 Solo Tackles, 4 Assisted Tackles, A One-Handed Interception, and 1 Quarterback Sack. Ironically, Stevens Also Recorded 8 Tackles, Including 4 Solo Tackles and 4 Assisted Tackles Against The Florida Gators.
Stevens (6-2, 228, 4.44) Was The #1 Safety in The Country in The 2017 Recruiting Class, But The LSU Tigers also Signed Another Safety in That Same 2017 Recruiting Class and His Name Was Grant Delpit, Who Was The #9 Player in The Country in That Same 2017 Recruiting Class, But Stevens and Delpit Both Played The Same Position.
So Super-Star Delpit Started 10 Games For The LSU Tigers at Free Safety in 2017, Opposite John Battle at Strong Safety, While Stevens, From Murfreesboro Oakland, Tennessee, Who Was The #1 High School Safety in America in 2017 Moved To Wide Receiver. After Several Position Changes, Stevens is Back at Free Safety, While Delpit is All-American at Strong Safety.
DUAL THREAT PASSING QUARTERBACK
BROCK PURDY – IOWA STATE CYCLONES
The Iowa State Cyclone Super Dual Threat Quarterback Brock Purdy (#15) Completed an Amazing 23 of 32 Passes For an Unbelievable 378-Yards and 3 Touchdowns in The Amazing 34-24 UPSET Victory Over The Texas Tech Red Raiders. Purdy (6-1, 210, 4.62) Also Rushed for Another 7-Yards, giving him 385-Yards of Total Offense and 3 Touchdowns in The Huge Victory. Purdy Also Recorded an Incredible 195.8 Quarterback Rating. Co-MVP All-Purpose Running Back Breece Hall (#28) Recorded 256-Yards of Total Offense.
As a Weekly Co-MVP In Week Four, Purdy Completed an Amazing 21 of 27 Passes For an Incredible Career-High 435-Yards and 6 Touchdowns in The 45-25 Victory Over The University of Louisiana Monroe. Purdy, From Gilbert Perry, Arizona, Rushed for 75-Yards, giving him 510-Yards of Total Offense and 6 Touchdowns in The Victory and he Did Not Play in The Fourth Quarter.
In That Game, Purdy Led The Cyclones in The Second Half, after They had a 14-Point Lead at Half-Time,as he Passed for Three of His Touchdowns in The Third Quarter and Built-Up a 48-Point Lead.
As for Purdy, In That Game, he broke an Iowa State Cyclones Record for Total Offensive Yards in a Game, with 510-Yards of Total Offense. Purdy Also Tied a 30-Year-Old Iowa State Cyclones Record With His 6 Touchdowns in a Single Game. In This Incredible Game Against The University of Louisiana Monroe, Purdy Recorded an Incredible 242.4 Quarterback Rating.
The Iowa State Cyclones Incredible Co-MVP All-Purpose Running Back Breece Hall (#28) Rushed For 183-Yards and 2 Touchdowns and he Also Caught 3 Passes For Another 73-Yards, Giving Hall an Unbelievable 256-Yards and 2 Touchdowns in a HUGE UPSET Over The Red Raiders. Hall (6-1, 215, 4.42) From Wichita Northwest, Kansas Averaged 11.6-Yards Per Touch.
DUAL THREAT QUARTERBACK
KEVIN THOMSON – SACREMENTO STATE HORNETS
Montana State Bobcats Head Football Coach Jeff Choate Told His Players All-Week That The Sacremento State Hornets Football Team Was The Best FCS Football Team that His Team Will Have Faced at this point in The 2019 Football Season and The Sacremento State Hornets Made Good on That Statement By The Coach as They Outplayed The #6 Ranked Montana State Bobcats Throughout Their Game With The Sacremento State Hornets in a 34-21 Victory on October 12 at The Montana State Bobcats Stadium.
In That Game, Kevin Thomson (#5) Completed 23 of 30 Passes For 260-Yards and 3 Touchdowns. He also Rushed for Another 74-Yards and 2 More Touchdowns, Giving Him 334-Yards of Total Offense and 5 Touchdowns as The Hornets Knocked-Off The Bobcats by a 34-21 Score In Front of Their Homecoming Crowd of 19,437 Fans That Started To-Thin-Out Before the Final Minutes of The Game. Thomson Posted a Great 172.1 Quarterback Rating.
Then, The Next Week Against The Montana Grizzlies, Thomson (6-2, 205. 4.66) Had an Even Greater Game Against Another Team From Montana. Against The Montana Grizzlies, Thomson Was Sensational as He Completed 24 of 34 Passes For 369-Yards and 4 Touchdowns and He Also Rushed For Another 50-Yards and 2 More Touchdowns, Giving Him an Incredible 419-Yards of Total Offense and 6 Touchdowns in The 49-22 Victory. Thomson Also Posted a Really Great 194.7 Quarterback Rating.
In This Game Against The Montana Grizzlies, Thomson Had Some Incredible Great Help From Three Other Week #8 Quad-MVP’s in All-Purpose Running Back Elijah Dotson Who Rushed For 41-Yards and Caught 8 Passes For Another 124-Yards, Giving Him 165-Yards of Total Offense and 1 Touchdown.
In 2018, Dotson (#33) Was Selected To The Big Sky Conference All-Conference First Team and He Was The First Sacremento State Hornet To Earn That Honor Since Charles Roberts in The 2000 Season. In 2018, Dotson Rushed For 1,154-Yards Which Placed Him #7 in Sacremento State School History On The All-Time List and He Also Averaged 115.4 Yards Per-Game Which Was #3 on The Sacremento State Hornets All-Time List.
Dotson (6-0, 185, 4.42) Was Also Named To The 2019 Hero Sports News Preseason All-American Team. Quad-MVP Wide Receiver Pierre Williams (6-1, 210, 4.42) From Gustine Patterson, California Also Caught 8 Passes for 153-Yards and a Touchdown.
Another Week #8 Quad-MVP Was Defensive Tackle Dariyn Choates (#95) Who Recorded 7 Tackles, Including 5 Solo Tackles, 2 Assisted Tackles, 4 Tackles for a Loss, and 2.5 Quarterback Sacks. Choates (6-3, 275, 5.02) The Seaside, California Product, Has 5 Quarterback Sacks in 7 Games in 2019 For The Sacremento Hornets.
In Week #3, Against Northern Colorado, Choates Was Unbelievably Dominant as He Recorded 6 Tackles, Including 3.5 tackles For a Loss, 1 Quarterback Sack, 2 Forced Fumbles, and a Quarterback Sack in The End-Zone For a 2-point Safety in a 50-0 Win Over Northern Colorado. This Shutout Was The First For The Sacremento Hornets Since 2011 and Choates Joined His Teammate Kevin Thomson, In Being Selected as The Big Sky Conference Offensive and Defensive Players of The Week.
Choates From Sacremento Antelope, California Was Selected To The Hero Sport News FCS 2019 Preseason All-American Team.
The 15th-Ranked Sacremento State Hornets (5-2, 3-0) are Tied with Weber State At The Top of The Big Sky Conference Standings, While The #5 Montana Grizzlies (5-2, 2-1) Had Their Three-Game Win Streak Snapped.
DUAL THREAT PASSING QUARTERBACK
SAM EHLINGER – TEXAS LONGHORNS
The Texas Longhorns Super Dual Threat Quarterback Sam Ehlinger (#11) Had an Unbelievable Game Against The Kansas Jayhawks as He Completed 31 of 44 Passes For 399-Yards and 4 Touchdowns. Ehlinger also Rushed For Another 91-Yards on 14 Carries, Giving Him an Incredible 490-Yards of Total Offense and 4 Touchdowns in The Texas Longhorns 50-48 Victory. Ehlinger Also Posted a Great 172.1 Quarterback Rating.
The #15 Ranked Texas Longhorns in Front of Their Home Crowd in Austin, Texas and The Longhorns Were Also Honoring Their 1969 National Championship Team with Special Uniforms and a Halftime Celebration and They Were a Huge 23.5 Point Favorite over The Kansas Jayhawks, but They Still Needed Some Incredible Play From Their Local, Senior Tri-MVP Quarterback Sam Ehlinger and Their Great Kicker and Tri-MVP Cameron Dicker, To Emerge as The Winner Against an Upset-Minded Jayhawks Team on Saturday Night.
The Upset-Minded Jayhawks Were in The Upset Process in the Second Quarter When They Took an Early 17-14 Lead Over The Texas Longhorns. From This Point, There Were 5 Lead Changes and They Were Also Tied 2 Times.
Things Started To Get Really Gloomy in Austin, Texas When The Jayhawks Scored a Touchdown with 1:11 remaining in the Game To-Come Within One Point at 47-46 and Their Successful Two-Point Conversion Did Indeed Give The Upset-Minded Jayhawks a 48-47 Lead and Possible Victory.
So Now, The Texas Longhorns Are On the Brink of Being Upset and So The Longhorns Put This Huge Big-12 Game In The Hands of Their Local Quarterback Sam Ehlinger (6-4, 235, 4.56) From Austin Westlake and on The Foot of Their Super Kicker, Cameron “Dicker The Kicker” To-Win The Game.
The Longhorns Were Given The Football With Only 1:11 Minute To-Play After The Kansas Jayhawks Had Just Taken a One-Point Lead. Ehlinger Then Drove The Longhorns 66-Yards to The Jayhawks 21-Yard Line. In This Final Drive, Ehlinger Was Incredible as He Completed 6 Passes and He Ran for a First Down on a Third Down Situation. Ehlinger Passed For 2 Touchdowns in The Fourth Quarter to Super Wide Receiver, Devin Duvernay, who Finished with Eight Catches for 110-Yards and 2 Touchdowns. Duvernay had Another Great Game as he Caught 8 passes for 110-Yards and His 2 Touchdowns.
Dicker Did The Rest, as He Calmly Kicked a 33-Yard Field Goal as Time Expired and To-Give The #15 Ranked Texas Longhorns a 50-48 Victory in One of The Wildest Big-12 Games in Big-12 History With a Frantic Fourth Quarter That Also Included The Two Teams Exchanging 6 Touchdowns, 2 Field Goals and a Blocked Extra Point for a 2-Point Safety.
This Winning Field Goal Kick Was The Second Career Game-Winner For The Sophomore Kicker, Cameron Dicker. His Other Game-Winner Was in The Final Seconds To-Beat The Oklahoma Sooners Last Season.
“A Win is a Win,” Ehlinger said. “I Am Very Thankful That We Were Able to Pull Out.”
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SHANE BUECHELE – SMU MUSTANGS
The SMU Mustangs Super Dual Threat Quarterback Shane Buechele (#7) and His Wide Receiver Teammate Reggie Roberson had Career-Highs on Saturday as They Led The #19 Ranked Mustangs To a 45-21 Victory Over The Temple Owls and Improved The SMU Mustangs Record to an Incredible 7-0 Record.
In This Game, Junior CO-OFF MVP Buechele Completed 30 of 53 Passes For 457-Yards and 6 Touchdowns and In The Process, He Set Career-Highs in Both Passing Yards and Touchdowns. Buechele Also Posted a Great 162.6 Quarterback Rating. With These Incredible Stats, Buechele Was Named as The Walter Camp National Offensive Player of The Week For Week #8.
CO-OFF MVP Reggie Roberson (6-0, 200, 4.42) From Mesquite John Horn, Texas Was The Favorite Receiver For Buechele (6-1, 207, 4.65) as He Caught 8 Passes From Him For A Unbelievably Incredible 250-Yards and Three Touchdowns, Including Touchdown Catches of 75-Yards, 60-Yards, and 33-Yards. Roberson (#8) Averaged an Unbelievable 31.3-Yards Per Catch.
On The 33-Yard Touchdown Pass To Roberson, Buechele Led Roberson (#8) Into The Left Corner of The End-Zone in Real Heavy Temple Owl Coverage. On The Two Longer Touchdowns, Roberson Quickly Got Behind The Temple Owls Secondary in The Middle of The Field, Caught The Pass, and Then Raced Into The End-Zone.
Reggie Roberson Was Selected To The Fred Biletnikoff Award Watch List, The Athlon Sports Preseason All-AAC Third Team Offense, The Phil Steele Preseason All-AAC First Team Offense, and The Dave Campbell All-Texas College Second Team Offense.
How Ironic is it That Both SMU Mustang Super Stars Are Transfers From The Big-12 Conference. Buechele is a Transfer From The Texas Longhorns and Reggie Roberson is a Transfer From The West Virginia Mountaineers.
“We Thought Coming Into This Game That We Had Some Real Favorable Matchups With Some of Our Great Skill Guys, But We Had To-Execute,” Said SMU Mustangs Head Coach and Long-Time Friend, Sonny Dykes (In Photo Below). “Shane and Reggie Obviously Made Some Really Great Deep Throws.”
Not Only Did The SMU Mustangs Have Two Offensive Weekly CO-MVP’s in Shane Buechele and Reggie Roberson, but Strong Safety Patrick Nelson (6-0, 216, 4.46) From Chicago Hales Franciscan, Illinois Was also Selected on Defense. Nelson (#2) was Sensational as He Recorded 7 Tackles, Including 6 Solo Tackles, 2.5 Tackles For a Loss, and an Incredible 2 Quarterback Sacks.
The SMU Mustangs Have Opened The 2019 Football Season With Seven Straight Victories For The First Time Since 1982, when They Were 10-0-0 and On Their Way To an 11-0-1 Season. The Seven-Game SMU Mustangs Winning Streak is Their Longest Streak Since They Won Eight Straight During The 1984-85 Seasons. Another Fact is That These Seven Straight Wins Matches The SMU Mustangs Win Total For The Previous Two Football Seasons.
Shane Buechele (#7) Currently Leads The American Athletic Conference in Passing and He Also is Ranked #7 In The Country in Total Passing Yards With 2,122-Yards and in Yards Per Game with 303.1-Yards Per Game in Seven Games. Against Temple, Buechele Was Awarded The American Athletic Conference Player of The Week, along With The Walter Camp National Offensive Player of The Week.
The SMU Mustangs (3-0 in American Athletic Conference) Remains in First Place in The West Division. “This is Certainly The Most Complete Game I think We Have Played Up to This Point, ” Said Coach Dykes.