College Football Weekly MVP’S – Week #9!
By Super Scout Max Emfinger
2019 COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEKLY MVP WEEK #9
SUPER ELITE 13 DUAL QUARTERBACK MVP’S WEEK #9
TOP 12 ALL-PURPOSE RUNNING BACK MVP’S WEEK #9
TOP 10 ALL-PURPOSE WIDE RECEIVERS WEEK #9
SUPER ELITE TOP 30 DEFENSIVE MVP’S – WEEK #9
TOP 3 KICKER/PUNTER MVP’S – WEEK #9
MVP Players Must Be On Winning Team!
Through The First Nine Weeks of The 2019 Season, There Were Some Huge Changes In The Heisman Trophy Favorites! After Week #8, According to The Caesars Sportbook The Top Six Were: QB Joe Burrow, QB Tua Tagovailoa, QB Jalen Hurts, RB Jonathan Taylor, QB Justin Fields, and WR CeeDee Lamb; While QB Sam Ehlinger and QB Justin Herbert Were Other Heisman Trophy Candidates.
After Nine Games, The Top Seven Heisman Trophy Candidates Were QB Joe Burrow, QB Jalen Hurts, DE Chase Young, QB Tua Tagovailoa, QB Justin Fields, AP/RB J.K. Dobbins, and QB Justin Herbert.
SIDEBAR I: Week #9 SUPER ELITE 13 DUAL/QUARTERBACK MVP’S INCLUDE: Dual/QB Kedon Slovis (6-2, 200, 4.66) With 406-Yards, 4 TD, and a 171.1 QB Rating, Dual/QB Peyton Ramsey (6-2, 216, 4.56) With 393-Yards, 3 TD, and a 152.7 QB Rating, Dual/QB Joe Mancuso (6-4, 215, 4.62, 32, 4.1) With 375-Yards, 3 TD, and a 158.8 QB Rating, Dual/QB Case Cookus (6-4, 205, 4.72) With 375-Yards, 2 TD, and a 149,0 QB Rating, Dual/QB Joe Burrow (6-4, 216, 4.62) With 352-Yards, 2 TD, and a 143.5 QB Rating, Dual/QB Max Duggan (6-2, 190, 4.52) With 345-Yards, 3 TD, and a 172.3 QB Rating, Dual/QB J’Mar Smith (6-1, 226, 4.72) With 338-Yards, TD, and a 192.3 QB Rating, Dual/QB Chris Helbig (6-4, 218, 4.66) With 5 TD, 332-Yards, and a 214.8 QB Rating, Dual/QB Trevor Lawrence (6-6, 220, 4.62) With 317-Yards, 5 TD, and a 257.9 QB Rating, Dual/QB Kellen Mond (6-4, 225, 4.46) With 310-Yards, 5 TD, and a 202.4 QB Rating, Dual/QB Johnny Langan (6-4, 232, 4.66) With 310-Yards 3 TD, and a 179.7 QB Rating, Dual/QB/WR Lynn Bowden, Jr (6-1, 199, 4.42) With 258-Yards, and 2 TD, Dual/QB Skyler Thompson (6-2, 212, 4.56) With 252-Yards, 4 TD, and a 257.9 QB Rating.
SIDEBAR II: Week #9 ELITE TOP 10 ALL-PURPOSE/WIDE RECEIVER MVP’S INCLUDE: AP/WR Avante Cox (5-10, 175, 4.42) With 255-Yards and 3 TD, AP/SLOT/WR Whop Philyor (5-11, 178, 4.38) With 180-Yards, AP/WR Antonio Gibson (6-2, 221, 4.44, 36) With 175-Yards and 1 TD, WR Jauan Jennings (6-3, 218, 4.46) With 174-Yards and 2 TD, AP/WR Sage Surratt (6-2, 215, 4.41) With 170-Yards, AP/WR Marquez Callaway (6-2, 204, 4.42) With 167-Yards and 1 TD, WR Keyston Fuller (5-11, 195, 4.46) With 161-Yards and 1 TD, WR Isaiah Weston (6-4, 208, 4.41) With 157-Yards and 2 TD, WR Michael Pittman (6-4, 225, 4.42) With 156-Yards and 2 TD, AP/WR Connor Wedington (6-0, 200, 4.38) With 150-Yards and 2 TD.
SIDEBAR III: Week #9 SUPER ELITE TOP 30 DEFENSIVE MVP’S Include: EDGE RUSH DE Chase Young (6-5, 265, 4.56) With An Incredible 4 Sacks and 5 TFL, EDGE RUSH DE Jayson Oweh (6-5, 255, 4.33) With 2 Sacks and 2 Forced Fumbles, EDGE RUSH DE Leighton McCarty (6-3, 225, 4.56) With 2 Sacks, S-DE Jason Strowbridge (6-5, 285, 4.76) With 1.5 Sacks, 2.5 TFL, and 1 Fumble Recovery, S-DE Calvin Taylor, Jr (6-9, 310, 5.1) With 2 Sacks and 1 Forced Fumble, S-DE Ja’Quon Griffin (6-0, 276, 5.12) With 1 Sack and 1 Fumble Recovery, S-DE Milton Williams (6-4, 271, 5.02) With 1 Sack and 1 Fumble Recovery, S-DE Chancey Golston (6-5, 275, 4.92) With 1 Interception, 2.5 TFL, DT Marvin Wilson (6-5, 311, 4.92) With 2 Sacks and 3 TFL, DT Daviyon Nixon (6-3, 309, 4.96) With 2 Sacks, DT Marcus Brown (6-2, 302, 5.12) With 2 Sacks, DT Leki Fotu (6-5, 325, 5.05) With 1 Sack and 1.5 TFL, MLB Monty Montgomery (5-11, 218, 4.62) With 2 Sacks, MLB Richard McBryde (6-1, 232, 4.66) With 1 Sack and 1 Fumble Recovery, MLB Darrell Taylor (6-4, 255, 4,52) With 2 Sacks, MLB Chazz Surratt (6-3, 230, 4.5) With Game-High 12 Tackles, 1 Sack. and Goal-Line Interception With 14 Seconds Left in Tie Game, MLB Daniel Bituli (6-3, 252, 4.72) Game-High 15 Tackles, Including 11 Solo, and 29-Yard punt Return For TD, MLB Diego Fagot (6-3, 256, 4.66) With 1 Sack and 1 17-Yard Interception For Touchdown, SS Patrick Nelson (6-0, 216, 4.46) With 2.5 Sacks, SS Jeremy Chinn (6-2, 212, 4.42) With 2 Sacks, SS Malcolm Rodriguez (6-0, 205, 4.4) With a Game-High 11 Tackles and 26-Yard Interception For Touchdown, FS Hamsah Nasirildeen (6-4,325, 4.42) With Game-High 17 tackles, 9 Solo Tackles, and 1 Sack, FS Jacoby Stevens (6-1, 228, 4.44) With Team-High 10 Tackles and 6 Solo Tackles, CB Paulson Adebo (6-1, 190, 4.33) With 2 Interceptions, CB Daxton Hill (6-0, 190, 4.36, 38, 4.13) 2 Fumble Recoveries, CB Amik Robertson (5-9, 185, 4.38) With 1 Sack and 1 Fumble Recovery, CB Austin Evans (6-1, 190, 4.42) With Team-High 7 Tackles, 2 Fumble Recoveries, 1 Forced Fumble, 0.5 Sack, and 1 TFL, CB Josh Hayes (5-11, 186, 4.44) With 6 Solo Tackles and Key Interception on The 15-Yard Line With 4:55 Left and The Score Tied at 16-16 in a 23-16 Victory, CB Devin Morris (6-1, 192, 4.36, 36, 4.11) With 1 Sack and 1 Interception, CB Carlton Johnson (6-0, 155, 4.22) With 2 Interceptions, Including a 67-Yard Interception For TD With 1:14 Left in The Game.
SIDEBAR IV: Week #9 TOP 3 KICKER/PUNTER MVP’S Include: KICKER Justin Rohrwasser (6-2, 230) With Game-Winning 53-Yard Field Goal With No Time Left In Huge Upset 26-23 Victory, KICKER Camden Lewis (6-0, 203) With Game-Winning 26-Yard Field Goal With No Time Left In Huge 37-35 Victory, and KICKER Luis Aguilar (6-1, 190) With Game-Winning 39-Yard Field Goal With 4-Seconds Left In Huge 31-29 Victory.
TOP 12 ALL-PURPOSE RUNNING BACK MVP’S WEEK #9
SIDEBAR V: Week #9 TOP 12 ALL-PURPOSE/RUNNING BACK MVP’S INCLUDE: AP/RB C.J. Verdell (5-9, 210, 4.33) With an Incredible 313-Yards and 3 Touchdowns, AP/RB Aaron Dykes (5-11, 185, 4.32) With 260-Yards of Total Offense, Including Touchdown Runs of 100-Yards and 88-Yards, AP/RB Elijah Dotson (6-0, 185, 4.42) With 226-Yards and 3 Touchdowns, AP/RB J.K. Dobbins (5-10, 217, 4.42) With 221-Yards and 2 Touchdowns, AP/RB Zack Moss (5-10, 222, 4.44) With 204-Yards and 3 Touchdowns, AP/RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (5-8, 209, 4.37, 40, 4.1) With 187-Yards and 1 Touchdown, AP/FB Jamale Carathers (5-9, 203, 4.48) With 185-Yards and 3 Touchdowns, AP/RB James Robinson (5-10, 220, 4.44) With 183-Yards and 2 TD, AP/RB/QB Cam Akers (5-11, 212, 4.42) With 171-Yards and 4 TD, RB Joshua Kelley (5-11, 219, 4.42) With 164-Yards Rushing and 4 Touchdowns, RB Kevin Mensah (5-9, 198, 4.44) With 164-Yards and 5 Touchdowns, and RB Tre Harbison (5-11, 215) With 158-Yards and 2 TD.
#1 ALL-PURPOSE RUNNING BACK
C.J. VERDELL – OREGON DUCKS
The Oregon Ducks Super All-Purpose Running Back C.J. Verdell (#7) Had an Unbelievably Incredible Game in a 37-35 Victory Over The Washington State Cougars as He Ran for a Career-High 257-Yards and 3 Touchdowns for The Oregon Ducks (7-1, 5-0, PAC-12), whose Only Lost Was To The Auburn Tigers.
The Red-Shirt Sophomore Verdell (5-9, 210, 4.33) Was Not Just Only A Running Back Freak, He Was Also A Very Versatile Running Back as He Caught 4 Passes For Another 56-Yards, Giving Him an Incredible 313-Yards of All-Purpose Yards and 3 Touchdowns. Another Incredible Thing That Was Accomplished Was His 11.6-Yards Per Touch, Which Means That Every Time That Verdell Touched The Football, He Recorded a First Down.
With This Unbelievable Game Against The Washington State Cougars, Verdell, From Chula Vista Mater Dei, California, Became The First Running Back in The Oregon Ducks School History To Rush For 250-Yards and Catch Passes For 50-Yards in The Same Game. Verdell is Also The First FBS 2019 Player to Record 250-Yards Rushing and Record 50-Yards Receiving in The Same Football Game Since Joe Mixon in 2016.
His 257-Yards Rushing is The Third Most Rushing Yards For a FBS 2019 Football Player in a Single Game in This 2019 Football Season. Verdell Also Had 7 Runs of 10-Yards Plus That Was Highlighted By Unbelievable Runs of 89-Yards, 35-Yards, and 28-Yards. His 89-Yard Touchdown Run in The First Quarter was The Fourth-Longest run in Oregon Ducks School History.
For His Unbelievable Game, Verdell Was Awarded The PAC-12 Offensive Player of The Week and Also The Walter Camp National Offensive Player of The Week.
Weekly CO-MVP, Verdell Also Shared His CO-MVP Award With Freshman Kicker Camden Lewis (6-0, 203) Who Kicked a 26-Yard Field Goal as Time Expired To Give The Oregon Ducks Their 37-35 Victory Over The Washington State Cougars.
#2 ALL-PURPOSE RUNNING BACK
AARON DYKES – RICHMOND SPIDERS
In All of My Many Years of Playing Football and Always Being The Kickoff Return and Punt Return Man, I Have Never Seen or Heard of a Player Who Returned Two Kickoffs For a Touchdown in The Same Game, Until Now.
In The Richmond Spiders Game, Super Return Man and TRI-MVP, Aaron Dykes (#3) Returned Two Kickoffs For a Touchdown For The First Time in The Richmond 135-Year Spiders School History, as They Beat The Delaware Blue Hens by a 35-25 Score on Saturday.
Dykes Was Incredible For The Richmond Spiders As He Led Them To a Huge Victory Over The #19 Delaware Blue Hens on The Road and Ruining The Blue Hens Homecoming Game. His 2 Kickoff Returns for Touchdowns Ties The NCAA All-Time FCS Record For Kick Returns For a Touchdown in a Single Game.
After Recording 260-Yards of All-Purpose Yardage, Including Touchdowns of 100-Yards and 88-Yards For Touchdowns, Red-Shirt Freshman Aaron Dykes (5-11, 185, 4.32) From Knoxville Hardin Valley Academy, Tennessee Was Named as The STATS FCS NATIONAL Special Teams Player of The Week and He Was Also Named as The Colonial Athletic Association Special Teams Player of The Week. Dykes Also Averaged an Incredible 10.0-Yards Per Touch.
Dykes Got Things Going For The Spiders in The First Quarter as He Broke Several Tackles and Returned His 100-Yard Kickoff For a Touchdown To Give The Spiders a 21-7 Lead With 1:41 Left in The First Quarter. Then With 8:43 Left in The Second Quarter, Dykes Returned His Second Kickoff Return of 88-Yards, Giving The Richmond Spiders a 28-10 Lead Against The Blue Hens.
In This Game, TRI-MVP Dykes Recorded 4 Kickoffs for 226-Yards, Had 7 Rushes for 24-Yards, and Caught 2 Passes For Another 10-Yards, Giving Him The Incredible 260-Yards of All-Purpose Yards. Dykes Finished The Game with The Richmond Spiders School Program-Record With 226 Kickoff Return Yards, While Breaking The Previous Record of 222-Yards That Was Held by Justin Rogers in 2007 Against New Hampshire.
Super TRI-MVP Quarterback Joe Mancuso (#12) Was Also Sensational in This Game, as He Completed 21 of 29 Passes for 280-Yards and He Also Rushed For Two Touchdowns in The First Quarter To Put The Richmond Spiders (4-4, 3-1, Colonial Athletic Association) Ahead 14-0. Mancuso Also Rushed For a Two-Point Conversion. Then With 3:03 Left in The Third Quarter, Mancuso Added an Insurance Touchdown When He Hit TRI-MVP Keyston Fuller With a 63-Yard Pass With The Final Points.
TRI-MVP Dual/QB Joe Mancuso (6-4, 215, 4.62, 32, 4.1) With 375-Yards, 3 TD, a Two-Point Conversion, and a 158.8 QB Rating Finished The Game With 280-Yards Passing and 1 Touchdown and He Rushed For Another 95-Yards and 2 Touchdowns and a Two-Point Conversion, Giving Him 375-Yards of Total Offense and 20-Points. TRI-MVP Wide Receiver Keyston Fuller (5-11, 195, 4.46) Caught 8 Passes For 161-Yards and a Touchdown in The Victory.
#3 ALL-PURPOSE RUNNING BACK
ELIJAH DOTSON – SACREMENTO STATE HORNETS
In The Game Two Weeks Ago, Against The Montana Grizzlies, Sacremento State Hornets All-Purpose Running Back Elijah Dotson (#33 Below) Rushed For 41-Yards and Caught 8 Passes For Another 124-Yards, Giving Him 165-Yards of Total Offense and 1 Touchdown.
In The Game Last Week Against Cal-Poly, Dotson (6-0, 185, 4.42) Rushed For an Amazing 176-Yards and 3 Touchdowns and Caught 5 Passes For Another 50-Yards, Giving Him 226-Yards of All-Purpose Yards and 3 Touchdowns in The Sacremento State Hornets 38-14 Victory Over Cal Poly.
After This Game, The Versatile All-Purpose Dotson Gave Credit to His Great Offensive Line for His Great Performance. “You Have Got To-Give All the Credit to The Offensive Line,” Dotson said. “They were Making a lot of Great Holes and Without them, We Would Not Even Be Able To-Get Off The Line of Scrimmage.”
In 2018, Dotson Was Selected To The Big Sky Conference All-Conference First Team and He Was The First Sacremento State Hornet Player to Receive That Honor Since Charles Roberts in The 2000 Season. In 2018, Dotson Rushed For 1,154-Yards Which Placed Him #7 in Sacremento State Hornets School History On Their All-Time List and He Also Averaged 115.4 Yards Per-Game Which Was #3 on Sacremento State Hornets All-Time List. Dotson Was Also Named To The 2019 Hero Sports News Preseason All-American Team.
Elijah Dotson Was Awarded The Big Sky Conference Player of The Week Award For His Outstanding Game Against Cal Poly and Ironically, This Was His First Big Sky Conference Player of The Week Award For Dotson, Eventhough he Had Rushed For Over 100-Yards, because His TRI-MVP Quarterback Kevin Thomson had Won The Big Sky Award Award for The Last Two Weeks.
Sophomore Elijah Dotson Has Also Rushed for Over 1,000-Yards This Season After Only Eight Games. Dotson Also Has Five Consecutive 100-Yard All-Purpose Yard Games and He Currently Ranks #4 in The FCS Rushing Yards For This Season.
Dotson, From Sacremento Antelope, California, is Currently Averaging an Incredible 9.7-Yards Per Carry and Overall, Dotson Has 1,055-Yards of all-Purpose Yardage Which Ranks Him #24 in The FCS and He Leads The Big Sky Conference in All-Purpose Yardage With 131.9-Yards Per Game. His Career All-Purpose Yard Average is 116.8 Which is #6 in Sacremento State Hornets History.
#4 ALL-PURPOSE RUNNING BACK
J.K. DOBBINS – OHIO STATE BUCKEYES
AP/RB J.K. Dobbins (#2) Was Just About As Outstanding On Offense For The Ohio State Buckeyes as Edge Rush End Chase Young (6-5, 265, 4.56) Who Recorded An Amazing 4 Quarterback Sacks On Defense, as Dobbins Recorded 221-Yards of Total Offense and 2 Touchdowns.
What Are The Percentage Chances That The Number One Super-Star on Offense and Defense Would Be Wearing The Same #2 Game Jersey? At Columbus, Ohio, Both Heisman Trophy Offensive Candidate and Co-MVP J.K. Dobbins and Heisman Trophy Defensive Candidate and Co-MVP Chase Young Wear #2 Game Jerseys, but They Are Never on The Football Field at The Same Time For The Ohio State Buckeyes.
Dobbins (5-10, 217, 4.42) Rushed For 163-Yards on 20 Carries and Scored 2 Touchdowns. He Also Caught 3 Passes For Another 58-Yards, Giving Him 221-Yards of Total Offense and 2 Touchdowns. Dobbins Also Averaged an Incredible 9.6-Yards Per Touch or Almost an Unbelievable First Down on Every Single Time That He Touches The Football.
The Other Unbelievably Mind-Boggling Thing About Dobbins is That He Did This Against The Wisconsin Badgers, Which Before The Game Were Ranked as The #1 Rush Defense in The Country. In This Game, Dobbins Surpassed 1,000-Yard Rushing and Became The First Player in The Ohio State Buckeyes School History To-Rush For 1,000-Yards as a Freshman, Sophomore, and With His Junior 1,110-Yards, Giving Him 3,566-Yards Rushing and Putting Him in Fourth Place on The All-Time Ohio State Buckeyes Rushing List.
“J.K. Ran With an Edge All Day,” said Ohio State Buckeyes Head Coach Ryan Day. “I Think J.K. is The Best Running Back in The Country. He is Very Versatile in Everything That He Can Do and Then With Our Offensive Line, I Think That is Why You Are Seeing Special-Things Out of Him.”
Dobbins Already Has 3,566-Yards Rushing in Three Years and He Will, Without a Doubt, Gain A Lot More Yards This Year. Two-Time Heisman Trophy Award Winner Archie Griffin (#45) Had 4,139-Yards Rushing in His First Three Years and He Holds The Ohio State Buckeyes School Rushing Record For Three Years On His Way to 5,589-Yards Rushing and The Ohio State Buckeyes School Record For Four Years.
Archie Griffin Was a Real Freak and He Won The Heisman Trophy in Both 1974 and 1975. His 5,589-Yards will Probably Not Be Broken by Dobbins, Unless Dobbins Decides to Come-Back For His Senior Year in 2020, but He Could Break The Griffin 3-Year Rushing Total of 4,139-Yards in 3 Years.
#5 ALL-PURPOSE RUNNING BACK
ZACK MOSS – UTAH UTES
The Utah Utes Super-Star All-Purpose Running Back Zack Moss (#2) Had Another Incredible Game as He Rushed For 115-Yards and 2 Touchdowns and Caught 3 Passes For Another Amazing 89-Yards and a Touchdown, Giving Him 204-Yards of Total Offense and 3 Touchdowns in Helping The Utah Utes To Defeat The California Golden Bears in a Key PAC-12 Conference Game, As They Shut-Out The Bears 35-0 in The Victory On Saturday Night at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
In This Game Against The California Golden Bears, Moss Averaged an Incredible 10.2-Yards Per Touch Which Means That he Records a First Down Every Single Time That He Touches The Football.
Last Week, Against The Arizona State Sun Devils, Moss (5-10, 222, 4.44) Became The Utah Utes Career-Leader in Rushing-Yards and in The Game This Week, He Increased His Career Total Touchdowns To 33 Touchdowns, in Breaking The Old Record of 31 Touchdowns by Del “Popcorn” Rodgers in 1978-1981.
Moss Also Recorded 100-Yards Rushing For The #15th Time and Broke The Utah Utes Career School Record That He Had Shared With Devontae Booker and John White IV.
The California Golden Bears Defense had Held 14 Consecutive Opponents To Under 25 Points, Which Was The Longest Active Streak in The FBS in The Country. It took The Utah Utes (7-1, 4-1 PAC-12) Just a Half To Break That Streak, even with a Hobbled Quarterback. The Utah Utes Rolled to 351-Yards and 28 Points in The First Half while Allowing just 33-Yards for The California Golden Bears (4-4, 1-4 PAC-12).
#6 ALL-PURPOSE RUNNING BACK
CLYDE EDWARDS HELAIRE – LSU TIGERS
The LSU Tigers (8-0, 4-0 SEC) Have Been Extremely, Incredible All of This 2019 Football Season and For Them To Be Ranked #1 in The Country and To-Have a Heisman Trophy Award Candidate is One of The Biggest Miracles To Ever Happen in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and A Couple of People Are Directly Responsible For Both Miracles.
In Fact, This LSU Tigers 23-20 Victory Over The Auburn Tigers, Absolutely Guaranteed The LSU Tigers That They Would Be Unbeaten as They Faced Their SEC Rival, The University of Alabama Crimson Tide Which Would Also Be Undefeated. Both Teams Would Meet as The #1 and #2 Teams in The Country on November 9 at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
The Two People That Are Mainly Responsible For All of These Miracles For The LSU Tigers are Heisman Trophy Award Candidate Quarterback Joe Burrow and The New LSU Tigers Quarterback Coach Joe Brady, but There Has Also Been Some Other Unbelievable Offensive Skill Players, Including Fabulous Wide Receivers and Running Backs That From Time-To-Time Will Produce Incredible Performances When They Get Their Chance.
I Have Watched All Eight LSU Tiger Games and I Have Been Unbelievably Impressed With Running Back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (#22) Who Seems To-Always Be Going at 110-Per-Cent on Every Play.
Co-MVP Joe Burrow and His Unbelievable Wide Receivers Have Already Broken Most of The LSU Tigers Passing Records, and They Are On-Their Way For More. Since The Wide Receivers Are So Outstanding, The Question is To-Wonder Why LSU Tigers Offensive Coordinator Steve Ensminger and Quarterback Coach Joe Brady would ever Need Help from Their Running Back Crew, but in This Game Against The Auburn Tigers, The LSU Tigers Passing Game Needed Some Help!
In The Third Quarter, The LSU Tigers Were Trailing 13-10, but They Got The Football at The Auburn Tigers 45-Yard Line. The Tigers Last Two Possessions Had Stalled Inside The Auburn 5-Yard Line with a Turnover on downs and an Interception, but LSU Tigers Head Coach Ed Orgeron, Ensminger, and Brady Felt Like They Had Completely Worn-Down The Ferocious and Great Auburn Defensive Front. “You Really Never Know When It Is Going to be your time,” Clyde Edwards-Helaire said and Smiled.
Enter Clyde Edwards-Helaire and He Broke For a 22-Yard run to get the drive Started. Then The Tigers Went Right Back to Clyde and he Ran and Juked Several Auburn Tiger Defenders and on His Way in Leading The Tigers To a Victory and Giving The Tigers The Victory That Gave Them The 8-0 Record and Set Them-Up With a Showdown With The Alabama Crimson Tide at Alabama in Two Weeks with The SEC Championship Title At-Stake.
“It’s a Special Moment,” Edwards-Helaire said. “And Understanding It Was My Time in The Game and Then The Touchdown, It Is a Moment That I Grew-Up Always Wanting Something Like This.”
Junior Clyde Edwards-Helaire (5-8, 209, 4.37, 40, 4.1) From Baton Rouge Catholic, Louisiana Finished The Game With 136-Yards Rushing and a Touchdown and He Also Caught 3 Passes For Another 51-Yards, Giving Him 187-Yards of All-Purpose Yards and a Touchdown. Edwards-Helaire Also Averaged an Incredible 9.8-Yards Per Touch.
The Thing That Has Impressed Me All Season About Edwards-Helaire (#22) is His Ability To-Juke Away or To-Spin Away From Defenders. With His 4.37 Forty and Incredible 4.1 Pro-Shuttle, His Unbelievable Quickness is Uncanny. A Couple Times in This Game, (And In The Photo) Edwards-Helaire Is Changing Directions at a 90-Degree Angle and Getting Extra Yardage.
Also at 5-8, Many Times at The Start of The Play, is Hidden Behind His Offensive Linemen and He is Out of Site For Defenders To-See Him Before He is Already Past Them.
“Clyde Made Some Really Key Plays,” Coach Orgeron added. “He Made Some Key First Downs. Clyde enabled us To-Run The football and He Made a Difference.”
“It’s a Big Thing For Me, Especially Being from Baton Rouge and Also an Understanding That I have a lot of people in the stands,” Edwards-Helaire said. “Being able to take over a Game like this is Something Special.”
Another Amazing Thing About Edwards-Helaire is That It Is Not a Coincidence That His Best Two Weekly MVP Games Have Been Against The Two Best SEC Defenses That The LSU Tigers Have Played All of This Season.
He Received His First Weekly MVP in Week #6 Against The Florida Gators When He Rushed For 134-Yards and 2 Touchdowns and Returned 3 Kickoffs For Another 20-Yards, Giving Him 154-Yards of All-Purpose Yardage and 2 Touchdowns in The Tigers 42-28 Victory.
Edwards-Helaire Rushed for 134-Yards and Had 154-Yards of All-Purpose Yards Against Florida and Then Rushed For 136-Yards and Had 187-Yards of Total All-Purpose Yards Against Auburn. His Other 100-Yard Game Was Against Vanderbilt When He Rushed For 106-Yards, Caught a 1-Yard Touchdown Pass, and Returned 3 Kickoffs For 22-Yards, Giving Him 129-Yards of All-Purpose Yards, in The 66-38 Victory.
The Florida Gators and The Auburn Tigers Actually Dared The LSU Tigers To-Use Their Running Backs and Run The Football Against Them and Clyde Edwards-Helaire and His Offensive Line Blockers Obliged.
This Unbelievable Breakout Performances For Clyde Edwards-Helaire Against The Auburn Tigers Might Have Been a Huge Surprise For The SEC Opposing Defenses and LSU Tiger Fans or Other Fans in The Stands or on TV, but not to The LSU Tiger Players and Coaches.
“Clyde Expanded Our Offense Today,” said Super LSU Tigers Wide Receiver Ja’Marr Chase said. “Either They Could Stuff The Box or They Play Off Us. So Clyde did a Great Job Today.”
“Clyde Opened It-Up a Lot,” said Another Fellow Super LSU Tigers Wide Receiver Justin Jefferson. “They Were Dropping a lot of Defensive Backs and only Rushing Their Front Four. Clyde is Definitely a Great Running Back, and He Did His Thing Tonight.”
“They Had Seen Clyde In Practice Going Back to The Fall. All of The Defenders Who Had To-Tackle Him in Practice Knew How Slippery That Clyde Could be in The Open Field,” said LSU Tigers Head Coach Orgeron. John Robinson, a Consultant to Coach Orgeron, Thought That Edwards-Helaire Reminded Him of Some of The All-Time Great Running Backs That He Had Coached at The University of Southern California.