College Football Weekly MVP’S Week #11
TRIO 400-YARD QUARTERBACK CLUB!
By Super Scout Max Emfinger
WEEK #11 TRIO 400-YARD QUARTERBACK CLUB!
Joe Burrow, Kedon Slovis, and Shane Buechele
FAB 14 DUAL QUARTERBACK MVP’S WEEK #11
FAB 4 ALL-PURPOSE RB MVP’S WEEK #11
ELITE 8 ALL-PURPOSE WIDE RECEIVERS WEEK #11
SUPER ELITE TOP 20 DEFENSIVE MVP’S – WEEK #11
FAB 4 SPECIAL TEAM MVP’S – WEEK #11
SUPER ELITE TIGHT END – WEEK #11
MVP Players Must Be On Winning Team!
Through The First Ten Weeks of The 2019 Season, There Were Some Huge Changes In The Heisman Trophy Favorites! After Week #9, 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 Hanging-On as Other Heisman Trophy Candidates, But After Ten Games, The Top Three Heisman Candidates Were QB Joe Burrow, QB Jalen Hurts, and QB Tua Tagovailoa. After This Week #11, QB Joe Burrow Was Definitely The Favorite,
PLAYER Ht Wt Forty VJ Shuttle SBJ Reps MEARS
Dual QB Joe Burrow LSU (6-4, 216, 4.56, 34, 4.32, 110) 2,962
EDGE K’Lavon Chasson LSU (6-4, 250, 4.56, 37, 4.31, 126, 30) 2,928
WR Michael Pittman, Jr. USC (6-5, 225, 4.4, 36, 4.22, 126, 15) 2,925
TE Kylen Granson SMU (6-3, 235, 4.5, 37, 4.16,, 122, 20) 2,920
Dual QB Shane Buechele SMU (6-1, 185, 4.62, 36, 4.31, 110) 2,910
AP-WR James Proche SMU (6-0, 193, 4.37, 39, 4.0, 130, 10) 2,906
RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire LSU (5-8, 209, 4.37, 40, 4.1, 126, 20) 2,900
DE/DT Christian Rector USC (6-4, 275, 4.8, 32, 4.53, 116, 30) 2,900
AP-WR Amon-Ra St Brown USC (6-1, 195, 4.32, 39, 4.2, 128, 10) 2,900
OLB Patrick Queen LSU (6-2, 227, 4.4, 38-5, 4.22, 128, 20) 2,894
Dual QB Kedon Slovis USC (6-3, 205, 4.66, 32, 4.44, 118) 2,890
AP-RB Xavier Jones SMU (5-11, 208, 4.42, 36, 4.22) 2,886
AP-RB Kenan Christon USC (5-10, 185, 4.43, 41, 4.12, 128, 25) 2,872
FAB 14 DUAL THREAT QUARTERBACK MVP’S WEEK #11
SIDEBAR I: Week #11 FAB 14 DUAL/QUARTERBACK MVP’S INCLUDE: Dual/QB Joe Burrow (6-4, 216, 4.62, 34, 4.32, 110) With 393-Yards Passing and 3 TD and Another 64-Yards Rushing, Giving Him 457-Yards of Total Offense and 3 TD and a Great 199.3 QB Rating; Dual/QB Kedon Slovis (6-3, 205, 4.66, 32, 4.44, 118) with 432-yards Passing and 4 TD and 3-yards Rushing, Giving Him 435-Yards of Total Offense and 4 TD and a 196.1 QB Rating; Dual/QB Shane Buechele (6-1, 185, 4.62, 36, 4.31, 110) With 414-Yards Passing and 5 TD and Another 11-Yards Rushing, Giving Him 425-Yards of Total Offense and 5 TD and a 178.9 QB Rating; Dual/QB Kyle Trask (6-5, 237, 4.7, 32, 4.5) With 363-Yards Passing and 3 TD and Another 25-Yards Rushing and 1 TD, Giving Him 388-Yards of Total Offense and 4 TD and a 165.9 QB Rating; Dual/QB James Blackman (6-4, 185, 4.62, 34, 4.32, 118, 10) With 346-Yards Passing and 2 TD and Another 29-Yards Rushing, Giving 375-Yards of Total Offense and 2 TD and a 206.4 QB Rating; Dual/QB Brandon Peters (6-5, 230 4.72) With 369-Yards Passing and 3 TD and a 145.0 QB Rating; Dual/QB Chevan Cordeiro (6-1, 190, 4.62, 28, 4.6, 116) With 309-Yards Passing and 3 TD and Another 55-Yards Rushing and 2 TD, Giving Him 364-Yards of Total Offense and 5 TD, and a 189.9 QB Rating; Dual/QB, Jalen Hurts (6-2, 218, 4.48, 36, 4.19, 116) With 273-Yards Passing and 3 TD and Another 68-Yards Rushing and 2 TD, Giving Him 341-Yards of Total Offense and 5 TD, and a 187.8 QB Rating; Passing QB Tanner Morgan (6-2, 215 4.72, 30, 4.36, 118, 10) With 339-Yards Passing and 3 TD and With a Tremendous 281.9 QB Rating, Dual/QB Trevor Lawrence (6-6, 220, 4.62) With 276-Yards Passing and 3 TD and Another 59-Yards Rushing and 1 TD, Giving Him 335-Yards of Total Offense and 4 TD and a 186.4 QB Rating; Dual/QB Ian Book (6-1, 212, 4.72, 32, 4.46, 118, 10) With 181-Yards Passing and 4 TD and Another 139-Yards Rushing, Giving Him 320-Yards of Total Offense and 4 TD, and a 132.5 QB Rating; Dual/QB Sam Ehlinger (6-3, 235, 4.52, 34, 4.42, 118, 10) With 263-Yards Passing and 1 TD and Another 40-Yards Rushing, Giving Him 303 Yards of Total Offense and a TD and a 166.8 QB Rating; Dual/QB Jarren Williams (6-3, 211, 4.52, 34, 4.33, 118) With 253-Yards Passing and 6 TD and Another 23-Yards Rushing, Giving Him 276-Yards of Total Offense and 6 TD and a 169.0 QB Rating; and Dual/QB Aidon O’Connell (6-3, 210, 4.76, 32, 4.56, 112) With 271-Yards and 2 TD and With 4-Yards Rushing, Giving Him 275-Yards and 2 TD and a 169.0 QB Rating.
SIDEBAR II: Week #11 FAB 4 SUPER ALL-PURPOSE/RUNNING BACK MVP’S INCLUDE: AP/RB Jonathan Taylor (5-11, 219, 4.32, 38, 4.16, 128, 20, 10.5 100-Meters) With an Incredible 250-Yards Rushing and Had 1 Catch For Another 8-Yards, Giving Him 258-Yards of Total Offense; AP/RB Salvon Ahmed (6-0, 196, 4.28, 38, 4.16, 128, 20) With 174-Yards and 2 TD and He Also Returned 1 Kickoff For Another 35-Yards, Giving Him 209-Yards and 2 TD of Total Offense and; AP/RB Clyde “The Spin Move” Edwards-Helaire (5-8, 209, 4.37, 40, 4.1, 126, 20) With 103-Yards Rushing and 3 TD and Clyde “The Glide” Caught 9 Passes for Another 77-Yards and Another TD, and He Then Returned One Kickoff For Another 19-Yards, Giving Him 199-Yards of Total Offense and an Incredible 4 TD; and AP/RB Xavier Jones (5-11, 208, 4.42, 36, 4.22) With 157-Yards Rushing and 3 TD, and Also Caught 2 Passes for 15-Yards, Giving Him 172-Yards of Total Offense and 3 TD; Kenan Christon (5-10, 185, 4.43, 41, 4.12, 128, 25, 10.58 100-Meters) With 62-Yards Rushing and 4 Catches For 82-Yards and 2 TD, Giving Him 144-Yards of Total Offense and 2 TD.
SIDEBAR III: Week #11 ELITE 8 ALL-PURPOSE/WIDE RECEIVER MVP’S INCLUDE: AP/WR/KO Amon-Ra St. Brown (6-1, 195, 4.33, 39, 4.2) With 8 Catches For 173-Yards and 1 TD, Had 3 Rushes For 8-Yards, and Returned 3 Punts For Another 26-Yards, Giving Him 207-Yards of Total Offense and 1 TD; WR Rashod Bateman (6-2, 215, 4.36) With 7 Catches For 203-Yards and 1 TD; AP/WR CeeDee Lamb (6-2, 191, 4.32, 38, 4.2, 128, 10) With 8 Catches For 167-Yards and 2 TD and Returned 3 Punts For Another 28-Yards, Giving Him 195-Yards of Total Offense; WR Josh Imatorbhebhe (6-2, 215, 4.44, 44, 4.27) With 4 Catches For 178-Yards and 2 TD; AP/WR/KO James Proche (6-0, 193, 4.37, 39, 4.0, 128, 10) With 14 Catches For 167-Yards and 2 TD, Had 1 Rush For 2-Yards, and Returned 2 Punts For Another 17-Yards, Giving Him 186-Yards of Total Offense; WR JoJo Ward (5-9, 175, 4.33) With 7 Catches For 170-Yards and 2 TD; WR Tamorrion Terry (6-4, 203, 4.47) With 7 Catches For 156-Yards and 1 TD; and AP/WR/KO John Hightower (6-2, 183, 4.33, 38, 4.12, 128, 10) With 2 Catches For 46-Yards, Had 3 KO Returns For 61-Yards, and Had 2 Rushes For Another 39-Yards, Giving Him 150-Yards of Total Offense.
SIDEBAR IV: Week #11 SUPER ELITE TIGHT END MVP’S INCLUDE: TE Kylen Granson (6-3, 235, 4.5, 37, 4.16, 122, 20) With The Most Incredible Game of The Year For a Tight End With 7 Catches For 138-Yards and 3 Touchdowns.
SIDEBAR V: Week #11 SUPER ELITE TOP 20 DEFENSIVE MVP’S Include: EDGE RUSH DE Jonathan Greenard (6-4, 263, 4.62, 32, 4.36, 118, 30) With An Incredible 2 Sacks and 5 TFL; EDGE RUSH DE K’Lavon Chasson (6-4, 250, 4.56, 37, 4.31, 126, 30) With Team-High 10 Tackles, 3.5 TFL, 2 PB; EDGE RUSH DE Curtis Weaver (6-3, 265, 4.56, 32, 4.14, 118, 30) With 2 Sacks; DE Christian Rector (6-4, 275, 4.8, 32, 4.53, 116, 30) With 2 Solo Tackles and a Game-Clinching Interception With 25-Seconds Left in The 31-26 Victory; and DE Tyreke Smith (6-4, 267, 4.62, 32, 4.52, 116, 30) With 3 Solo Tackles, and 2 Sacks; DT Davon Hamilton (6-4, 310, 4.94, 28, 4.5) With 2 Sacks and DT/NG Curtis Brooks (6-3, 295, 4.92, 32, 4.76, 116, 30) With 2 Solo Tackles and 2 Sacks. OLB Joe Tryon (6-5, 266, 4.62, 33, 4.42) With 7 Tackles, 6 Solo Tackles, 2 Sacks, and 4.5 TFL; OLB Mohmmoud Diabate (6-4, 213. 4.46, 36, 4.23, 118, 20) With Incredible 3 Sacks; OLB Michael Pinckney (6-1, 230, 4.52, 36, 4.22, 126, 20) With Game-High 8 Tackles, 7 Solo Tackles, 1 Sack, and 3 TFL; OLB Patrick Queen (6-1, 227, 4.42, 38, 4.28, 126, 20) With 1 Interception, 1/2 Sack, and 2 PB; and OLB Akeem Davis (6-2, 215) With 1 Sack, 2.5 TFL, and 2 PB. ILB Daniel Bituli (6-3, 252) With 19 Tackles, 10 Solo Tackles, and 1/2 Sack; ILB Terrel Bernard (6-1, 222, 4.6, 36, 4.36) With an Incredible 19 Tackles, 1 Sack, and 1 Interception; and ILB Jordan Fehr (6-3, 230, 4.56, 37, 4.02) With 12 Tackles, 1 Sack, and 2 TFL. FS Hamsah Nasirildeen (6-4, 215, 4.41, 36, 4.22, 126, 10) With 22 Tackles, and 11 Solo Tackles and FS Sydney Brown (6-0, 210) With 2 Interceptions, Including a 76-Yard Return for a Touchdown. FS Antoine Winfield (5-10, 205, 4.42, 38, 4.22, 128, 10) With 2 Interceptions ; and FS Nicholas Ross (5-11, 175, 4.42) With 12 Tackles, 1 Sack, and 1 Interception. FS Grayland Arnold (5-10, 190, 4.32, 38, 4.12, 128, 10, 10.71 100-Meters) With 2 Interceptions.
SIDEBAR VI: Week #11 FAB 4 SPECIAL TEAMS/KICKER/PUNTER MVP’S Include: KICKER Cameron “Dicker The-Kicker” Dicker (6-1, 205) Kicked a Game-Winning 26-Yard Field Goal With Absolutely No-Time Left on The Clock To-Give His Team a 27-24 Victory; KICKER J.D. Dellinger (6-2, 195) Kicked The Game-Winning 39-Yard Field Goal With 3 Seconds Left in The Game And Give His Team a 24-22 Victory; KICKER Evan Price (6-1, 180) With a Game-Tying 23-Yard Field Goal With 7:34 Left in The Game For a 13-13 Score and Then The Game-Winning 37-Yard Field Goal For a 16-13 Victory; and KICKOFF RETURN MAN K.J. Osborn (6-0, 205, 4.46, 32, 4.24) of Total Offense; Returned 5 Kickoffs For 104-Yards, Returned 2 Punts For 30-Yards,and Caught 3 Passes For Another 11-Yards, Giving Him 145-Yards of Total Offense.
WEEK #11 TRIO 400-YARD QUARTERBACK CLUB!
Joe Burrow, Kedon Slovis, and Shane Buechele
#1 400-YARD QUARTERBACK CLUB
JOE BURROW – LSU TIGERS
Two LSU Tiger Super-Stars, Quarterback Joe Burrow (#9) and All-Purpose Running Back Clyde “The Spin-Move” Edwards-Helaire (#22) Had Another Incredible and Unbelievable Game, in The 46-41 Victory Over The Alabama Crimson Tide. Burrow Completed 31 of 39 Passes For 393-Yards and 3 Touchdown and he Also Rushed For Another 64-Yards, Giving Him a Totally Incredible and Mind-Boggling 457-Yards of Total Offense and 3 Touchdowns; While Clyde Recorded 199-Yards of Total Offense and 4 Touchdowns.
With Those Two Unbelievable and Incredible Performances Against The #3 Ranked Alabama Crimson Tide, Joe “The Heisman“ Burrow and Clyde “The Spin-Move“ Edwards-Helaire Were Both Named as The SEC Conference Co-Offensive Players of The Week Award, in The Victory of The Century.
Burrow Also Had an Excellent 189.5 Quarterback Rating, Which Was One of His Lowest Quarterback Ratings of His 2019 Football Season. In His Previous Game Against The Mississippi State Bulldogs, Burrow Completed 25 of 32 Passes For 327-Yards and 4 Touchdown Passes, which Also Includes The LSU Tigers School Record 30 Touchdown Passes in a Single Season. In That Game, Burrow Had an Incredible 205.2 Quarterback Rating.
In Fact, The Heisman Trophy Award Leading Candidate Quarterback Joe Burrow Had a 231.3 Quarterback Rating Against The Florida Gators and Burrow Has Now Led The LSU Tigers To a 10-0 Season Record, and Has Recorded 2,805-Yards Passing, 30 Touchdown Passes, and a Sensational 188.1 Quarterback Rating, For The 10-0 Record in His Ten Games.
In Their Opening SEC Conference Game and With a 66-38 Victory over The Vanderbilt Commodores, Burrow Completed 25 of 34 passes for 398-yards and an Incredible and Mind-Boggling 6 Touchdowns, and in That Game, Burrow Recorded Another Incredible 230.1 Quarterback Rating.
On Monday, After The Saturday Game, Against The Alabama Crimson Tide, Burrow Was Named as The SEC Conference Offensive Player of The Week For The Fourth Week After He Was Also Named as SEC Offensive Player of The Week For Three of The Last Four Weeks. Only Two Other LSU Tiger Players in LSU School History Have Ever Won The SEC Conference Offensive Player of The Week Award. Those Two LSU Tiger Players Included Quarterback Tommy Hudson in 1989 and Quarterback JaMarcus Russell in 2006.
Against The Alabama Crimson Tide, Burrow Led an LSU Offense that Recorded 559-Yards of Total Offense and Scored 46-Points, Which is The Most by an LSU Tiger Team in The 84-Game Series Against The Crimson Tide.
Burrow finished the game with 457-Yards of Total Offense, Which Ranks-Him as The Third-Best Total in LSU Tigers School History. He also Extended his LSU Tigers School Record For Touchdown Passes To 33 Touchdowns as well as Running his LSU Tigers School Record of Games With At Least 20 Completions To 12 Straight Games.
In Passing For 6 Touchdowns, Burrow Broke Another LSU School Record For Touchdown Passes in a Single Game, Breaking his Own Record of 5 Touchdowns in One Game. Burrow Was Also Named as The Louisiana Sports Writers Louisiana Offensive Player of The Week For The Fourth Week.
Against The Crimson Tide, Joe Burrow Was Also Selected as The Walter Camp National Offensive Player of The Week, on Monday, For his Incredible Performance Over The Crimson Tide. Then, on Tuesday, he Earned The Maxwell Award as The National Offensive Player of The Week and The Co-Davey O’Brien National Quarterback of The Week Award.
Burrow Has Won The Walter Camp National Offensive Player Award and The National Maxwell Weekly Awards Twice this Season. He is Also Sharing The O’Brien Award with Minnesota Gopher Quarterback Tanner Morgan, who led The Gophers in an UPSET Victory Over The #4 Penn State Nittany Lions.
Burrow Became Only The Fourth Player in LSU Tigers School History, To Break The 3,000-Yard Passing Total For a Single Season, as He Ran his 2019 Total Passing Yards to 3,198-Yards Which Ranks Him Second To Rohan Davey With 3,347-Yards in 2001. Burrow Also Broke The Rohan Davey Record For The Most 300-Yard Games in a Single Season For The Seventh Game in 2019.
Although Joe Burrow Was Incredible in The Game Against The Alabama Crimson Tide, He Was Not The Only Sensational LSU Tiger Super-Star, as a QUAD-MVP, as All-Purpose Running Back Clyde “The Spin-Move” Edwards-Helaire (5-8, 209, 4.37, 40, 4.15) was Also Incredible on Offense; While Edge Rusher K’Lavon Chasson and Outside Linebacker Patrick Queen on Defense Were Also Outstanding and QUAD-MVP on Defense.
In The Photo, QUAD-MVP Clyde (#22) is Demonstrating His “Spin-Move” Against The Alabama Crimson Tide, and Clyde Was All Over The Football Field as he Rushed For 103-Yards and 3 Touchdowns, Caught 9 Passes For 77-Yards and Another Touchdown, and Returned a Kickoff For Still Another 19-Yards, Giving Him 199-Yards of Total Offense and 4 Touchdowns.
K’Lavon Chasson (6-4, 250, 4.56, 37, 4.31, 126, 30) Recorded a Team-High 10 Tackles With 3.5 Tackles For a Loss and 2 Pass Breakups; While Patrick Queen (6-1, 227, 4.42, 38, 4.28, 126, 20) Had a Fabulous Interception Return With 1/2 Sack and 2 Pass Breakups, in Leading The LSU Tiger Defense.
#2 400-YARD QUARTERBACK CLUB
KEDON SLOVIS – USC TROJANS
The Southern Cal Trojans Had Just Lost Total Control of The PAC-12 South Division Race With a Very Ugly 56-24 Home Loss to NFL #1 Draft Choice Quarterback Justin Herbert and The Oregon Ducks; While The Utah Utes Rallied for a Victory Over The Washington Huskies. In This Game Against The Arizona State Sun Devils, The Trojans Found Themselves in a Tie for Second Place with Their Crosstown Rival UCLA Bruins and They Were Going To-Try and Rebound Against The Sun Devils in Tempe, Arizona.
The Trojans (6-4, 5-2 PAC-12) Were Going To-Need Plenty of Big Plays To-Win This Game Against The Sun Devils and Become Bowl Eligible, After Missing Postseason Bowl Action Last Season, but in This Game, The Trojans Unbelievably Did Make A-Lot of Big-Plays and Won by Five Points.
In This Huge Game For The Trojans, a Super True Freshman Quarterback and QUAD-MVP Kedon Slovis (#9); Along and a QUAD-MVP Senior Strongside Defensive End and QUAD-MVP Christian Rector (6-4, 275, 4.8, 32, 4.53, 116, 30) Recorded Several Incredible Plays; Plus Super Sophomore Wide Receiver and QUAD-MVP Amon-Ra St. Brown (6-1, 195, 4.33, 39, 4.2) Had a Career-High Game and They All Three Helped The Trojans To Win The Game 31-26 and Become Bowl Eligible; plus Another Trojan Player Will Be Honored For His Game in Week #11.
Slovis (6-3, 205, 4.66, 32, 4.44, 118) Was Unbelievable For a Freshman as He Completed 29 of 39 Passes For an Amazing Career-High 432-Yards and 4 Touchdowns and He Also Added Another 3-Yards Rushing, Giving Him an Incredible 435-Yards of Total Offense and 4 Touchdowns and a Sensational 196.1 Quarterback Rating. The Trojans Future Looks Pretty-Much Set as Super Quarterback Kedon Slovis Records Several Historic Plays.
The Trojans Jumped-Off on The Sun Devils With an Incredible 28 Points in The First Quarter With Super Slovis Passing For an Unbelievable 297-Yards and 4 Touchdowns in That First Quarter.
All of his Touchdowns were in That First Quarter when He Completed 15-of-17 Passes, Including His First 11 Passes For 297-Yards to help The Southern Cal Trojans to a 28-7 lead.
With 9:56 Left in The First Quarter, Slovis Hit Drake London With an 8-Yard Touchdown and Then With 6:14 Left, Slovis Hit Freshman Tailback Kenan Christon, From San Diego, California With Another 8-Yard Touchdown.
SIDEBAR VII: At The Start of The Southern Cal Football Season, Freshman Kenan Christon Was a Fifth Team Tailback and in This Game, Against The Arizona State Sun Devils, He Got His First Career-Start and He Was Playing in Just His Fourth Game Ever For The Trojans. In This Incredible Game For The Trojans, Christon Responded with 62-Yards Rushing on 20 Carries and Caught 4 Passes For Another 82-Yards, Including Touchdown Catches of 8 and 58-Yards, Giving Him an Unbelievable 144-Yards of All-Purpose Yards. QUAD-MVP Christon Will Also Be Honored as an MVP in Week #11.
Slovis Then Hit Christon Again With His Beautiful 58-Yard Touchdown Pass. On His 58-Yard Touchdown Catch, Christon Dragged Several Defenders For The Last 20-Yards.
Kenan Christon Leaves Important Red-Shirt Decision To Coaches!
Super Tailback Kenan Christon (5-10, 185, 4.43, 41, 4.12, 128, 25, 10.58 100-Meters) Has Reached a Huge Crossroads as a Southern Cal Trojan True Freshman Football Player.
On Saturday, The Southern Cal Trojans Played a Game Against The Arizona State Sun Devils, and Christon Got His First Career-Start, and He Was Also Playing in Just His Fourth Game Ever For The Trojans. If He Plays in Another Game, He Will Lose His Red-Shirt Year and Only Have Three Years Left of Eligibility. If He Sits-Out The Last Two Games and Also The Bowl Game, He Will Save This Year and Have Four Years of Eligibility Left For The Trojans.
The Trojan Coaches saw the Great Potential to run the Football Against The Arizona State Sun Devils, and Also Use Their Running Back in The Passing Game Against Arizona State Early in The Planning Stages Before The Game. The Trojan Coaches Told Christon to be Ready To-Play in The Game and They Also Told Fellow Freshman Quarterback Kedon Slovis Not to Hesitate in Throwing The Football To His True Freshman Teammate, Christon.
“I think it Shows Me mostly that The Coaches have a Lot of Trust in me, and so That Makes Me Feel Great,” Christon said.
With The Great Game Against The Arizona State Sun Devils, The Ultimate Decision on Weather To Redshirt Him or Not is Going To Be a Really Tough Decision For The Trojan Coaching Staff.
The Southern Cal Trojans Head Football Coach Clay Helton and his Southern Cal Assistants Must Weigh Their Decision and Decide What is Really The Best for Christon, and What is Really The Best For The Trojans In The Long-Run and Big-Picture, as The Trojans are Trying To Win Games and Need Help in The PAC-12 South Division Race.
Then With 3-Seconds Left in The First Quarter, Slovis Hit Super-Star Wide Receiver and QUAD-MVP Amon-Ra St. Brown With Another Unbelievable and Incredible 95-Yard Touchdown Pass To-End The First Quarter With a 28-7 Trojan Lead.
QUAD-MVP Amon-Ra St. Brown (6-1, 195, 4.33, 39, 4.2) Had a Career-High Game With 8 Catches For 173-Yards and 1 Touchdown, Had 3 Rushes For 8-Yards, and Returned 3 Punts For Another 26-Yards, Including Another Career-High 24-Yard Punt Return, in The Fourth Quarter That Helped The Trojans Win The Victory, and Give Him 207-Yards of Total Offense and 1 Touchdown. QUAD-MVP Trojan Teammate Michael Pittman, Jr. Also had 13 Catches for 146-Yards.
St. Brown Brushed-Off his Huge 95-Yard Touchdown as The Result of Just One Big-Play. That Play Came Late in The First Quarter, With The Trojans Ahead 21-7. On The Incredible 95-Yard Touchdown, St Brown Ran a Seam-Pattern and He Looked Back at Slovis, Because The Safety Was So Far Away From Him, But Slovis Was Not Just Ready to Pass The Football, So St. Brown Just Kept Running Down The Field on His Pass-Pattern.
There Were Three Defensive Backs Around St. Brown (#8) and it Looked Like a Passing Disaster, But Slovis Sorta Floated The Football Perfectly So St. Brown Could Catch The Football in Perfect-Stride and Complete The Incredible 95-Yard Touchdown Pass and The 28-7 Lead.
The Unbelievable 95-Yard Touchdown Pass From Slovis to St. Brown Was The Longest at Southern Cal Since The Southern Cal School Record of 97-Yards in 1996.
At The First of The Season, True Freshman Kedon Slovis, From Scottsdale Desert Mountain High School, Arizona, had The Southern Cal Trojan Fans at The Coliseum Chanting “We love Slovis” in The Fourth Quarter of His Debut as The Southern Cal Trojan Starting Quarterback. Slovis Was Just One of Several Freshman Newcomers to make an early Impact this season in The PAC-12, but Slovis Has Been “The Talk of The PAC-12” After Passing For 377-Yards Against Stanford and Now With The 432-Yards Against The Arizona State Sun Devils. Slovis Was Pressed Into Early-Service, Because of The Season-Ending Knee Injury by J.T. Daniels in The Trojans Season Opener.
“When We Got Out There, Kedon Did Not Really Look Rattled,”said Amon-Ra St. Brown. “He Rallied Us-Up After Every Drive and said, Let’s go.”
Let’s Not Forget The Heroics of QUAD-MVP Christian Rector! Rector Had Been Taken-Out of The Game so He Could Get A Breather In The Middle of The Arizona State Sun Devils Final Drive, but The Red-Shirt Senior Defensive End Talked His Way Back Into The Game.
When Rector (#89) Got Back Into The Game, He Freed-Off The Edge and Slipped into Pass Coverage and as he Did So, he Realized That The Football Was Coming His Way and he Stuck His Hand-Up and Tipped The Football To Himself and Then Made an Incredible Diving Interception.
With This Unbelievable Athletic Play, Senior Captain Rector (6-4, 275, 4.8, 32, 4.53, 116, 30) Sealed The Southern California Trojans Victory as The Arizona State Sun Devils Were Trying To-Make a Last-Ditch Comeback Attempt as They Were Only Five-Points Behind. This Incredible Interception Secured The Trojans Bowl Game Eligibility For 2019 and gave The Trojans Head Coach Clay Helton a Little More Respite for a Few Days!
“I Can Not Tell You How Proud I am of our Defense Today, Because They Were in a lot of Bad Situations Today as Far as Field-Position,” Helton said.
#3 400-YARD QUARTERBACK CLUB
SHANE BUECHELE – SMU MUSTANGS
Back in 2015, Shane Buechele (#7) Was a Senior Dual-Quarterback at Arlington Lamar High School in Texas and He Completed 138 of 213 Passes For 2,043-Yards and 19 Touchdowns Passes. He Also Rushed For Another 643-Yards and 7 Touchdowns, Giving Him 2,686-Yards of Total Offense and 26 Touchdowns as a Senior. During His High School Career, Buechele Passed for 6,379-Yards and 73 Touchdowns and He Rushed For Another 1,805-Yards and 21 Touchdowns, Giving Him 8,184-Yards of Offense and 94 Touchdowns.
After His Outstanding High School Career, Buechele Was Selected Twice as a Texas 6-A All-State Player and a Three-Time All-District Selection, Along With The Offensive MVP of District 4-6A. Buechele Had Scholarship Offers From Texas, Oklahoma, Houston, Texas Tech, California, Ole Miss, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, TCU, and SMU. He Committed To The Texas Longhorns on February 23, 2015 and Enrolled on January 19, 2016.
As a True Freshman, in 2016, Buechele Started All 12 Games For The Texas Longhorns and Completed 236 of 391 Passes For 2,958-Yards and a Texas Longhorn Freshman School Record and 21 Touchdown Passes, Which Was The Texas Longhorn Second-Most In School History. Buechele Was The Firat Texas Longhorn Quarterback Since 2009 To Have at least 2,500-Yards Passing and 20 Touchdowns in a Single-Season and Finally, Buechele Became The First Texas Longhorn Quarterback Since 1944 To Start His First and Second Career Games as a True Freshman Quarterback.
Buechele Was The Texas Longhorn Starting Quarterback in 2016 When He Set Several Texas Longhorn Freshman School Passing Records, But He Was Second Team, Behind Sam Ehlinger in 2017 as The Texas Longhorns Went 10-4 and Beat The Georgia Bulldogs in The Sugar Bowl Game. Buechele Played in two games in 2017, But When Ehlinger Was Injured, He Guided The Texas Longhorns to Victories Over The Baylor Bears and The Iowa State Cyclones.
In 2018, Buechele Played in Only Two Games and Therefore He Redshirted and as The SMU Mustangs Starting Quarterback as a Graduate Transfer, Buechele Would Be Just Like Joe Burrow, Jalen Hurts, and Justin Fields.
Sonny Dykes (In Photo) was Named as The SMU Mustangs New Head Football Coach on December 11, 2017. Dykes Arrived on The SMU Mustangs Hilltop after Head Coaching Assignments For The California Golden Bears and The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs.
In His First Football Season in 2018, on The SMU Mustangs Hilltop, Dykes Led The Mustangs to a 5-7 Overall Record, going 4-4 in The American Athletic Conference West Division Play. The 2018 Season Also Included a 45-31 Win over The #17 Houston Cougars.
The SMU Mustangs Exploded With One of The Most Explosive Offenses in The Country and Also in The SMU Mustangs School History and a Greatly Improved Super SMU Mustangs Defense. Following His First Year With The SMU Mustangs, Dykes and His Coaching Staff Recruited a Recruiting Class That Ranked Among The Very Best in The American Athletic Conference.
If There Was a Big Concern About The SMU Mustangs Having A Big Letdown After Coming-Off of Their 54-48 First Loss to #19 Memphis State, It Disappeared Early In The First Quarter In Another Wild and High-Scoring Game With The East Carolina Pirates. Buechele threw for 414-Yards as The SMU Mustangs Finished with 726 Total Offensive Yards.
In This Game, After Passing For 456-Yards and 3 Touchdowns Against Memphis State, Super SMU Mustang Quarterback Shane Buechele (#7) Had Another Incredible Game Against The East Carolina Pirates as He Completed 37 of 46 Passes For an Incredible 414-Yards and 5 Touchdowns. Buechele Also Rushed For Another 11-Yards, Giving Him 425-Yards of Total Offense and 5 Touchdowns. He Also Had a 140.8 Quarterback Rating. Buechele Passed For 414-Yards as The SMU Mustangs Finished with 726-Yards of Total Offense as Compared To The Same Amount For The Pirates (3-7, 0-6).
QUAD-MVP Buechele Had an Outstanding Passing Game With 414-Yards Passing and 5 Touchdowns, but he Also Had Three Other Super SMU Mustang QUAD-MVP Skill Players, Including Super SMU Mustang Running Back Xavier Jones (#5) From Spring, Texas Had 157-Yards Rushing and 3 Touchdowns. Jones Also Caught 2 Passes From Buechele For Another 15-Yards, Giving Him 172-Yards of Total Offense and 3 Touchdowns.
QUAD-MVP Jones (5-11, 208, 4.42, 36, 4.22) Is Seen Scoring His 18th Career Touchdown as He Also Broke one of The Old Eric Dickerson Rushing Records. Jones Ran for 157-Yards and Had 3 Rushing Touchdowns For The Third Time This Season For The Mustangs. In This Game, His Total Touchdowns Reached 20, Including 18 Rushing and 2 Receiving Touchdowns, Which Was One More than The 19 Touchdowns, on The Ground, of Pro Football Hall of Fame Running Back Eric Dickerson had in 1981.
The SMU Mustangs, Started 8-0 For The First time Since Dickerson was Leading The Unbelievable SMU Mustangs Pony Express in his Final Season in 1982, But The Loss to Memphis left The Mustangs Needing Some Help To-Reach The AAC Conference Championship Game Even If They Win Their Final Two Regular-Season Football Games.
“Our Guys Showed-Up on Sunday and had the exact frame of mind We Wanted them to have,” SMU Mustangs Head Coach Sonny Dykes said. “We Did Not Have To-Beg Them to Practice After The Memphis Loss. They All Showed-Up and Handled Their Business.”
SIDEBAR VII: In a Million-To-One Percentage or More of It Ever Happening in a Football Game, The SMU Mustangs and East Carolina Pirates Had The Exact Same Total Offense of 726-Yards of Total Offense and Their Combined Total Was an Incredible and Eye-Popping 1,452-Yards of Total Offense.
Another QUAD-MVP For The SMU Mustangs Was James Proche (6-0, 193, 4.37, 39, 4.0, 128, 10) Who Caught 14 Buechele-Passes For 167-Yards and 2 Touchdowns. Proche Also Had 1 Rush For 2-Yards and 2 Punt Returns For Another 17-Yards, Giving Him 186-Yards of Total Offense and 2 Touchdowns.
Proche (#3) Had an Unbelievable Career-Day and Set The SMU Mustangs School Record For Touchdown Catches with His 35th Career Touchdown Catch on his First Touchdown of The Game. Proche, From Desoto High School in Texas, Outside of Dallas, Broke The Career Touchdown Record of The Emmanuel Sanders School Record.
Before The 2019 Season Started, Proche (#3) Was Considered as One of The Top Wide Receivers in The Country and He Was on The Fred Biletnikoff, The Maxwell Award, and The Paul Hornung Award Watch Lists. Porche Was Also Selected To The Athlon Sports Preseason First Team AAC Conference on Offense and Special-Teams Fourth Team. Porche Was Also Selected To The Phil Steele Pre-Season Fourth Team All-American Team, and Also The College Football News Pre-Season AAC All-Conference Team.
As a Junior in 2018, Porche (#3) Led The Mustangs With 93 Pass Catches for 1,199-Yards and 12 Touchdowns and He Also Was The Mustangs Team-Leading Return-Man With 20 Punt Returns for 165-Yards and 12 Kick Returns for Another 276-Yards, Giving Him 441-Yards in Return Yards. He Also Had 2 Rushes For 17-Yards, Giving Him 458-Yards Added To His 1,199-Yards and a 2018 Total of 1,657-Yards of Total Offense.
Porche Led The AAC Conference in Pass Receiving and was in The Top 12 in The Country In Pass Receptions Per Game With 7.8 Catches Which Was 5th in The Country and 13th in The Country In All-Purpose Yards With 138.1-Yards Per Game. Porche Had Five 100-Yard Games, Giving Him Nine 100-Yard Career Games. Going Into The 2019 Season, Porche Also Ranked 5th on The All-Time SMU Mustang Career Pass Receptions List With 24 Touchdowns and his 190 Catches Was 7th on Both Career Receptions With 190 Catches and Reception Yards With 2,724-Yards.
Still Another Skilled QUAD-MVP Was Super SMU Mustang Tight End Kylen Granson (6-3, 235, 4.5, 37, 4.16) Who Possibly Had The Most Incredible Game of The Year, In The Country For a Tight End as He Caught 7 Passes For 138-Yards and 3 Touchdowns. One of His Three Touchdown Passes, Included a 31-Yard Touchdown Catch on a Fourth-Down and 20 with The Mustangs Only Leading 45-44 Midway Through the Fourth Quarter.
Granson is a Rice Owls Transfer From Austin Westlake, Texas and He Sat-Out Last Year and Now Has 8 Touchdowns. “We All Knew That The East Carolina Team Was a Really Good Team That Could Score a Lot of points,” said Granson. “Our Focus Was That We Still Have Got a lot to play for.”
On The Kickoff-Return That Followed The Third Granson Touchdown, The East Carolina Return-Man Could Not Recover The Loose Football at The 15-Yard Line and The Mustangs Recovered The Football and it Led to The Proche Second Touchdown Catch.