Several Super-Stars Have Already Qualified For The All-American All-Bowl Team. By Super Scout Max Emfinger

SEVERAL SUPER-STARS HAVE ALREADY QUALIFIED FOR ALL-AMERICAN ALL-BOWL TEAM!

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The Big Bowl Games Are Coming, but Several Super-Stars Have Already Qualified For The All-American All-Bowl Team. As of Saturday Night, there are several Very Impressive Bowl Game Performances.

In an Unbelievable Twist of Fate, The Big Ten and Pac-12 Champions would usually play in The Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, but since The Rose Bowl is in The College Football Playoff Semi-Final System, these Two Teams Played their Game, in Texas, in The Cotton Bowl.

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Ohio State Completely Dominated the Game with a 24-7 Victory as both of their All-American Defensive Ends with a Multitude of Sacks as Sam Hubbard (#6) Recorded 2 1/2 Sacks; while Nick Bose Recorded 2 Sacks. On Offense, The Buckeyes Three All-American Offensive Lineman of OC Billy Price, OG Michael Jordan, and OT Jamarco Jones, also Completely Dominated the Southern Cal Defense.

There is something Very Special about The TCU Horned Frogs and Their Big Comeback Victories in The Alamo Bowl Game. Never count out The Frogs.

In 2015, The Frogs Stormed back from being down 31-0 to win The Alamo Bowl Game. They did it again Thursday night, rallying from 21-3 deficient to beat The #15 Stanford Cardinals by a 39-37 Comeback Victory behind Super-Star Quarterback, Kenny Hill, who had another Incredible Game.

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Hill (#7) Completed 27 of 40 Passes for 314-Yards and Two Touchdowns, Rushed 9 Times for 60-Yards and another Touchdown; plus he Caught One Pass for 27-Yards and another Incredible Touchdown, giving him 401-Yards of Total Offensive Yards and Four Touchdowns. 

Hill landed the Biggest Plays of the Game, but he also had help from Two other Super-Stars in Senior Desmond White and True Freshman Jalen Reagor. Hill Scored The First Horned Frog Touchdown on a 6-Yard Scramble, at the End of the Second Quarter, giving Stanford a 21-10 Lead at Halftime.

Then, his Incredible 27-Yard “Throw-Back” Touchdown Pass, down the Left Sideline, from Wide Receiver Desmon White to make it 27-16 in the Third Quarter, but Hill “Returned The Favor” as he Hit White on an 11-Yard Touchdown to make it 28-23. Stanford then kicked a Field Goal to to Increase their lead to 31-23.

Hill “Put An Unbelievable Charge” into The TCU Fans in the Fourth Quarter with the “Play of The Game” as he Found True Freshman Jalen Reagor, down the Right Sideline with an Incredible 93-Yard Touchdown Pass to Bring The Stanford Lead to 31-29 and Bring The Predominantly Horned Frog Fans in The Alamodome to Attention.

After this Incredible Play, Desmond White Struck-Again as he Returned a Punt 76-Yards for a Touchdown to give The Frogs their First Lead at 36-31, but Stanford Scored again to give the another Go-Ahead Lead at 37-36.

Then Hill led The Frogs down the Field and gave Cole Bunce a Chance to Kick the Winning 33-Yard Field Goal with just over 3 minutes left after Stanford had retaken the lead and With an Apparent Victory.

It was the second time this season that Hill had a Rushing Touchdown, Passing Touchdown, and Receiving Touchdown, in the Same Game, providing a Memorable Finale to his Great College Career. Hill began his career at Texas A&M, where he succeeded Heisman Trophy Winner Johnny Manziel in 2014, but Transferred to TCU after a Tough First Season with The Aggies.

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Although, he was from the Area, Iowa All-Purpose Back and Super-Star Akrum Wadley (#25) had never been to Yankee Stadium, even though he grew up about 20-Miles across the river in New Jersey, but on his first visit, he seemed to bring out the whole town of Newark to cheer him and The HawkeyesWadley gave away 40 or more Game Tickets, and he certainly did not disappoint any of his his hometown fans who were Freezing inside Yankee Stadium to Watch him play.

In this Frigid Pinstripe Bowl Game against Boston College, Wadley Rushed for 88-Yards and a Touchdown; Caught 2 Passes for 24-Yards; and Returned 5 Kickoffs for 171-Yards, giving him an Incredible 283-Yards of Total Offense in the 27-20 Victory. This Bowl Game Sensation was Awarded with The MVP Trophy and also helped Snap a Five-Game Bowl Losing Streak.

Boise State Committed two turnovers that were returned for Touchdowns in the final minute of the First Half, turning a 24-0 Rout in the making into a competitive 24-14 contest and allowing Oregon back into the game, but without any Special Speech from their Head Coach, the Broncos regrouped and responded.

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Super Wide Receiver Cedric Wilson (#1) Caught 10 Passes for 221-Yards and a Touchdown; Freshman Free Safety Kekula Kaniho Returned an Interception 53-Yards for a Touchdown to go with his 3 Solo Tackles and a Sack; and All-American Linebacker Leighton Vander Esch led The Broncos Defense with 12 Tackles, including 10 Solo Tackles, 3 Tackles for a Loss, and 1 1/2 Sacks as #25 Boise State beat Oregon 38-28 in the Las Vegas Bowl.

“New slate. It’s a whole different half. As far as we were concerned, it was 0-0,” said Broncos Super Linebacker Vander Esch.

2017 ALL-AMERICAN ALL-BOWL FOOTBALL TEAM!
By Super Scout Max Emfinger

Scouting Notes I: I have been Selecting College Football Weekly MVP Awards for The Last Fourteen Weeks, but The Player had to be on The Winning Team to Qualify for The Weekly MVP Award.

Scouting Notes II: I have Changed The Standards for Each Position to Qualify for The All-American All-Bowl Football Team. OFFENSE Quarterbacks: Must have 400-Yards; All-Purpose Backs: Must have 200-Yards; Wide Receivers: Must have 175-Yards; Running Backs: Must have 150-Yards. DEFENSE – Linemen and Linebackers: Must have Two Sacks or Two Turnovers; and Defensive Backs: Must have Two Interceptions or Two Turnovers.

Scouting Notes III: The Last Column is My NFL Draft Choice Selection in the 2018 or 2019 Draft.

Scouting Notes IV: At least Two of My First Team All-American Players Decided not to Play in Their Bowl Game with their Team, in Preparation for the 2018 NFL Draft, including DE Bradley Chubb of NC State and CB Denzel Ward of Ohio State.

Scouting Notes V: As of Friday Night of December 29, The Following Players have Already Qualified for The All-Bowl Team On OFFENSE: QB John Wolford of Wake Forest with 468-Yards; QB Kenny Hill of TCU with 401-Yards; QB Quinton Flowers of South Florida with 417-Yards; QB Trace Mcorley of Penn State with 402-Yards; Running QB Ahmad Bradshaw of Army; All-Purpose Akrum Wadley of Iowa; All-Purpose Larry Rose III of New Mexico State; All-Purpose Saquon Barkley of Penn State; WR Cedrick Wilson of Boise State; RB Justin Jackson of Northwestern; OC Billy Price of Ohio State; OG Michael Jordan of Ohio State; OT Jamarco Jones of Ohio State; and RB Alex Delton of Kansas State. On DEFENSE: DE Nick Bosa of Ohio State with 2 Sacks; DE Sam Hubbard of Ohio State with 2 1/2 Sacks; DT Deadrin Senat of South Florida with 3 Sacks; LB William Kwenkeu of Temple with 2 Sacks; LB Leighton Vander Esch of Boise State with 10 Solo Tackles, 3 TFL, and 1 1/2 Sacks; DE J.D. Waggoner and DE JaQuan Bailey of Iowa State with 2 Sacks Apiece; DE MacKendy Cheridor of Georgia State with 2 Sacks and Forced Fumble; DE Curtis Weaver of Boise State with 2 Sacks; DT Youhanna Ghaifan of Wyoming with 2 Sacks; FS Mark McLauren of Mississippi State with 3 Interceptions; FS Kekaula Kaniho of Boise State with 1 Sack and 1 Interception for Touchdown; and CB Julian Blackmon of Utah with 2 Interceptions.

FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN OFFENSE

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Wideout Player MVP – (#28) James Washington

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Freshman Offensive Player MVP – (#23) Jonathan Taylor

Pos  Class Player                    Ht  Wt  40   School       Conference Bowl Game NFL
QB –
SR 
     Baker Mayfield, 6-1, 210, 4.6, Oklahoma    Big-12            Rose Bowl       #1
RB – JR      Bryce Love,          5-10, 196, 4.3, Stanford    PAC-10          Alamo Bowl #1
RB – FR      Jonathan Taylor
, 5-11, 213, 4.42, Wisconsin    Big-10  Orange Bowl W  #1
RB – JR       Kerryon Johnson, 5-11, 212, 4.33, Auburn SEC               Peach Bowl   #1
All-Pur  JR
 Saquon Barkley, 5-11, 230, 4.38, Penn State   Big-10 Fiesta Bowl W #1
FB – SR       Jaylen Samuels,    5-11, 225, 4.49, N.C. State ACC       Sun Bowl W #2 or 3
FLK – SO   A.J. Brown,             6-1, 225, 4.42, Ole Miss  SEC           Bowl Ban    #1 or 2
WR – SR    James Washington, 6-1, 205, 4.4, Okla State Big-12 Camp World  W  #1
TE – JR      Mark Andrews,    6-4, 254, 4.67, Oklahoma     Big-12      Rose Bowl   #1
TE – SR      Tony Fumagalli,  6-6, 248, 4.72,  Wisconsin Big-10 Orange Bowl W #1 or 2
L-OT – SR  Mike McGlinchey, 6-8, 315, 5.15, Notre Dame IND        Citrus Bowl #1
L-OT – SR Quenton Nelson,  6-5, 330, 5.08, Notre Dame IND         Citrus Bowl #1
L-OG – JR Ross Pierschbacher, 6-4, 305, 5.09, Alabama SEC        Sugar  Bowl  2 or 3
L-OG – SR Isaiah Wynn,       6-2, 302, 5.1,      Georgia         SEC        Rose Bowl #2 or 3
OC – SR      Billy Price,            6-3, 312, 5.08,    Ohio State Big-10 Cotton Bowl W #1 or 2
OC – SR      Will Clapp,
 
         6-5, 309, 5.2,      LSU               SEC        Citrus Bowl #2 or 3
R-OG – SR  Braden Smith, 
 6-6, 303, 5.3,       Auburn        SEC         Peach Bowl #2 or 3

R-OG – JR Mitch Hyatt,        6-5, 295, 5.1,       Clemson       ACC        Sugar Bowl #1 or 2
R-OT – JR  Orlando Brown, 6-8, 350, 5.1,      Oklahoma    Big-12     Rose Bowl #1
K-Ret – SO Tony Pollard,     5-11, 200, 4.42    Memphis Amer Ath  Liberty Bowl #1 or 2
Punter –  JR Michael Dickson
, 6-3, 205, 4.82, Texas        Big-12  Texas Bowl W #1 or 2

FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN DEFENSE

Pos  Class Player                    Ht  Wt  40   School       Conference Bowl Game NFL
Q-DE – SR Bradley Chubb, 
6-4, 275, 4.62 N.C. State  ACC        Sun Bowl No Play #1
Q-DE – JR Hercules Mata’afa, 6-2, 252, 4.62, Wash St PAC-10  Holiday Bowl #1 or 2
Q-DT – SO Jeffrey Simmons, 6-4, 307, 4.87, Miss State SEC Taxslayer Bowl #1 or 2
Q-DT – JR Harrison Phillips, 6-4, 295, 4.86, Stanford PAC-10   Alamo Bowl  L #1 or 2
NG – JR  Da’Ron Payne, 
      6-2, 308, 5.1,    Alabama   SEC                 Sugar Bowl #1

NG – SR Maurice Hurst,       6-2, 280, 4.82,  Michigan Big-10        Outback Bowl #1 or 2
S-DT – JR Christian Wilkins, 6-3, 300, 4.92, Clemson ACC                Sugar Bowl   #1
S-DT – JR Vita “Beast” Vea,
6-5, 344, 5.1, Washington PAC-10       Fiesta Bowl  L #1

S-DE – SO Nick Bosa,            6-3, 270, 4.65, Ohio State  Big-10     Cotton Bowl W  #1
S-DE – SO Clelin Ferrell,      6-4, 265, 4.62 Clemson     ACC                Sugar Bowl     #1
Q-LB – JR Roquan Smith,      
6-0, 225, 4.52,  Georgia   SEC                Rose Bowl      #1
Q-LB – SR Rashaan Evans,    6-3, 235, 4.61, Alabama   SEC              Sugar Bowl  #1 or 2
MLB – JR T.J. Edwards,   
     6-1, 244, 4.67, Wisconsin Big-10  Orange Bowl #1 or 2

MLB – SR Micah Kiser,           6-1, 240, 4.65,   Virginia  ACC      Military Bowl L #2 or 3
MLB – SO Devin Bush, Jr,     5-11, 222, 4.45,  Michigan Big-10   Outback Bowl  #2 or 3
S-LB – SO Devin White,          6-1, 255, 4.62,   LSU         SEC              Citrus Bowl #1 or 2
S-LB – JR Tremaine Edmunds,
6-4, 245, 4.67, VAT     ACC       Camp World L #1 or 2

Q-CB – JR Denzel Ward,        5-10, 191, 4.33, Ohio St Big-10 Cotton Bowl No Play #1
FS – JR Minkah Fitzpatrick, 6-1, 203, 4.42, Alabama   SEC                 Sugar Bowl #1
FS – JR – Justin Reid,               6-1, 204, 4.42,  Stanford  PAC-10 Alamo Bowl L #2 or 3
SS – SO – Darwin James,        6-3, 211, 4.42, Florida St   ACC              Indy Bowl #1
FS-CB – JR Joshua Jackson,  6-1, 192, 4.4, Iowa      Big-10 Pinstripe Bowl  W #2 or 3
Punt Ret – SR Dante Pettis  6-0, 192, 4.4, Washington PAC-10  Fiesta Bowl L #2 or 3
Kicker – SR Matt Gay,         
 6-1, 220, 4.7,     Utah   PAC-10 Heart of Dallas W #2 or 3 

SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICAN OFFENSE

Pos  Class Player                    Ht  Wt  40   School       Conference Bowl Game NFL
QB – SR    Lamar Jackson,  
6-3, 211, 4.5,  Louisville    ACC      Taxslayer Bowl L #1 or 2
QB – SR    Mason Rudolph, 6-5, 235, 4.8, Okla State   Big-12     Camp World #1 or 2
QB – JR     Drew Lock,          6-4, 225, 4.8, Missouri      SEC             Texas Bowl L #1 or 2
QB – SR     Luke Falk,            6-4, 205, 4.76, Wash St     PAC-10  Holiday Bowl L #2 or 3
QB – SO    McKenzie Milton, 5-11, 184, 4.43 Cent Fla  Amer Ath    Peach Bowl  #2 or 3
QB – SR     Riley Ferguson, 6-4, 210, 4.72  Memphis Amer Ath Liberty Bowl L #2 or 3
RB – JR     Ronald Jones,     6-0, 200, 4.32,  USC      PAC-10     Cotton Bowl L  #2 or 3
RB – JR     Josh Adams,        6-2, 225, 4.38, Notre Dame Indy        Citrus Bowl #2 or 3
RB – JR     Myles Gaskin     
 5-10, 191, 4.4, Washington PAC-10 Fiesta Bowl L #3 or 4
All-Pur – JR  Nyheim Hines, 5-9, 197, 4.31, N.C. State ACC           Sun Bowl W  2 or 3
WR – SR  Anthony Miller  5-11, 190, 4.42, Memphis Amer Ath Liberty Bowl L #2 or 3
WR – JR  Calvin Ridley  
6-1, 190, 4.38,      Alabama      SEC                 Sugar Bowl     #1
WR – SR  Michael Gallup,
6-1, 200, 4.4, Col St  All Mt New Mexico Bowl L 2 or 3
FLK – SO  K’Neal Harry,   
6-3, 216, 4.42,  Arizona St   PAC-10    Sun Bowl #2 or 3
TE – SO     Noah Fant,           6-6, 232, 4.64,  Iowa    Big-10  Pinstripe Bowl W #2 or 3
TE – SR  Mike Gesicki,         
6-5, 250, 4.65, Penn State  Big-10 Fiesta Bowl W #2 or 3
TE – JR  Hayden Hurst
        6-5, 250, 4.65,  S Carolina SEC  Outback Bowl L #2 or 3

L-OT – JR Michael Deiter,        6-6, 328, 5.12,  Wis  Big-10 Orange Bowl W #2 or 3
L-OG – JR Beau Benzschawet, 6-5, 317, 5.12,  Wis  Big-10 Orange Bowl W #1 or 2  
OC – SR  Mason Cole,            6-4, 297, 5.0,    Michigan     Big-10  Outback Bowl #2 or 3
R-OG – SO Michael Jordan,
6-6, 310, 5.12,  Ohio State  Big-10 Cotton Bowl W #1 or 2

R-OT – SR Jamarco Jones,  6-5, 310, 5.2,     Ohio State Big-10 Cotton Bowl W #2 or 3  
K-Ret – JR Kavontae Turpin, 5-9, 160, 4.32, TCU       Big-12    Alamo Bowl W #3 or 4
Punter – JR Mitch Wishnowsky,
6-2, 220, 4.86, Wash PAC-10 Fiesta Bowl  L #2 or 3

SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICAN DEFENSE

Pos  Class Player                    Ht  Wt  40   School    Conference  Bowl Game NFL
Q-DE – JR Arden Key,            6-5, 238, 4.56, LSU           SEC                  Citrus Bowl   #1
Q-DE – JR Austin Bryant,     
6-4, 265, 4.64,  Clemson   ACC             Sugar Bowl #1 or 2
Q-DE – SR Marquis Haynes, 6-3, 235, 4.53, Ole Miss   SEC       Bowl Ban       #2 or 3
Q-DE – JR Jeff Holland,     
  6-2, 249, 4.62, Auburn     SEC               Peach Bowl #2 or 3
Q-DT – JR Rasheem Green, 6-4, 275, 4.82,  USC          PAC-10   Cotton Bowl L  #2 or 3
S-DT – JR Trenton Thompson, 6-3, 295, 4.92, Georgia SEC              Rose Bowl #2 or 3
S-DE – SR Mat Boesen,         6-4, 249, 4.74, TCU            Big-12    Alamo Bowl W #2 or 3
S-DE – JR Chase Winovich, 6-3, 253, 4.66,  Michigan Big-10   Outback Bowl    #2 or 3
S-DE – JR Montez Sweat,    6-6, 241, 4.72,   Miss State SEC Taxslayer Bowl W #2 or 3
S-DE – JR Sam Hubbard,    6-5, 266, 4.76,   Ohio State Big-10  Cotton Bowl W #1 or 2
Q-LB – SO Michael Pinckney, 6-1, 228, 4.53, Miami     ACC    Orange Bowl L 1 or 2
Q-LB – SR Shaquen Griffin, 6-1, 223, 4.52, UCF            Amer Ath   Peach Bowl  2 or 3
Q-LB – SR Dorian O’Daniel, 6-1, 220, 4.56, Clemson    ACC               Sugar Bowl #2 or 3
MLB – JR Cameron Smith,       6-2, 250, 4.72,   USC     PAC-10   Cotton Bowl#2 or 3
MLB – JR Ty Summers,           6-2, 242, 4.68,      TCU     Big-12    Alamo Bowl W #2 or 3
MLB – SR Josey Jewell,       6-2, 236, 4.65,   Iowa         Big-10  Pinstripe Bowl W #2 or 3
MLB – JR  Leighton Vander Esch, 6-4, 240, 4.7, Boise Mt W LasVegas Bowl W #3 or 4

S-LB – SR Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, 6-0, 240, 4.62, OU  Big-12           Rose Bowl #2  or 3
S-LB – SR Uchenna Nwosu, 6-2, 240, 4.65,  USC            PAC-10  Cotton Bowl L #2 or 3
SLB – JR Malik Jefferson,   6-2, 240, 4.62,  Texas          Big-12           Texas Bowl W #2

Q-CB – JR Mike Hughes,      5-11, 185, 4.4,    Central Fla Amer Ath    Peach Bowl #2 or 3
FS – JR Jaquan Johnson,    5-11, 190, 4.45,  Miami         ACC        Orange Bowl L #3 or 4
SS – JR Deshon Elliott,           6-2, 210, 4.46, Texas         Big-12     Texas Bowl#2 or 3
SS – SR Amani Watts,           5-10, 210, 4.44, Texas A&M SEC        Belk Bowl L #2 or 3
S-CB – JR Donte Jackson,          5-11, 175, 4.33,  LSU       SEC             Citrus Bowl #2 or 3
Punt Ret – JR, Christian Kirk  5-11, 200, 4.42, A&M      SEC       Belk Bowl L #1 or 2
Kicker – SR Daniel Carlson,
6-4, 223, 4.86,  Auburn      SEC             Peach Bowl #2 or 3

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1. Clemson (12-1) – For the Third Consecutive Year, Clemson has made the College Football Playoff. It is the Second Time The Tigers have been the #1 Overall Seed, as they also claimed the top spot in 2015. A Decisive 38-3 ACC Championship Victory over Miami “Sealed the Deal” for Clemson, which only has one Loss on its Record, a 27-24 Road Loss to Syracuse in a Game in which Clemson Quarterback Kelly Bryant (#2 on the Left) was Injured.

Bryant has been Outstanding in the six games since the Syracuse loss, completing 125-of-186 passes (67 percent) for 1,303 yards, nine touchdowns and just two interceptions. Clemson entered selection day with eight wins over teams with a .500 or better record, including victories over Auburn and Miami.

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2. Oklahoma (12-1) – The Sooners have not been ranked worse than #5 since the selection committee unveiled their initial 2017 Rankings in Week 10 and with Heisman Trophy Winner, Baker Mayfield, they have Some Very Impressive Wins, including Two Wins over TCU and One in Fort Worth; Ohio State in Columbus; Oklahoma State; and West Virginia.

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Baker Mayfield is The Hottest Quarterback in the Country, but The Georgia Pass Defense will be The Best Pass Defense that he has faced all year. The Bulldogs are Ranked Second in The Country Against the Pass, allowing 158.3-Yards Per Game, with only Four Teams able to Complete better than a 60-Per Cent Pass Completion.

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Offensive Lineman CO-MVP – (#78) Orlando Brown

3. Georgia (12-1) The Georgia Bulldogs made the jump from #6 to #2 after a Great  Victory over Auburn in the SEC Championship Game. They avenged their only loss of the season, which was a 40-17 Loss  at Auburn. Georgia put itself in position to make The Playoffs after a Huge Victory on the road over Notre Dame in Week #2 and with the exception of their loss to The Auburn Tigers, The Georgia Bulldogs Rolled-Through The SEC Conference as they Won by an Average of 29 Points in their Seven Regular Season SEC Victories.

Inside Linebacker Roquan Smith (6-1, 225, 4.54) was The Anchor of The Georgia Defense and was Selected as The SEC Defensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press and also The Coaches. Smith has sometime been Labeled as being “Undersized” but tell that to Ball-Carriers who have met him in a Game this Season. Smith has been a “Wrecking-Ball” at the second level for The Bulldogs, leading the team with 45 tackles.

Smith has showed off a well-rounded skill set, making plays all over the field with an impressive combination of Athleticism and Physicality!

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The Georgia Bulldogs are the Very First Non-Alabama SEC Team to make the College Football Playoff.

4. Alabama (11-1) – There was Absolutely No Way the Playoff Selection Committee could “Leave-Out” The One-Loss Alabama Crimson Tide. Before they loss at Auburn, The Crimson Tide had been Ranked #1 or #2 in Every Single 2017 Playoff Ranking. The Auburn Tigers were The Hottest Team in the Country in November, taking down two #1 Teams at home, so a 26-14 loss to Auburn certainly isn’t the worst loss among the teams in the playoff field.

After Ohio State beat Wisconsin in The Big-10 Conference Championship Game, the Biggest Question was whether the Committee would Value Better Wins and a Conference Championship for Ohio State or Alabama with fewer losses and perhaps a more Convincing Eyeball Test as being a Better Team than Ohio State with Two Losses.

Despite not playing in the SEC Championship and a relative lack of perceived quality wins, Alabama beat Florida State when The Seminoles were ranked #3 in the AP Top 25 Poll and In addition, had wins over LSU and Mississippi State.

It took an 11th Hour Decision by the Selection Committee to keep The Alabama Playoff Streak Alive, as The Crimson Tide made the Playoffs for the Fourth Consecutive Year. This is their lowest final ranking in the playoff era, after entering the playoff ranked No. 1 in 2014 and 2016, and No. 2 in 2015.

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The Crimson Tide has the Best Defensive Back in The Country with Junior Free Safety Minkah Fitzpatrick. The Potential #1 Draft Choice Won The Jim Thorpe Award as the #1 Defensive Back in the Country; plus he has also Won The Chuck Bednarik Award as The #1 Defensive Player in The Country.

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Auburn Running Back Kerryon Johnson (#21) was Selected as The SEC Offensive Player of the Year by Both The Coaches and again by the Associated Press. Johnson rushed for 1,320-Yards and Scored a SEC-Best 19 Touchdowns despite missing two entire games and most of another one. Johnson is the fourth Auburn player to win Offensive Player of the Year since the Award was Instituted in 2003.

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While Super Senior Offensive Guard Braden Smith (#71) Received The Jacobs Blocking Trophy for the Best Blocking Offensive Lineman in The SEC. Smith, who was a Near Unanimous First-Team All-SEC selection by the AP earlier this week, is Auburn’s first Jacobs Trophy Award Winner since 2010, when Lee Ziemba claimed the award. He joins Ziemba, Kendall Simmons, and Marcus McNeill as Auburn’s Jacobs Trophy winners since 2000.

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Citrus Bowl: LSU VS Notre Dame at 1:00 PM ET on January 1 – Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida – ABC TV – RADIO – WDGL-FM

Image result for McGlinchey and Nelson PhotosThe LSU Tigers Defense will Face The Toughest Two All-American Notre Dame Offensive Linemen in Left Guard Quenton Nelson (#56) and Left Offensive Tackle Mike McGlinchey (# 68) in The Orlando Citrus Bowl on January 1, 2018.

2017 and 2018 Bowl Game Schedule

Autonation Cure Bowl: Georgia St 27 – Western Kentucky 17 on December 16

New Mexico Bowl: Marshall 31 – Colorado State 28 on December 16

Las Vegas Bowl: Boise State 38 – Oregon 28 on December 16

Boca Raton Bowl: Florida Atlantic 50 – Akron 3 on December 19

Frisco Bowl: Louisiana Tech 51 – SMU 10 on December 20

Gasparilla Bowl: Temple 28 – Florida International 3 on December 21

Bahamas Bowl: Ohio 41 – UAB 6 on December 22

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Wyoming 37 – Cent Michigan 14 on December 22

Birmingham Bowl: South Florida 38 – Texas Tech 34 on December 23

Armed Forces Bowl: Army 42 – San Diego State 35 on December 23

Dollar General Bowl: Appalachian State 34 – Toledo 0 on December 23

Hawai’i Bowl: Fresno State 33Houston 27 on December 24

Heart of Dallas Bowl: Utah 30 – West Virginia 14 on December  26

Quick Lane Bowl: Duke 36 – Northern Illinois 14 on December 26

Cactus Bowl: Kansas State 35 – UCLA 17 on December 26

Independence Bowl: FSU 42 – Southern Mississippi 13 on December 27

Pinstripe Bowl: Iowa 27 – Boston College 20 on December 27

Foster Farms Bowl: Purdue 38 – Arizona 35  on December 27

Texas Bowl: Texas 33 – Missouri 16 on December 27

Military Bowl: Navy 49 – Virginia 7 on December 28

Camping World Bowl: Oklahoma State 30 – Virginia Tech 21 on December 28

Alamo Bowl: TCU 39 – Stanford 37 on December 28

Holiday Bowl: Michigan State 42 – Washington State 17 on December 28

Belk Bowl: Wake Forest 55 – Texas A&M 52 on December 29

Sun Bowl: North Carolina State 52 – Arizona State 31 on December 29

Music City Bowl: Northwestern 24 – Kentucky 23 on December 29

Arizona Bowl: New Mexico State 26 – Utah State 20 on December 29

Cotton Bowl: Ohio State 24 – Southern Cal 7 on December 29

Taxslayer Bowl: Mississippi State 31 – Louisville 27 on December 30

Liberty Bowl: Iowa State 21 – Memphis 20 on December 30

Fiesta Bowl: Penn State 35 – Washington 28 on December 30

Orange Bowl: Wisconsin 34 – Miami 24 on December 30

Outback Bowl: South Carolina vs. Michigan, 12 p.m. ET on Jan. 1

Peach Bowl: Auburn vs. Central Florida, 12:30 p.m. ET on Jan. 1

Citrus Bowl: Notre Dame vs. LSU, 1 p.m. ET on Jan. 1

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Rose Bowl (CFB Playoff Game): Georgia Against Oklahoma, 5:00 P.M. ET on January 1, 2018

Sugar Bowl (CFB Playoff Game): Clemson Against Alabama, 8:45 P.M. ET on January 1, 2018

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THERE SEEMS TO BE A LOT OF BOWL GAMES THIS YEAR! By Super Scout Max Emfinger

THERE SEEMS TO BE A LOT OF BOWL GAMES THIS YEAR!
By Super Scout Max Emfinger

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All of the College Regular Season Football Games have been Completed and now it is time for the “All-Important” Bowl Games and of course, some of these Bowl Games will Decide The College Football National Championship.

Two of These January 1 Bowl Game Champions will Decide what Teams will play in The National Championship Game on January 8. These College Football Bowl Games are very important, but there seems to be a lot of College Bowl Games this season. I think there are 41 Bowl Games!

For most of us, who have been in the Football Business for most of their entire Lifetime, I probably can not get enough Football Bowl Games and for the Thousands of Players that get to Play in these Bowl Games, it is Quiet an Honor for them to get to Play in these Bowl Games and they will Remember these Moments for the Rest of their Lifetime.

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1963 Bluebonnet Bowl Game
Rice Stadium, Houston, Texas

In my Baylor Football Career, I was a Red-Shirt Sophomore in 1963 when The Baylor Bears Played and Beat The LSU Tigers in a 14-7 Victory in The Fifth Annual 1963 Bluebonnet Bowl Game, and although I did not get to play in The 1963 Bluebonnet Bowl Game, it still was Very Exciting for me to be on the Sideline for that Bluebonnet Bowl Game!

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Now! How Ironic was it that the Jersey #22 on the 1963 Bluebonnet Bowl Game Ticket was the same Baylor Jersey #22 that I wore in the 1964 and 1965 Games for The Baylor Bears.

Although it was 55 -Years ago, and I was a Red-Shirt Sophomore, this Bluebonnet Bowl Game Brings-Back A Lot of  Memories to me like it only happened last week. After a Stellar 1962 Baylor Freshman Football Season and being Selected to The Freshman All-SWC Team and then having an Outstanding 1963 Spring Training with Two Catches from All-American Quarterback Don Trull and Two Interceptions, including a one-handed catch, on Defense in the Spring Game, I was really looking forward to being a Sophomore Super-Star, but it did not happen.

On the First Day of 1963 Fall Football Practice, in the Morning of Two-a-Day Practice, I Weighed-In at 179-Pounds, thinking that this was a “Good-Weight” for me. The Weather was Really Hot. I think it was 95-Degrees, but it was also very Humid.

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I was listed as the #2 Flanker Back, behind my Good Friend Lawrence Elkins (#26) with Coach John Bridgers. In the Baylor Offense, the Flanker Back and Split End were both always running a Pass Pattern on Every Single Play, whether it was a Pass Play or Running Play and as I was wanting to “Make a Great Impression” with The Baylor Coaches, I was running every play at “Full-Speed” and I was “Backing-Up” the Defensive Back, on every play, trying to Cover me.

I also made some Great Catches on some of the Passing Plays. In fact, on Passing Plays, both Outside Receivers and Tight End were all being thrown passes. I actually made a One-Handed Catch on one of the Passing Plays.

After about an Hour of Running Pass Patterns at Full-Speed on every play, I was getting a little tired. Then, about Twenty Minutes later, I “Passed-Out” and the Trainers Carried me off of the Field on a Stretcher. After I got to the Dressing Room, I weighed and I weighed 163-Pounds and I realized that I had lost 16-Pounds.

After drinking a lot of water and eating a big lunch, I was back out for the Afternoon Football Practice. I thought that I was going to be fine, but after another Hour and a Half, I “Passed-Out” again, but this time, I was not OK, because I had just had a Mild-To-Major Heat Stroke. This time, I Weighed-In at 157-Pounds and I knew that I had Lost 22-Pounds, from the Morning Practice. I guess that the “Real Thing and Miracle” was that I was Still on The Planet, because in an Unbelievable Hot Fall, several other Football Players, in the Waco Area, had Heat Strokes and were Forced to Leave The Planet.

After Spending Three Days in the Hospital and Two More Weeks trying to Recover, my 1963 Baylor Football Career was over. The Baylor Football Coaches decided to Red-Shirt me and Save my Full-Eligibility, because they did not know how long it was going to Take-Me to Fully-Recover all of my Strength and Athletic Abilities.

SIDEBAR I: “Everything Happens for a Reason and We are all Here on This Planet for a “Reason” and “Every Action has a Consequence!”  The “Universe” had Different Plans for me on this First Day of Baylor Football Practice in 1963.  If I would not have had a Heat Stroke, I would have Played Football in 1963 and I would have likely Graduated in Four Years, in 1966, but by having a Heat Stroke, It Changed my Graduation Schedule to Graduate in 1967.  If not, I would have gone into the Navy in the Summer of 1966.

SIDEBAR II: The “Universe” wanted me to Graduate from Baylor in the Spring of 1967, not in 1966, because The “Universe” wanted me to be in The 1966-67 World Famous Baylor A Cappella Choir that Gave a National Concert in Carnegie Hall in New York City, in the Spring of 1967.  I was not only in The Choir, I was Voted Vice President of The Choir in the Spring of 1967.

SIDEBAR III: Every Time that I gave My Christian Testimony, on The Baylor A Cappella Choir Tour, I would Remember my 1963 Heat Stroke.

After Three months of Recuperation

After three months of Recuperation, I was at Full-Speed Again and Ready to “Impersonate” The Super LSU Kick-Return Man, Joe LaBruzzo in Pre-Bowl Game Practices. And there was Another Unbelievable Ironic Story to be Told.

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The LSU Tigers had their Tremendous Kick Return Specialist, Joe LaBruzzo, and he Wore Jersey #22 and that was The Same #22 that I was Assigned To-Wear before my Heat Stroke.

Since I was on The Baylor Scout Team and was Impersonating Joe LaBruzzoThe LSU Starting Running Back, and Return Specialist, I was Given his Jersey #22, on Monday Practice, before the Game, to Impersonate him at Running Back and also as their Great Kick-Return Man.

The Baylor Coaches wanted to be Completely-Sure that LaBruzzo did not Return a Punt or Kickoff Against them in The Bluebonnet Bowl Game, but as Fate would have it, The Baylor Defensive Coaches and Especially Head Coach John Bridgers got Pretty Upset when I Returned a Kickoff for a Touchdown in a “Live Practice-Scrimmage” on Wednesday.

Baylor Climaxed a Fabulous Football Season in 1963 with a 14-7 Victory over The LSU Tigers in the Fifth Annual 1963 Bluebonnet Bowl Game as 1963 Consensus All-American Quarterback Don Trull Completed 26 of 37 Passes for 255-Yards and was Selected as The MVP of The Bluebonnet Bowl Game. The Tigers Double-and-Triple Teamed All-American Elkins and Super Split End and another Good Friend, James Ingram Caught an Incredible 11 Passes for 163-Yards and “The Winning Touchdown” in the Last Minutes of the Fourth Quarter and was Voted as the Outstanding Lineman Award.

Don Trull, #Baylor's original Heisman finalist (1963) and newly elected College Football Hall of Famer. // #Baylor University Class of 1964

Also, The Baylor Defense Played Exceptionally Well as they Limited The LSU Tigers to only Four First Downs, only 95-Yards Rushing, and only 13-Yards Passing and they, obviously, Held LaBruzzo to Limited Yardage and Absolutely no Kick Returns.

It was Unbelievably Incredible how many of my Baylor Teammates came-up to me after the Game, in Rice Stadium, Laughing and Telling-Me that I had Actually gained more yardage on my Wednesday Kick Returns than LaBruzzo had Gained During the Bluebonnet Bowl Game.

1967 Rice Bowl Championship Games
Guam Agana Barlow Field
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One of the Most Incredible “Things” happened in 1967, shortly after I Graduated from Baylor University. I had been in the Navy Reserve ever since I had Graduated from Brownwood High School in 1962.

In 1961, we were at War with Vietnam and all 18-Year-Old Boys were subject to the Draft in the Army. My Dad had taken me to join the Navy Reserve before my Junior Year in 1961 and I had Signed a Contract to Enter into the United States Navy after I Graduated from College. My Six-Year Navy Reserve Contract would begin in the U.S. Navy with Two Years of Active Duty after Graduating from College.

As a member of the Navy Reserve. I was going to Enter a Two-Year Active Duty in the United States Navy and then Spend Four-Years in the Navy Reserve. So I Entered the Navy, shortly after graduating, I immediately entered a Six Week Navy Boot-Camp in San Diego, California and then I graduated from U.S. Navy Personnelman Class “A” School at Naval Station in San Diego, California on September 22, 1967.

After Graduating from Personnelman School, I was already playing on a Really Good Softball Team at The San Diego Naval Station and they all wanted me to “Put-In” to stay in San Diego, and Continue Playing on the The Undefeated Softball Team, but As a Patriot, I “Put-In” for Active Duty in Vietnamthinking that although I would be in Danger, I would not be in “Real-Big Danger” and I would be able to get “Hazardous Duty Pay”  along with my Regular Pay.

As it turned-out, there were not any Openings in Vietnam, but they decided to give me an Active Duty Assignment as close to Vietnam as possible and The Navy Gave me an Active Duty Assignment in Guam at Agana, Guam Naval Hospital in the Mariana Islands.

So when I got to Guam Navy Hospital, (In The Photo), I immediately asked if the Navy Hospital had a Football Team and they immediately told me that they did not have a Football Team, but that the Naval Air Station Flyers had a Really Good Football Team and that there was a Player at the Naval Hospital that was playing on that Naval Air Station Flyers Football Team.

After I got situated at my desk, in my Job in the Personnel Office, I got a hold of Linebacker Pete Murdock and asked him if I could go to Football Practice with him. And, of course, he said yes and he was just as excited as I was.

When I got to the First Football Practice, I found out that they had a lot of Really Great Looking Football Players and they already had a 4-0 Record. I also found-out real quick that they really still needed some help with their Passing Game and after The Coaches found-out that I had played in The Baylor Pro-Offense and Raymond Berry was my Pass-Receiving Mentor, I was “Shocked” when they made me their Player/Coach in the Passing Game.

I also found out that, although they had a Great 4-0 Record, their Toughest Games and Teams were getting ready to Come-Up and they Needed a lot of help in their Passing Game. I was still in Pretty Good Shape and so I Immediately started “Working-On-Their-Passing-Game” at the Afternoon Practice.

The Naval Air Station Quarterback, Mike Waterford (5-10, 175, 4.6) was Short, but he was Real Athletic and he had an Outstanding Arm. We also had some Really Good-Looking Wide Receivers, but none of them knew how to Really Run or Throw Correct Pass Patterns. After a Few days of working with the Quarterbacks and Receivers, they made some Great Improvements. The Flyers Originally had a One Wide Receiver Offense, but I Changed that to a Two-Wide Receiver Pro Offense and a Flex Tight End.

SIDEBAR I: In 1959, After Baylor Head Football Coach, John BridgersHad Implemented The Baltimore Colts Super Shotgun Spread-Passing Offense Formation, at Baylor, The Baylor Bears All-American Quarterback Don Trull Threw 24 Touchdown Passes in Two 10 Game Seasons, in a College Football Era when most College Football Teams were Running “Smash-Mouth” Running Offense Teams.

SIDEBAR II: In the 1963 Football Season, that I Missed, Baylor had Two Consensus First Team All-Americans in Quarterback Don Trull and Flanker Back Lawrence Elkins and they both were National Leaders in The Passing Game and The Baylor Bears Led The Nation in Passing. I played with Both Players and my Wide Receiver Mentor in 1963, 1964, and 1965 in Baylor Spring Training was NFL All-Pro and Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Raymond Berry of The Baltimore Colts.

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Berry was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1973. He is also a member of the “NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team” as one of the best Football Players of the First 75-Years in the NFL. His Jersey Number 82 was Retired by the Indianapolis Colts and he is a member of the Patriots 1980’s All-Decade TeamAs my Mentor, Raymond Berry taught me how to Run the Right and Accurate Pass Route on every Pass Pattern. In Two Coaching Situations, I installed a Passing Offense and I Taught the Quarterback and Wide Receivers how to run “Timed” and “Accurate Pass Routes” and Both Teams won Championships.

The Naval Air Station Flyers

As a Wide Receiver and Co-Offensive Coordinator, with The NAS Flyers,  I Played in Two Navy Championship Bowl Games, and again, how Ironic was it that one of the Two Navy Championship Bowl Games was in The Second Annual Rice Bowl Championship Game on November 25, 1967, when my Guam Naval Air Station Flyers beat The Guam Yokosuka Seahawks Team by a 28-14 Score, in Agana, Guam, in The Mariana Islands, on The Barlow Football Field for The Guam Military Football Championship.

The Irony, of course, was that I was not able to play in The Bluebonnet Bowl Game in Rice Stadium, but Four years Later, I Played in a Game Called The Rice Bowl, on Guam, in The Mariana Islands.

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In that Rice Bowl Championship Game, I Returned The Opening Kickoff 87-Yards for a Touchdown, giving The Naval Air Station Flyers a Quick 7-0 Lead and we Never Lost Control of the Game, in a 28-14 Victory.

To go with my 87-Yard Opening Kickoff Return, I also Caught Five Passes for 138-Yards, Returned Three Punts for 46-Yards, and had an Interception Return for 16-Yards, giving me an Incredible 287-Yards of Total All-Purpose Yardage in The Guam Military Football Championship Bowl Game and then I was Presented The MVP Award Trophy after The Game.

1967 All-Greater Pacific Navy Football Championship Bowl Game
Tokyo, Japan

Then, a Couple Weeks later, on December 9, 1967, in the All-Greater Pacific Navy Football Championship Bowl Game, my Naval Air Station Flyers beat the Tokyo Japan All-Greater Navy All-Star Team, in Tokyo, Japan and in that Bowl Game, I was also Voted as the MVP in The All-Greater Pacific Navy Championship Bowl Game in the 21-7 Victory.

In that All-Greater Pacific Navy Championship Bowl Game, I Caught Six Passes for 146-Yards, including a 38-Yard Touchdown. I also Returned Two Kickoffs for 66-Yards and Three Punts for 43-Yards, giving me 255-Yards of All-Purpose Yardage. And Yes! Both Navy Bowl Games would have Qualified me for a Spot on my Weekly College Football MVP Awards. But back to the 2017 and 2018 Bowl Games.

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ROSE BOWL GAME Between THE OKLAHOMA SOONERS and THE GEORGIA BULLDOGS in Pasadena, California on January 1, 2018 at 5:00 on ESPN TV.

Although there seems to be a Lot of Bowl Games this year, there are Really only Three Huge Bowl Games of Great Importance. Those Three Huge Bowl Games of Great Importance are The College Football Playoff Semi-Final ROSE BOWL GAME Between THE OKLAHOMA SOONERS and THE GEORGIA BULLDOGS in Pasadena, California on January 1, 2018 at 5:00 P.M on ESPN TV.

Oklahoma (12-1) is in the playoffs for the second time in three years, losing to Clemson in the Orange Bowl in 2015, but The Sooners Will Come into these Playoffs as Possibly The Hottest Team, having Won Eight Games in a Row. Georgia (12-1) is making its playoff debut, getting here by Beating Auburn in the SEC Championship Game, to avenge their  only Loss of The Season.

With Heisman Trophy Quarterback, Quarterback Baker Mayfield, The Oklahoma Sooners are Going to be Very Hard to Beat, but Georgia has Two Outstanding Running Backs in Nick Chubb (#27) and Sony Michel (#1), who will “Give Them Fits” in The Rose Bowl.

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The Georgia Bulldogs also Produced a Georgia School-Record 3,426-Yards and 36 Touchdowns, with Super Running Backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel responsible for 2,123-Yards and 26 Touchdowns. The Oklahoma Sooners Limited Teams to 4.02-Yards Per Carry and on only Four Occasions have they been Run-On for more than 200-Yards with Kansas State and West Virginia each managing Four Rushing Touchdowns.

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I would Expect a Really Tough and Exciting Back-and-Forth Football Game, but with the Top Quarterback in the Country Leading The Sooners, it will be Very Hard for any of these Teams to Beat The Sooners in the Semifinals or Finals for The National Championship.

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And then, The Other College Football Playoff Semi-Final SUGAR BOWL GAME Between THE CLEMSON TIGERS and THE ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 1, 2018 at 8:45 P.M. on ESPN TV.

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SUGAR BOWL (CFB Playoff Game): Clemson Against Alabama, 8:45 P.M. ET on January 1, 2018 on ESPN.

AND THEN

Then The Third and Most Important Bowl Game Of The Year will be Played One Week Later on January 8, 2018 as THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP BOWL GAME will be Played in Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia and it will Also be on ESPN TV.

 Baker Mayfield of The Air-Raid Passing Offense ERA and Don Trull of The Smash-Mouth Run Offense ERA Both Win National Passing Championships!

Oklahoma All-American Quarterback Baker Mayfield Reminds me of Former Baylor All-American Quarterback Don Trull and They Both Have Some Incredible Comparisons. One of The Biggest Comparison was that neither of them were Heavily Recruited, but both of them Led The Nation in Passing and they both were Sitting in New York for The Heisman Trophy Award.

Mayfield was from Austin, Texas, a few Miles from The University of Texas, but he was not Recruited by any Texas Schools and he went to Oklahoma; whereas Trull was from Oklahoma City Southeast, a few Miles from The University of Oklahoma, but was not Recruited by any Oklahoma Schools and he went to Baylor in Waco, Texas.

In 2017, Mayfield led The NCAA in a Lot of Categories, including The Completing of 71 Percent of his passes, 41 Touchdown Passes, Passing Yards Per Attempt with 11.8-Yards, Total Yards Per Play with 10.2-Yards, Touchdowns Responsible for with 46, and an Incredible 203.8 Passing Efficiency in 13 Games.

In 1963, Trull Playing in an Unbelievable “Smash-Mouth” Running-Offense ERA and he Played in a 10-Game Schedule. Trull and The Baylor Bears Started a Completely New Passing ERA in Duplicating The NFL Passing Game. In 1963, Trull led the NCAA in Passing with 2,157-Yards, Completions with 174, Touchdowns Responsible for with 23, and 406 Total Offensive Plays.

Mayfield is The Hottest Quarterback in the Country, but The Georgia Pass Defense will be The Best Pass Defense that he has faced all year. The Bulldogs are Ranked Second in The Country Against the Pass, allowing 158.3-Yards Per Game, with only Four Teams able to Complete better than a 60-Per Cent Pass Completion.

1. Clemson (12-1) – For the Third Consecutive Year, Clemson has made the College Football Playoff. It is the Second Time The Tigers have been the #1 Overall Seed, as they also claimed the top spot in 2015. A Decisive 38-3 ACC Championship Victory over Miami “Sealed the Deal” for Clemson, which only has one Loss on its Record, a 27-24 Road Loss to Syracuse in a Game in which Clemson Quarterback Kelly Bryant (#2 on the Left) was Injured.

Bryant has been Outstanding in the six games since the Syracuse loss, completing 125-of-186 passes (67 percent) for 1,303 yards, nine touchdowns and just two interceptions. Clemson entered selection day with eight wins over teams with a .500 or better record, including victories over Auburn and Miami.

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2. Oklahoma (12-1) – The Sooners have not been ranked worse than #5 since the selection committee unveiled their initial 2017 Rankings in Week 10 and with Heisman Trophy Winner, Baker Mayfield, they have Some Very Impressive Wins, including Two Wins over TCU and One in Fort Worth; Ohio State in Columbus; Oklahoma State; and West Virginia.

3. Georgia (12-1) The Georgia Bulldogs made the jump from #6 to #2 after a Great  Victory over Auburn in the SEC Championship Game. They avenged their only loss of the season, which was a 40-17 Loss  at Auburn. Georgia put itself in position to make The Playoffs after a Huge Victory on the road over Notre Dame in Week #2 and with the exception of their loss to The Auburn Tigers, The Georgia Bulldogs Rolled-Through The SEC Conference as they Won by an Average of 29 Points in their Seven Regular Season SEC Victories.

The Georgia Bulldogs are the Very First Non-Alabama SEC Team to make the College Football Playoff.

4. Alabama (11-1) – There was Absolutely No Way the Playoff Selection Committee could “Leave-Out” The One-Loss Alabama Crimson Tide. Before they loss at Auburn, The Crimson Tide had been Ranked #1 or #2 in Every Single 2017 Playoff Ranking. The Auburn Tigers were The Hottest Team in the Country in November, taking down two #1 Teams at home, so a 26-14 loss to Auburn certainly isn’t the worst loss among the teams in the playoff field.

After Ohio State beat Wisconsin in The Big-10 Conference Championship Game, the Biggest Question was whether the Committee would Value Better Wins and a Conference Championship for Ohio State or Alabama with fewer losses and perhaps a more Convincing Eyeball Test as being a Better Team than Ohio State with Two Losses.

Despite not playing in the SEC Championship and a relative lack of perceived quality wins, Alabama beat Florida State when The Seminoles were ranked #3 in the AP Top 25 Poll and In addition, had wins over LSU and Mississippi State.

While it took an 11th Hour Decision by the Committee to keep The Alabama Playoff Streak Alive, The Crimson Tide made the Playoffs for the Fourth Consecutive Year. This is their lowest final ranking in the playoff era, after entering the playoff ranked No. 1 in 2014 and 2016, and No. 2 in 2015.

2017 and 2018 Bowl Game Schedule

Boca Raton Bowl: Florida Atlantic 50 – Akron 3 on December 19

Frisco Bowl: Louisiana Tech 51 – SMU 10 on December 20

Gasparilla Bowl: Temple 28 – Florida International 3 on December 21

Bahamas Bowl: Ohio 41 – UAB 6 on December 22

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Wyoming 37 – Cent Michigan 14 on December 22

Birmingham Bowl: South Florida 38 – Texas Tech 34 on December 23

Armed Forces Bowl: Army 42 – San Diego State 35 on December 23

Dollar General Bowl: Appalachian State 34 – Toledo 0 on December 23

Hawai’i Bowl: Fresno State 33Houston 27 on December 24

Heart of Dallas Bowl: Utah 30 – West Virginia 14 on December  26

Quick Lane Bowl: Duke 36 – Northern Illinois 14 on December 26

Cactus Bowl: Kansas State 35 – UCLA 17 on December 26

Independence Bowl: FSU 42 – Southern Mississippi 13 on December 27

Pinstripe Bowl: Iowa 27 – Boston College 20 on December 27

Foster Farms Bowl: Purdue 38 – Arizona 35  on December 27

Texas Bowl: Texas 33 – Missouri 16 on December 27

Military Bowl: Navy 49 – Virginia 7 on December 28

Camping World Bowl: Oklahoma State 30 – Virginia Tech 21 on December 28

Alamo Bowl: Stanford vs. TCU, 9 p.m. ET on Dec. 28

Holiday Bowl: Washington State vs. Michigan State, 9 p.m. ET on Dec. 28

Belk Bowl: Wake Forest vs. Texas A&M, 1 p.m. ET on Dec. 29

Sun Bowl: North Carolina State vs. Arizona State, 3 p.m. ET on Dec. 29

Music City Bowl: Kentucky vs. Northwestern, 4:30 p.m. ET on Dec. 29

Arizona Bowl: Utah State vs. New Mexico State, 5:30 p.m. ET on Dec. 29

Cotton Bowl: Ohio State vs. USC, 8:30 p.m. ET on Dec. 29

Taxslayer Bowl: Louisville vs. Mississippi State, 12 p.m. ET on Dec. 30

Liberty Bowl: Memphis vs. Iowa State, 12:30 p.m. ET on Dec. 30

Fiesta Bowl: Washington vs. Penn State, 4 p.m. ET on Dec. 30

Orange Bowl: Wisconsin vs. Miami, 8 p.m. ET on Dec. 30

Outback Bowl: South Carolina vs. Michigan, 12 p.m. ET on Jan. 1

Peach Bowl: Auburn vs. Central Florida, 12:30 p.m. ET on Jan. 1

Citrus Bowl: Notre Dame vs. LSU, 1 p.m. ET on Jan. 1

 

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Rose Bowl (CFB Playoff Game): Georgia Against Oklahoma, 5:00 P.M. ET on January 1, 2018

Sugar Bowl (CFB Playoff Game): Clemson Against Alabama, 8:45 P.M. ET on January 1, 2018

NATIONAL COLLEGE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME:  Rose Bowl Champion Against  Sugar Bowl Champion, 8:00 P.M. ET on January 8, 2018.

ATTENTION: On or around January 15, I will Select My All-American Bowl Team. Remember, your Team has to Win to Qualify.

 

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2017 SUPER ALL-AMERICAN FOOTBALL TEAM! By Super Scout Max Emfinger

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2017 SUPER ALL-AMERICAN FOOTBALL TEAM! By Super Scout Max Emfinger

Scouting Notes I: I have been Selecting College Football Weekly MVP Awards for The Last Fourteen Weeks, and In those 14 Weeks, there were Players with Multi MVP Awards, leading us to believe that they are the Best Football Players in the Country, but The Player had to be on The Winning Team to Qualify for The Weekly MVP Award.

Scouting Notes II: Some Great Performances were not Included on Some Great Players, because their Team Did Not Win. I also did not Select Weekly Offensive Linemen MVP’s, because they were Too Difficult to Select. With these Great Performances on the Losing Team and All Super Offensive Linemen, I have Evaluated all of them on their Highlight Films, so they Could Qualify to be Selected to Our College Football All-American Team. The Last Number for each Player Represents the Number of MVP Awards that he Won or If Evaluated on Highlight Film, it will Read (HF).

Scouting Notes III: The Last Column is My NFL Draft Choice Selection in the 2018 or 2019 Draft.

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FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

Image result for All American Football Team LogoOffensive Player MVP – QB (#6) Baker Mayfield

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Wideout Player MVP – (#28) James Washington

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Offensive Lineman CO-MVP – (#78) Orlando Brown

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Offensive Lineman CO-MVP – (#68) Mike McGlinchey

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Freshman Offensive Player MVP – (#23) Jonathan Taylor

Pos  Class Player                    Ht  Wt  40   School       Conference MVP    NFL
QB –
SR 
     Baker Mayfield, 6-1, 210, 4.6, Oklahoma    Big-12            (6)         #1
RB – JR      Bryce Love,          5-10, 196, 4.3, Stanford    PAC-10          (5)         #1
RB – FR      Jonathan Taylor
, 5-11, 213, 4.42, Wisconsin    Big-10     (5)          #1
RB – JR       Kerryon Johnson, 5-11, 212, 4.33, Auburn SEC              (4)          #1
All-Pur  JR
 Saquon Barkley, 5-11, 230, 4.38, Penn State   Big-10   (5)          #1
All-Pur – SR Rashaad Penny,
5-11, 220, 4.42, San Diego St All Mt  (5)           #2 or 3
FB – SR       Jaylen Samuels,   
5-11, 225, 4.49, N.C. State ACC          (2)          #2 or 3
FLK – SO   A.J. Brown,             6-1, 225, 4.42, Ole Miss  SEC              (3)           #1 or 2
WR – SR    James Washington, 6-1, 205, 4.4, Okla State Big-12      (3)           #1
TE – JR      Mark Andrews,    6-4, 254, 4.67, Oklahoma     Big-12      (5)           #1
TE – SR      Tony Fumagalli,  6-6, 248, 4.72,  Wisconsin    Big-10      (4)           #1 or 2
L-OT – SR  Mike McGlinchey, 6-8, 315, 5.15, Notre Dame IND        (HF)        #1
L-OT – SR Quenton Nelson,  6-5, 330, 5.08, Notre Dame IND         (HF)       #1
L-OG – JR Ross Pierschbacher, 6-4, 305, 5.09, Alabama SEC         (2)           #2 or 3
L-OG – SR Isaiah Wynn,       6-2, 302, 5.1,      Georgia         SEC         (HF)       #2 or 3
OC – SR      Billy Price,            6-3, 312, 5.08,    Ohio State    Big-10     (HF)       #1 or 2
OC – SR      Will Clapp,           6-5, 309, 5.2,      LSU               SEC         (2)           #2 or 3
R-OG – SR  Braden Smith,   6-6, 303, 5.3,       Auburn        SEC         (HF)       #2 or 3

R-OG – JR Mitch Hyatt,        6-5, 295, 5.1,       Clemson       ACC         (HF)       #1 or 2
R-OT – JR  Orlando Brown, 6-8, 350, 5.1,      Oklahoma    Big-12     (HF)       #1
K-Ret – SO Tony Pollard,     5-11, 200, 4.42    Memphis   Amer Ath  (3)           #1 or 2
Punter –  JR Michael Dickson
, 6-3, 205, 4.82, Texas        Big-12      (HF)       #1 or 2

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FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

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Image result for Roquan Smith PhotosLinebacker MVP – OLB (#3) Roquan Smith

Image result for minkah fitzpatrick photosDefensive Back MVP – FS (29 ) Minkah Fitzpatrick

Pos  Class Player                    Ht  Wt  40   School       Conference MVP    NFL
Q-DE – SR Bradley Chubb, 
6-4, 275, 4.62 N.C. State  ACC                  (5)        #1
Q-DE – JR Hercules Mata’afa, 6-2, 252, 4.62, Wash State PAC-10    (4)         #1 or 2
Q-DT – SO Jeffrey Simmons, 6-4, 307, 4.87, Miss State SEC              (3)         #1 or 2
Q-DT – JR Harrison Phillips,
6-4, 295, 4.86,Stanford PAC-10            (3)        #1 or 2
NG – JR  Da’Ron Payne,        6-2, 308, 5.1,    Alabama   SEC                  (3)        #1

NG – SO Ed Oliver,                  6-2, 290, 5.0,   Houston   Amer Ath         (3)        #1 or 2
NG – SR Maurice Hurst,       6-2, 280, 4.82,  Michigan Big-10              (3)         #1 or 2
S-DT – JR Christian Wilkins, 6-3, 300, 4.92, Clemson ACC                (4)         #1
S-DT – JR Vita “Beast” Vea, 6-5, 344, 5.1, Washington PAC-10          (4)         #1

S-DE – SO Nick Bosa,            6-3, 270, 4.65, Ohio State  Big-10             (4)         #1
S-DE – SO Clelin Ferrell,      6-4, 265, 4.62 Clemson     ACC                 (4)          #1
Q-LB – JR Roquan Smith,      6-0, 225, 4.52,  Georgia   SEC                 (5)         #1
Q-LB – SR Rashaan Evans,   
6-3, 235, 4.61, Alabama   SEC                 (4)          #1 or 2
MLB – JR T.J. Edwards,         6-1, 244, 4.67, Wisconsin Big-10            (4)         #1 or 2

MLB – SR Micah Kiser,           6-1, 240, 4.65,   Virginia  ACC                 (4)         #2 or 3
MLB – SO Devin Bush, Jr,     5-11, 222, 4.45,  Michigan Big-10            (4)          #2 or 3
S-LB – SO Devin White,          6-1, 255, 4.62,   LSU         SEC                  (4)         #1 or 2
S-LB – JR Tremaine Edmunds, 6-4, 245, 4.67, VAT     ACC                 (4)         #1 or 2

Q-CB – JR Denzel Ward,        5-10, 191, 4.33, Ohio State Big-10           (4)          #1
FS – JR Minkah Fitzpatrick, 6-1, 203, 4.42, Alabama   SEC                 (5)          #1
FS – JR – Justin Reid,               6-1, 204, 4.42,   Stanford  PAC-10         (4)          #2 or 3
SS – SO – Darwin James,        6-3, 211, 4.42, Florida St   ACC                (4)          #1
SS – SR Quin Blanding,          6-2, 210, 4.46,  Virginia    ACC                 (4)          #2 or 3
S-CB – JR Joshua Jackson,  6-1, 192, 4.4,        Iowa         Big-10           (4)           #2 or 3
Punt Ret – SR Dante Pettis  6-0, 192, 4.4,   Washington PAC-10         (3)           #2 or 3
Kicker – SR Matt Gay,         
 6-1, 220, 4.7,     Utah             PAC-10         (HF)       #2 or 3

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

Pos  Class Player                    Ht  Wt  40   School       Conference MVP    NFL
QB – SR    Lamar Jackson,  
6-3, 211, 4.5,  Louisville    ACC                  (4)        #1 or 2
QB – SR    Mason Rudolph, 6-5, 235, 4.8, Okla State   Big-12              (4)        #1 or 2
QB – JR     Drew Lock,          6-4, 225, 4.8, Missouri      SEC                  (4)        #1 or 2
QB – SR     Luke Falk,            6-4, 205, 4.76, Wash St     PAC-10            (4)        #2 or 3
QB – SO    McKenzie Milton, 5-11, 184, 4.43 Cent Fla  Amer Ath       (4)        #2 or 3
QB – SR     Riley Ferguson, 6-4, 210, 4.72     Memphis Amer Ath       (4)        #2 or 3
RB – JR     Ronald Jones,     6-0, 200, 4.32,  USC          PAC-10           (3)        #2 or 3
RB – JR     Josh Adams,        6-2, 225, 4.38, Notre Dame Indy             (3)        #2 or 3
RB – JR     Myles Gaskin     
 5-10, 191, 4.4,    Washington PAC-10      (3)        #3 or 4
All-Pur – JR  Keke Coutee, 
5-10, 180, 4.42, Texas Tech  Big-12          (3)        #2 or 3
All-Pur – JR  Nyheim Hines, 5-9, 197, 4.31, N.C. State ACC                (3)         #2 or 3
WR – SR  Anthony Miller  5-11, 190, 4.42, Memphis    Amer Ath       (3)         #2 or 3
WR – JR  Calvin Ridley  
6-1, 190, 4.38,      Alabama      SEC                 (3)         #1
WR – SR  Michael Gallup,
6-1, 200, 4.4, Colorado St  All Mountain (2)         #2 or 3
FLK – SO  K’Neal Harry,   
6-3, 216, 4.42,  Arizona St   PAC-10            (2)        #2 or 3
FLK – SR  Courtland Sutton, 6-4, 218, 4.44, SMU         Amer Ath     (HF)     #1
FLK – JR  David Sills,         6-4, 203, 4.44, West Virginia Big-12         (HF)     #3 or 4
TE – SO     Noah Fant,           6-6,232, 4.64,  Iowa              Big-10          (3)         #2 or 3
TE – SR  Mike Gesicki,         
6-5, 250, 4.65,  Penn State  Big-10           (2)         #2 or 3
TE – JR  Hayden Hurst        6-5, 250, 4.65,  South Carolina  SEC       (2)         #2 or 3

L-OT – JR Michael Deiter,        6-6, 328, 5.12,   Wisconsin   Big-10   (HF)     #2 or 3
L-OG – JR Beau Benzschawet, 6-5, 317, 5.12,   Wisconsin   Big-10   (HF)     #1 or 2  
OC – SR  Mason Cole,            6-4, 297, 5.0,    Michigan     Big-10          (HF)     #2 or 3
R-OG – SO Michael Jordan, 6-6, 310, 5.12,  Ohio State  Big-10          (HF)     #1 or 2

R-OT – SR Jamarco Jones,  6-5, 310, 5.2,     Ohio State  Big-10           (HF)    #2 or 3     
K-Ret – JR Kavontae Turpin, 5-9, 160, 4.32, TCU          Big-12           (2)         #3 or 4
Punter – JR Mitch Wishnowsky,
6-2, 220, 4.86, Wash PAC-10        (HF)     #2 or 3

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

Pos  Class Player                    Ht  Wt  40   School       Conference MVP    NFL
Q-DE – JR Arden Key,            6-5, 238, 4.56, LSU           SEC                  (3)       #1
Q-DE – JR Austin Bryant,     
6-4, 265, 4.64,  Clemson   ACC                (3)        #1 or 2
Q-DE – SR Marquis Haynes, 6-3, 235, 4.53, Ole Miss   SEC                 (3)       #2 or 3
Q-DE – JR Jeff Holland,     
  6-2, 249, 4.62, Auburn     SEC                  (3)       #2 or 3
Q-DT – JR Rasheem Green, 6-4, 275, 4.82,  USC          PAC-10            (3)       #2 or 3
S-DT – JR Trenton Thompson, 6-3, 295, 4.92, Georgia SEC                (3)      #2 or 3
S-DE – SR Mat Boesen,         6-4, 249, 4.74, TCU            Big-12              (3)       #2 or 3
S-DE – JR Chase Winovich, 6-3, 253, 4.66,  Michigan Big-10               (3)       #2 or 3
S-DE – JR Montez Sweat,    6-6, 241, 4.72,   Miss State SEC                  (3)       #2 or 3
S-DE – JR Sam Hubbard,    6-5, 266, 4.76,   Ohio State Big-10             (3)       #1 or 2
Q-LB – SO Michael Pinckney,
6-1, 228, 4.53, Miami     ACC                 (3)       #1 or 2
Q-LB – SR Shaquen Griffin,
6-1, 223, 4.52, UCF            Amer Ath        (3)        2 or 3
Q-LB – SR Dorian O’Daniel, 6-1, 220, 4.56, Clemson    ACC                 (3)       #2 or 3
MLB – JR Cameron Smith,       6-2, 250, 4.72,   USC     PAC-10            (3)       #2 or 3
MLB – JR Ty Summers,           6-2, 242, 4.68,      TCU     Big-12             (3)        #2 or 3
MLB – SR Josey Jewell,       6-2, 236, 4.65,   Iowa            Big-10            (3)       #2 or 3
MLB – JR  Leighton Vander Esch, 6-4, 240, 4.7, Boise Mt West        (3)       #3 or 4
S-LB – SR Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, 6-0, 240, 4.62, OU  Big-12             (3)       #2  or 3
S-LB – SR Uchenna Nwosu, 6-2, 240, 4.65,  USC            PAC-10           (3)       #2 or 3
SLB – JR Malik Jefferson,   6-2, 240, 4.62,  Texas          Big-12             (HF)    #2
Q-CB – JR Mike Hughes,      5-11, 185, 4.4,    Central Fla Amer Ath       (3)       #2 or 3
FS – JR Jaquan Johnson,    5-11, 190, 4.45,  Miami         ACC                 (3)       #3 or 4
SS – JR Deshon Elliott,           6-2, 210, 4.46, Texas         Big-12              (3)        #2 or 3
SS – SR Amani Watts,           5-10, 210, 4.44, Texas A&M SEC                (3)       #2 or 3
S-CB – JR Donte Jackson,          5-11, 175, 4.33,  LSU       SEC                (3)       #2 or 3
Punt Ret – JR, Christian Kirk  5-11, 200, 4.42, A&M      SEC               (3)       #1 or 2
Kicker – SR Daniel Carlson,
6-4, 223, 4.86,  Auburn      SEC               (HF)    #2 or 3

The Super All-American “B” Team

In all of my years of Playing Football, I Never Played One Single Down on the “B” Team,  however I did play on the “B” Team in Basketball, as a Sophomore, in High School.

I Released my 2017 College All-American Football All-American Team on Saturday, just before The Heisman Trophy Award Announcement, and as I am Looking-Over my 2017 All-American Football Team, I would have loved to have been able to have played on this Team that is led by Players with their First Name or Last Name Starting with a “B” and could be Considered as The All-American “B” Team. And Incidentally, three of the Top Heisman Candidates were on  That All-American “B” Team.

Ironically, there were an Unbelievably and Amazing Twelve All-American First Team Players with their First or Last Name, Starting with a “B” Letter. The All-American “B” First Team includes Four Skill Players, Three Offensive Linemen, and Five Defensive Players.

In the Photo: #6 Baker, #78 Brown, and #9 Bradley

The 12 All-American “B” Team Players include the Following Players:

OFFENSE

QuarterBack – – Baker Mayfield – Oklahoma
Running Back Bryce Love – Stanford
All-Purpose Back – Saquon Barkley – Penn State
Wide Receiver – A.J. Brown – Ole Miss
Offensive Center – Billy Price – Ohio State
Offensive Guard – Braden Smith – Auburn
Offensive Tackle – Orlando Brown – Oklahoma

DEFENSE

Defensive End – Bradley Chubb – N.C. State
Defensive End – Nick Bosa – Ohio State
Defensive Tackle – Vita “Beast” Vea – Washington
Middle Linebacker – Devin Bush – Michigan
Strong Safety – Quin Blanding – Virginia

 

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SAINTS ROOKIE ALVIN KAMARA ALREADY COMPARED TO HERSCHEL WALKER AND GALE SAYERS! By Super Scout Max Emfinger

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS ROOKIE ALVIN KAMARA ALREADY COMPARED TO HERSCHEL WALKER AND GALE SAYERS IN SETTING ROOKIE RECORDS!

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) scores 33 yard pass Td against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during a NFL football game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017.

Alvin Kamara (#41) was Actually Pretty Incredible on Sunday in what could be Called a “One-Man-Show” in the 26-20 Loss to The Los Angeles Rams with his 188-Yards of All-Purpose Yards and Two Touchdowns. This Fabulous Game for Kamara was Still not Enough to keep The Rams from Snapping The Saints Eight-Game Winning Streak.

“Listen, there’s always bright spots,” Saints All-Pro Quarterback Drew Brees said when asked about The Great Kamara Day, that included a 74-Yard Touchdown Run in the First quarter and a 15-yard Touchdown Catch in the Fourth Quarter.

Check-Out The Alvin Kamara Sensational 74-Yard Touchdown Run Against The Los Angeles Rams.

http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=21576501&ex_cid=espnapi_public

Kamara also had two other Unbelievable Runs after the Catch that included him breaking, eluding, and an Unbelievable Hurdle of Several Tacklers. 

Check-Out The Unbelievable Alvin Kamara Hurdle over Several Ram Players:

http://www.espn.com/video/clip/_/id/21578331

“Every time the ball was in his hands, it was exciting,” Brees said. “He was making people miss, he was breaking tackles, he was jumping over people. He’s continuing to progress in  Becoming a Great Player and a Huge part of The Saints Offense.”

According to ESPN, Kamara is now the First Player in the NFL since Herschel Walker in 1986 with more than 500-Yards Rushing and 500-Yards Receiving in his First 11 Career Games. And according to Elias Sports BureauKamara has now matched Gale Sayers in 1965 as the only Two Rookie Running Backs in NFL History with Multiple Games of 150-Yards of All-Purpose Yards with a Rushing Touchdown and a Touchdown Catch.

THE 2017 NFL DRAFT
By Super Scout Max Emfinger

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If Ten Different NFL Scouts Rated all 32 of the 2017 NFL Draft Classes, there would be Ten Different Draft Class Rankings and the Reason is that all Ten Different Scouts would be Using Ten Different Set of Standards. This is not to say that all Ten Rankings would be Wrong, but all Ten Different Rankings did not Take into Consideration all of the Undrafted Free Agents that were not Drafted in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Some of the Best Players in NFL History were not Drafted and they Fell-Through-The-Cracks of not being Drafted in the NFL Draft and were not going to get a chance to play in the NFL until an NFL Team Signed Them as an Undrafted Free Agent, including Kurt Warner; Two Longtime Friends, Warren Moon and Wes WelkerPriest Holmes, John Randle, James Harrison, and then the recently retired Tony Romo. These Undrafted Free Agents also Include Three Hall of Fame Quarterbacks, including Warner, Moon, and Romo. Also Remember: Warner was Sacking Groceries before given a chance to play in the NFL.

Basically, there are some Unbelievable Diamonds-In-The-Rough out there and The Falcons, Saints, Buccaneers, and Pantherdid a Great Job in finding some Incredible Undrafted Free Agents. Some of these Incredible Undrafted Free Agents include SS Quincy Mauger of Georgia, OT Will Freeman of Southern Miss, WR Reggie Davis of Georgia, and OC Cam Keizer of Portland State for the Atlanta Falcons; OC Cameron Tom of Southern Miss and OG Clint Van Horn of Marhall for the Saints; TE Antony Auclair of Laval, OLB Richie Brown of Mississippi State, OLB Paul Magloire of Arizona, and CB Jonathan Moxey of Boise State; and then WR Cameron Posey of Purdue and MLB Ben Boulware of Clemson for the Carolina Panthers.

I decided to Rate and Rank Every NFL Team within their NFL Conference and their are Eight Conferences in the NFL with Four Teams within each Conference.

Please Remember: Every NFL Scout or NFL Analysis Scout has their own Evaluation Process! My Rating and Ranking Evaluation Process for over 40 Years has been my MEARS RATING SYSTEM which Stands-For MAX EMFINGER ASSETS RATING SYSTEM. A Football Player with Great ASSETS is a Player with a Great Forty, a Great Vertical Jump, a Great Pro-Shuttle, or a Great Standing Broad Jump in Relationship To His Position.

THE MEARS RATING SYSTEM

There is a Set Standard Measurables that is Set for Every Position on the Football Field to include each Measurable that is Measured at a Super Combine. These Set Standards will not Change, but since the Football Players at Every Level are getting Bigger, Stronger, and Faster; the MEARS RATINGS will Continue to get Higher and Higher and Higher!

The MEARS RATING SYSTEM, or a similar type Rating System, is very important for all of the NFL Scouts, and the NFL Scouting Combine is the first time that Really “Accurate Measurables” are recorded on the NFL Players before The NFL Draft. It’s easy to say someone can run a 4.4 or a 4.3 Forty, but before an Accurate Hand-Held Timing by a Professional Talent Scout or either by a slower, but Accurate Laser Timing is done, most Forty Times are less than Accurate.

Technique is also very important and that is why College Football Players before the Annual NFL Scouting Combine, before entering the NFL Draft, will hire a Sports Trainer to train and teach them how to do a proper Vertical Jump, Pro-Agility Shuttle, a Standing Broad Jump and yes, the Forty.

Quarterbacks and Kickers are always going to be hard to measure, because they either do not go to Super Elite Combines or they do extremely poor at Super Combines so these two positions must be evaluated very carefully on their Highlight Film or in person and then their MEARS RATING is going to be estimated. I have learned how to Evaluate them and give them an honest MEARS RATING.

SCOUTING NOTE I: The Measurables of a Football Prospect are of Really Great Importance, but it is Very Obvious that some Very Successful NFL Teams feel that they are of Really Great Importance, while some other NFL Teams do not believe that they are of Great Importance. The Ultimate Reason that the NFL Scouting Combine is so Important is because in many cases, this is the First Time that the NFL Scouts get a chance to Really View how Fast and how Athletic that a Prospect is in Relationship to his Position with other Players at the Same Position.

Marshon Lattimore (6-0, 193, 4.33, 38.5, 4.13, 132, 19) of the New Orleans Saints had Incredible Speed Measurables at the 2017 Scouting Combine and In Fact his 2,866 MEARS RATING was the Second Best behind DE Myles Garrett of the Cleveland Browns with a Mind-Boggling 2,929 MEARS RATING, and who was Drafted #1 Overall.

Lattimore had Maximum MEARS RATING Points in the Pro-Shuttle and the Bench Press; plus Multi Points in Several others. With his 2,866 MEARS RATING, Lattimore became the #1 Rated Player in the NFC South. Tight End O.J. Howard of Alabama and Tampa Bay Buccaneers also had an Unbelievable 2,847 MEARS RATING and he Finished in the Top Five in the 2017 Draft Class. New SLOT Back Christian McCaffrey of Stanford and The Carolina Panthers with a Fabulous 2,829 MEARS RATING will help QB Cam Newton move their New Offense down the field; just as New SLOT Back Alvin Kamara of Tennessee and The New Orleans Saints with a Fabulous 2,818 MEARS RATING will help QB Drew Brees move their New Offense down the field.

SCOUTING NOTE II: In Rating and Ranking the NFL Teams, in the 2017 NFL Draft, I am only Counting the NFL Players with Super Gold (7)Gold (6), Blue (5), and Red (4) MEARS RATINGS and have taken an Average of all of these Players on Each Team and Counted the Average for the Final NFL Team Rankings. Also, some of these Free Agents may have already been released.

SCOUTING NOTE III: Gold Ratings Include Free Agents With Incredible Measurables! All of these Free Agents have Incredible MEARS RATINGS of over 2,700, but since they were Free Agents, and not Drafted, they may not be as Hot a Prospect as those that were Drafted ahead of them. Always Remember that a Player with Incredible Measurables Can Get-To The NFL from Any College in America.

SCOUTING NOTE IV: In dealing with Free Agents, I have Decided to Give One Super-Star Free Agent to Each NFL Team, including Players like Dontari Poe of the Falcons; Adrian Peterson of the SaintsDeSean Jackson of the Bucs; and Captain Munnerlyn of the Panthers in the NFC South Team Rankings.

On March 8, 2015, The New Orleans Saints Re-Signed Heisman Trophy Running Back Mark Ingram to a Four-Year, $16 Million Contract with $6.1 Million Fully Guaranteed and including a $3.6 Million Signing Bonus.

In his Contract, Ingram Could also earn additional Money with even more Incentives. What is Really Interesting in this Ingram Contract is an Unbelievable Clause in his Contract, that States that if Ingram is Voted to The All-Pro Team by The Associated Press, in either 2016 or 2017, he Could become a Free Agent.

Ingram Re-Did his contract Twenty Days Later, on March 28, 2016, that Converted his  $2.235 Million of Salary into a Signing Bonus that Reduced his 2016 Cap-Charge by $1.49 Million. His Cap-Figures will increase by $745,000 in each Remaining Contract Year.

This all Took-Place Last Spring, just before The 2017 NFL Draft, on April 27-29, 2017. Then, a Month Later, after the Mark Ingram Contract, The New Orleans Saints Pulled-Off an Incredible Deal by Negotiating to get Future NFL Hall of Fame Running Back Adrian Peterson. The Saints figured that by getting Peterson, they would now have Two Former All-American Running Backs that would give Super-Star Quarterback Drew Brees another Outstanding Running Back in their Running Game to go with the Great Drew Brees Passing Game.

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NFC SOUTH RANKINGS IN 2017 NFL DRAFT

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2017 NFL DRAFT – NFC SOUTH PLAYER RATINGS AND RANKINGS!

(Falcons, Saints, Buccaneers, and Panthers)
By Super Scout Max Emfinger

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Atlanta Falcons – 136 – With 25 Players or 5.44

1 DT Dontari Poe               6-3 346 4.84 29.5 4.56 105 44 Memphis 2,927 FA Falcons

2 LB Takkarist McKinley 6-2 250 4.53 33 4.33 122 24 UCLA 2,750 #1 #26 Falcons
3 OG Sean Harlow    6-4 303 5.1 30.5 4.81 105 26 Oregon St 2,741 #4 #136 Falcons
4 RB Brian Hill             6-1 219 4.49 34 4.32 125 15 Wyoming 2,723 #5 #156 Falcons
5 CB Marcelis Branch     5-9 193 4.56 38 4.28 124 23 Rob Morris 2,700 FA Falcons
6 WR Reggie Davis                         6-0 170 4.33 32 4.12 115 Georgia 2,700 FA Falcons
7 OT Will Freeman                 6-6 305 5.07 31.5 4.93 116 24 S Miss 2,700 FA Falcons
8 OC Cam Keizur                   6-3 303 5.07 35.5 4.87 111 Portland St 2,700 FA Falcons
9 SS Quincy Mauger            6-0 208 4.55 37.5 4.18 121 20 Georgia 2,700 FA Falcons
10 SS Deron Washington   6-0 215 4.4 32.5 4.26 120 23 San Jose 2,700 FA Falcons
11 CB Damontae Kazee 5-10 184 4.49 34 4.27 123 SDiegoSt 2,683 #5 #149 Falcons
12 OLB Duke Riley              6-0 232 4.53 34.5 4.33 122 18 LSU 2,664 #3 #75 Falcons
13 TE Eric Saubert         6-5 253 4.65 35.5 4.49 121 22 Drake 2,661 #5 #174 Falcons
14 DE J.T. Jones             6-1 249 4.86 39.5 4.36 128 16 Miami (Oh) 2,648 FA Falcons
15 OT Andreas Knappe          6-8 311 5.13 30 4.87 106 23 U-Conn 2,642 FA Falcons
16 OG Travis Averill      6-3 304 5.33 27.5 4.67 100 23 Boise State 2,640 FA Falcons
17 WR Deante Burton       6-2 200 4.49 38 4.07 130 Kansas State 2,640 FA Falcons
18 OLB Jermaine Grace           6-0 223 4.53 33 4.37 120 21 Miami 2,636 FA Falcons
19 OT Daniel Brunskill   6-5 273 4.97 28.5 4.78 109 San Diego St 2,625 FA Falcons
20 DE Chris Odom         6-4 262 4.79 31.5 4.63 114 20 Arkansas St 2,624 FA Falcons
21 QB Alex Torgersen                       6-3 218 4.86 30 4.68 117 Penn 2,620 FA Falcons
22 SS Jarnor Jones            6-3 209 4.64 34 4.44 124 14 Iowa State 2,618 FA Falcons
23 WR Josh Magee 5-10 184 4.44 31.5 4.26 107 14 South Alabama 2,603 FA Falcons
24 FB Tyler Renew                    5-11 233 4.62 32 4.42 114 19 Citadel 2,536 FA Falcons
25 FS Taylor Reynolds 5-11 195 4.6 33.5 4.23 120 James Madison 2,500 FA Falcons

1 WR Reggie Davis       6-0 182 4.4 35 4.2 124 Texas Tech 2,684 FA Waived Falcons
2 OT Robert Leff    6-5 302 5.16 28.5 4.76 103 2o Auburn 2,659 FA Waived Falcons
3 LB Christian Tago 6-1 242 4.74 30 4.41 113 26 S Jose St 2,639 FA Waived Falcons
4 DE Gary Thompson  6-0 270 4.67 31 4.49 112 Marshall 2,620 FA Waived Falcons
5 DE Darius English  6-5.5 248 4.79 35 4.59 129 19 S Car 2,546 FA Waived Falcons

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New Orleans Saints – 97 – With 18 Players or 5.39

1 RB Adrian Peterson         6-1 217 4.41 38.5 4.33 122 19 Oklahoma 2,894 FA Saints

2 CB Marshon Lattimore 6-0 193 4.33 38.5 4.13 132 19 Ohio St 2,866 #1 #11 Saints
3 RB Alvin Kamara   5-10 214 4.39 39.5 4.19 131 15 Tennessee  2,818 #3 #67 Saints
4 OT Ryan Ramczyk    6-6 310 5.22 26 5.02 103 25 Wisconsin  2,735 #1 #32 Saints
5 FS Marcus Williams           6-1 202 4.51 43.5 4.2 128 14 Utah 2,724 #2 #42 Saints
6 DE Trey Hendrickson        6-4 266 4.62 33.5 4.42 122 FAU 2,707 #3 #103 Saints
7 OC Cameron Tom        6-3 291 4.86 32 4.59 116 23 Southern Miss 2,700 FA Saints
8 OT Clint Van Horn              6-5 308 5.39 30.5 4.73 99 26 Marshall 2,700 FA Saints
9 OT Andy Lauderdale   6-6 300 4.87 28 4.74 103 New Hampshire 2,675 FA Saints
10 MLB Alex Anzalone     6-3 241 4.58 30.5 4.38 115 16 Florida 2,657 #3 #76 Saints
11 OLB Sae Tautu       6-2 238 4.57 38.5 4.38 126 19 Brigham Young 2,646 FA Saints
12 CB Arthur Maulet          5-10 189 4.57 36.5 4.34 123 18 Memphis 2,623 FA Saints
13 OG Cameron Lee        6-5 312 5.37 25.5 4.75 100 18 Illinois State 2,584 FA Saints
14 LS Chase Dominguez                 6-5 242 5.09 25.5 4.69 106 Utah 2,580 FA Saints
15 FB John Robinson-Woodgett 6-1 248 4.74 34 4.35 105 23 Mass 2,561 FA Saints
16 WR Travin Dural                       6-1 202 4.52 30.5 4.32 115 15 LSU 2,559 FA Saints
17 DE Al-Quad Muhammad 6-3 253 4.83 30.5 4.38 112 Miami 2,516 #6 #196 Saints
18 NT Devaroe Lawrence               6-2 294 5.07 30 4.87 106 Auburn 2,510 FA Saints

1 OG Collin Buchanan 6-5 316 5.33 25 5.03 97 Miami (Oh) 2,627 FA Waived Saints
2 RB Trey Edmunds   6-1 223 4.44 35.5 4.24 122 Maryland 2,546 FA Waived Saints
3 WR Ahmad Fulwood 6-4 202 4.48 34.5 4.38 124 Florida 2,544 FA Waived Saints

So, then when The 2017 NFL Draft Came-Around, and The Saints had a Chance to get another Outstanding All-Purpose Slot-Back and Running Back in Alvin Kamara, and although they already had Two All-NFL Running Backs, they just could not pass on getting a Super Slot-Back Player like Kamara and so they Drafted him, causing a Real “Traffic Jam” in The Saints Backfield.

All Three Saints Running Backs and The Saints Realized very Quickly in their Pre-Season that there was a Real Problem with Three Great Running Backs and so The Saints Negotiated another Great Deal that was Great for All of The Three Running Backs, but mostly a Fabulous Deal for The Saints and The Deal was a Trade of Peterson to the Arizona Cardinals, who needed a Running Back.

The Saints lost their First Two Games of the 2017 Season, but after The Saints Traded Peterson to The Arizona Cardinals, all Three Running Backs have been Super-Stars and both The Cardinals and The Saints have Vastly been  Improved, including Eight Straight Victories, including MVP Games for both of The Saints Running Backs, who were Both Honored for their Outstanding Performances in Game Nine and Game Ten.

As the New Orleans Saints have Piled-Up Eight Straight Victories, their players have Received plenty of Recognition from the NFL.

Whether it’s awards directly from the league or those handed out by its sponsors, it seems like at least one New Orleans Saints Player is receiving some kind of recognition nearly every week.

In Game Nine, Ingram ran for 131-Yards and Three Touchdowns Against The Buffalo Bills. In addition to this award, he was also The FedEx Ground Player of the Week.

His Backfield Teammate, Alvin Kamara, has also been receiving His Share of Awards, and for the third time this season, Kamara was named the Pepsi Rookie of the Week Award. Against The Bills, Kamara had 138-Yards Rushing and a Touchdown.

Running Back Mark Ingram, Received The Castrol Edge Clutch Performer of the Week Award for Week Six, Against The Lions and then he Won The Award again for Week Ten.

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SUPER RUNNING BACK MARK INGRAM COULD BE A FREE AGENT! By Super Scout Max Emfinger

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SUPER RUNNING BACK MARK INGRAM COULD BE A FREE AGENT!
By Super Scout Max Emfinger

On March 8, 2015, The New Orleans Saints Re-Signed Heisman Trophy Running Back Mark Ingram (#22) to a Four-Year, $16 Million Contract with $6.1 Million Fully Guaranteed and including a $3.6 Million Signing Bonus.

In his Contract, Ingram Could also earn additional Money with even more Incentives. What is Really Interesting in this Ingram Contract is an Unbelievable Clause in his Contract, that States that if Ingram is Voted to The All-Pro Team by The Associated Press, in either 2016 or 2017, he Could become a Free Agent.

Ingram, obviously, did not Achieve All-Pro in 2016, but with the way that he is Playing in 2017, he could very well be Selected to the All-Pro Team, but then after Future Hall of Fame Running Back Adrian Peterson was Traded to The Arizona Cardinals, he is Putting Together a Potential All-Pro Season.

Ingram Re-Did his contract Twenty Days Later, on March 28, 2016, that Converted his  $2.235 Million of Salary into a Signing Bonus that Reduced his 2016 Cap-Charge by $1.49 Million. His Cap-Figures will increase by $745,000 in each Remaining Contract Year.

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This all Took-Place Last Spring, just before The 2017 NFL Draft, on April 27-29, 2017. Then, a Month Later, after the Mark Ingram Contract, The New Orleans Saints Pulled-Off an Incredible Deal by Negotiating to get Future NFL Hall of Fame Running Back Adrian Peterson. The Saints figured that by getting Peterson, they would now have Two Former All-American Running Backs that would give Super-Star Quarterback Drew Brees another Outstanding Running Back in their Running Game to go with the Great Drew Brees Passing Game.

Then when The 2017 NFL Draft Came-Around, and The Saints had a Chance to get another Outstanding All-Purpose Slot-Back and Running Back in Alvin Kamara, and although they already had Two All-NFL Running Backs, they just could not pass on getting a Super Slot-Back like Kamara and so they Drafted him, causing a Real “Traffic Jam” in The Saints Backfield.

All Three Saints Running Backs and The Saints Realized very Quickly in their Pre-Season that there was a Real Problem with Three Great Running Backs and so The Saints Negotiated another Great Deal for All of The Three Running Backs, but mostly a Fabulous Deal for The Saints.

The Saints lost their First Two Games of the 2017 Season, but after The Saints Traded Peterson to The Arizona Cardinals, all Three Running Backs have been Super-Stars and both The Cardinals and The Saints have Vastly been  Improved, including Eight Straight Victories, including MVP Games for both The Saints Running Backs, who were Both Honored for their Outstanding Performances in Game Nine and Game Ten.

As the New Orleans Saints have Piled-Up Eight Straight Victories, their players have Received plenty of Recognition from the NFL.

Whether it’s awards directly from the league or those handed out by its sponsors, it seems like at least one New Orleans Saints Player is receiving some kind of recognition nearly every week.

In Game Nine, Ingram ran for 131-Yards and Three Touchdowns Against The Buffalo Bills. In addition to this award, he was also The FedEx Ground Player of the Week.

His Backfield Teammate, Alvin Kamara, has also been receiving His Share of Awards, and for the third time this season, Kamara was named the Pepsi Rookie of the Week Award. Against The Bills, Kamara had 138-Yards Rushing and a Touchdown.

Running Back Mark Ingram, Received The Castrol Edge Clutch Performer of the Week Award for Week Six, Against The Lions and then he Won The Award again for Week Ten.

Check-Out The Mark Ingram Break0ut Game in Week Six Against The Lions. Just Click The Link and Then Click The Youtube Link:

Then in that Tenth Game of the Season and Eighth Straight Saints Victory, Ingram had Two Incredible Runs of 31-Yards and 36-Yards for a Touchdown in a 34-31 Overtime Victory.

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Mark Ingram entered this game on Sunday Ranked Fourth in the NFL with 806-Yards Rushing and in a Very Good Spot to be a Pro-Bowler, but he put-up his lowest yardage total of the season Sunday as he Carried the Football 11 Times for only 31-Yards as The Rams broke The Saints Winning Streak at Eight 26-20 loss to The Rams on Sunday.

In this Game, Ingram was clearly Out-Played by his Running Back Teammate, Alvin Kamara, who Rushed for 87-Yards on only Five Carries and a Touchdown and Caught 6 Passes from Drew Brees for another 101-Yards, giving him 188-Yards of All-Purpose Yards and Two Touchdowns.

Kamara Setting Rookie Records

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Alvin Kamara (#41) was Actually Pretty Incredible on Sunday in what could be Called a “One-Man-Show” in the 26-20 Loss to The Los Angeles Rams with his 188-Yards of All-Purpose Yards and Two Touchdowns. This Fabulous Game for Kamara was Still not Enough to keep The Rams from Snapping their Eight-Game Winning Streak.

“Listen, there’s always bright spots,” Saints All-Pro Quarterback Drew Brees said when asked about The Great Kamara Day, that included a 74-Yard Touchdown Run in the First quarter and a 15-yard Touchdown Catch in the Fourth Quarter.

Check-Out The Alvin Kamara Sensational 74-Yard Touchdown Run Against The Rams.

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Kamara also had two other Unbelievable Runs after the Catch that included him breaking, eluding, and an Unbelievable Hurdle of Several Tacklers. 

Check-Out The Unbelievable Kamara Hurdle over Several Ram Players:

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“Every time the ball was in his hands, it was exciting,” Brees said. “He was making people miss, he was breaking tackles, he was jumping over people. He’s continuing to progress in  Becoming a Great Player and a Huge part of The Saints Offense.”

According to ESPN, Kamara is now the First Player in the NFL since Herschel Walker in 1986 with more than 500-Yards Rushing and 500-Yards Receiving in his First 11 Career Games. And according to Elias Sports Bureau, Kamara has now matched Gale Sayers in 1965 as the only Two Rookie Running Backs in NFL History with Multiple Games of 150-Yards of All-Purpose Yards with a Rushing Touchdown and a Touchdown Catch.

If The Saints had not been trailing most of the game, Ingram likely would have Carried the Ball much more, but Regardless, Ingram Still has been a Statistical Saints Monster in 2017 while averaging over 18 touches per game, so look for him to return to normal production levels next week against The Carolina Panthers.

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2017 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SUPER 16 MVP’S FOR WEEK EIGHT By Super Scout Max Emfinger

2017 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SUPER 16 MVP’S FOR WEEK EIGHT
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 Eight, I have Set some New Guidelines for the MVP Players as Follows: Quarterbacks: 450-Yards of Offense – All-Purpose Backs: 200-Yards of Offense – Running Backs: 250 Yards of Offense – Wide Receivers: 175-Yards of Offense – Tight End: 90-Yards of Offense – Defensive Line: 2 Sacks or 2 TFL – Linebacker: 15 Tackles or 2 Sacks – Defensive Back: 2 Interceptions

SCOUTING NOTES FOR WEEK EIGHT: “Magic” Mayfield and “The Guice” were Outright Sensational; while Ferguson, Lock, Hall, Pollard, AndersonMiller, Herndon, and Moore had Unbelievable Games on Offense. On Defense, Key, Pinckney, Whitehead, and Wallace are Several Potential #1 Draft Choices.

Oh Yes! My Last Two Write-ups in Week Eight were Lock and Key, which is even better than A.J., D.J., and L.J. in Week Seven!

I Promise I was Trying to Shorten my Weekly MVP Report, but there was so much Fabulous Info, I just Could not Leave any of it out. I’ll Try Harder!

SUPER WEEKLY MVP

“The Guice”

Related imageRunning Back Derrius Guice (#5) – LSU

LSU Head Coach Ed Orgeron probable gave us some Real Insight, earlier in the weekas to what the New LSU Offensive Game Plans might be in The Upcoming Game in Oxford against Ole Miss.

On The Ed Orgeron Weekly Radio Talk Show, an LSU Caller asked if The Tigers might be going to use more of the Short Passes in their Offensive Game Plan.Derrius Guice will be able to Go Full-Speed for the First Time this Season and he does a Great Job in Catching the Football Out of the Backfield,” said Coach Orgeron.

This was a Great Response that “The Guice” was going to be Carrying the Football a lot more and by either Carrying the Football or Catching the Football, Guice was going to be a Much-More Offensive Force, much like The Force at the End of the 2016 Season, when he “Put-Up” some Incredible Stats.

So what just Happened in Oxford?

Derrius Guice Ran for an Incredible Season-High 276-Yards and was Virtually Unstoppable in Leading The LSU Tigers to a Crushing 40-24 Victory over The Ole Miss Rebels on Saturday night.

In the Ole Miss Victory, Guice Actually Put his LSU Single-Game Rushing Record of 285-Yards Against Texas A&M Last Season in Jeopardy, after Three Quarters. Guice was in “Striking-Distance” of his Own LSU Record and also The SEC Single-Game Rushing Record of 321-Yards, but “The Guice” was “Saving-These-Records” for Later This Year.

Actually, “The Guice” did not Break those Two Records, but he Still Broke another Rushing Record when he became the First Player in SEC History to Rush for 250-Yards or more in Three Straight Games. When you are Playing in a Conference that Includes Herschel Walker, Bo Jackson, Leonard Fournette, and Several Others; this is an Incredible and Shocking Accomplishment.

LSU (6-2 and 3-1 in the SEC) has Won Three Straight Games and Quarterback Danny Etling also had his Best Game of the Season as he Completed 9 of 13 Passes for 200-Yards and Two Touchdowns.

This Game was More than “Just a Victory” for Coach Ed Orgeron, because he was the Ole Miss Head Coach for three Football Seasons from 2005-07.

Guice  (5-11, 218, 4.36, 36, 4.26) Rushed for 126-Yards in the First Half, which was already good enough for his Season-High. It was the biggest reason The Tigers had a 13-6 Lead by Half-Time and the he was far from Finished.

Ole Miss (3-4 and 1-3 in the SEC) came into the game with the Most Prolific Passing Offense, in the SEC, but struggled for pretty much the whole Night against The Great LSU Defense.

Ole Miss Super-Star Quarterback Shea Patterson Came into the Game Leading the SEC  with 2,143-Yards Passing, but he hurt his Right Knee in the Second Quarter and did not  play the final series of the First Half. He returned in the second half, but The Rebels Offense did not fare much better.

Patterson Completed only 10 of 23 Passes for 116-Yards, No Touchdowns and Three Interceptions.

It’s Pretty Unbelievable, that a Major College Football Team could have a Heisman Trophy Candidate at the Same Running Back Position for Three Consecutive Years, but after having Leonard Fournette as a Heisman Trophy Candidate in 2015 and again in 2016, LSU will have another Heisman Trophy Running Back Candidate in Guice in 2017. In High School, Fournette and Guice were theBest Players” on the Football Field in Every Single Game, that they Played-In and Obviously they have been the “Best Player on the Football Field” in College.

After this Incredible Game, “The Guice” was Selected as The Maxwell National Player of the Week Award, to go with his SEC Offensive Player of the Week Award.

SUPER SCOUT NFL REPORT: “The Guice” will Break all of the Leonard Fournette Records and Unless he gets a Major Injury, will Follow Fournette in being a #1 Draft Choice on Day One of the Draft.

“The Guice” Ran for an Unbelievable Season-High 276-Yards and Caught One Pass for 9-Yards, giving him 285 Yards of Total Offense – 285 Yards of Total Offense

The Incredible Derrius Guice Story

One of the Most Incredible Running Back Stories in the History of College Football is the Story of LSU Running Back Derrius Guice. I saw him play as a Senior in High School for Baton Rouge Catholic and I thought that he was a Super-Freak, but I also knew that he Obviously was an LSU Fan.

Then when Guice (#5) Committed to LSU, who already had Two other Super Running Back Freaks in Freshman Super-Star Leonard Fournette of New Orleans St Augustine, Louisiana and another Potential Super-Star in Darrel Williams of Marrero John Ehret, Louisiana. I saw all Three Running Back Freaks Play in High School, but if they are all on the Same Team, only one of them could be the Starting Running Back.

Fournette was a Freshman Starter and he was Selected to the Freshman All-SEC Team. Then in 2015, as a Sophomore, Fournette was a Consensus First Team All-American, while Freshman Guice and Williams, hardly got any Playing-Time.

Then in 2016, and being Hailed as The Heisman Trophy Favorite, Fournette got Injured, giving Guice and Williams a Chance to become the Super “Go-To” Running Back and “The Guice” took Full Advantage of the Miracle and a Chance to Play.

It’s Pretty Unbelievable, that a Major College Football Team could have a Heisman Trophy Candidate at the Same Running Back Position for Three Consecutive Years, but after having Leonard Fournette as a Heisman Trophy Candidate in 2015 and again in 2016, LSU will have another Heisman Trophy Running Back Candidate in Guice in 2017. In High School, Fournette and Guice were theBest Players” on the Football Field in Every Single Game, that they Played-In and Obviously they have been the “Best Player on the Football Field” in College.

I met Fournette after his Fabulous High School Freshman Football Season in which he Rushed for an Incredible 2,500-Yards and Scored 30 Touchdowns. Also, Fournette became the First HS Freshman Football Player to be offered a Scholarship by The LSU Tigers, and he Finished his High School Career with an Amazing 7,619-Yards Rushing and 88 Touchdowns.

After Signing with LSU, Fournette became a Household Name” during his Freshman Season when he Rushed for 1,034-Yards and Scored 10 Touchdowns. Then in 2015, The Tigers started off with a 7-0 Record and they were Ranked in the Top 5 in the Country, with Fournette leading the way as their Heisman Trophy Candidate, as he Finished with 1,953-Yards Rushing23 Touchdowns, and an Incredible 162.75 Yards Per Game, in 12 Games.

Heading into the 2016 Football Season, most all of the talk was whether or not Fournette would Sit-Out to preserve himself for the 2017 NFL Draft. Unfortunately, Fournette decided to play and it was Riddled By Nagging Injuries, but an Unbelievable New Super-Star Emerged for The LSU Tigers.

And here is where one of the Most Incredible Running Back Stories in College Football Began. For the first time in the 2016 season, LSU Sophomore Super-Star Running Back Derrius Guice Showed to the College Football World who he Was and What he could do with a Football, as he was Awarded as the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week AwardGuice is the Eighth LSU Football Player since 2004 to earn this National Award, the last being Leonard Fournette in the 2015 Football Season

Then On Thanksgiving Night, in front of a National Television Audience against Texas A&M, Guice Finished his Sophomore Regular Season with a “Mind-Boggling” Game as he Set an LSU Single-Game School Rushing Record with an Incredible 285-Yards Rushing, as he Carried the Football an Amazing 37-Times, and Four Touchdowns, while Averaging 7.7-Yards Per Carry.

LSU Defeated the Aggies 54-39 in in a Very Loud and Very Partial Kyle Football Field with Guice Leading-The-Way, LSU was able to Accumulate an Unbelievable 622-Yards of Total Offense, in what Most Football Scouts and LSU Football Fans Believe is a Great Preview of the 2017 Football Season.

In the game against Texas A&M, Guice scored Touchdowns on runs of 45, 45, 6, and 1-Yard in the Win. Guice is now one of only Four Players in SEC History to have Multiple 250-Yard Games in a Single Season, joining Hall-Of-Fame Super Running Backs, Bo Jackson, Herschel Walker, and Moe Williams.

Guice Averaged 9.0-Yards Per Carry behind Fournette in the 2015 and 2016 Seasons and in 2016, he also Averaged 7.6-Yards Per Carry and 16 Touchdowns on an LSU Football Team that did not even Highlight Him as a Running Back. Guice is a Very Strong and Very Powerful Running Back and a Definite Forerunner for The Heisman Trophy Award and he will be Running Behind a Very Athletic and Very Experienced Offensive Line.

At the End of the 2016 Football Season, The New Super-Star, Derrius Guice wasn’t only the best Running Back on his own LSU Football Team; but he just might have been the best Running Back in the Entire Country.

OFFENSE

Quarterback

Image result for Baker Mayfield Photos1. Quarterback Baker “Magic” Mayfield (#6) – Oklahoma

Oklahoma Super-Star Quarterback Baker “Magic” Mayfield was Incredible in a Crucial 42-35 Victory over Kansas State as he Completed 32 of 41 Passes for 410-Yards and Two Touchdowns. Mayfield also Rushed for another 69-Yards and another Two Touchdowns, giving him 479-Yards and Four Touchdowns in the Victory.

The Oklahoma Sooners have made a habit of Squandering Early-Leads for much of this season, but they went the other Direction on this Saturday night.

Oklahoma Quarterback Baker Mayfield is one of the Best Quarterbacks in the Country and he has been Pretty Sensational all Season and Versatile Running Back Rodney Anderson has also been Outstanding.

In this Game, it looked like the Sooners were going to be Upset, but both Mayfield and Super-Star All-Purpose Back Rodney Anderson were “Flat-Out” Incredible in this Crucial Big-12 Game 42-35 Victory over Kansas State in Manhattan.

Rodney Anderson ran 22-Yards for the Winning Touchdown with 7 Seconds left in the Game and Mayfield Passed for 410-Yards and Accounted for Four Touchdowns, and the #9 Team in the Country Overcame a 21-10 Halftime Deficit to beat Kansas State 42-35 and Keep their Playoff hopes Still Alive.

“Our guys at halftime had a great look in their eye. They were determined to come out and play a lot better,” Sooners Head Coach Lincoln Riley said. “But the mentality really went to another level there in the locker room at halftime. They were really ready to play.”

“As a leadership group, we took care of it and handled it,” Mayfield said. “That’s a huge win for us, considering we haven’t played well in the second half most of the season.”

This was the Sooners Nation-Leading 14th Consecutive True Road Victory, and it Extended their Run of Dominance in Manhattan. They haven’t lost to the Wildcats in their Home Stadium since 1996.

“I’m tired of coming into the locker room under such circumstances,” said Kansas State Old Friend and Head Coach Bill Snyder, whose team has lost three straight to the Sooners. “We’ve lost far too many games. You have to play complete games in this conference. One half won’t do it.”

All-American Quarterback Baker Mayfield  Completed 32 of 41 Passes for 410-Yards and Two Touchdowns and Rushed for another 69-Yards and another Two Touchdowns, giving him 479-Yards and Four Touchdowns in the Victory. – 479-Yards of Total Offense

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Super Memphis Quarterback Riley Ferguson had another Incredible Passing-Game as he Completed 33 of 53 Passes for 471-Yards and Threw a 21-Yard Winning-Touchdown Pass to Sean Dykes with 1:28 Left in the Game to Defeat The Houston Cougars in a 42-38 “Hair-Raising” and On-the-Road Victory on Thursday Night in Houston.

Ferguson Hit is Favorite Wide Receiver Anthony Miller with 10 Passes for 178-Yards and Running Back Patrick Taylor Rushed for 39-Yards on 14 Carries, but Rushed for a Career-High Four Touchdowns and Memphis Rallied to beat The Cougars.

The Tigers were Losing by 17 Points in the Second Half, but there was no panic for Ferguson and his Memphis Super-Stars as they kept their focus and finished with The Victory.

“Offensively, to go from being shutout in the first half, not playing our best ball, a lot of mistakes, everything that could probably go wrong in the first half did,” Memphis Head Coach Mike Norvell said. “But, I came into the locker room and there was something about their eyes. No panic. They came out and absolutely responded.”

Ferguson Found Dykes to Complete an Eight-Play, 80-Yard Winning Touchdown Drive that took 1:49 to give Memphis its only lead of the Game.

“We said we had to stay focused,” Ferguson said. “We knew we would be able to score as long as we didn’t hurt ourselves. We knew we had to regain our focus and stop shooting ourselves in the foot.”

Miller Caught 10 Passes for 178-YardsTony Pollard Grabbed 9 Passes for 91-Yards, and Dykes Caught 2 Passes for 41-Yards as The Tigers Finished with 501-Yards Passing and they only had 30-Yards Rushing.

“It was just ground and pound,” Taylor said about his four touchdown runs. “It was taking advantage of every opportunity that they gave me when they gave me the ball.”

Ferguson Completed 33 of 53 Passes for 471-Yards and Threw a 21-Yard Winning-Touchdown Pass. – 471-Yards of Total Offense

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Drew Lock had another Unbelievable Game on Saturday as he Completed 23 of 33 Passes for 467-Yards and Six Touchdowns in leading The Tigers to a 68-21 Victory over The Idaho Vandals at Missouri Faurot Football Field.

In this Game, Lock fell one Touchdown Pass Short of The Missouri School Single-Game Touchdown Record that he set in the Season Opener. Lock was Selected as an College Football MVP in Game One and again in Game Eight. J’Mon Moore was also Sensational as he Caught 11 Passes for 174-Yards and a Touchdown.

In a Team Meeting on Monday, Missouri Head Coach Barry Odom Blasted the Team, because of a Disappointing First Half of the Season after their Great Opening Game. Five days later, The Tigers Started the Second Half of the Season by Torching The Idaho Defensive Secondary and Ended a Five-Game Losing Streak.

“I think the Display in the Team Meeting Room Monday was perfect,” Quarterback Lock said. “I think we’re all buying into the whole second season. Starting off 1-0 is what we needed. I think we can keep building on that. We’ve got a lot of winnable games coming up, and we just need to believe in it.”

The Game Did Not Start-Out Very Good for The Tigers (2-5) as Lock was Intercepted on the First Play, and The Vandals (2-5) proceeded to Score a Touchdown on a 7-Yard Touchdown Pass.

“There was a very Heated Discussion between our offensive coordinator and him,” Coach Odom said, referring to Coach Josh Heupel and Lock. “It would not be G-Rated.”

Lock, in his third year as The Starting Quarterback for a team that hasn’t posted a Winning Record since 2014, said he has developed thick skin.

“I’ve handled a lot of adversity since I’ve been here, so throwing a pick on the first play, I’ve been in a lot worse situations here,” Lock said.

Lock Completed 23 of 33 Passes for 467-Yards and Six Touchdowns. – 467-Yards of Total Offense

Image result for Darrin Hall Photos1. Running Back Darrin Hall (#22) – Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Junior Running Back Darrin Hall had an Unbelievable Game on Saturday as he Rushed for a Career-High 254-Yards and Three Touchdowns in Leading The Panthers to a 24-17 Victory over DukeHall Averaged an Incredible 10.6 yards on 24 carries facing a Blue Devil Defense that was Giving-Up Only a Mere 108-Yards Per Game on the Ground. Hall Recorded Two Incredible Touchdown Runs of 79-Yards and 92-Yards.

Check The 79-Yarder Out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9QYycM_esw

The Latter 92-Yard Touchdown was the Longest Touchdown Run in Pittsburgh History, eclipsing the 100-Year-Old record of a 91-Yard Touchdown Run that was Established in 1917 by George McLaren, who, incidentally Played under The Legendary Coach Pop Warner.

Hall (5-11, 220, 4.43, 36, 4.23) from Austintown Fitch, Ohio scored his Third Touchdown on a Four-Yard Touchdown Run with 10:48 left in the Fourth Quarter and it gave The Panthers the Final 21-17 lead for The Victory.

The Incredible Performance for Hall helped The Panthers Record a Season-High 336-Yards Rushing and it more than Tripled what Duke had been Giving-Up, before the Game.

Hall was a Super-Star Running Back as a Junior in High School at Austintown Fitch, Ohio when he was an All-State Running Back, leading his Fitch Team Deep into the Playoffs, but his Senior-Season was Shortened by Injury. Never-The-Less, the Injury-Filled High School Career, Hall was a Super Photo-Typical Type Running Back with Great Size, Quickness, and Agility. His Best Forty Time on Record in High School was a 4.6, but if you Watch his High School Highlights, Hall is Running a 4.5 or Better on his Long Touchdown Runs.

Hall also was on the Fitch Track Team and he Probably ran Faster in High School, but just did not run Faster for Hudl, because he was a Highly Recruited Player with Over 30 Offers.

In 2015, as a Pittsburgh True Freshman, Hall was a Reserve, but he Started one Game. Then, in 2016, Hall was a Running Back Reserve and Looking Forward to being the Featured Starter at Running Back.

SUPER SCOUT NFL REPORT: This Scouting Report Takes on an Interesting and Unusual Outlook. Darrin Hall is a “Difference-Maker” with Size, Speed, Quickness, Agility, and Power. If you Watch Hall on his Long Touchdown Runs, he is the Fastest Player on the Football Field. Hall has a 4.23 Pro-Shuttle and a 36 Vertical Jump on Record.

Most NFL Scouts do not have Darrin Hall Going in the First Round of the 2018 NFL Draft, but they may be Updating their Draft Lists after this Duke Game. Hall may or May Not Come-Back for his Senior Season.

After Hall Rushed for a Career-High 254-Yards and Three Touchdowns and Caught One Pass for Four-Yards, giving him 258-Yards of Total Offense, he was Selected as The Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Back of The Week in Week Eight. – 258-Yards of Total Offense

Wide Receiver

Image result for Anthony miller memphis Photos1. Wide Receiver Anthony Miller (#3) – Memphis

Super Memphis Quarterback Riley Ferguson Hit his Favorite Wide Receiver Anthony Miller with 10 Passes for 178-Yards as Memphis Rallied to beat The Houston Cougars in a 42-38 Come-From-Behind Victory.

Miller Caught 10 Passes for 178-Yards, Tony Pollard Grabbed 9 Passes for 91-Yards and Dykes Caught 2 Passes for 41-Yards as The Tigers Finished with 501-Yards and they only had 30-Yards Rushing.

Miller Averaged 17.8-Yards Per Catch; while Pollard Averaged 10.1 Per Catch and Dykes Averaged 20.5 Per Catch. With only 30-Yards Rushing, these Receiving Stats are Unbelievable in the Huge Memphis Victory.

Miller Caught 10 Passes for 178-Yards.178-Yards of Total Offense

Image result for J'Mon Moore Photos2. Wide Receiver J’Mon Moore – Missouri

Super Missouri Wide Receiver J’Mon Moore had another Incredible Game in Teaming with Quarterback Drew Lock in a 68-21 Victory over IdahoLock and Moore were Selected as an College Football MVP in Game One and again in Game Eight. J’Mon Moore Caught 11 Passes for 174-Yards and a Touchdown. 

Moore (6-3, 205, 4.47) from Missouri City Elkins, Texas is a Senior who Caught 4 Passes in the First Game of the Season for an Incredible 187-Yards and 2 Touchdowns. He became the Starter as a Junior and he is The Only Returning Wide Receiver Returning in the SEC with 1,000-Yards Receiving.

Moore Currently has 39 Catches in 2017 for 676-Yards and 7 Touchdowns. He has 132 Career Catches for 2,071-Yards and 18 Touchdowns. I am Very Familiar with Elkins High School, because my Son, Eric, Played Football and Baseball for Elkins Middle School and in the Ninth Grade as a Freshman at Elkins High School before we moved to Hammond, Louisiana.

Moore actually Caught 11 Passes for 174-Yards, but Since I am a Little Partial to Elkins High School, I gave him an Extra Yard so he could join his Quarterback, Drew Lock, on the Week Eight MVP, after also joining Lock on the Week One MVP Report.

J’Mon Moore Caught 11 Passes for 175-Yards and a Touchdown. – 175-Yards of Total Offense

All-Purpose Back

Image result for Tony Pollard Memphis Photos1. All-Purpose Back Tony Pollard (#1) – Memphis

Memphis Super Return Man and All-Purpose Back Tony Pollard had another Sensational Game along with The Other Two of The Memphis Terrific Trio, including Quarterback Riley Ferguson and Wide Receiver Anthony Miller as all Three had Incredible Games in Defeating The Houston Cougars in a Huge American Conference 42-38 Victory in Houston.

In this Game, Sophomore Pollard (5-11, 200, 4.41, 36, 4.16) from Memphis Melrose, Tennessee Caught 9 Passes for 91-Yards and Returned 2 Kickoffs for another 115-Yards, giving him a Great 206-Yards of All-Purpose Yards. His Two Kickoffs included a 22-Yard Return and another Incredible 93-Yard Return for a Touchdown.

Pollard is a Super and Freaky Kick-Return Specialist. Check Him Out:

With 5:57 Left in the Third Quarter and The Tigers Losing by a 24-7 Score, Pollard Returned another Unbelievable Kickoff of 93-Yards for a Touchdown, making the Score 24-14. This was the Beginning of The End for The Houston Cougars in the 42-38 Victory.

Pollard Caught 9 Passes for 91-Yards and 2 Kickoffs for 115-Yards, giving him a Great 206-Yards of All-Purpose Yards. – 206-Yards of Total Offense

Image result for Rodney Anderson Photos2. All-Purpose Rodney Anderson (#24) – Oklahoma

There were a Few Games on Saturday that I had Marked as Key Games and that I wanted to Watch. The Oklahoma and Kansas State Game was one of the Crucial and Key Games in the Big-12 and I Definitely wanted to watch this Game on Television.

Oklahoma is Loaded with Unbelievably Talented Players, but Kansas State has also been Playing Great and they also had some Talented Players and the Game was going to be Played in Manhattan on the Kansas State Home Field.

Oklahoma Quarterback Baker Mayfield is one of the Best Quarterbacks in the Country and he has been Pretty Sensational all Season and Versatile Running Back Rodney Anderson has also been Outstanding.

In this Game, it looked like the Sooners were going to be Upset, but both Mayfield and Super-Star All-Purpose Back Rodney Anderson were “Flat-Out” Incredible in this Crucial Big-12 Game 42-35 Victory over Kansas State in Manhattan.

Rodney Anderson ran 22-Yards for the Winning Touchdown with 7 Seconds left in the Game and Mayfield Passed for 410-Yards and Accounted for Four Touchdowns, and the #9 Team in the Country Overcame a 21-10 Halftime Deficit to beat Kansas State 42-35 and Keep their Playoff hopes Still Alive.

After leading the Big 12 with its 5.4-Yards Per Carry in 2016, the Oklahoma Offense was going to have to replace their Running Backs with the Departures of Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon to The NFL. One of the Main Candidates in 2017 would be Red-Shirt Sophomore Rodney Anderson.

Anderson (6-1, 218, 4.41, 38) from Katy High School, Texas is Unbelievably Strong and Fast, but he had missed Virtually all of his First Two Seasons in Norman. As a Freshman in 2015, Anderson Sustained a leg injury on kickoff coverage at Tennessee in the Second Game of the Season, sidelining him for the rest of the year.

Anderson Recorded 147-Yards Rushing and a Touchdown, Caught Four Passes for 36-Yards and another Touchdown. and Returned 3 Kickoffs for 17-Yards, giving him 200-Yards of Total Offense and Two Touchdowns. – 200-Yards of Total Offense

Tight End

Image result for Christopher herndon Photos1. Tight End Chris Herndon (#23) – Miami

Super Miami Tight End Chris Herndon had a Breakout Game in the 27-19 Victory over The Syracuse Orangemen.

In this Breakout Game, Herndon (6-4, 254, 4.64) from Norcross, Georgia Caught a Career-High 10 Passes and also Totaled a Career-Best 96-Yards and Scored One Touchdown in the Victory over Syracuse. Herndon Improved on his Previous Career high of Eight Catches set earlier this year against Toledo, and he had already set a Career Best for Receiving Yards at the End of the First Half on Saturday.

One Thing that you must Consider in Talking about Tight Ends is that they are Never the Used as the Primary Receiver and when a Tight End Catches 10 Passes in one Game, it has got to be Considered an Extraordinary Accomplishment and Feat.

Herndon was a Fringe Receiving Option for Miami in 2016 last season and he Frequently played in a Double Tight End Offense, sharing the Tight End Set with NFL #1 Draft Choice David Njoku. Herndon still however, Caught 28 Passes for 334-Yards and Two Touchdowns, and with a First Down or 11.9-Yards Per Catch Average.

Although Herndon was Fourth on The Miami Team in Pass Receptions, Receiving Yards and touchdowns last Season, he was one of the Best-Looking Tight Ends Coming-Back for the 2017 Season and he has a Great Chance to be a High Draft Choice in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Herndon was also Selected on the Pre-Season John Mackey Award Watch List as the #1 Tight End in the Country. The Last Hurricane to Win The John Mackey  Award was Kellen Winslow in 2003. – 96-Yards of Offense 

Offensive Guard

Related image1. Offensive Guard Shamire Devine – (#71) – Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech Right Offensive Guard Shamire Devine had an Incredible and Powerful Performance against Wake Forest and was recognized by the ACC, as he was Selected as The ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week as they Defeated Wake Forest in a 38-24 Come-From-Behind Victory. Devine is the Fifth Georgia Tech Player to be Selected this Season and the Third Offensive Lineman.

Devine (6-7, 380) from Atlanta Tri-Cities, Georgia, who is Probably the Biggest Right Guard in the Country, was Credited with 10 Knock-Down Blocks, including one on The 11-Yard Touchdown run by Running Back KirVonte Benson in the Fourth Quarter as Georgia Tech was trying to Make a Come-From-Behind. On that Play, Devine leveled The Demons Deacons Defensive Tackle, Paris Block, with a Clearing Trap Block to Clear Benson for the Touchdown.

The Rambling Wreck ran for 427-Yards and it was their Fourth 400-Yard Rushing Game of the Season and The First for The Georgia Tech Head Coach Paul Johnson.

It also is the First Time that Senior Devine has been named an ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week. Devine joins his Offensive Lineman Teammates in The Rambling Wreck Offensive Line Box, including Left Guard Parker Braun and Center Kenny Cooper, in earning ACC Player of the Week Honors. Quarterback TaQuon Marshall and Free Safety A.J. Gray have also Received the ACC Honor and Gray was on my MVP’s in Week Seven. – 10 Knock-Down Blocks, 2 100-Yard Rushers, and 427-Yards Rushing 

DEFENSE

Defensive End

arden key new.JPG1. Defensive End Arden Key (#49) – LSU

LSU Super Rush-End Arden Key had an Unbelievable Sophomore Season in 2016 when he Shocked the SEC and NFL when he Recorded 56 Tackles, 12 Sacks, 14.5 Tackles for a Loss, 3 Forced Fumbles, and 3 Pass Breakups, but because of an Off-Season Shoulder Surgery, he was unable to Play at the Start of the 2017 Season.

In 2017, Key Earned first team All-SEC Honors when he set The LSU Single-Season School Record for Sacks with 12 and in 23 Career Games, Key has Recorded 97 Tackles, 21.0 Tackles For a Loss, and 17.0 Quarterback Sacks.

Based upon his Fabulous Sophomore Season, with his 12 Quarterback Sacks, Key (6-6, 255, 4.64) from Lithonia Hapeville Charter, Georgia was Named to The Pre-Season Maxwell Award Watch List and also The Dick Butkus Award Watch List.

Junior Cornerback (#2) Kevin Toliver (6-1, 193, 4.42) from Jacksonville Trinity Christian, Florida joins Junior Linebacker (#49) Key as Both LSU Defensive Super-Stars have been Named to The 2017 Bronko Nagurski Award Watch List, which is Awarded Annually to the Top Defensive Player in the Country.

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Check Out an Unbelievable Ole Miss Quarterback Shea Patterson Interception by Kevin Tolliver in the Ole Miss Game:

https://247sports.com/college/lsu/Article/Video-LSU-CB-Kevin-Toliver-interception-Ole-Miss-game-109276192

After starting the season off slowly, due to the Shoulder Injury, Key has slowly worked himself back into shape, and also Losing around 20 Pounds in the Process over the last Five Weeks.

The hard work, by Key, Really Paid-Off when he became his “Old Super Edge-Rusher Self” in the Auburn Game when he Recorded his First Quarterback Sack on the Last Auburn Tigers Play from Scrimmage. At that Point, all of the LSU Fans and NFL Scouts started Jumping for Joy, because “The Key” was back.

In the 40-24 Victory over The Ole Miss Rebels, Key Recorded a Season-High Six Tackles, including Five Solo Tackles, Two Quarterback Sacks and One Forced Fumble.

The LSU Tigers will need both “The Guice” and “The Key” to have Big Games Again on November 4 when The #22 Tigers (6-2, 3-1) return to action Against The #1 Ranked Alabama Crimson Tide (8-0, 5-0) in Tuscaloosa.

SUPER SCOUT NFL REPORT: The NFL has gone to a Passing League and a “Rush-End” or “Edge-Rusher” Like Arden Key are in a More Higher Demand, for some NFL Teams, than a Franchise Quarterback or Running Back, because Rushing the Passer is one of the Most Important Tools for some NFL Defenses. Key is Probably the #1 Rush End in the 2018 Draft and he is a Sensational Quarterback-Hunter.

In Comparing Arden Key to the Last Two #1 Edge-Rushers, Jadeveon Clowney and Myles Garrett, Key is more Versatile than either Clowney or Myles. Key may not be as Fast as Clowney or as Strong as Garrett, but he is Phenomenal at using his Great Speed for a 6-6 and 255 Edge-Rusher, with Long-Arms, and in Getting Up-Field and Making the TackleKey also has Unbelievable Agility and Athleticism, allowing him to get to the Quarterback.

Key has the Potential to Rate as High as Highly Rated #1 Edge Rushers, Clowney and Garrett and Could Become the #1 Selection in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Key Recorded a Season-High Six Tackles, including Five Solo Tackles, Two Quarterback Sacks and One Forced Fumble. – 6 Tackles, 5 Solo Tackles, 2 Sacks, and 1 Forced Fumble

Defensive Tackle

Image result for Ricky Walker virginia tech Photos1. Defensive Tackle Ricky Walker (#8) – Virginia Tech

Super Virginia Tech Defensive Tackle Ricky Walker had an Incredible Game in Leading The Hokies to an Unbelievable 59-7 Victory over ACC Rival North Carolina.

In this Game, Walker had Four Tackles, including 1.5 Quarterback Sacks, and he Returned an Unbelievable Fumble Recovery for a Touchdown. With five minutes left in the First Quarter and the game still Scoreless at 0-0, Walker Recovered a Fumble at The North Carolina 19-Yard Line and raced into the End-Zone to put Virginia Tech Ahead and They Never Trailed.

It was the First Career Defensive Touchdown for Walker and the First of Three Defensive Touchdowns for The Hokies in this Game. Walker made his Solo Sack on a Second-and-24 from the North Carolina 16-Yard Line early in the First Quarter, when he dropped the Quarterback for a Six-Yard Loss.

Virginia Tech Scored Three Non-Offensive Touchdowns, including Twice on Defense, getting their First Touchdown of the Game as Ricky Walker Picked-Up a Fumble on the 12-Yard Line and Rambled into The End-Zone for a 7-0 Lead.

Senior Cornerback Greg Stroman (6-0, 180, 4.4) of Bristow, Virginia Added an Unbelievable 91-Yard Punt Return for a Touchdown which was his Second Punt Return of the Season. Then, Sophomore Safety Reggie Floyd (6-0, 205, 4.42) from Manassas, Virginia Returned an Interception 69-Yards for another  Touchdown.

“We made some big plays on Defense, scored some Touchdowns, returned a punt for a Touchdown and at times, we played really well on offense,” Virginia Tech Head Coach Justin Fuente said.

After Such an Incredible Game, Walker was Selected as The ACC Defensive Player of the Week. 4 Tackles, 1.5 Tackles for a Loss, Recovered a Fumble for a Touchdown, and 1 Quarterback Sack

Linebacker

Image result for michael pinckney photos1. Linebacker Michael Pinckney (#56) – Miami

Super-Star Miami Linebacker Michael Pinckney was an Unbelievable Dominating Force in the Middle of Super Miami Defense on Saturday in Helping Lead the  Hurricanes to a 27-19 Victory over Syracuse at Hard Rock Stadium. Pinckney led all Hurricanes with Nine Tackles, including Six Solo Tackles and 2.5 Sacks and 3.5 Tackles for a Loss.

Pinckney also Added Career-Bests with his 3.5 Tackles for a Loss and 2.5 Quarterback Sacks. Pinckney also had his First Multi-Sack Performance of his Career and helped the Miami Defense to become the First ACC Defense to hold The Syracuse Offense Without a First-Half Touchdown.

With this Sensational Performance, Pinckney Received his Second College Football  Weekly MVP, making the Week Five MVP along with this Week Eight MVP. He was also named as the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week.

In 2016, Pinckney (6-1, 228, 4.52) from Jacksonville Raines, Florida had an Incredible, Dominant True Freshman Season as he Started All 13 Games and was an ESPN  Freshman All-American as he Finished Fifth on the team in Tackles with 61 total tackles, and had 7.5 Tackles for a Loss, 2.5 Quarterback Sacks, 1 Forced Fumble, and 2 Pass Break-Ups.

Also in 2016, Pinckney was placed in the top One-Percent of all Freshmen in the Country at various points by Pro Football Focus. He is a Tremendous Tackler and he has a Relentless Pursuit to the Football. He Rarely gets Blocked, but when he does, he has a Great Ability to Disengage quickly and Keep On-Track to Make The Tackle.

SUPER SCOUT NFL REPORT: In the 2019 or 2020 NFL Draft, Michael Pinckney will be Selected as a #1 Draft Choice!

Pinckney Recorded Nine Tackles, including Six Solo Tackles and 2.5 Sacks and 3.5 Tackles for a Loss. – 6 Solo Tackles, 2.5 Quarterback Sacks, and 3.5 Tackles for a Loss

Image result for Colin Schooler Photos2. Linebacker Colin Schooler (#7) – Arizona

Super Arizona True Freshmen Linebacker Colin Schooler had an Unbelievable Game in a Double Over-Time 45-44 Victory over California as he Recorded 15 Tackles, had 1.5 Tackles for a Loss, Forced a Fumble, and Delivered the Key Defensive Play of the Game to Seal the Road Victory for Arizona.

On the Key Defensive Play, Schooler Broke-Up the potential Game-Winning Pass in the back of the End-Zone as the Golden Bears Attempted a Game-Winning Two-Point Conversion. With this Outstanding Game and Key Defensive Play of the Game, Schooler was Selected as The The PAC-10 Defensive Player of the Week.

In this Victory, Schooler also delivered a Career-Best 15 tackles, which is also an Arizona Season-HighThe True Freshman was also credited for at least One Quarterback Hurry as the Wildcats held on for their first road overtime victory in program history.

In 2016, in his Senior Year in High School, Schooler (6-2, 225, 4.6) from Mission Viejo, California made All-Country First Team Linebacker and and was Named Defensive Player of the Year for Orange County after he Recorded 77 Tackles, 4.0 Tackles for a Loss, 2 Quarterback Sacks, 3 Interceptions, 1 Forced Fumble, and 2 Pass Breakups.

In his Two High School Varsity Seasons, Schooler Compiled 198 Tackles, 13 Tackles for a Loss, 9.5 Quarterback Sacks, 3 Interceptions, 9 Pass Breakups, 6 Forced Fumbles, and 4 Fumble Recoveries. 

In this game, Schooler Recorded 15 Tackles, had 1.5 Tackles for a Loss, Forced a Fumble, and Delivered the Key Defensive Play of the Game. –  to Seal the Road Victory for Arizona. – 15 Tackles, 1.5 Tackles for a Loss, Forced Fumble, 1 Pass Breakup, and a Quarterback Hurry

Secondary

Image result for Levi Wallace Photos1. Cornerback Levi Wallace (#39) – Alabama

Alabama Super Senior Cornerback Levi Wallace Recorded one of the Most Incredible Games for a Cornerback in the History of College Football as he Recorded Two Quarterback Sacks in the 45-7 Victory over Tennessee.

In the Saturday Victory, Wallace finished with Six Tackles, including Four Solo Tackles, Two Quarterback Sacks, and a Quarterback Hurry as The Super Alabama Defense held the Volunteers to 108-Yards of Total Offense and Zero Offensive Points. Wallace also led All Alabama Players in Production Points while helping limit Tennessee to only 44-Yards Passing and a Terrible Quarterback Passing Efficiency Rating of 66.9.

The Former Walk-On also made his presence known with his First Two Quarterback Sacks of his Career for a Minus 18-Yards and a Career-High Three Tackles for a Loss for a Minus 19-Yards.

With this Incredible GameWallace was Honored Again in the Tennessee Game by the SEC following his Outstanding Performance in Week #5 against Ole Miss. In that game, Wallace Recorded Two Incredible Passes, Returning one 35-Yards for a Touchdown which was the First Touchdown of his Career, as Alabama Demolished The Rebels in a 66-3 VictoryWallace was also Selected on our Week #5 and Week #8 MVP’s.

Two Super-Star Alabama Defensive Backs have just been Selected as 2 of 13 Semifinalists for the 2017 Jim Thorpe Award as the Number One Defensive Back in the Country for 2017. Levi Wallace and Minkah Fitzpatrick will Represent The Crimson Tide Team on the list of 13 Semifinalists for the Annual Jim Thorpe Award.

Fitzpatrick (6-1, 202, 4.42, 38, 3.87) from Jersey City St Peter’s Prep, New Jersey is a Unanimous Mid-Season All-American and is Third on The Crimson Tide Defense with 35 Tackles, 5 Tackles for a Loss, One Sack, 4 Pass Deflections, 2 Quarterback Hurries, 1 Forced Fumble, and One Interception in 2017.

Wallace (5-11, 185, 4.42, 33, 4.22) from Tucson Magnet School, Arizona is tied for The Alabama Team Lead with 23 Tackles, 3 Interceptions, has SEC-Best with 9 Pass Deflections, 2 Quarterback Sacks, and 3 Quarterback Hurries.

In this Incredible Game Wallace Recorded Six Tackles, including Four Solo Tackles, Two Quarterback Sacks, and a Quarterback Hurry. – 6 Tackles, 4 Solo Tackles, 2 Quarterback Sacks, and 1 Quarterback Hurry

Image result for Jordan whitehead Photos2. Strong Safety Jordan Whitehead (#9) – Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Junior Super Safety Jordan Whitehead made some Sensational Defensive Plays in Leading the Panthers to an Incredible 45-44 Victory over Duke, but as the Blue Devils Started to-mount a Final Winning Drive, and Reached the Panthers 22-Yard line, Whitehead Ended the Touchdown Threat and the Game with an Unbelievable Diving Interception at the Pittsburgh 8-Yard Line with only 45 Seconds Remaining in the Game.

The Blue Devils moved inside Pittsburgh Territory in the Final Minute before Duke Sophomore Daniel Jones (6-5, 215, 4.72) had his Final pass bounce-off the Hands of Duke Tight End Daniel Helm and In-To The Hands of Whitehead with 45 Seconds Left in the Game.

Whitehead (5-11, 195, 4.42) from Aliquippa Central Valley, Pennsylvania was also an Integral Figure in helping limit the Blue Devils to just 76-Yards on the Ground after The Blue Devils had been averaging 190-Yards Rushing and with Pittsburgh Clinging to a Seven-Point Lead in the Last Moments of the Game, Whitehead Ended the Threat and the Game with his Diving Interception.

Before the 2017 Season Started, Whitehead had Recorded 174 Tackles, 7.5 Tackles for a Loss, 10 Pass Deflections, 2 Interceptions, 2 Forced Fumbles, and 2 Recovered Fumbles. He Returned a Fumble as a Freshman for a Touchdown in 2015 and an Interception for a Touchdown in 2016.

SUPER SCOUT NFL REPORTWhitehead is a Very Versatile and Very Physical Safety who can play Either Safety with Dominance. He was Incredible as a True Freshman when he Recorded 108 Tackles and in 2016, Whitehead had 65 tackles. With another Outstanding Junior Season Whitehead Could Become an NFL First Round Choice in 2018.

Whitehead is a Two-Time All ACC Selection in 2015 and 2016 and he is a Pre-Season Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List. – 10 Tackles, 4 Solo Tackles, Game-Saving Interception, 1 Pass Deflection

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2017 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SUPER ELITE ELEVEN MVP’S FOR WEEK SEVEN By Super Scout Max Emfinger

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.

OFFENSE

Quarterback

Image result for Mason Rudolph Photos1. 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

Running Back

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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 HistoryBoth 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 GameA 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

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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

ALL-PURPOSE BACK

Image result for Nyheim Hines Photos1. 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

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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

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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

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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

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