1. QB Trevone Boykin (TCU)
2. Ohio State player of your choice
3. QB Cody Keesler (USC)
4. RB Leonard Fournette (LSU)
5. RB Nick Chubb (Georgia)
1. Ohio State
Only a win (or loss) away
· Michigan State
- BYU and Tanner Mangum do it again! Jim Mora might want to have a meeting with his clock operator this week to make sure that BYU does not pull off another late 4th quarter TD.
- Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma QB, appears to be a gamer. His stats were not spectacular, 19-39 187 yds, 3 Td, 2 INT (43.2 QBR), but he made play after play to bring OU back from 17-0 to beat a good Tennessee team on the road (the Sooner defense should also get a lot of credit.) Coming out of high school – the same school as Todd Reesing, Garrett Gilbert, and Michael Brewer – Mayfield had one scholarship offer to from Florida Atlantic. After talking to Brewer he decided to walk-on at Texas Tech. He took over the starting job after an injury to Brewer – the first every walk-on true freshman to start at a BCS school. He went on to win Big 12 Freshman of the Year. Mayfield left Texas Tech after ‘a miscommunication’ with the coaching staff and decided to walk-on at Oklahoma, repeating the feat of going from walk-on to starter, this time at a bigger program. Mayfield believes in himself, which likely helps Oklahoma survive these slow starts.
- At one point in the third quarter Oklahoma was averaging 14.7 yards a DRIVE and they started 1-11 on 3rd down. Then, they went 7 for their next 8. Oklahoma may not look pretty, but it is effective. Is Big Game Bob back?
- Notre Dame came into the week looking to become the first team to have two wins over Power 5 schools and they succeeded…barely.
- Georgia Tech, Florida State and Mississippi are among teams that are quietly rolling against subpar competition. The biggest thing about that is they have been able to stay healthy.
- Injuries are playing a big role in this young college football season. Notre Dame QB Maik Zaire joins the list of players suffering season ending injuries. Urban Meyer is the only coach in the country that would not have his season altered with an injury to his starting QB.
- Oregon played a great game in East Lansing, before we put them to the side we must remember that Vernon Adams has been on campus for only four weeks and should only get better. They’ll be OK with him and the Ducks (1-1) should not be punished for this loss. They’re not 1-26 against the Top 10 in true road games.
- UCLA’s Josh Rosen looked human, which was expected, going 22-42 for 223 yards, 1 TD 1 int in UCLA’s win in Vegas. He will also continue to get better, but remember he is just a true freshman.