With college football in full swing, we’ll be bringing you a review each and every week. These recaps will feature sections for “Premier Conference Performer,” “Rising Players,” “Falling Players,” and a special Freshman spotlight. These weekly reviews will keep you up-to-date on all the happenings in devy leagues and allow you to keep tabs on future dynasty league assets. By the time the NFL Draft rolls around, you won’t see too many strangers.
Premier Conference Performer
Dak Prescott, QB Mississippi St. (Senior)
23/35 348 yards, three touchdowns, one interception, 13 carries, 117 yards, three touchdowns vs. Kentucky
Prescott is the ultimate college dual-threat quarterback and put those talents on full display Saturday. The Bulldogs will have a bye this week before travelling to Missouri on November 5th.
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Peyton Barber, RB Auburn (Sophomore)
37 carries, 120 yards, four touchdowns, one catch, 11 yards vs. Arkansas
Barber had his best game of the season in an overtime loss. It’s been a rough year for the Tigers, but perhaps they can find some traction in the back half of the season.
Derrick Henry, RB Alabama (Junior)
28 carries, 143 yards, two touchdowns vs. Tennessee
His big day was needed as the Tide was tested again Saturday. He rolled past 1,000 yards on the season and should be well on his way to a very big season.
Travin Dural, WR LSU (Junior)
Five catches, 132 yards, one touchdown vs. Western Kentucky
The Tigers are generally a run-first team, but Dural accounted for almost half of the catches and receiving yardage on the day. Checking in a 6-foot-2 and 203 pounds, he has the prototypical size and speed of an NFL wideout.
Russell Hansbrough, RB Missouri (Senior)
Eight carries, 12 yards, four catches, 17 yards vs. Vanderbilt
Mizzou has been a hot mess this season. Saturday the offense was nowhere to be found, though you can’t lay the blame strictly on Hansbrough, as the passing game was atrocious as well.
Patrick Towles, QB Kentucky (Junior)
23/42 218 yards, two interceptions, Six carries, 13 yards, one touchdown vs. Mississippi St.
If the Wildcats had any chance of knocking off MIssissippi St. they needed Towles to play well. He came out and did not do so and thus Kentucky was steamrolled.
Joshua Dobbs, QB Tennessee (Junior)
13/22 171 yards, one touchdown, 16 carries, 19 yards vs. Alabama
Dobbs didn’t have a terrible day, but needed a bigger day to upset the Tide. The game was kept close, thanks to a good day on the ground.
Calvin Ridley, WR Alabama
Seven catches, 88 yards
Ridley has been a model of consistency in his first season. He is definitely someone to target in your devy leagues.
Premier Conference Performer
Samaje Perine, RB Oklahoma (Sophomore)
23 carries, 201 yards, four touchdowns, one catch, nine yards vs. Texas Tech
Perine has not had a great season, but Saturday he flashed the kind of talent that he has. He has plenty of power and good burst through the hole.
Corey Coleman, WR Baylor (Junior)
Six catches, 85 yards, two touchdowns vs. Iowa St.
He didn’t have a huge day against an overmatched opponent, but he did turn a third of his catches into scores.
Mason Rudolph, QB Oklahoma St. (Sophomore)
20/26 305 yards, one touchdown, five carries, zero yards vs. Kansas
Rudolph was clicking Saturday, having his best completion percentage in a game and the third-most passing yards.
Charles Jones, RB Kansas St. (Junior)
18 carries, 122 yards
It was in a losing effort, but he had a solid day, including a 22-yard burst.
Patrick Mahomes, QB Texas Tech (Sophomore)
26/40 233 yards, one touchdown, four interceptions, 15 carries, 47 yards, one touchdown vs. Oklahoma
The young signal caller was out of sync Saturday as the four picks attest. He’ll need to right the ship quickly as No. 12 Oklahoma St. comes to town next week.
Seth Russell, QB Baylor (Junior)
16/37 197 yards, two touchdowns, one interception, eight carries, 64 yards, one touchdown vs. Iowa St.
The completion percentage of less than 50 percent was bad enough, but it was revealed after the game that he had fractured a bone in his neck. As of this writing, it was still undetermined how much time he will miss.
Ke’aun Kinner, RB Kansas (Junior)
Nine carries, 16 yards vs. Oklahoma St.
The folks in Lawrence are just waiting for basketball season. It wasn’t just Kinner, the whole Jayhawks team had a rough day.
Joe Mixon, RB Oklahoma
16 carries, 154 yards, two touchdowns, one catch, 13 yards vs. Texas Tech
The Sooners had a great day on the ground as Mixon joined Perine in piling up over 350 yards rushing. Mixon also is a good receiving threat out of the backfield.