What a way to end the regular season. The Oklahoma vs. West Virginia game was an outstanding battle between two likely Heisman finalists and many other great devy prospects on Friday night. Both Will Grier and Kyler Murray put on a show with the Sooners coming out on top.
One night later, the LSU vs. Texas A&M seven-overtime thriller was a game for the ages. With the final score resembling a third-quarter basketball score, one could imagine how many touchdowns were scored in the game. It was even more impressive the game lasted so long considering the teams were forced to attempt a two-point conversion after each touchdown starting with the third overtime. The game lasted nearly five hours and was the highest scoring gamein college football history. Between it and the Rams/Chiefs game from last week, we have been blessed with a great week of football.
You can find the final results of each week thirteen game here.
Some of the top performers of the week
Will Grier, QB West Virginia (539 yards passing, 4 TDs)
Will Grier and Kyler Murray put on a show Friday night in a match-up of two likely Heisman Finalists. Defense was optional and both quarterbacks put up plenty of stats. Unfortunately for Grier, the Mountaineers lost on Friday and missed out on a spot in the Big-12 Championship next week.
Marquise Brown, WR Oklahoma (11 rec, 243 yards, 2 TDs)
Marquise Brown will be an interesting case study during the 2019 NFL draft process. His blazing speed is undeniable and being part of Antonio Brown’s bloodline is encouraging, but I still have questions about his small frame plus if his speed will truly be elite at the next level.
Tua Tagovailoa, QB Alabama (324 yards passing, 5 TDs, 26 yards rushing, 1 TD)
To nobody’s surprise, Tua makes this list yet again. With a dominant performance in the Iron Bowl, he keeps adding to his Heisman résumé.
Deebo Samuel, WR South Carolina (10 rec, 210 yards, 3 TDs)
Samuel erupted for 210 yards against Clemson on Saturday. He remains one of my favorite underrated prospects of the 2019 class. You could see some of his game-breaking ability on Saturday.
Dwayne Haskins, QB Ohio State (396 yards passing, 6 TDs, 34 yards rushing)
Haskins has really burst onto the college football scene this year. His six touchdown performance on Saturday moved him past Drees for the single-season Big-10 record for passing touchdowns. His impressive year has placed him in the Heisman discussion for most of the season.
Honorable Mentions: Kyler Murray (364 yards passing, 3 TDs, 1 INT, 114 yards rushing, 1 TD), Kennedy Brooks (182 yards rushing, 1 TD), Gary Jennings (7 rec, 225 yards, 2 TDs), David Sills (8 rec, 131 yards, 2 TDs), Myles Gaskin (170 yards rushing, 3 TDs), Greg McCrae (181 yards rushing, 3 TDs), Travis Etienne (150 yards rushing, 2 TD, 1 rec, 9 yards), Tee Higgins (6 rec, 142 yards, 1 TD), Jake Bentley (510 yards passing, 5 TDs, 1 INT), Tyler Vaughns (12 rec, 120 yards, 1 TD), Parris Campbell (6 rec, 192 yards, 2 TDs), Jake Fromm (175 yards passing, 4 TDs), Joe Burrow (270 yards passing, 3 TDs, 100 yards rushing, 3 TDs), Trayveon Williams (198 yards rushing, 2 TDs), Kellen Mond (287 yards passing, 6 TDs, 42 yards rushing, 1 TD), Alexander Mattison (200 yards rushing, 3 TDs, 3 rec, 12 yards), David Montgomery (149 yards rushing, 3 TDs, 3 rec, 20 yards), Hakeem Butler (5 rec, 144 yards, 1 TD)
Performances which did to live up to expectations
Gardner Minshew, QB Washington State (152 yards passing, 2 INTs)
Minshew had been playing really well lately but had a down game in the Apple Cup against rival Washington State. It was snowing during the game, which made passing very difficult. Maybe that is the only way Minshew could be slowed down this year. Washington did play a great game, though.
J.K. Dobbins, RB Ohio State (12 carries, 46 yards rushing, 1 rec, 1 yard)
Dobbins had another inefficient day against rival Michigan. He has had a few of them this year, but still remains one of my top-five running back prospects of the special, projected 2020 class.