We finished the regular season like every year with a lot of big rivalry matchups. Along with the storylines leading into the games, we also get to witness upsets, big moments, and players breaking out when it matters most.
Next week is championship week. Although we will not get a huge slate of games that lasts from noon to well past midnight, we will finish the year with some interesting matchups. We will get to see a lot of the top prospects in college football compete for conference championships next week. Below are the games scheduled for week 14.
- Utah vs USC – Pac-12 Championship
- Kansas State vs TCU – Big 12 Championship
- LSU vs Georgia – SEC Championship
- UCF vs Tulane – American Athletic Championship
- Purdue vs Michigan – Big Ten Championship
- Clemson vs North Carolina – ACC Championship
Caleb Williams, USC
Caleb Williams, man.
NFL teams already looking forward to the 2024 NFL Draft. pic.twitter.com/GEHdBmq80H
— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) November 27, 2022
Williams made his claim for the Heisman Trophy last week. He is trending to be the QB1 for the 2024 NFL Draft class. Against Notre Dame, he passes for 232 yards and one touchdown and rushed for 35 yards and three touchdowns. He was a wizard in the pocket in this game. We saw him escape multiple defenders and somehow either find a receiver downfield or find enough daylight to pick up positive yardage.
Bryce Young, Alabama
Young made sure to finish the regular season on a good note with a 49-27 win against Auburn. He threaded the needle downfield on a few of his passes. In this game, he passes for 343 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 48 yards and one touchdown. Young is pushing to be the QB1 in the 2023 NFL Draft class.
Trevor Etienne, Florida
Etienne had his second 100-yard performance in the last two weeks against Florida State. The freshman running back finished the regular season with 705 rushing yards and six touchdowns. He had a few big moments this season. Etienne is a player to monitor going forward.
DeWayne McBride, UAB
He led all running backs in week 13 with 272 yards and one touchdown against Louisiana Tech. In this game, he posted 12 missed tackles and six runs that went for 15 yards or more. This was his tenth 100-yard game of the season. There’s a chance we could see him come out for the draft this off-season.
Donovan Edwards, Michigan
— PFF College (@PFF_College) November 26, 2022
Edwards picked the right time to have his statement game. Against Ohio State, he rushed for 216 yards and two touchdowns. His long touchdown run at the end of the game will be in this rivalry’s video montages for a very long time. Blake Corum is expected to enter the NFL Draft and Edwards will get the opportunity to have a larger role next season.
Devon Achane, Texas A&M
Achane will be an interesting case study for this year’s draft. There will be a role for him at the NFL level since he has plenty of speed to burn. Against LSU, he rushed for 215 yards and two touchdowns. He has rushed for 475 yards and four touchdowns in his last three games. The junior running back finished his regular season campaign with 1,100 rushing yards and eight touchdowns.
Bijan Robinson, Texas
I’m glad we made it through the regular season without a devastating injury. He’s ready for the NFL and the last half of the year has been very stressful to watch. It was another huge performance in week 13 as he racked up 179 yards and two touchdowns against Baylor. He has rushed for 660 yards and seven touchdowns in his last four games. Robinson leads all running backs with 99 missed tackles.
Deuce Vaughn, Kansas State
Big time players make big time plays. Deuce Vaughn is a big time player. pic.twitter.com/rGocmOXzXa
— K-State All Day (@KStateAllDay) November 27, 2022
Vaughn exploded for 147 yards and one touchdown against Kansas. He also caught two passes for 82 yards. He finishes his career with back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons and 115 receptions on his career. He is listed at 5-foot-6 and 176 pounds and when you bake his size with his college production and dynamic receiving skills, there are going to be a lot of debates on how he should be valued in rookie drafts this off-season.
Will Shipley, Clemson
In a shootout against South Carolina, Shipley rushed for 132 yards and one touchdown. This marks his first season breaking the 1,000-yard barrier. He has double-digit touchdowns in both his freshman and sophomore seasons at Clemson. It’s good to see him post 30 receptions this year considering in high school he was breaking off routes out of the slot while also catching the ball out of the backfield.
Marvin Mims, Oklahoma
Marvin Mims with an INSANE grab👀
— PFF College (@PFF_College) November 27, 2022
Mims had the catch of the year on Saturday night when he made the play behind the defender’s back. He also reeled off five catches off seven targets for 162 yards and two touchdowns. This was his first season breaking the 1,000-yard mark. Mims has flashed his talent numerous times during his career, but since Oklahoma’s program has been through a transition process, Mims’ career got lost in the shuffle. He’s a candidate to enter this year’s draft, but it wouldn’t be a surprise if he decided to stay for another season.
Moose Muhammad, Texas A&M
Muhammad had a big touchdown grab against LSU. He also caught all five of his targets for 94 yards. The former four-star prospect finished the year with 38 catches for 610 yards and four touchdowns. He has made some big plays during his career but will need a strong season next year if he wants to add any value to his draft portfolio.
Jalen McMillan, Washington
McMillan was a top-tier four-star prospect in the 2020 recruiting class. His collegiate career is starting to come together. Against Washington State in the Apple Cup, he caught six of his nine targets for 150 yards. This was the first 1,000-yard season of his career. He is eligible to enter the 2023 NFL Draft, but it will be interesting to see if he decides to make the jump to the next level.
Rashee Rice, SMU
— SMU FootbaIl (@SMUFB) November 26, 2022
Rice is another wide receiver prospect from SMU that dynasty gamers will need to evaluate this draft season. SMU tends to do a good job at developing their wide receivers for the NFL. He had a huge game against Memphis, catching 13 of his 17 targets for 147 yards and one touchdown. With six 100-yard games on the season, he will be a trendy late-round flier in a lot of rookie drafts next spring.
Nathaniel Dell, Houston
Dell has posted his second straight 1,000-yard season. Against Tulsa, he caught nine balls for 161 yards and one touchdown. He has 727 yards and seven touchdowns in his last five games. He will be another late-round prospect in rookie drafts in 2023.
Dalton Kincaid, Utah
Kincaid has picked up a lot of traction over the last few weeks as one of the top tight ends in college football. In the season finale against Colorado, he caught five balls for 102 yards and one touchdown. He leads all tight ends with 850 receiving yards.