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
Josh Dobbs, QB Tennessee (Junior)
25/42 312 yards, three touchdowns, one interception, 18 carries, 118 yards, two touchdowns vs. Georgia
Dobbs had a career day through the air and the Vols needed every bit of it as they knocked off the No. 19-ranked Bulldogs.
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Leonard Fournette, RB LSU (Sophomore)
20 carries, 158 yards, one touchdown, three catches, 25 yards vs. South Carolina
Fournette is just making college defenses look silly and he’ll continue to do so for another year and a half. He is one of the crown jewels of the devy game.
Sony Michel, RB Georgia (Sophomore)
22 carries, 145 yards, three catches, 26 yards vs. Tennessee
Michel stepped in for an injured Nick Chubb and didn’t skip a beat. Michel doesn’t have the power of Chubb, but is fast and is an excellent receiver.
Laquon Treadwell, WR Ole Miss (Junior)
Eight catches, 136 yards, two touchdowns vs. New Mexico State
The Rebels ran wild Saturday and Treadwell led the charge with a big day. Generally regarded as one of the best wideouts in the country, this game did nothing to dispel that notion.
Alex Collins, RB Arkansas (Junior)
12 carries, 26 yards, one catch, four yards vs. Alabama
Collins struggled all day against the Crimson Tide defense. The Razorbacks needed him to have a huge day to have any shot of pulling an upset. That did not happen.
Greyson Lambert, QB Georgia (Junior)
15/32 279 yards, two touchdowns, one carry, -6 yards vs. Tennessee
Just a couple of weeks after being nearly perfect, Lambert was anything but Saturday. Passing for less than 50 percent won’t get it done, especially when the Bulldogs lost their superstar running back Chubb on the first play of the game.
Drew Lock, QB Missouri (Freshman)
16/39 151 yards, two interceptions, four carries, -24 yards vs. Florida
Lock will probably have better days ahead, but he’ll want to move on this one quickly. He threw for less than 50 percent and had two picks, one that was returned for a score.
Derrius Guice, RB LSU
16 carries, 161 yards, one touchdown, one catch, two yards
Guice would probably be starting for 90 percent of college teams, but finds himself behind Superman masquerading as Fournette. Still, when he got his chance, he busted loose with a yards per carry over 10.
Premier Conference Performer
Trevone Boykin, QB TCU (Senior)
20/30 301 yards, two touchdowns, two interceptions, 11 carries, 124 yards, two touchdowns vs. Kansas State
It’s not unusual to see the dynamic quarterback put up big numbers, but this day was outstanding even by Boykin’s standards. There is doubt that Boykin can play QB at the next level, but there is none that he will be on an NFL roster.
Cory Coleman, WR Baylor (Redshirt Junior)
Seven Catches, 108 yards, two touchdowns, one carry, -2 yards vs. Kansas
The Bears are an offensive juggernaut and Coleman is their centerpiece. Coleman did all of his damage in the first half in a rout.
Patrick Mahomes, QB Texas Tech (Sophomore)
33/46 428 yards, five touchdowns, three carries, one yard
Mahomes had the best day as a Red Raider, setting career highs in yards and touchdowns and had his second-best day in terms of efficiency.
Wendell Smallwood, RB West Virginia (Junior)
19 carries, 147 yards, one touchdown, three catches, 16 yards vs. Oklahoma State
Smallwood tied a career-high with 147 yards on the ground and picked up several key first downs in an overtime loss. In a pass-happy scheme, Smallwood has been productive this season.
Josh Doctson, WR TCU (Senior)
Eight catches, 155 yards, two touchdowns
Doctson is one of the steadiest performers in the country and he has been on an absolute tear recently.
Samaje Perine, RB Oklahoma (Sophomore)
10 carries, 36 yards, one touchdown vs. Texas
This was not the way the Sooners wanted Saturday to go. Oklahoma was upset by a young Texas team and it’s workhorse in Perine had a poor day.
Mason Rudolph, QB Oklahoma State (Sophomore)
20/40 218 yards, three interceptions, seven carries, 48 yards vs. West Virginia
He makes the list mostly for the three picks. Yes, his team won, but it might not have had to go to overtime if he had not turned the ball over with such frequency.
Ryan Willis, QB Kansas (Freshman)
20/36 158 yards, one touchdown, one interception, five carries, -15 yards
The Jayhawks were outgunned in this game, so it wasn’t entirely the fault of Willis. That said, he has been mediocre at best this season.
Mike Warren, RB, Iowa State
23 carries, 245 yards vs. Texas Tech
Warren averaged over 10 yards a carry, including a 51-yard burst.