Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Top Players from Week 1

Player of the Week:

Robert Griffin, Baylor: The dual threat quarterback started off the Labor Day weekend with a bang after he lead his Baylor Bears to a huge win over instate rival and 14th ranked TCU on Friday night. Griffin finished the night with 359 passing yards, 5 touchdowns, a 250.6 efficiency rating and as a major Heisman candidate. Griffin also showed his superior athleticism while rushing for 38 yards and even catching a 15 yard pass. 

Others that impressed: 

Ray Graham, Pittsburgh: No more Dion Lewis in the backfield so the load will now be on the shoulders of Ray Graham. Graham did everything to prove that the Panthers running game will be just fine. The junior carried the Panthers to a 35-16 win over Buffalo thanks to 201 yards on the ground to go along with three touchdowns.

David Wilson, Virginia Tech: Virginia Tech lost their top two running backs to the NFL, Ryan Williams and Darren Evans, but no one would have noticed if they looked at the box score. Wilson came in and ran for 162 yards on 16 carries while getting into the end zone three times in the Hokies big win over Appalachian St. 

Nick Foles, Arizona: We knew that Foles was going to have a big season and with his 412 yard, 5 touchdown performance he is off to a good start. Look for this ariel attack to continue all season long for the Wildcats.

Robert Woods, USC: The sophomore receiver broke a USC record of 17 receptions in a game as the Trojans beat Minnesota 19-17. To go along with his 17 receptions Woods caught three touchdowns and had a career high 177 receiving yards. Look for the Barkley to Woods connection to continue throughout the season.

Malcolm Agnew, Oregon St: For the last three seasons Jacquizz Rodgers has been in the backfield for the Beavers but now the running game relies on a freshman. Even though the Beavers got embarssingly upset by Sacramento St they look set in the backfield after Agnew's 223 yard, three touchdown performance. 

Joe Adams, Arkansas: Adams came into the season as one of Tyler Wilson's top targets but he is on this list because of his job in the return game. Adams brought two punts returns of 60+ yards to the house in the Razorbacks big win over Missouri St.

Brandon Herron, Michigan: The Senior linebacker had a very impressive day in helping Brady Hoke get his first win in Ann Arbor. Herron gave the Wolverines their first lead of the game thanks to a 94 yard pick six. In the third quarter Herron continued to impress as he put the Wolverines even further ahead with a 28 yard fumble recovery. Herron also recorded eight tackles. To make this even more impressive, Herron did all of this in just three quarters. 

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