Reporting Brendan Darr
This season fans have been lucky to get a number of quality games in this early season. The weekend started out with big nights from Oklahoma State’s dynamic duo in QB Brandon Weedon and WR Justin Blackmon on Thursday. Friday night we were all treated to the Brock Osweiler show as Arizona State upset Missouri. The SEC again dominated headlines on Saturday as Alabama dominated Penn State in Happy Valley, Georgia and South Carolina put on a show and Auburn stopped Mississippi State at the goal line.
Game of the Weekend:
#12 South Carolina 45, Georgia 42
The game had everything. Offense. Defense. Special Teams. Oh, and a little bit of trickery from the Ol’ Ball Coach:
Keep in mind, Melvin Ingram is a 6’2 275-pound defensive lineman. He also returned a fumble for touchdown. QB Aaron Murray of Georgia threw for 248 yards and 4 TD’s. Freshman RB Isiah Crowell improved off his game against Boise rushing for 118 yards and a touchdown. Not to be outdone, Heisman candidate Marcus Lattimore of South Carolina ran for 176 yards and a touchdown. Stud WR Alshon Jeffery of SC caught 5 balls for 85 yards and a TD. Great individual performances aside, it was a phenomenal game, and definitely deserved top billing for the weekend.
Michigan 35, Notre Dame 31
Arizona State 37, #21 Missouri 30 in OT
Auburn 41, #16 Mississippi State 34
Players of the Week:
WR Paul Richardson, Colorado – 11 Catches for 284 yards and 2 TD’s in 36-33 OT Loss to California.
Honorable Mentions: QB Case Keenum, Houston; QB Denard Robinson, Michigan; QB Tyler Bray, Tennessee; RB Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina; WR Aaron Pflugard, Arizona State
DE Melvin Ingram, South Carolina – Ingram scored on a fake punt and a fumble recovery.
Honorable Mention: S Jordan Kovacs, Michigan; LB Luke Kuechly, Boston College; CB Tyrann Mathieu; LB Zaviar Gooden, Missouri.
If I Had A Heisman Vote:
1. QB Robert Griffin III, Baylor
2. QB Kellen Moore, Boise State
3. QB Andrew Luck, Stanford
4. QB Landry Jones, Oklahoma
5. RB Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina
Week 3 Matchups to Watch:
1. #3 LSU at #25 Mississippi State, Thursday at 8 PM on ESPN
2. #18 West Virginia at Maryland, Saturday at 12 PM on ESPNU
3. #15 Michigan State at Notre Dame, Saturday at 3:30 PM on NBC
4. #17 Ohio State at Miami (Fl.), Saturday at 7:30 PM on ESPN
5. #1 Oklahoma at #5 Florida State, Saturday at 8 PM on ABC
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