Last Word on College Football: Week Five Edition

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SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 29: Notre Dame Fighting Irish running back Dexter Williams (2) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown in action during a college football game between the Stanford Cardinal and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on September 29, 2018 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, IN. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Week five was yet another wild and wacky weekend of college football! This weekly rendition gets you caught up on the key takeaways from this past weekend, as well as the season so far, while looking ahead to next weeks slate of games. Additionally, we will take a look at the best stats from the weekends action. Without further ado, here is the last word on college football week five edition.

Notre Dame a legit playoff contender?

With Saturday’s 38-17 victory over Stanford, the Irish signaled to the rest of the college football world that they are, in fact, legit. It is time we recognize Notre Dame as a realistic playoff contender. In the aforementioned Stanford win, they out-gained the Cardinal 550-229 while holding them to only 55 yards rushing. Defensively, they accumulated nine tackles for loss, five sacks, four quarterback hurries while deflecting eight passes.

The Irish now possess important wins over Michigan and Stanford, who both could be double digit win squads. Currently, their defense is allowing just 18.8 points per game while the offense has exploded the last two games with Ian Book at quarterback. The upcoming schedule is tricky, although extremely manageable. This weeks game at Virginia Tech poses an interesting challenge. The Hokies lost to Old Dominion but sit at 2-0 in ACC play. Not to mention, Lane Stadium is one of the toughest environments in the country. Pitt, Navy and Northwestern “should” be victories. Florida State appears to be down this year while Syracuse is improved. The biggest challenge may prove to be the season ending showdown at USC.

Even if the Irish navigate that schedule undefeated, will that be enough for the committee to place them in the final four? That certainly remains to be seen.

Clemson escapes

Despite Trevor Lawrence going down, three turnovers and struggles on third down, Clemson still managed to win 27-23 against Syracuse. Backup quarterback Chase Brice made a clutch 20 yard throw to Tee Higgins, converting on a fourth and six with under three minutes remaining. On that drive, the Tigers drove 94 yards, scoring the go ahead touchdown on a two yard Travis Etienne run with 41 seconds left. Etienne ran for 203 yards with three touchdowns, which helped key the victory. Syracuse’s defense clearly wore down due to the Clemson running game. Additionally, Clemson held the Orange to just 61 yards rushing.

By the way, why did Syracuse not call any timeouts on the game winning drive by Clemson? They screwed themselves by allowing just 41 seconds to try to drive down the field.

Michigan avoids colossal loss

Michigan found themselves trailing 17-0 to Northwestern early in the second quarter, but clawed their way back for a 20-17 victory. They held Northwestern to just 202 yards total, including a measly 28 on the ground. The Wolverines also amassed 10 tackles for loss, six sacks, two quarterback hurries and four pass deflections on defense.

Here are two other key observations that kept this game close. First, the Wolverines committed 11 penalties, eight of which came in the first half. The Wildcats committed just two the entire game. Secondly, Shea Patterson is still clearly developing as a quarterback. He has shown a tendency to become antsy in the pocket, as well as making the wrong decisions as to the type of throws to make in certain situations.

If Michigan is going to successfully navigate their brutal schedule, they have a lot of clean up work to do. Games against Wisconsin, at Michigan State, Penn State and at Ohio State still remain. Yikes.

Tale of two halves

West Virginia was up 35-10 at the half against Texas Tech. The Red Raiders then outscored the Mountaineers 24-7 in the second half. They did that despite backup quarterback Jett Duffey having to replace Alan Bowman due to injury, which turned out to be a partially collapsed lung. The seven points West Virginia did score came on Keith Washington’s 51 yard pick six with 2:58 remaining, which effectively sealed the victory for WVU. During the second half, it was quite obvious that the Mountaineer offense disappeared. Texas Tech’s three turnovers in the game loomed large, otherwise they might have stole this one.

Is Pat Narduzzi’s time running out?

Pat Narduzzi is in the midst of his fourth season at Pittsburgh, where his record currently stands at 23-20 overall. Pitt went 8-5 in each of Narduzzi’s first two seasons, while going 5-7 last season. This year, they are 2-3 after wins against FCS Albany and struggling Georgia Tech, while losing to hapless UNC. In addition, they were crushed by Penn State and annihilated this weekend by UCF. Defense is supposed to be the calling card for Narduzzi. That has not been the case during his tenure whatsoever. This year, they rank 102nd in total defense while ranking 97th in scoring defense.

Ohio State might not lose for a while

Many prognosticators and experts predicted Ohio State to go into Happy Valley and beat Penn State convincingly. That obviously did not occur. The Buckeyes did overcome two double digit deficits to steal the victory, 27-26, however. One could easily say Penn State squandered chances by not finishing drives with touchdowns in the first half, and that would be accurate. Ohio State began dominating the line of scrimmage in the second half, particularly on the defensive side. They picked up 11 tackles for loss, four sacks and two quarterback hurries. Additionally, the Buckeyes accumulated five pass breakups.

Penn State’s best play was letting Trace McSorley run for the most yards by a Nittany Lion quarterback since 1938. It should also be noted that KJ Hamler’s 93 yard touchdown is the longest reception ever against Ohio State. Penn State was up 26-14, but then Ohio State immediately drove 96 yards to score, then scored again with 2:03 left. What was that horrible play call on fourth and five at the end by Penn State? Multiple timeouts were taken to come up with a zone read run play up the middle, whereby Miles Sanders was stuffed. Be imaginative there Penn State.

Meanwhile, looking at Ohio State’s remaining schedule, they realistically shouldn’t lose until at least November 10th when they visit Michigan State. Even that seems like a win right now. The season ending game against Michigan appears to be their best chance for a loss. Case in point, Indiana visits this week, while Minnesota visits the following week. Then Ohio State makes a trip to Purdue before facing win-less Nebraska at home after a bye week. A trip to Maryland is sandwiched between the two state of Michigan match-ups.

Colorado: Pac-12 South favorites?

Colorado is currently sitting at 4-0 overall, 1-0 in Pac-12 play. Their offense, led by underrated quarterback Steven Montez, is putting up 489.8 yards a game, which ranks 20th nationally. In addition to that, they are averaging 40.3 points per game, which is good for 23rd in the country. Their defense, led by Nate Landman, has been extremely solid as well.

Another compelling reason the Buffaloes might be the favorites? Without a doubt, the rest of the division is weak overall. Clearly, Arizona is not what a lot of experts expected. Arizona State is still figuring things out under Herm Edwards. UCLA is win-less, including a loss to Colorado. Utah is 0-2 in conference play thus far. Undoubtedly, the biggest challenge is USC, who sits at 2-1 in conference play so far. Colorado faces them on the road in two weeks, which very well could determine who wins this division. Colorado does have to visit Washington the week after USC.

Montez is an excellent dual threat quarterback having thrown for 1,092 yards and nine touchdowns while rushing for 108 yards with three touchdowns. Virginia Tech transfer running back Travon McMillian has been solid as well. However, the best kept secret nationally might be sophomore wide receiver, Laviska Shenault. This guy is a beast with his size and athleticism. He already has 38 catches for 581 yards along with four touchdowns this season.

Auburn’s offense equals ugly

Auburn slipped by Southern Miss 24-13 in a game where they managed to put up 341 yards of offense. Auburn has been winning this season due to a stellar defense. The offense? Not so much. Currently, the Tiger offense ranks 96th in the country in total offense. As for the rushing offense, they sit 64th in the nation. Next, Auburn’s passing offense ranks a putrid 98th in the country. Obviously, Gus Malzahn is known for his offensive creativity. Apparently that creativity is not working right now. They miss Kerryon Johnson at running back while Jarrett Stidham’s skill set does not appear to align with Malzahn’s typical offensive schemes.

The situation gets much tougher this week as they travel to Mississippi State. Good thing Mississippi State’s offense has been porous the last two weeks, because their defense is incredible while Auburn has a great one themselves. This very well could be a 6-3 final. Mississippi State currently ranks 11th in total defense, which certainly does not bode well for Auburn’s chances at moving the ball effectively.

Craziness abounds

It took but a mere five overtimes for 5-1 Hawaii to finally close the door on San Jose State by a score of 44-41. Hawaii was down two touchdowns in the second quarter, but then narrowed it to a 17-10 deficit at halftime. San Jose State went up 24-16, then 31-24 before Hawaii eventually tied it at 31 with 4:34 left on John Ursua’s touchdown catch. Not much scoring occurred for it to be a five overtime affair as Hawaii managed just 13 points to the Spartans 10. Weird game.

Liberty defeated New Mexico 52-43, which may not seem like a big deal, other than being a high scoring affair. Take into consideration the fact that Liberty held a 42-10 lead at halftime. Interestingly enough, the Lobos actually scored first and held a 7-0 lead less than two minutes into the game. New Mexico managed to fight back, bringing the deficit to as close as 49-43 with 5:07 remaining. Liberty then kicked a field goal with 1:02 left in the game to put this to bed. For the game, New Mexico out-gained the Flames 580-568. Unfortunately, they committed six penalties to Liberty’s three while turning the ball over four times to Liberty’s once.

Accomplishing is good for the soul

Kyler Murray scored an amazing seven touchdowns in Oklahoma’s 66-33 win over Baylor. That resulted in tying Baker Mayfield’s single game school record. For the game, he went 17-21 for 432 yards with 6 touchdowns while also rushing for a TD. Not too shabby for a guy who didn’t even start the game for disciplinary reasons.

Incredibly, Jake Browning became Washington’s all time leading passer in the Huskies dominant 35-7 win over BYU. He completed 23-25 passes for 277 yards with a touchdown. Previously, Cody Pickett held the school record with 10,220 yards passing. However, Browning needed 208 fewer pass attempts to break the record. Additionally, he threw his 100th career touchdown on Saturday.

Random ruminations

Miami (FL) forced six North Carolina turnovers en route to a 47-10 victory. Those six turnovers in turn resulted in three defensive touchdowns. UNC clearly has major issues.

Memphis is 0-2 in AAC play after taking it on the chin 40-24 against Tulane. Meanwhile, the Green Wave, with their odd looking helmets, accumulated 496 yards including 318 on the ground. Memphis only managed 31 rushing yards. Additionally, Tulane tallied nine tackles for loss with seven sacks and four pass deflections.

Texas won at Kansas State for the first time since 2002. The final score was 19-14 as things got interesting late in the contest. D’Shawn Jamison returned a punt 90 yards for a touchdown, which was only the fourth punt return of 90+ yards in 124 years of Texas football.

Cincinnati is off to their first 5-0 start since the 2012 season. They have already eclipsed last seasons four win total. They face Tulane this week for a chance to move to 6-0.

Georgia Southern scored an unexpected victory by defeating Sun Belt favorite Arkansas State 28-21. Georgia Southern is 3-1, already eclipsing last season’s win total of two. Their next three games are all extremely winnable against South Alabama, Texas State and New Mexico State.

Obviously, the high powered offense of Ole Miss proved to be no problem for LSU as they rolled to a 45-16 victory. LSU out-gained the Rebels 573-328. Ole Miss compounded their issues by committing an astounding 17 penalties in the game. Ouch.

Speaking of penalties, USC one-upped Ole Miss by committing an alarming 18 penalties against Arizona. Additionally, the Trojans turned the ball over three times. Yet they still won the game, 24-20, just like you would expect. Oh, Arizona.

Virginia Tech bounced back quite nicely from being on the wrong side of history last week with a resounding 31-14 defeat of Duke on the road.

The Lane Train is officially off the rails as Florida Atlantic lost in the final minute to MTSU by a score of 25-24. This loss drops the Owls to 2-3 overall.

Washington State picked up a 28-24 win over Utah despite netting exactly zero yards rushing on 13 attempts. Gardner Minshew threw for 445 yards with three touchdowns however.

Looking ahead to this week’s action

On the last word on college football week five edition, we look ahead to week six. These are the five biggest games to pay attention to!

Kentucky at Texas A&M

While entering this game at 5-0, this is only the second road game of the year for Kentucky. Kyle Field is obviously a tough environment to play in for anybody, ask Clemson. UK has already defeated Florida on the road. Clearly, Kentucky is coming off an important victory against South Carolina. Meanwhile, Texas A&M struggled against Arkansas in a game that saw Kellen Mond throw two interceptions. Interesting note: these two have not met since 1953.

LSU at Florida

LSU gets their second stiff true road test of the season, having already passed their first one against Auburn. The Tigers come in 5-0 after shutting down Ole Miss on Saturday. UF comes in at 4-1 while sitting at 2-1 in SEC play thus far. LSU is 9-5 all time against Florida, having won six of the last eight meetings between the two. The last four games have been decided by a total of 17 points. Expect another close one between these two strong defensive teams.

Oklahoma vs Texas

Texas waltzes into the Red River Rivalry at 4-1 after getting their first victory in Manhattan, KS in 16 years. OU rolled up 66 points on Baylor, coming in a perfect 5-0. Each of the last four meetings between these bitter rivals has been decided by seven points or less. Also, both teams come into this game ranked for the first time in a while.

Boston College at NC State

With FSU already suffering two losses in conference, this game looms large as far as determining who can give Clemson a push at the top of the ACC Atlantic standings. BC comes in at 4-1 overall, 1-0 in the ACC. NC State is 4-0 with a conference victory over Virginia last weekend. BC is 9-6 all time in this series while the visitor has won the last four meetings.

San Diego State at Boise State

This game certainly has major implications in the Mountain West Conference. Boise State is 1-0 in MWC play, 3-1 overall. This is the conference opener for San Diego State, who comes in at 3-1. The Aztecs will have to win with their defense because their offense has struggled this season. Boise State holds a 3-2 advantage in this series so far, including a 31-14 win last season.

Other important games: Florida State at Miami (FL), California at Arizona, Utah at Stanford, Notre Dame at Virginia Tech, Auburn at Mississippi State, Iowa State at Oklahoma State, Missouri at South Carolina

Stats

Quarterbacks

Riley Neal – Ball State – 30 of 50 for 402 yards 4 TD’s, 11 carries 61 yards 1 TD

Charlie Brewer – Baylor – 38 of 60 for 400 yards 2 TD’s, 1 rushing TD

Brett Rypien – Boise State – 28 of 42 for 342 yards 2 TD’s

Mackenzie Milton – Central Florida – 18 of 34 for 328 yards 4 TD’s, 10 carries 51 yards 2 TD’s

Steven Montez – Colorado – 22 of 26 for 237 yards 1 TD, 11 carries 81 yards 2 TD’s

Marcus McMaryion – Fresno State – 24 of 31 for 368 yards 4 TD’s

Stephen Calvert – Liberty – 24 of 41 for 417 yards 3 TD’s

Joe Burrow – LSU – 18 of 25 for 292 yards 3 TD’s, 9 carries 96 yards 1 TD

Adrian Martinez – Nebraska – 25 of 42 for 323 yards 2 TD’s, 18 carries 91 yards

Ian Book – Notre Dame – 24 of 33 for 278 yards 4 TD’s, 15 carries 47 yards

Kyler Murray – Oklahoma – 17 of 21 for 432 yards 6 TD’s, 10 carries 45 yards 1 TD

Taylor Cornelius – Oklahoma State – 15 of 20 for 312 yards 4 TD’s

Nathan Rourke – Ohio – 23 of 32 for 270 yards 3 TD’s, 16 carries 189 yards 1 TD

Trace McSorley – Penn State – 16 of 32 for 286 yards 2 TD’s, 25 carries 175 yards

David Blough – Purdue – 25 of 42 for 328 yards 1 TD, 7 carries 38 yards 1 TD

Andrew Ford – UMass – 27 of 38 for 355 yards 4 TD’s

Sam Hartman – Wake Forest – 15 of 17 for 241 yards 4 TD’s

Will Grier – West Virginia – 27 of 41 for 370 yards 3 TD’s

Jon Wassink – Western Michigan – 27 of 42 for 439 yards 5 TD’s, 9 carries 38 yards 1 TD

Running 

Eno Benjamin – Arizona State – 30 carries 312 yards 3 TD’s, 3 catches 27 yards 1 TD

AJ Dillon – Boston College – 28 carries 161 yards 2 TD’s

Travis Etienne – Clemson – 27 carries 203 yards 3 TD’s

Seth Paige – Georgia State – 9 carries 145 yards 2 TD’s

Devine Ozigbo – Nebraska – 17 carries 170 yards 2 TD’s, 2 catches 28 yards

Dexter Williams – Notre Dame – 21 carries 161 yards 1 TD

Justice Hill – Oklahoma State – 31 carries 189 yards 1 TD

Maleek Irons – Ohio – 13 carries 140 yards 2 TD’s

Jermar Jefferson – Oregon State – 31 carries 254 yards 2 TD’s

Austin Walter – Rice – 18 carries 165 yards 1 TD, 5 catches 32 yards 1 TD

Ryquell Armstead – Temple – 24 carries 171 yards 4 TD’s

Trayveon Williams – Texas A&M – 29 carries 152 yards 2 TD’s

Jabir Daughtry-Frye – Troy – 5 carries 140 yards 1 TD, 2 catches 36 yards 1 TD

Darius Bradwell – Tulane – 19 carries 143 yards 2 TD’s

Aca’Cedric Ware – USC – 21 carries 173 yards 2 TD’s

Ke’Shawn Vaughn – Vanderbilt – 17 carries 146 yards 1 TD

Nico Evans – Wyoming – 12 carries 141 yards 1 TD

Receiving

Jaylen Waddle – Alabama – 3 catches 138 yards 2 TD’s, 1 punt return 63 yards

Henry Ruggs III – Alabama – 5 catches 116 yards 2 TD’s

Riley Miller – Ball State – 11 catches 208 yards 1 TD

Adrian Killins – Central Florida – 3 catches 140 yards 1 TD, 12 carries 40 yards

Laviska Shenault – Colorado – 12 catches 126 yards 1 TD, 5 carries 18 yards 1 TD

Jordan Mims – Fresno State – 6 catches 126 yards 1 TD

KeeSean Johnson – Fresno State – 6 catches 102 yards 2 TD’s

Josh Ursua – Hawaii – 13 catches 148 yards 3 TD’s

Antonio Gandy-Golden – Liberty – 11 catches 245 yards 1 TD

Tyre Brady – Marshall – 8 catches 162 yards 2 TD’s

Jack Sorenson – Miami (Ohio) – 9 catches 156 yards

JD Spielman – Nebraska – 10 catches 135 yards 2 TD’s, 1 kick return 24 yards

Rico Bussey – North Texas – 9 catches 112 yards 2 TD’s

Miles Boykin – Notre Dame – 11 catches 144 yards 1 TD

Marquise Brown – Oklahoma – 5 catches 132 yards 2 TD’s

Landon Wolf – Oklahoma State – 6 catches 116 yards 1 TD

KJ Hamler – Penn State – 4 catches 138 yards 1 TD, 1 punt return 10 yards, 3 kick returns 47 yards

Jon’Vea Johnson – Toledo – 6 catches 112 yards 2 TD’s

Andy Isabella – UMass – 12 catches 198 yards 3 TD’s

Kalija Lipscomb – Vanderbilt – 9 catches 174 yards 2 TD’s

Olamide Zaccheaus – Virginia – 9 catches 109 yards 2 TD’s

Greg Dortch – Wake Forest – 11 catches 163 yards 4 TD’s, 1 punt return 14 yards, 1 kick return 21 yards

Marcus Simms – West Virginia – 9 catches 138 yards 1 TD

Jayden Reed – Western Michigan – 7 catches 137 yards 4 TD’s, 1 punt return 34 yards

Defense

Colin Schooler – Arizona – 13 tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery

De’Jon Harris – Arkansas – 16 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 sack

Dre Greenlaw- Arkansas – 13 tackles, 2 interceptions

Josh Miller – Ball State – 5 tackles, 3 pass deflections

Zach Allen – Boston College – 8 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 2 pass deflections, 1 quarterback hurry

Khalil Hodge – Buffalo – 20 tackles

Malik Fountain – Central Michigan – 15 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss

Drew Lewis – Colorado – 8 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 1 pass deflection

Nate Harvey – East Carolina – 6 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 3 sacks

Kendal Futrel – East Carolina – 6 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 3 pass deflections, 3 quarterback hurries

Brian Burns – Florida State – 6 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery

Anthoula Kelly – Fresno State – 7 tackles, 3 pass deflections

Monquavion Brinson – Georgia Southern – 11 tackles, 4 pass deflections

Logan Hunt – Georgia Southern – 9 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 3 sacks

Jahlani Tavai – Hawaii – 14 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 1 quarterback hurry

Willie Harvey – Iowa State – 12 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, 1 pass deflection, 1 quarterback hurry

Josh Allen – Kentucky – 8 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 quarterback hurry

Jaylon Ferguson – Louisiana Tech – 6 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 4 sacks, 2 quarterback hurries

Grant Delpit – LSU – 5 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 1 interception, 1 pass deflection, 1 quarterback hurry

Kereon Merrell – Marshall – 4 tackles, 3 pass deflections

Bryce Huff – Memphis – 9 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks

Shaq Quarterman – Miami (FL) – 5 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 1 pass deflection, 1 quarterback hurry

Brad Koenig – Miami (Ohio) – 10 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble, 1 quarterback hurry

Josh Allen – Miami (Ohio) – 6 tackles, 3 pass deflections

Chase Winovich – Michigan – 9 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 1 sack

Justin Layne – Michigan State – 9 tackles, 1 interception, 1 pass deflection

Larrell Murchison – NC State – 6 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 1 pass deflection

Dicaprio Bootle – Nebraska – 7 tackles, 3 pass deflections

Malik Reed – Nevada – 7 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery

E.J Ejiya – North Texas – 9 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 2 quarterback hurries

Nate Brooks – North Texas – 5 tackles, 3 pass deflections

Antonio Jones-Davis – Northern Illinois – 13 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 1 fumble recovery, 2 pass deflections

Jerry Tillery – Notre Dame – 6 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 4 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 2 quarterback hurries

Chase Young – Ohio State – 6 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 2 pass deflections, 2 quarterback hurries

Kenneth Murray – Oklahoma – 17 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 sack, 1 quarterback hurry

Ronnie Perkins – Oklahoma – 4 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 3 quarterback hurries

Justin Phillips – Oklahoma State – 12 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery

Jordan Brailford – Oklahoma State – 8 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 1 pass deflection

Oshane Ximines – Old Dominion – 7 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 sack, 1 blocked kick, 3 quarterback hurries

Troy Dye – Oregon – 11 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, 1 forced fumble, 1 quarterback hurry

Ugo Amadi – Oregon – 7 tackles, 2 interceptions, 1 pass deflection

Christian Davis – SMU – 1 tackle, 4 pass deflections

Alijah Holder – Stanford – 10 tackles, 1 forced fumble, 1 pass deflection

Darrell Taylor – Tennessee – 6 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 2 forced fumbles

Breckyn Hager – Texas – 4 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble, 1 pass deflection, 1 quarterback hurry

Jarvis Hayes – Troy – 8 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks

Isaiah Rodgers – Umass – 13 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 interception, 2 pass deflections

Reggie Floyd – Virginia Tech – 8 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1 interception, 1 pass deflection

Houshun Gaines – Virginia Tech – 4 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks

Byron Murphy – Washington – 6 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 forced fumble, 1 pass deflection

David Long Jr – West Virginia – 15 tackles, 3 tackles for loss

Kenny Robinson – West Virginia – 9 tackles, 2 interceptions

Keith Washington – West Virginia – 7 tackles, 1 interception, 3 pass deflections

Last Word

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