REVIEWING WEEK TWO OF THE 2020 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SEASON

RICH’S WEEKLY HEISMAN TROPHY BALLOT

1. Sam Ehlinger, QB, Texas(Passed 25-33, 426 yards, and 5 TDs in the Longhorns’ 59-3 home win over UTEP.)

2. Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson(149 all-purpose running yards in the Tigers’ 37-14 road win over Wake Forest. Rushed 17 carries, 102 yards, and 1 TD from 2 yards out. Also had a 29-yard carry. Received 3 catches for 47 yards, including a 26-yard carry. His 18 career games with 100 rushing yards is a school record.)

3. Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson(Passed 22-28, 351 yards, and 1 TD in the Tigers’ road win over Wake Forest. Also scored 2 rushing TDs of 2 and 1-each scored in the 1st quarter.)

RICH’S TOP TEN

1, Alabama

2. Clemson

3. Texas

4. Notre Dame

5. Georgia

6. Florida

7. LSU

8. Oklahoma

9. UCF

10. North Carolina

OTHER TEAMS TO MENTION (OTM):
Auburn, Cincinnati, Memphis, and Oklahoma State

RANKINGS ANALYSIS:I decided to keep all teams ranked the same until some team loses or wins a game by the skin of their teeth (including underperforming)…I was impressed with how #3 Texas and #8 Oklahoma manhandled their respective opponents in their home game and made a statement…Speaking of the Oklahoma, the Sooners will have a bye-week before a home game against Kansas State on Sept.26…. Memphis, who is on a 1-0 start, was supposed to have a home game against Houston but that game got postponed because of this CO-VID19 pandemic. The Tigers will get back on the field for a road game against UTSA on Friday, Sept.25….#9 UCF will take the field for a road game against Georgia Tech this SAT (3:30 PM, ABC). The Yellow Jackets are coming off an upset road win over Florida State..

SPECIAL REMINDER: Notre Dame will have a home game against South Florida this SAT (2:30 PM) on the USA Network, which is a sister cable channel to NBC because they are owned by NBCUniversal. NBC will be airing an NHL playoff game…Oklahoma State will finally take the field for a home game against Tulsa this SAT (Noon, ESPN). That game was postponed from last week because of CO-VID19 concerns…Cincinnati will have a home game against Austin Peay this SAT (Noon, ESPN+). The Austin P Governors are coming off a hard 55-0 road loss against Pittsburgh while the Bearcats are beginning a quest to win their first conference title since 2009 (as members of the now-defunct Big East)…

GAMEBALLS and HELMET STICKERS

Notre Dame RB Kyren Williams- First career start. 205 all-purpose running yards in the Fighting Irish’s 27-13 home win over Duke. Rushed 19 carries,112 yards, and 2 TDs (1 and 26). Received 2 catches for 93 yards, including a 75-yard catch.

Notre Dame LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah- Produced 9 tackles (led team; 6 solo), 2 TFLs, 1 sack, and 1 forced fumble in the Fighting Irish’s home win over Duke. 

Georgia Tech DE Curtis Ryans- Produced 4 tackles (3 solo), 2 TFLs/sacks, and 2 forced fumbles in the Yellow Jackets’ 16-13 comeback road win over Florida State

Georgia Tech QB Jeff Sims- 341 total offensive yards in the Yellow Jackets’ road win over Florida State. Passed 24-35, 277 yards, 1 TD, and 2 INT. Rushed 13 carries for 64 yards, including an 18-yard carry.

Clemson DE Myles Murphy- Produced 7 tackles (4 solo), 3 TFLs, and 2 sacks in the Tigers’ 34-13 road win over Wake Forest.

Miami RB Cam’Ron Harris- Rushed 17 carries, 134 yards, and 2 TDs (66 and 6) in the Hurricanes’ 31-14 home win over UAB.

Oklahoma QB Spencer Rattler- First career start. Passed 14-17, 290 yards, and 4 TDs in the Sooners’ 48-0 home win over Missouri State.

Oklahoma S Delarrin Turner-Yell- Produced 4 tackles (2 solo), 1 TFL, and 1 INT (42 yards) in the Sooners’ home win over Missouri State.

Louisiana WR Peter LeBlanc- Received 5 catches, 82 yards, and 1 TD (78 yards) in the Ragin’ Cajuns’ 31-14 upset road win over Iowa State.

Louisiana S Percy Butler- Produced 3 tackles (all solo), 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery, and 2 PBUs in the Ragin’ Cajuns’ road win over Iowa State.

Louisiana RS/RB Chris Smith- Returned 3 kickoffs, 137 yards, and 1 TD (95 yards) in the Ragin’ Cajuns’ road win over Iowa State.

Louisiana CB/RS Eric Garror- Returned 3 punts, 89 yards, and 1 TD (89 yards) in the Ragin’ Cajuns’ road win over Iowa State.

Louisville WR Dez Fitzpatrick- Received 4 catches, 110 yards, and 1 TD (70 yards) in the Cardinals’ 35-21 home win over Western Kentucky.

North Carolina LB Chazz Surratt- Produced 9 tackles (led team; 4 solo), 2 TFLs/sacks, and 2 QB hurries in the Tar Heels’ 31-6 home win over Syracuse.

Arkansas State WR Jonathan Adams- Received 8 catches, 98 yards, and 3 TDs (2,5, and 17) in the Red Wolves’ 35-31 comeback road win over Kansas State. Scored that 17-yard receiving TD (on 2nd and 15 with 0:38 remaining) to eventually win that game. Also had a 33-yard catch.

Arkansas State LB Justin Rice- Transfer from Fresno State. Produced 4 tackles (all solo) and 3 TFLs in the Red Wolves’ road win over Kansas State. 

Texas WR Joshua Moore- Received 6 catches, 127 yards, and 1 TD (78 yards) in the Longhorns’ 59-3 home win over UTEP.

Tulane DE Cameron Sample- Produced 7 tackles (5 solo), 3 TFLs, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and 2 QB hurries in the Green Wave’s 27-24 road win over South Alabama.

UTSA RB Sincere McCormick- Rushed 29 carries, 197 yards, and 1 TD (from 5 yards out) in the UTSA Roadrunners’ 51-48 road win (2 OTs) over Texas State Also had a 58-yard carry.

UTSA S Rashad Wisdom- Produced 10 tackles (led team; 6 solo), 1 TFL, and 1 INT (81-yard TD) in the Roadrunners’ road win over Texas State.

UTSA P Lucas Dean- Had 8 punts with 47.8 yards per punt in the Roadrunners’ road win over Texas State. Had 3 punts land inside the 20-yard line, including a 57-yard punt landing on the 3-yard line.

Appalachian State WR Thomas Hennigan- Received 5 catches, 120 yards, and 1 TD (51 yards) in the App State Mountaineers’ 35-20 home win over Charlotte.

Appalachian State CB Shemar Jean-Charles- Produced 7 tackles (4 solo) and 4 PBUs in the Mountaineers’ home win over Charlotte.

Appalachian State LB Brendan Harrington- Produced 4 tackles (2 solo), 1 TFL, 1 INT (46 yards), 1 PBU, and 1 QB hurry in the Mountaineers’ home win over Charlotte.

Coastal Carolina DT C.J Brewer- Produced 4 tackles (all solo), 3 TFLs, and 2 sacks in the Chanticleers’ 38-23 road win over Kansas.

Georgia Southern QB Shai Werts- 208 total offensive yards and 2 TDs responsible for in the Eagles’ 27-26 home win over Campbell. Rushed 14 carries, 155 yards, and 1 TD (41 yards) and passed 7-13, 53 yards, and 1 TD.

Georgia Southern DE Raymond Johnson- Produced 4 tackles (3 solo), 3 TFLs, 2 sacks, and 1 QB hurry in the Eagles’ home win over Campbell.

South Florida P Trent Schneider- Had 4 punts with 34.2 yards per punt in the Bulls’ 27-6 home win over The Citadel. Had 3 punts land inside the 20-yard line, including a 33-yard punt landing on the 10-yard line.

South Florida LB Antonio Grier- Produced 10 tackles (led team; 2 solo), 1 TFL/sack, and 1 forced fumble in the Bulls’ home win over The Citdel. 

Army DT Nolan Cockrill- Produced 6 tackles (2 solo), 1 TFL, 1 forced fumble, 1 PBU, and 1 blocked FG attempt in the Black Knights’ 37-7 home win over UL-Monroe.

Army S Marquel Broughton- Produced 5 tackles (1 solo), 1 INT, 1 fumble recovery (3 yards), and 1 PBU in the Black Knights’ home win over UL-Monroe.

Army RB Jokobi Buchanon- Rushed 11 carries, 106 yards, and 2 TDs (25 and 40) in the Black Knights’ home win over UL-Monroe.

West Virginia RB Leddie Brown- 138 all-purpose running yards and scored 3 TDs in the Mountaineers’ 56-10 home win over Eastern Kentucky. Rushed 10 carries, 123 yards, and 2 TDs (10 and 8). Received 1 catch for a 15-yard TD.

West Virginia S Alonzo Addae- Produced 7 tackles (3 solo), 1 INT, and 1 PBU in the Mountaineers’ home win over Eastern Kentucky.

West Virginia LB Van Darius Cowan- Produced 4 tackles (2 solo), 2 TFLs, 1 sack, and 1 forced fumble in the Mountaineers’ home win over Eastern Kentucky. 

Pittsburgh S Paris Ford- Produced 3 tackles (2 solo), 1 TFL, 1 INT, and 1 PBU in the Pitt Panthers’ 55-0 home win over Austin Peay.

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