College Football Week 11: QB Country Players of the Week
It was another deep group of standout performances in Week 11, with several young guns taking center stage in big wins over conference rivals. Here’s the full list:
Co-Players of the Week:
Garrett Greene, West Virginia
Garrett entered the game late in the first half and helped lead the Mountaineers to a 23-20 comeback win over Oklahoma – West Virginia’s first victory over the Sooners since joining the Big 12. Garrett finished 12-of-22 for 138 yards and 1 TD passing and rushed for another 119 yards and 2 TDs. He earned Manning Award Star of the Week honors and was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week.
Emmett Morehead, Boston College
In just his second career start, Emmett led Boston College to a 21-20 upset at #15 NC State going 29-of-48 for 330 yards and 3 TDs and engineering a 12-play, 65 yard drive in the final two minutes of play that culminated in a game-winning TD pass with 14 seconds on the clock. With the win BC broke a 15-game losing streak to ranked opponents.
Riley Leonard, Duke
Riley became just the second quarterback in Duke program history to score 10+ rushing and 10+ passing touchdowns in a season, going 19-of-31 for 262 yards and 2 TDs and adding a score on the ground in the Blue Devils’ 24-7 victory over Virginia Tech. Riley now has 13 passing scores and ten rushing TDs this season. Duke notched seven regular season wins for the first time since 2018 and the program’s first three-game ACC win streak since 2015.
Drake Maye, North Carolina
Drake went 31-of-49 for 449 yards and 3 TDs and added 71 rushing yards and a score on the ground in a 36-34 win over Wake Forest. Drake earned his second Davey O’Brien Great 8 QB of the Week award in the last three weeks and earned Manning Award honors.
John Rhys Plumlee, UCF
John Rhys returned to action with a vengeance, going 17-of-31 for 131 yards and 1 TD and added 2 TDs and set a program record for rushing yards by a quarterback with 176 yards on 18 attempts in UCF’s 38-31 win over #17 Tulane. He earned Davey OBrien Great 8 and Manning Award Star of the Week honors and was named AAC Offensive Player of the Week for the third time.
Carter Bradley, South Alabama
Carter went 20-of-34 for 274 yards and 4 TDs in South Alabama’s 38-21 victory over Texas State. His four scores tied the Jaguars’ single game scoring record. Carter now has 19 passing touchdowns on the year to set a new single season school record.
Stetson Bennett, Georgia
Stetson went 25-of-37 for 289 yards and 3 TDs (2 INTs) and added 45 rushing yards and a score in the Bulldogs’ 45-19 win over Mississippi State.
Tyler Shough, Texas Tech
Making his first start since opening week since returning from injury, Tyler went 20-of-33 for 246 yards and 1 TD and added 76 yards and a score on the ground in Texas Tech’s 43-28 victory over Kansas.
Drew Pyne, Notre Dame
Drew used a nearly perfect first half to help propel Notre Dame to a 35-32 victory over Navy. He finished 17-of-21 for 269 yards and 4 TDs and added a rushing score in the win.
N’Kosi Perri, FAU
N’Kosi went 14-of-21 for 104 yards and 2 TDs and added two rushing scores in FAU’s 52-7 win over local rival Florida International.
Ben Woolridge, Louisiana
Ben went 17-of-31 for 193 yards and 3 TDs in a 36-17 win over Georgia Southern.
Best of the Rest:
Trey Lowe, USM: 19/36, 295 yards, 1 TD in a near upset of Coastal Carolina
Chris Reynolds, Charlotte: 28/49, 277 yards, 2 TDs (1 INT) in 24-14 loss to Middle Tennessee
Bo Nix, Oregon: 19/27, 282 yards, 2 TDs, 1 rushing TD in 37-34 loss to Washington
Holton Ahlers, ECU: 26/46, 280 yards, 2 TDs in 27-25 loss to AAC power Cincinnati