College Football Week 2: QB Country Players of the Week
It was another strong week in QB Country with a number of trainees posting standout performances and earning national and conference awards. Top performers from the week of September 5: included:
Co-Players of the Week:
Garrett Shrader, Syracuse
Garrett continued his hot start, going 20-of-23 for a career-high 292 yards and accounting for five touchdowns (three passing and two rushing) in Syracuse’s 48-14 victory over UCONN. He was named to the Davey O’Brien Great 8 honors and was graded the Pro Football Focus Offensive Player of the Week for the second straight week.
Will Rogers, Mississippi State
Will went 39-of-49 for 313 yards, 4 TDs and an INT in Mississippi State’s decisive 39-17 road win at Arizona. He now leads the SEC in passing yards per game, passing touchdowns, completion percentage and first downs. His performance earned him a Manning Award Star of the Week.
Carter Bradley, South Alabama
Carter went 26-of-41 for 354 yards, 3 TDs and one INT, leading South Alabama to a 38-24 win over Central Michigan. The 354 yards were good for fourth-best in program history. Carter was named a Manning Award Star of the Week.
Bo Nix, Oregon
Bo led Oregon to a 70-14 rout of Eastern Michigan, going 28-of-33 for 277 yards and 5 TDs – tied for most TD throws among FBS passers in week two.
Holton Ahlers, East Carolina
Holton, a Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award watch candidate, went 25-of-30 for 270 yards and 2 TDs in a 39-21 ECU win over ODU.
Stetson Bennett, Georgia
The reigning SEC Player of the Week, Stetson completed 24-of-35 passes for 300 yards and 1 TD in Georgia’s 33-0 win over FCS Samford.
KJ Jefferson, Arkansas
KJ continued his impressive start, going 18-of-21 for 162 yards and 1 TD and adding 67 rushing yards and a score to lift 10th-ranked Arkansas to a 44-30 win over South Carolina.
FCS Spotlight: Matthew McKay, Elon
Matthew went 18-of-26 for 230 yards and 3 TDs in Elon’s 26-0 win over Wofford following up a strong week one performance against Vanderbilt where he went 19-of-32 for 333 yards and accounted for four TDs (two passing, two rushing).
Best of the rest:
Gray McCall, Coastal Carolina: 22/30, 308 yards 3 TDs, 1 INT in 31-27 win over Gardner-Webb
Riley Leonard, Duke: 13/23, 230 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT in 31-23 win at Northwestern
Drake Maye, UNC: 19/24, 284 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT in 35-28 win over Georgia State
Austin Aune, North Texas: 11-20, 218 yards, 4 TDs in 59-27 win over Texas Southern