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2011 CFN Midseason Independent Rundown
Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd
Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd
CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Oct 21, 2011


The All-Independent team, top players, games, and more at the midseason

2011 Ind. Midseason Roundup

2011 Midseason Roundups All-America Team | ACC | Big Ten | Big East | Big 12
CUSA | Ind | MAC | M-West | Pac-12 | SEC | Sun Belt | WAC

Army | BYU | Navy | Notre Dame 

Offensive Player of the Midseason  
WR Michael Floyd, Sr. Notre Dame

Defensive Player of the Midseason
B Manti Te’o, Jr. Notre Dame

Ten Best Players At The Midseason
1. WR Michael Floyd, Sr. Notre Dame
2. LB Manti Te’o, Jr. Notre Dame
3. QB Tommy Rees, Soph. Notre Dame
4. RB Cierre Wood, Jr. Notre Dame
5. LB Steve Erzinger, Sr. Army
6. QB Kriss Proctor, Sr. Navy
7. S Harrison Smith, Sr. Notre Dame
8. LB Matt Warrick, Jr. Navy
9. TE Tyler Eifert, Jr. Notre Dame
10. S Kwesi Mitchell, Sr. Navy

2011 CFN Midseason Offense
QB - Tommy Rees, Soph. Notre Dame
RB – Alexander Teich, Sr. Navy
RB - Cierre Wood, Jr. Notre Dame
WR - Michael Floyd, Sr. Notre Dame
WR – Cody Hoffman, Soph. BYU
TE - Tyler Eifert, Jr. Notre Dame
OL - Braden Brown, Jr. BYU
OL – Braxston Cave, Sr. Notre Dame
OL – Zach Martin, Jr. Notre Dame
OL - Matt Reynolds, Sr. BYU
OL - Trevor Robinson, Sr. Notre Dame
PK – Justin Sorensen, Soph. BYU
KR – George Atkinson III, Fr. Notre Dame

2011 CFN Midseason Defense
DL – Ethan Johnson, Sr. Notre Dame
DL – Kapron Lewis-Moore, Sr. Notre Dame
DL – Aaron Lynch, Fr. Notre Dame
DL – Jabaree Tuani, Sr. Navy
LB - Steve Erzinger, Sr. Army
LB - Manti Te’o, Jr. Notre Dame
LB - Matt Warrick, Jr. Navy
DB – Robrt Blanton, Sr. Notre Dame
DB - Gary Gray, Sr. Notre Dame
DB - Kwesi Mitchell, Sr. Navy
DB - Harrison Smith, Sr. Notre Dame
P – Riley Stephenson, Jr. BYU
PR – J.D. Falslev, Soph. BYU

Three Biggest Surprises
1. Tommy Rees. There was a quarterback fight this offseason, but Dayne Crist was expected to be the main man for the Notre Dame job. He was bad, but Rees has also been good enough to keep the job.
2. Riley Nelson. Jake Heaps is still the franchise for BYU, but Nelson is getting the job done saving the season.
3. Army’s win over Northwestern. The Wildcats didn’t get the offense going against a rough Knight defense and Army came up with its strongest win of the year by far.

Three Biggest Disappointments
1. Notre Dame’s turnovers against South Florida and Michigan. If the Irish had turned the ball over seven times in the first two games instead of ten, they’d be unbeaten right now in the national title hunt.
2. Navy. 2-4 with the wins only coming against Delaware and Western Kentucky? This isn’t Navy football. The defense has been awful and the running game isn’t doing enough to pick up the slack.
3. Heaps. He was supposed to take his game to another level after getting the true freshman yips out of his system. The 2010 super-recruit has only completed 54% of his passes for 962 yards and three scores so far.

The Best Independent Team Will Be ... Notre Dame
Three Best Games of the First Half
1. 9/10 at Michigan 35 … Notre Dame 31
2. 10/1 Air Force 35 … at Navy 34 OT
3. 9/3 South Florida 23 … at Notre Dame 20

Worst Game of the First Half
Navy 40, Delaware 17

Coach of the Midseason
Brian Kelly, Notre Dame

Three Best Performances So Far
1. Navy QB Kriss Proctor completed 14-of-24 passes for 132 yards and a score and ran 37 times for 134 yards and three scores in the loss to Air Force.
2. Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd caught 13 passes for 159 yards in the loss to Michigan.
3. Army QB Trent Steelman completed 1-of-7 passes for six yards, and ran 28 times for 108 yards and three scores, in the win over Northwestern.

Top Freshman
WR Ross Apo, BYU

Three Big Calls For The Second Half
1. Notre Dame will be 9-2 with a shot at a BCS game on the line at Stanford in the final game of the regular season.
2. The winner of Army-Navy will go bowling. The loser won’t.
3. BYU will be a member of the Big 12 next year.

Best Remaining Game
Nov. 26 – Notre Dame at Stanford
 
Week 7 Game Recaps & Analysis
Navy at Rutgers
BYU at Oregon State

Week 6 Game Recaps & Analysis

Army at Miami University
Air Force at Notre Dame
Southern Miss at Navy
San Jose State at BYU

Week 5 Game Recaps & Analysis
Utah State at BYU
Air Force at Navy
Tulane at Army
Notre Dame at Purdue

Week 4 Game Recaps & Analysis
- UCF at BYU
- Notre Dame at Pitt
- Army at Ball State

Week 3 Game Recaps & Analysis
- Michigan State at Notre Dame
- Utah at BYU
- Northwestern at Army
- Navy at South Carolina
 
Week 2 Game Recaps & Analysis
- San Diego State -9.5 at Army
- BYU at Texas -7
- Navy -10 at WKU
- Notre Dame -3.5 at Michigan

Week 1 Game Recaps & Analysis
- South Florida at Notre Dame | Army at Northern Illinois 
- BYU at Ole Miss | Delaware at Navy