Who's Hot & Not
- Week 5
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Rice QB Chase
Clement & WR Jarett Dillard
Clement has thrown for 1,427 yards and 14 touchdowns with just three
interceptions, and he has rushed for 283 yards and five scores. Dillard
has caught 39 passes for 532 yards and ten scores, and has caught 244
career passes for 3,360 yards and 50 touchdowns. The two have set the
NCAA record for
combining for the most career touchdowns hooking up 42 times to break
the record of Louisiana Tech's Tim Rattay and Troy Edwards. Rice plays
Tulsa this week.
Connecticut RB Donald Brown
The junior leads the nation in rushing with 906 yards and 11
touchdowns. He's averaging 6.2 yards per carry and is averaging 181
yards per game with 146 yards and four scores against Hofstra, 214 yards and a
score against Temple, 206 yards and three touchdowns against Virginia,
150 yards and two touchdowns against Baylor, and 190 yards and a
touchdown against Louisville. UConn plays North Carolina this week. The
Tar Heels are 65th in the nation against the run.
The Cowboys have scored 55 points or more in the last three games
and lead the nation in rushing averaging 340 yards per game. They're
also leading the nation in punt returns thanks to Dez Bryant, who has
caught 22 passes for 444 yards and six scores including three touchdowns
in the shocking 55-24 win over Troy and its great defense. Next up is
LSU RB Charles Scott
A little used back last year, Scott has been the steadying force in the
Tiger offense rushing for 160 yards and two touchdowns against
Appalachian State, 102 yards and two scores against North Texas, 122
yards against Auburn, and last week, 141 yards and two touchdowns
against Mississippi State. The SEC's leading rusher faces Florida in two
Who needs an offense? Kentucky has allowed a grand total of 22
points this year giving up two points to Louisville, three to Norfolk
State, 14 to Middle Tennessee and three to Western Kentucky. The
Wildcats also lead the nation in kickoff returns. Next up is Alabama.
The SEC East vs. the SEC West
Talk about your power shifts, it was all about the West over the
East this weekend with Ole Miss stunning Florida, Auburn beating
Tennessee, and Alabama beating Georgia. The East’s lone win over the
West so far was Vanderbilt’s victory over Ole Miss. This week there are
four interdivision matchups. Kentucky faces Alabama, South Carolina goes
to Ole Miss, Auburn goes to Vanderbilt, and Florida faces Arkansas.
Washington State vs. BCS teams
Washington State beat Portland State 48-9. Against Oklahoma State,
California, Baylor and Oregon, the Cougars lost all four by a total of
213 to 47, or an average of 53 to 12. UCLA is up next.
Wyoming's passing game
Isn't there a Bramlet around there somewhere? Wyoming is dead last in
the nation in passing efficiency, completing 51 percent of their passes
for 537 yards with two touchdowns and ten interceptions. The Cowboys
have the third worst scoring offense in America, the fifth worst total
offense, and the sixth worst passing game. Fortunately, New Mexico is up
next. The Lobos have the worst pass efficiency defense in the Mountain
West and are allowing 287 passing yards per game.
Iowa State punting vs. Kansas punt returners
Something to watch out for in this week's Iowa State battle with
Kansas will be the punting game. KU is 13th in the nation, and second in
the Big 12, averaging 18.5 yards per punt return thanks to Daymond
Patterson. Meanwhile, Iowa State has the worst punt coverage team in
America allowing 26 yards per return. That's twice as many yards as 90
other teams allow per return.
Service academy passing games
So much for balance. Navy is 117th in the nation in passing offense,
Army is 118th, and Air Force is dead last averaging 57 yards per game.
By comparison, Wyoming, who is 114th in the nation, is averaging 107
yards per game. Of course, there's a flip side to that. Navy is second
in the nation in rushing, Air Force is sixth, and Army is 24th. Navy and
Air Force play this week.