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09/21/17- Quinton Flowers, Sr, South Florida, 6-0, 210
PLAYERS TO WATCH: QB Quinton Flowers had 386 yards in total offense in the win over Illinois and five touchdowns -- four passing, one rushing. He has rushed for 243 yards this season and passed for an average of 226 a game, though his completion percentage has dipped to 55.6 percent from the 62.5 mark of last season. - The Sports Xchange

09/21/17- Logan Marchi, rSo, Temple, 6-0, 192
PLAYERS TO WATCH: QB Logan Marchi won the starting job after a four-man competition in fall camp. A redshirt freshman, he went the distance in first start and was 20-of-34 for 245 yards in his debut against Notre Dame. For the season, he has averaged just under 256 yards a game passing and has five touchdown throws with no picks in 106 attempts. - The Sports Xchange

09/21/17- Jacob Eason, So, Georgia, 6-5, 212
Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason is back at practice but it's not known if he'll be cleared to play Saturday when the 11th-ranked Bulldogs host No. 17 Mississippi State. Eason started in 2016 as a freshman but strained a ligament in his left knee in Georgia's season-opening victory over Appalachian State. Touted freshman Jake Fromm has played well since taking over, most notably leading Georgia (3-0) to a victory at Notre Dame in his first college start. When Eason is ready to play, there is no guarantee he will be the starter. Coach Kirby Smart says "a lot of that is determined by how Fromm is playing. We'll make that decision when the time comes."

During practice Tuesday, Eason did some passing and dropped back several times. But he was wearing a brace and still seemed to be moving a bit gingerly on his knee during the brief media viewing period. From all indications, Fromm will remain the starter for the key Southeastern Conference game against Mississippi State (3-0, 1-0). Eason completed 55 percent of his passes last season for 2,460 yards, with 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Fromm has completed just under 60 percent for 449 yards, with five TDs and one interception. - AP College Football

09/21/17- Austin Allen, rSr, Arkansas, 6-1, 209
Arkansas quarterback Austin Allen emerged as one of the top quarterbacks in the Southeastern Conference last season, and he entered this year as the league's leading returner in passing efficiency. So far, the senior's encore has yet to live up to the lofty expectations he set a year ago in his first season as the starter for the Razorbacks (1-1). Arkansas faces Texas A&M (2-1) in the Dallas Cowboys' AT&T Stadium on Saturday, doing so after a 28-7 loss to No. 16 TCU two weeks ago. The Razorbacks failed to score in the second half against the Horned Frogs, the third time in four games that's happened under coach Bret Bielema.

Allen has thrown for 135 and 138 yards in the first two games, the two lowest totals of his career as a starter. He's been plagued by an overhauled group of wide receivers and a struggling offensive line, but more than anything the Fayetteville native has looked uncomfortable and uncertain. "I'm looking for things to get open instead of throwing it open," Allen said. "Last year, I was just letting it rip." Allen averaged nearly 264 yards passing per game a year ago, throwing for 25 touchdowns and 15 interceptions and finishing with a passing efficiency rating of 146. He also completed 61.1 percent of his passes last season, a number that has fallen to 54.8 percent through two games this year while his passing efficiency has dipped to 120.3. - AP College Football

09/21/17- Nick Fitzgerald, rJr, Mississippi State, 6-4, 230
Week 3 Stock Report: Who helped themselves? Nick Fitzgerald, QB, Mississippi State, rJR. (6-4, 227, 4.68, #7)...Replacing arguably the best player in program history is an unenviable task, but Fitzgerald has embraced that challenge. Last season as a redshirt sophomore, he did an admirable job as a first-year starter in the SEC, posting 37 total touchdowns (21 passing, 16 rushing). Known as a better runner than passer, Fitzgerald's best plays were generated with his legs, which was reflected in the stat sheet with only 54.3-percent completions. However, he showed steady improvement through the air over the second half of last season and that positive progression has carried over to this season.

Against LSU on Saturday night, Fitzgerald completed 65.2 percent of his throws and scored four touchdowns, two on the ground and two through the air as the Bulldogs dominated the Tigers, 37-7. His inconsistent mechanics will alter his accuracy, but he makes whole-field reads and delivers with placement. Although he is still far from a finish product, Fitzgerald's decision-making and awareness have improved by leaps and bounds -- and that development along with his physical traits are why NFL scouts are excited about his trajectory. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

09/21/17- Kurt Benkert, rSr, Virginia, 6-3, 220
Week 3 Stock Report: Who helped themselves? Kurt Benkert, QB, Virginia, rSR. (6-3, 225, 4.92, #6)...Although he hasn't been fully tested on the young season, Benkert is a quarterback prospect who has everything clicking right now. Against Connecticut on Saturday, the senior completed 75 percent of his passes (30-for-40) for 455 yards and three touchdowns as he looked in rhythm for all four quarters. He spread the wealth with spot-on placement, velocity and timing, carrying himself with obvious confidence. He can be a stubborn passer at times, staring down his initial read, but his athleticism also allows him to get second chances, avoiding the pressure. Benkert and Virginia travel to Boise this Friday for a battle on the blue turf that will gives scouts a better look at Benkert and his next-level potential. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

09/21/17- Josh Allen, rJr, Wyoming, 6-4, 233
Week 3 Stock Report: Who hurt themselves? Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming, rJR. (6-4, 233, 4.76, #17)...Allen entered this season with immense hype as a potential top-10 NFL Draft pick and with Iowa and Oregon on the schedule in the first three weeks, NFL scouts were eager to see his development. After a poor performance in Iowa City in the opener, Allen had a chance at redemption against the Ducks on Saturday, but it was another disappointing outing as he managed only 37.5 percent completions (9-for-24), for 64 yards, one rushing touchdown and one interception. From a physical standpoint, Allen is elite with the size, arm strength and athleticism that belongs in the NFL.

However, he has shown little development with several critical factors of the position, including poise, touch and overall mental awareness. Allen did lose several key weapons from last season, including Tanner Gentry, Jake Maulhardt and Jacob Hollister, who accounted for 70 percent of his completions last year. Turnover happens in college football and ideally scouts want to see a quarterback adapt, but for a player like Allen, who is so young in quarterback years, it could also possibly stunt his development. The toughest question for NFL scouts moving forward will be to assess the draft value of a player with Allen's immense potential but also lack of development. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

09/19/17- Jake Luton, rJr, Oregon State, 6-6, 234
Oregon State quarterback Jake Luton is back with the Beavers after taking a scary hit in their loss to Washington State and being removed from the field on a stretcher. The school tweeted Saturday night that Luton had been released from Pullman Regional Hospital and returned to Corvallis. Luton had movement in all of his extremities, but after the game Oregon State coach Gary Andersen did not have an update on Luton's condition. According to The Oregonian , Luton's father, Judd, posted on Facebook that his son had a "probable thoracic spine fracture." Luton himself tweeted his thanks for the messages of support. Luton was injured when he was hit awkwardly by Washington State safety Jalen Thompson at the end of a 9-yard run early in the fourth quarter. - AP College Football

09/19/17- Feleipe Franks, rFr, Florida, 6-5, 219
Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks walked into his American History class Monday and was handed a trophy, an award professor Steve Noll gives to students for asking really good questions. Franks got it for delivering the ultimate answer against Tennessee. Franks heaved a 63-yard touchdown pass to Tyrie Cleveland as time expired Saturday, giving Florida a 26-20 victory over the Volunteers. The redshirt freshman spent the last two days getting praised for a play that will go down in program lore. He was congratulated walking across campus and even got a few "awkward" stares. Noll's presentation topped them all. "He just gave me the trophy out of nowhere to start the class and told me good throw," Franks said. "That's kind of how class started."

Frank's throw helped mask another poor offensive showing by the Gators (1-1, 1-0 Southeastern Conference), who play at Kentucky (3-0, 1-0) on Saturday. Florida managed 380 yards against the Vols, but 135 of those came on two fourth-quarter plays. Otherwise, the Gators found no offensive flow, made several mistakes and helped cough up the lead in the closing minutes. Franks completed 18 of 28 passes for 212 yards in his second career start , with two touchdowns and an interception. - AP College Football

09/18/17- Max Browne, rSr, Pittsburgh, 6-4, 230
Three weeks into the season, Pitt remains a mystery. At least to its head coach. Pat Narduzzi isn't sure who his quarterback is or how the Panthers as a whole will react after getting drilled 59-21 by Oklahoma State last weekend. "It's hard to tell where they are," Narduzzi said Monday. "We'll find out Saturday (against Georgia Tech) where they are. It's hard to read sometimes." The quarterback situation included. There is "or" between Max Browne and Ben DiNucci's names on this week's depth chart and Narduzzi is in no rush to make a decision as Pitt (1-2) opens Atlantic Coast Conference play on the road against the Yellow Jackets (1-1).

Browne was pulled in the first half against Oklahoma State, completing 7 of 10 passes for 60 yards and failing to guide a touchdown drive for the second straight game. DiNucci passed for 228 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions after coming on in relief. DiNucci's mobility gives opponents a dimension Browne doesn't offer. Yet DiNucci can also be sloppy with the ball. He fumbled late in a loss to Penn State before a pair of picks against the Cowboys with Pitt in full-on desperation mode. "We're going to continue to evaluate," Narduzzi said. "Both do some good things on tape. Ben sparked with his feet and running the ball. Max does the same thing in the passing game." - AP College Football

09/18/17- Gage Gubrud, rJr, Eastern Washington, 6-1, 195
SEPT 18 BIG SKY OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Junior quarterback Gage Gubrud led Eastern Washington to its first win of the season with a 56-21 road win at Fordham. Gubrud completed 29 of 41 passes for 399 yards and registered three touchdown passes. He added 72 rushing yards and two touchdowns in the win. It was the seventh-most yards in school history. It was the first time in his career that Gubrud recorded multiple rushing touchdowns in a game, and he also had three touchdowns passing. Eastern scored 28 unanswered points to pull away from a 7-7 tie after the first quarter to secure the win. Other Nominees for ROOT SPORTS Offensive Player of the Week: Michael Dean, Idaho State; Gresch Jensen,Montana; James Felila, Southern Utah; Jake Maier, UC Davis. - Big Sky Football

09/18/17- Luke Falk, rSr, Washington State, 6-3, 225
SEPT 18 PAC-12 OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Luke Falk, SR, QB, Washington State...In WSU's 52-23 win over Oregon State, Falk completed 37-of-49 passes (75.5 percent) for 396 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions...Falk's six touchdown passes pushed his career total to 98, passing Jared Goff (Cal) for 4th-most in Pac-12 history...Falk recorded his eighth career 5-TD game and tied a WSU record with six touchdown passes...Falk threw for 396 yards, upping his career total to 11,793, 5th-most in Pac-12 history and tallied 380 yards of total offense, upping his career total to 11,521, 7th-most in Pac-12 history. ALSO NOMINATED, OFFENSIVE: Brandon Dawkins, ARIZ; Manny Wilkins, ASU; Jake Curhan, CAL; Steven Montez, COLO; Royce Freeman, ORE; Bryce Love, STAN; Darren Andrews, UCLA; Deontay Burnett, USC; Tyler Huntley, UTAH. - Pac-12 Football

09/18/17- Nick Fitzgerald, rJr, Mississippi State, 6-4, 230
SEPT 18 SEC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Nick Fitzgerald, QB, Mississippi State...Fitzgerald accounted for four touchdowns in the most dominant victory over No. 11 LSU in the series' 111-year history, which also was MSU's largest margin of victory over a ranked opponent since 1942...He completed an efficient 15-of-23 passes for 180 yards and two touchdowns...He added 88 yards rushing, averaging 6.3 yards per carry with two scores on the ground...He finished with 260 yards of total offense and moved into second place in MSU career touchdowns responsible with now 55, surpassing Don Smith. - SEC Football

09/18/17- Brandon Silvers, rSr, Troy, 6-2, 214
SEPT 18 SUN BELT OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Brandon Silvers, Troy (Sr., QB)...Used his arm and his legs to lead Troy to a big road victory at New Mexico State. Combined for 335 yards of total offense with 286 through the air and 21 on the ground. Sealed Troy's victory with a 32-yard touchdown as he kept on an option read as NMSU crashed the middle on Jordan Chunn on fourth-and-1 and he went around right end. - Sun Belt Football

09/18/17- Logan Woodside, rSr, Toledo, 6-1, 201
SEPT 18 MAC WEST DIVISION OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Toledo QB Logan Woodside...Toledo senior quarterback Logan Woodside (Frankfort, Ky.) threw for 458 yards and six TDs to rally Toledo from 21 points down in a 54-51 win over Tulsa. Woodside completed 22-of-33 passes, averaging almost 21 yards per completion. He threw for TD passes of 60, 26, 81, 15, 49 and 74 yards. Woodside now has 7,636 career passing yards and moved into third place on Toledo's all-time passing yardage list, passing Gene Swick (1972-75, 7,266 yards). His 458 passing yards are third-most in a single game in Toledo history; he also holds spots number one and five (vs. BYU in2016 and vs. Ohio in 2016, respectively). Woodside's six touchdown passes are tied for the most in a single game in Toledo history. Bruce Gradkowski achieved that feat twice (2003 vs. Buffalo, 2004 vs. Ball State). That total is tied for the fourth-most in a single game in MAC history. In the second half, Woodside threw for 294 yards, third-most in a half in Toledo history and the most ever in the second half. - MAC Football

09/18/17- Alex Hornibrook, So, Wisconsin, 6-3, 219
SEPT 18 BIG TEN OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Alex Hornibrook, Wisconsin, So., QB, West Chester, Pa./Malvern Prep...Set the Wisconsin single-game completion percentage record, going 18-for-19 (94.7 percent) in the Badgers' victory at BYU...Threw for 256 yards and four touchdowns in the contest...Completion percentage of 94.7 percent was the best in Big Ten history by any quarterback attempting at least 13 passes and the fifth-best regardless of the number of attempts...Receives his first career Offensive Player of the Week award...Last Wisconsin Offensive Player of the Week: Jonathan Taylor (Sept. 11, 2017). - Big Ten football

09/18/17- Johnathan Lewis, Fr, Rutgers, 6-3, 240
SEPT 18 BIG TEN CO-FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Johnathan Lewis, Rutgers, Fr., QB, East Orange, N.J./St. Peter's Prep...Rushed for four touchdowns and threw for another in Rutgers' victory over Morgan State...Became the eighth player in program history to rush for four or more touchdowns in a game, including the second true freshman and the first quarterback...Threw a touchdown pass on his first career passing attempt...Claims his first career weekly award...Last Rutgers Freshman of the Week: N/A. - Big Ten football

09/18/17- Mason Rudolph, Sr, Oklahoma State, 6-4, 230
SEPT 18 BIG 12 OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph was named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week, it was announced Monday. It is the fourth time he has earned Big 12 weekly honors in his OSU career. Rudolph, a Heisman Trophy candidate, put on a clinic against Pittsburgh this past Saturday, throwing for five touchdowns, all of which came in the first half. He finished 23-of-32 passing for 497 yards before being pulled in the middle of the third quarter with OSU comfortably ahead. The Rock Hill, South Carolina, native set a school record for passing yards in a half, amassing 423 yards through the air during the first 30 minutes of Saturday's contest. That total is the second best in Big 12 history and the most against an FBS opponent since 2013 when San Jose State's Dave Fales passed for 451 vs. Fresno State.

Rudolph also broke a school record for consecutive pass attempts without an interception, surpassing Brandon Weeden's previous record of 194 set in 2011. His streak reached 216 passes and was the longest active streak in the nation. The Heisman candidate flourished on third downs Saturday, as he was 6-for-6 passing for 152 yards and a touchdown with six conversions - all of which came in the first half. Rudolph also helped OSU set another school record for yards in a half with 516 total yards accumulated in Saturday's first half. - Oklahoma State Football

09/18/17- Riley Ferguson, Sr, Memphis, 6-3, 210
SEPT 18 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Riley Ferguson, Sr., QB, Memphis, Matthews, N.C.,...Also chosen as the Walter Camp national offensive player of the week, Ferguson completed 23 of 38 passes for 398 yards and six touchdowns to lead Memphis to a 48-45 win against No. 25 UCLA. He threw four TD passes in the first half and threw the game-winning touchdown pass in the fourth quarter after UCLA had taken the lead. - American Athletic Conference Football

09/18/17- Kyle Allen, rJr, Houston, 6-2, 210
SEPT 18 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HONOR ROLL: Kyle Allen, Jr., QB, Houston, Scottsdale, Ariz.,...Completed 31 of 33 passes for 309 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-3 win against Rice. - American Athletic Conference Football

09/18/17- Quinton Flowers, Sr, South Florida, 6-0, 210
SEPT 18 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HONOR ROLL: Quinton Flowers, Sr., QB, USF, Miami, Fla.,...Threw for 280 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 106 yards and a TD in a 47-23 win against Illinois. - American Athletic Conference Football

09/18/17- Logan Marchi, rSo, Temple, 6-0, 192
SEPT 18 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HONOR ROLL: Logan Marchi, So., QB, Temple, Bristol, Conn.,...Threw for 248 yards and three touchdowns in a 29-21 win against Massachusetts. - American Athletic Conference Football

09/18/17- Kelly Bryant, Jr, Clemson, 6-3, 220
SEPT 18 ACC OFFENSIVE BACK OF THE WEEK: Kelly Bryant, Clemson, Jr., QB, 6-3, 215, Calhoun Falls, S.C.,...Bryant completed 22-of-32 passes for 316 yards and a touchdown in Clemson's 47-21 win at No. 14 Louisville. He added 26 yards rushing and two rushing scores to total a career-high 342 yards of total offense and three total touchdowns. Bryant's night included a 79-yard touchdown pass to Ray-Ray McCloud in the second quarter that gave Clemson a 16-7 lead. Bryant was most efficient in clutch situations as he completed 6-of-9 passes for 99 yards on third downs. It marked the second consecutive win for Bryant over a top 15 team. He is the only FBS starting quarterback at this point in the season with two wins over top-15 teams, including one on the road. - ACC Football

09/18/17- Josh Jackson, rFr, Virginia Tech, 6-1, 215
SEPT 18 ACC ROOKIE OF THE WEEK: Josh Jackson, Virginia Tech, QB, R-Fr., 6-1, 217, Ann Arbor, Mich.,...Jackson was voted the ACC Rookie of the Week for the second time after he completed 24-of-31 passes for 372 yards and threw for five touchdowns with no turnovers in Virginia Tech's 64-17 win over East Carolina. Jackson set career highs in completions, attempts, passing yards, and passing touchdowns, including his longest career completion with a 70-yard scoring toss to RB Travon McMillian. His five touchdown passes tied for the most in a single-game in program history. His 372 yards in the air were the most by a Hokie freshman signal caller and the fifth most for any Hokie quarterback since 1987. Jackson is the first Virginia Tech quarterback to win his first three career starts since Logan Thomas in 2011. - ACC Football

09/18/17- Sean White, rJr, Auburn, 6-0, 211
Auburn backup QB White dismissed following arrest...Auburn backup quarterback Sean White was dismissed from the team following his arrest for public intoxication, coach Gus Malzahn announced Monday. "Sean White is no longer a part of our football program at Auburn," Malzahn said in a statement. "He has made poor decisions that are not in the best interest of our program, and more importantly, himself. We appreciate his time at Auburn and wish him nothing but the best." The 21-year old White, who had just served a two-game suspension for undisclosed reasons, was arrested by Auburn police at 2:45 a.m. Sunday, according to Auburn police. Jail records show that White was taken to the Lee County Detention Center at 3:28 a.m. Sunday. He was jailed on $500 bond. White, a redshirt junior, started 16 games between 2015 and 2016 but lost the preseason competition for the job to transfer Jarrett Stidham. White was limited in the spring while recovering from a broken right forearm suffered in the Sugar Bowl. - The Sports Xchange

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