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Bama Crushes Tennessee - College Football Monday - Week 8

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College Football Monday - Week 8

Bama Crushes Tennessee in SEC Top Ten Matchup
Ohio St and Clemson Remain Unbeaten with Overtime Wins

Team of Week - Alabama

Offensive Player of Week - QB Baker Mayfield - Oklahoma
Defensive Player of Week - LB Reuben Foster - Alabama

Photo - QB Baker Mayfield - Oklahoma

Upcoming Weekly Matchups
Alabama at Texas A&M, TCU at West Virginia, North Carolina St. at Louisville in major conference matchups

Alabama continues to hold the #1 ranking with a dominant victory over top ten opponent Tennessee this past Saturday 49-10. The Crimson Tide has mauled clubs recently with a typical physical style directed by QB Jalen Hurts and a sledgehammer big play defense. Hurst directed the Bama 10th consecutive victory over Tennessee with 132 yards rushing and 3 TDs. The Tide’s defense has been dominant all season with an incredible 8 TDs. They have improved through the 2016 season and maybe face their toughest test this week with a trip to College Station to meet the Texas A&M Aggies. A&M is going off their bye week after an important win over Tennessee the prior weekend. Aggie QB Trevor Knight is currently hot and directing this potent balanced big play attack. The Aggies defense will have to step up after surrendering a huge lead to the Vols in their last win. This week’s Bama-A&M top ten matchup will be critical for SEC West division leadership and title possibly in the balance.

Both Ohio St and Clemson were pushed to the limit Saturday and held on win in overtime. The Buckeyes’ faced the physical Wisconsin club that held leads through the second half.
OSU junior QB J.T. Barrett drove the Buckeyes to overcome two 10 point deficient He produced 318 yards of total offense and three TDs in the overtime victory over No. 8 Wisconsin at Camp Randall Stadium Saturday. He was named the Big Ten Conference’s co-offensive player of the week. He scored two rushing TDs and hit Noah Brown on a 7-yard TD pass in overtime for the deciding points. His touchdown pass to Brown was the 89th touchdown Barrett is responsible for, a total that breaks the Ohio State career record of 88 TDs responsible for previously held by Braxton Miller. Barrett's 318 yards of total offense marked the 21st time he's gained at least 200 yards of offense and 13th time he's had at least 300 yards. He is now one 200-yard game away from tying the career record of 200 yard games of total offense set by Braxton Miller (22). He extended his own record of 300-plus yard games (13). The Badgers’ LB Wisconsin junior inside LB Jack Cichy was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for his outstanding performance. Cichy was a dominant force for the Badgers’ defense, finishing with a career-high 15 tackles, including 11 solo stops. He recorded 3.5 tackles for loss, a sack and a forced fumble. It was part of an effort that saw Wisconsin hold a Buckeyes offense that entered the game averaging 52.3 points per game to just 23 in regulation.

Clemson and NC St were tied three times but the Tigers held on at the end of regulation when the Tar Heels missed a 33 yard FG at the end of play to cause the overtime session. The Tigers responded like ACC champions in overtime as QB Deshaun Watson drove them for a game winning TD. Watson completed 39 of 52 passes for 358 yards, 2 TDs and 1 interception. Big play Tiger wideout Mike Williams caught 12 passes for 146 yards and 1 TD. Clemson gets their bye week this Saturday to get ready for the showdown, traveling to Florida St on Oct 29th. The Tigers remain undefeated and hold a two game lead over FSU and a one game cushion over Louisville in the tough Atlantic Division.

Unbeaten, Nebraska, Baylor, West Virginia, Boise St and Western Michigan get little love with the top six powerhouses still undefeated. Some matchups over the next few weeks, Bama-Texas A&M this Saturday and Clemson-FSU the following reducing the undefeated within the top five. Michigan and Ohio St appear on a collision course for their Nov. 26th matchup. The back five undefeated teams have conquered soft schedules and will have to prove they are more than paper tigers to move up within the top ten rankings. The core of conference schedules take place over the next month that will shape the big five conference titles and eventually the final four playoff in January 2017.

The Heisman Trophy race has changed dramatically since September with highly regarded players Christian McCaffrey and Leonard Fournette falling out of the top five candidates due to minor injuries and some lost playing time. Sophomore QBs, Lamar Jackson of Louisville and Jake Browning of Washington are the current leaders here. Jackson has been a highlight film weekly including the Cardinals only loss to Clemson. He outshined Tiger QB Deshaun Watson in that matchup and has not had an average performance this fall. Browning has been a difference maker in the Pac 12 and has helped the Huskies to first place. Washington bombed Oregon 70-21 in Eugene two weeks ago that elevated him to national attention. He returns this week at home vs Oregon St. with key Pac 12 matchups against Utah and Southern Cal within the month.

The Huskies have won impressively all season and Browning has been the main catalyst in their emergence. Two QBs, Deshaun Watson and JT Barrett continue to direct perfect clubs, but have had periods of erratic play that tarnished their ranking. Michigan’s DB Jabrill Peppers comes off his bye week for his final six matchups, all Big Ten contests. Peppers has pushed himself into the Heisman Trophy discussion with a rare display of defensive, offensive and special teams big play abilities. He is expected to get more touches in the return game and as a situational offensive player over the final half of the season. Michigan is promoting him as the return of former Wolverine DB Charles Woodson who was the only defensive player to ever win the Heisman Trophy award.

Game of the Week - Alabama (7-0) at Texas A&M (6-0)

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

Bama Rolls with Blowout of Tennessee in Top Ten Matchup

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Draft Insiders' - Top 25 Rankings
Week 8 - Oct, 15

Team of Week - Alabama

Offensive Player of Week - QB Baker Mayfield - Oklahoma
Defensive Player of Week - LB Reuben Foster - Alabama

Photo - LB Reuben Foster - Alabama

Draft Insiders' - Top 25 Rankings
Rank/ Team/ Rec
1 Alabama) - 7-0
2 Ohio St - 6-0
3 Clemson - 6-0
4 Michigan - 6-0
5 Washington - 6-0
6 Texas A&M - 6-0
7 Louisville - 5-1
8 Houston - 5-1
9 Nebraska - 6-0
10 Baylor - 6-0
11 Boise State - 6-0
12 West Virginia - 5-0
13 Florida - 5-1
14 Tennessee - 5-2
15 Wisconsin - 4-2
16 Florida St - 5-2
17 Oklahoma - 4-2
18 Utah - 6-1
19 North Carolina - 5-2
20 Arkansas - 5-2
21 Western Michigan - 7-0
22 Auburn - 4-2
23 Ole Miss - 3-3
24 LSU - 4-2
25 Navy - 4-1

AP Top 25
Rank/ Team/ Rec/ Pts / 1st Place Votes

1 Alabama (60) 7-0 - 1524
2 Ohio State 6-0 - 1457
3 Michigan (1) 6-0 - 1368
4 Clemson 7-0 - 1337
5 Washington 6-0 - 1304
6 Texas A&M 6-0 - 1218
7 Louisville 5-1 - 1168
8 Nebraska 6-0 - 1037
9 Baylor 6-0 - 1021
10 Wisconsin 4-2 - 935
11 Houston 6-1 - 766
12 West Virginia 5-0 - 744
13 Florida State 5-2 - 733
14 Boise State 6-0 - 694
15 Florida 5-1 - 626
16 Oklahoma 4-2 - 612
17 Arkansas 5-2 - 584
18 Tennessee 5-2 - 550
19 Utah 6-1 - 479
20 Western Michigan 7-0 - 285
21 Auburn 4-2 - 277
22 North Carolina 5-2 - 254
23 Ole Miss 3-3 - 188
24 Navy 4-1 - 163
25 LSU 4-2 - 123

Dropped from rankings: Miami 16, Virginia Tech 17

Others receiving votes: Colorado 110, Miami 69, Oklahoma State 47, Washington State 39, Virginia Tech 38, South Florida 31, Stanford 15, Iowa 7, Arizona State 6, USC 5, NC State 4, San Diego State 3, Pittsburgh 2, TCU 1, Troy 1

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

NFL Power Poll - Week 6 - Vikings Stand Alone #1 Ranking

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NFL Power Poll - Week 6

Photo - QB Ben Roethlisberger - Steelers

Team of the Week - Minnesota Vikings

Offensive Player of the Week - QB Ben Roethlisberger - Steelers
Defensive Player of the Week - CB Nickell Robey-Coleman - Bills

Rookie of Week - RB Ezekiel Elliott - Cowboys

Game of Week #6 - Dallas Cowboys (4-1) at Green Bay Packers (3-1)

NFL Ranking /Record /Team
#1 - 5-0 VIKINGS

Vikings only team still undefeated with bye week here.

#2 - 4-1 PATRIOTS
Patriots shined in veteran QB Tom Brady return to action. They face the Bengals in a possible AFC postseason warmup.

#3 - 3-1 PACKERS
Packers' QB Aaron Rodgers is hot and looking to face the Cowboys at home in a key NFC showdown.

#4 - 4-1 EAGLES
Eagles were ambushed in Detroit that brings them back to reality. Eagles travel to Capital this week before hosting the Vikings the following game.

#5 - 4-2 BRONCOS
Broncos face a hungry Charger team Thursday night that exploited their vanilla offense. Look rest to Monday night game vs Texans.

#6 - 3-1 SEAHAWKS
Seahawks get back to back tough NFC tests with Falcons coming to town, and trip to the desert vs the Cardinals.

#7 - 4-1 STEELERS
The Steelers are a hot club and travel to Miami where the Dolphins are in their usual state of confusion. Steelers host the Patriots in two weeks.

#8 - 4-1 RAIDERS
The Raiders held on and beat the mistake prone Chargers. The Raiders won their three straight for the first time in five years.

#9 - 4-1 FALCONS
Veteran QB Matt Ryan and Falcons face the acid test this week with trip to Seattle. The Falcons are the highest scoring club and will test one of the league’s best defenses.

#10 - 4-1 COWBOYS
The Cowboys’ face a tough two game stretch with the Bengals and Packers up next. Rookie runner Ezekiel Elliott is a dominant runner and a difference maker here.

#11 - 2-3 BENGALS
Bengals have struggled too often in the early action and get a big test at home in New England. They failed to stop the run vs the Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott and must prove they can win the line of scrimmage.

#12 - 3-2 RAVENS
The Ravens fired another OC and will spent the next two weeks at Met Life vs the GMen and Jets.

#13 - 3-2 RAMS
Rams were shocked by the Bills at home and travel to Detroit this week in a harder game than most expect.

#14 - 3-2 REDSKINS
Washington has won three straight games and hosts the Eagles this week. QB Kirk Cousins has produced enough and the struggling defense improved in win over the Ravens.

#15 - 2-3 GIANTS
The Giants has lost three in a row and face a tough two game stretch vs the Ravens and Rams that are critical for competing in the balanced NFC East.

#16 - 3-2 TEXANS
The Texans hold on to AFC South lead, but must prove they can beat AFC rivals, the Colts and Broncos over next two weeks. The defense without star DE JJ Watt looks average at best.

#17 - 3-2 BILLS
Bills' travelled to LA and jumped the Rams for their third win in a row. They face the 49ers and Dolphins the next two weeks and could emerge as a surprise AFC contender with victories.

#18 - 2-3 CARDINALS
The Cardinals are the biggest disappointment of the young season. They host the Jets and Seahawks the next two weeks with a healthy QB Carson Palmer.

#19 - 2-2 CHIEFS
The Chiefs regrouped during their bye week and look to get veteran runner Jamaal Charles back and provide an impact for balanced attack. They had two weeks to prepare for the hated Raiders.

#20 - 2-3 COLTS
The Colts’ QB Andrew Luck stepped up in crunch time in win over the Bears. Colts face South rival, the Texans who they have owned in recent seasons.

#21 - 2-3 LIONS
The Lions’ QB Matt Stafford had a hot hand vs the highly rated Eagles defense and edged out a 24-23 victory. Their defense held on in crunch time. They host NFC contenders, the Rams and Redskins over the next two weeks that may define their season.

#22 - 1-4 PANTHERS
Carolina lost to NFC South doormat, the Bucs in Monday night game. They travel to the Big East and face the equally desperate Saints up next. They get QB Cam Newton after a one week absence.

#23 - 1-3 SAINTS
The Saints come off their bye week to face the struggling Panthers. This one could be a shootout between Brees and Newton vs two of the league’s worst defense in the early season.

#24 - 2-4 CHARGERS
The Chargers jumped on the Super Bowl champion, Broncos to reverse their disappointing early start. They found ways to lose weekly in big situations that has them digging out of West basement.

#25 - 1-4 JETS
Jets were torched by QB Ben Roethlisberger in last one and continue to struggle with tough early schedule. They travel to Arizona who get QB Carson Palmer back this week.

#26 - 2-3 BUCCANEERS
The Bucs won a key home game vs the Panthers that helped this young club and QB Jameis Winston. The Bucs get their bye week this Sunday before traveling to San Fran.

#27 - 2-3 TITANS
QB Marcus Mariota threw 3 TDs vs the struggling Dolphins for a strong performance after struggling in recent weeks. They face a weak home schedule this month with the Browns, Colts and Jaguars coming to Music town.

#28 - 1-3 JAGUARS
The Jags' are coming off their bye week for trip to Chi town. Their talented young defense is coming off a good effort vs QB Andrew Luck with six sacks. They get an average stretch of games.

#29 - 1-4 DOLPHINS
The Dolphins were terrible vs the lowly Titans in last one. They host the Steelers and Bills the next two weeks that may define their 2016 season.

#30 - 1-4 49ers
The 49ers are falling quickly that forced the change to QB Colin Kaepernick. He faces the Bills in Buffalo after losing the job after a few years of lousy inconsistent play.

#31 - 1-4 BEARS
The Bears were toasted by Colts’ Andrew Luck in last game. They face the Jaguars this week before back to back NFC North matchups with the Packers and Vikings.

#32 - 0-5 BROWNS
The Browns defense caved in vs the Patriots, Tom Brady who made a strong return to the NFL. They travel to Nashville this week in one of the few soft spots remaining on the schedule. They are paying for a decade of disastrous personnel decisions.

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to NFL and College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

Updated 2016 Biletnikoff Award Watch List

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Updated 2016 Biletnikoff Award Watch List

The Tallahassee QB Club Foundation Announces updated 2016 Biletnikoff Award Watch List

The Tallahassee Quarterback Club (TQC) Foundation, Inc., the Florida-based creator and sponsor of the Biletnikoff Award, has released the 2016 Biletnikoff Award updated Watch List. The Biletnikoff Award annually recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football. Any player, regardless of position (wide receiver, tight end, slot back, and running back) who catches a pass is eligible for the award. As such, the Biletnikoff Award recognizes the outstanding receiver, not merely outstanding wide receiver. The award recipient is selected by the highly distinguished Biletnikoff Award National Selection Committee, a group of prominent college football journalists, commentators, and former receivers. Foundation trustees do not vote and have never voted. Receivers are periodically added to the watch list as their season performances dictate. Actual, not potential, performance is the basis for inclusion on the Biletnikoff Award Watch List.

Photo – WR JuJu Smith-Schuster - Southern Cal

The 2016 Biletnikoff Award winner will be presented live on December 8, 2016, on The Home Depot College Football Awards Show to be broadcast 7:00 – 9:00pm (EST) on ESPN. College Football Hall of Famer and Heisman Trophy winner Desmond Howard will present the 2016 Biletnikoff Award winner on the show. Howard is one of only 5 ends or receivers who has won the Heisman Trophy, joining Larry Kelley, Leon Hart, Johnny Rodgers, and Tim Brown.

The correlation between Biletnikoff Award winners and stardom in the National Football League is uncannily predictable. Past Biletnikoff Award winners include Calvin Johnson, Randy Moss, Michael Crabtree, and Larry Fitzgerald.

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season.

The 2016 Biletnikoff Award winner will be presented his trophy at the Banquet at the University Center Club at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The banquet has featured distinguished keynoters of profound character and accomplishments including Bart Starr, Dick Vermeil, Larry Csonka, Steve Largent, Mike Ditka, Don Shula, Dan Reeves, Archie Manning, Ron Jaworski, Gene Stallings, Bill Curry, Jim Kelly, Jerry Kramer, Joe Theismann, and Dan Fouts. The banquet also recognizes the Foundation’s scholarship recipients who will be offered by the Foundation over $800,000 in college and vocational scholarships and related benefits in 2017 alone, as in 2015 and 2016. The Foundation’s charitable mission is the provision of college and vocational scholarships to North Florida high school seniors who have overcome significant barriers to achieve at the highest academic and extra-curricular levels.

The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc., will announce the ten Biletnikoff Award semifinalists on November 14, 2016, following the vote by the members of the Biletnikoff Award National Selection Committee. Likewise, the three finalists will be declared, following another vote, on November 22, 2016. For complete details and updates of interest, together with weekly statistics and timely, important news of the Biletnikoff Award candidates, as well as a fan vote and discussion board, please consult the Foundation’s highly informative website at www.biletnikoffaward.com

The name Biletnikoff is synonymous with the term receiver. Fred Biletnikoff, a member of the pro and college football halls of fame, was an All-America receiver at Florida State University, and an All-Pro receiver for the Oakland Raiders. He caught 589 passes for 8,974 yards and 76 touchdowns in his 14-year Raiders career from 1965 through 1978. Fred was the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XI. The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation (TQC), Inc., created the Biletnikoff Award in 1994.

Updated 2016 Biletnikoff Award Watch List
♦ Players added September 20, 2016
♣Players added September 27, 2016
♠Players added October 11, 2016
+Players removed from consideration due to season-ending injury

Player / School/ Position
Rodney Adams - University of South Florida WR
Chance Allen - University of Houston WR
Marcell Ateman - + Oklahoma State University WR
Josh Atkinson - University of Tulsa WR
Linell Bonner- ♠ University of Houston WR
Devonte Boyd - University of Nevada, Las Vegas WR
KD Cannon - Baylor University WR
Austin Carr - ♣ Northwestern University WR
Jehu Chesson - University of Michigan WR
Simmie Cobbs Jr. - + Indiana University WR
Corey Davis - Western Michigan University WR
Robert Davis - Georgia State University WR
Gehrig Dieter - University of Alabama WR
Malachi Dupre - Louisiana State University WR
Evan Engram - ♣ University of Mississippi TE
Amba Etta-Tawo - ♦ Syracuse University WR
Isaiah Ford - Virginia Tech WR
Tanner Gentry- ♣ University of Wyoming WR
Shelton Gibson - West Virginia University WR
Jonathan Giles - ♠ Texas Tech University WR
Chris Godwin - Pennsylvania State University WR
Kenny Golladay - Northern Illinois University WR
Chad Hansen - ♦ University of California, Berkeley WR
Penny Hart - + Georgia State University WR
Carlos Henderson - Louisiana Tech University WR
Hasaan Henderson - University of Nevada WR
Mack Hollins - University of North Carolina WR
Richie James - Middle Tennessee State University WR
Isaiah “Zay” Jones - East Carolina University WR
Ricky Jones - Indiana University WR
Marcus Kemp - ♠ University of Hawaii WR
Christian Kirk - Texas A&M University WR
Jesse Kroll - + Central Michigan University WR
Jerome Lane - University of Akron WR
Allen Lazard - Iowa State University WR
Keevan Lucas - ♣ University of Tulsa WR
KeVonn Mabon - Ball State University WR
Gabe Marks - Washington State University WR
Taquan Mizzell - University of Virginia RB
J’Mon Moore - ♣ University of Missouri WR
Ronnie Moore - Bowling Green State University WR
Drew Morgan - University of Arkansas WR
Nicholas Norris - Western Kentucky University WR
Zach Pascal - Old Dominion University WR
Tim Patrick - ♣ University of Utah WR
Brandon Reilly - University of Nebraska WR
Josh Reynolds - Texas A&M University WR
Jerico Richardson - University of Nevada WR
Calvin Ridley - University of Alabama WR
Fred Ross - Mississippi State University WR
Travis Rudolph - Florida State University WR
Artavis Scott - Clemson University WR
Sebastian Smith - Ohio University WR
JuJu Smith-Schuster - University of Southern California WR
Thomas Sperbeck - Boise State University WR
Equanimeous St. Brown - ♠ University of Notre Dame WR
Allenzae Staggers - ♠ University of Southern Mississippi WR
Courtland Sutton - Southern Methodist University WR
Ryan Switzer - ♣ University of North Carolina WR

Pro Prospects NFL Draft 2017 – Offensive Line

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Pro Prospects 2017 – Offensive Line

Top Pro Prospects 2017 Rankings available now
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Photo - OL Ethan Pocic - LSU

Offensive Tackles
1. * Cam Robinson, 6-5, 330, Alabama
2. * Mike McGlinchey, 6-7, 310, Notre Dame
3. * Rod Johnson, 6-6, 325, Florida St
4. Chad Wheeler, 6-6, 295, Southern Cal
5. Adam Bisnowaty, 6-5, 300, Pittsburgh
6. Conor McDermott, 6-7, 310, UCLA
7. Dan Skipper, 6-8, 330, Arkansas
8. Jon Heck, 6-5, 300, North Carolina
9. Zach Banner, 6-7, 360, Southern Cal
10. Avery Gennesy, 6-5, 305, Texas A&M
11. * Orlando Brown, 6-7, 360, Oklahoma
12. * David Sharpe, 6-5, 345, Florida
13. * Bentley Spain, 6-5, 300, North Carolina
14. * Casey Tucker, 6-5, 300, Stanford
15. Clint Van Horn, 6-5, 320, Marshall
16. Ryan Ramczyk, 6-6, 310, Wisconsin
17. Andreas Knappe, 6-7, 320, UConn
18. Erik Magnuson, 6-5, 300, Michigan
19. Dion Dawkins, 6-5, 320, Temple
20. Julien Davenport, 6-6, 310, Bucknell

Guards
1. Dan Feeney, 6-4, 305, Indiana
2. * KC McDermott, 6-6, 315, Miami
3. * Braden Smith, 6-5, 295, Auburn
4. * Jashon Robertson, 6-3, 315, Tennessee
5. Greg Pyke, 6-5, 315, Georgia
6. Dorian Johnson, 6-5, 305, Pittsburgh
7. Alex Kozan, 6-3, 305, Auburn
8. Dylan Wiesman, 6-3, 305, Tennessee
9. Chad Mavety, 6-4, 340, Florida St
10. Johnny Caspers, 6-3, 300, Stanford
11. * Damien Mama, 6-3, 355, Southern California
12. * Billy Price, 6-3, 315, Ohio St
13. Nico Siragusa, 6-4, 335, San Diego St
14. Kyle Kalis, 6-3, 305, Michigan
15. * Tyrone Crowder, 6-2, 330, Clemson

Centers
1. Ethan Pocic, 6-5, 310, LSU
2. Pat Elflein, 6-3, 300, Ohio St
3. * Brian Allen, 6-2, 310, Michigan St
4. * Nick Linder, 6-3, 300, Miami
5. Kyle Fuller, 6-4, 305, Baylor
6. * Mason Cole, 6-5, 300, Michigan
7. * Austin Golson, 6-4, 305, Auburn
8. Tyler Orlosky, 6-3, 300, West Virginia
9. Jon Toth, 6-4, 310, Kentucky
10. Cameron Tom, 6-3, 295, Southern Mississippi

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

Washington & Texas A&M Score Impressive Victories

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College Football Monday - Week 7

Top Clubs Dominate Weaker Opponents
Washington & Texas A&M Win Key Matchups

Team of Week - Navy

Offensive Player of Week - QB Trevor Knight - Texas A&M
Defensive Player of Week - DE DeMarcus Walker - Florida St.

Photo - QB Jake Browning - Washington

Upcoming Key Weekly Matchups
Alabama at Tennessee, Wisconsin at Ohio St., North Carolina at Miami in major conference matchups

This past Saturday provided several big game matchups that went down again to the final minutes during a couple contests that were decided on the last play. The Tennessee-Texas A&M matchup went into 2 overtimes before A&M prevailed 45-38 behind QB Trevor Knight and RB Treyveon Williams. Texas A&M went to 6-0 for the first time since 1994.

Knight threw for 239 yards and 2 TDs and ran for 110 yards and 3 more scores. The Aggies could have put this one away with less than 2 minutes remaining, but freshman tailback Trayveon Williams had the ball knocked from his hands and out of the back of the end zone just before he crossed the goal line on a 71-yard run. Williams finished with 217 yards rushing, a school record for a true freshman.
The Vols had rallied from double-digit deficits to win four of their last five games, including last week's last-play win over Georgia. They trailed by 21 points in the 3rd quarter Saturday thanks to seven turnovers before tying it on Alvin Kamara’s 18 yard TD reception with 41 seconds left.

The Vols’ are this season’s Cardiac kids with little time to lament their weekly close nail biting games. They host #1 Alabama this week that can keep them in the top 5-10 with a victory. Texas A&M gets their bye week this Saturday and play Alabama on Oct. 22nd with the SEC West division in the balance.

Michigan and Ohio St appear on a collision course for their Nov. 26th matchup. Ohio St has a tougher schedule the rest of the way. They hopefully went to school on the Michigan victory over Wisconsin a few weeks ago. Ohio St travels to Madison Wisconsin this Saturday followed by a trip to Happy Valley with Penn St the next week.

The Big Ten East title appears to be destined for the Michigan-Ohio St winner which be played in Columbus, Ohio this season. The Ohio St. – Wisconsin clash this week is vital for the Badgers to stay alive in the Big Ten West division where Nebraska holds a two game lead. Wisconsin faces both Ohio St and Nebraska within a three week period that are critical for any hopes of winning the West division.

Washington bombed Oregon 70-21 in Eugene in a statement game. The Huskies have won impressively all season, especially the past two weeks where they dominated both Stanford and Oregon, two perennial Pac 12 clubs. Washington gets a bye week this Saturday to get ready for their final six Pac 12 matchups. Huskie sophomore QB Jake Browning has pushed himself into the Heisman Trophy discussion with several very impressive performances. They have a huge road game at Utah in two weeks that will determine conference leadership into the final month. That could be a game that gets Browning an invitation to NYC with a good performance. They have the talent to be among the nation’s elite final four clubs with a victory vs the Utes. As impressive as Washington has been, Oregon has surprisingly faltered. They have lost four straight games, surrendering an amazing 197 points in those defeats. They should benefit from a bye week to regroup for their final six Pac 12 games, four on the road. They must patch their battered defense quickly to quality for bowl eligibility that requires six wins for the postseason. Oregon will be a hot topic on the college football media circuit over the next two weeks after probably their stretch of games in a decade.

Clemson blasted BC in the Red Bandana game on Friday night. The BC program has fallen terribly the past six seasons with only two mediocre 7-6 seasons in 2013 and 2014 respectable. They have not won an ACC game since 2014. Clemson continues to dominate the ACC and looks headed for another final four in January. They do face a few formidable opponents in NC St, Florida St and Pittsburgh through mid November that will challenge them to repeat. They appear the class of the ACC Atlantic division with a huge matchup with Florida St set for Oct 29th.

Virginia Tech jumped on North Carolina with a strong 34-3 victory. The impressive win makes the Va. Tech/Miami game on Oct 20th, a key game related to the ACC Coastal division. Tech is a sound club with their best start since the 2013 season. Miami lost to Florida St 20-19 when they missed an extra point last in regulation that probably would have forced overtime. The Seminoles went to 4-2 while Miami fell from the undefeated (4-1). The Seminoles’ win was poetic justice after a painful history of wide right field goals vs Miami that gave the Hurricanes key wins in their national title race battles. FSU preps for the matchup with Clemson on Oct. 29th that could push them back into ACC contention and a top ten rankings with another big win.

Game of the Week - Alabama (6-0) at Tennessee (5-1)

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

Bama, Ohio St., Clemson and Michigan Dominate - New Top 25 Rankings

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Draft Insiders' - Top 25 Rankings
Week 7 - Oct, 8

Team of Week - Navy

Offensive Player of Week – QB Trevor Knight - Texas A&M
Defensive Player of Week - DE DeMarcus Walker - Florida St.

Photo - WR - Mike Williams - Clemson

Draft Insiders' - Top 25 Rankings
Rank/ Team/ Rec
1 Alabama) - 6-0
2 Ohio St - 5-0
3 Clemson - 5-0
4 Michigan - 5-0
5 Washington - 5-0
6 Texas A&M - 5-0
7 Louisville - 4-1
8 Tennessee - 5-1
9 Houston - 5-1
10 Nebraska - 5-0
11 Wisconsin - 4-1
12 Baylor - 5-0
13 Boise State - 5-0
14 West Virginia - 4-0
15 Florida St - 3-2
16 Miami - 4-1
17 Florida - 4-1
18 North Carolina - 4-2
19 Colorado - 4-2
20 Stanford - 3-2
21 Arkansas - 4-2
22 Ole Miss - 3-2
23 Oklahoma - 3-2
24 Utah - 5-1
25 Virginia Tech - 4-1

AP Top 25
Rank/ Team/ Rec/ Pts / 1st Place Votes

1 Alabama (6-0) - 1514 (53)
2 Ohio State (5-0) - 1451 (6)
3 Clemson (6-0) - 1403 (1)
4 Michigan (6-0) - 1334 (1)
5 Washington (6-0) - 1234
6 Houston (5-1) - 1233
7 Louisville (4-1) - 1160
8 Texas A&M (6-0) - 1113
9 Tennessee (5-1) - 1045
10 Miami (FL) (4-1) - 909
11 Wisconsin (4-1) - 882
12 Nebraska (5-0) - 821
13 Baylor (5-0) - 805
14 Ole Miss (3-2) - 712
15 Stanford (3-2) - 711
16 Arkansas (4-2) - 528
17 North Carolina (4-2) - 497
18 Florida (4-1) - 391
19 Boise State (5-0) - 385
20 Oklahoma (3-2) - 324
21 Colorado (4-2) - 276
22 West Virginia (4-0) - 240
23 Florida State (4-2) - 230
24 Utah (5-1) - 86
25 Virginia Tech (4-1) - 85

Others: Western Michigan (76), UCLA (56), LSU (49), Auburn (46), North Dakota State (46), Georgia (42) , Oklahoma St (41) , TCU (26), Maryland (23), Air Force (17), San Diego St (10), Michigan St (7), South Florida (6), Arizona St (4), Indiana (3), California (3), Texas (1)

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

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