Some remarkable individual achievements solidified the status of some of college football’s greatest stars. Some were necessary to assure their team of a victory. Others provide fun things to talk about.
Here are just a few of those performances:
255 – Number of points scored this year by the Baylor Bears in 4 games, an average of 64 points. Their closest game was Saturday, a 63-35 romp over Texas Tech in their Big 12 Conference opener.
243 – Yards rushing by Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott in the SECOND HALF of the Buckeyes’ 34-27 squeaker with Indiana. Elliott finished with 274 yards, a career high, and keeps him in the conversation for the Heisman Trophy.
105 – Total yards gained by Maryland in a 28-0 home shutout loss to Number 22 Michigan. It was the second straight shutout for the Wolverines under first-year coach Jim Harbaugh, something they have not accomplished since 2000.
83 – Completion percentage achieved by Florida quarterback Will Grier in the Gator’s 38-10 swamping of former Number 3 Mississippi. Grier, one of a few Gators battling the flu bug, completed 24 of 29 passes for 271 yards and four touchdowns. Ole Miss felt pretty sick after this one.
47 – Average yards per carry for Florida State’s Dalvin Cook in the Seminoles 24-16 victory at Wake Forest. Cook had one carry for zero yards and a 94-yard touchdown sprint. Unfortunately, an injury forced him out of the game and his status for the Miami game on Saturday is uncertain.
25 – Amount of points Number 13 Alabama beat the spread against former Number 8 Georgia. The Bulldogs were a 2.5 point favorite against the Crimson Tide, who stormed into Athens and routed Georgia, 38-10.
5 – Touchdown passes thrown by TCU’s Trevone Boykin in the Horned Frogs’ 50-7 demolishing of once proud Texas. Boykin has thrown for 19 TDs this season in 5 games (with 3 interceptions) and has 74 touchdowns for his career.
4 – Losing streak of ESPN’s Lee Corso in his College Game Day headgear predictions. This week, he predicted Notre Dame would defeat Clemson on the road. The Tigers hung on for a 24-22 victory.
3 – Consecutive 200-yard rushing games achieved by LSU’s Leonard Fournette. The Heisman Trophy candidate ran for 233 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries to lead the Tigers to a 44-22 win in Baton Rouge, La. over Eastern Michigan.
0 – Number of touchdowns scored by the Duke Blue Devils in a 9-7 victory over the Boston College Eagles. It was Duke’s first win without getting into the end zone in 35 years.