Saturdays Top Performers Week 8


Here at NFL Mocks, we like to take a quick look back at the week that was in college football and highlight some of the better performances on the gridiron. Here are some of the top performers from Week 8.

RB Andre Ellington vs Georgia Tech – 20 carries 166 yards 2 TDs, 2 catches 12 yards 1 TD

– Ellington had touchdown runs of 55 and 42 yards in the first two quarters and that was more than enough to keep Georgia Tech down. Ellington controlled the tempo of the game through out and as a 5’10” 180lbs sophomore has room to develop into a full time back in the NFL.

QB Robert Griffin III vs Kansas State – 26 of 38 (68.4%) 404 yards 4 TDs 1 INT

– Robert Griffin III led Baylor to its 6th win of the season and eligible for its first bowl since 1994. He led the Bears to several offensive personal and school records. He displayed the skills and leadership to work at the next level which is all the more impressive having transformed his game from a runner after breaking his leg last year.

RB Alexander Robinson @ Texas – 24 carries 120 yards 2 TDs, 2 catches 23 yards

– Iowa State is not a school known for winning, but they have had a couple of impressive wins the last two season over traditional powerhouses. Not just beating these traditional powers, but doing it on the road. Last year it was Nebraska, this year Texas fell. In both cases the Cyclone defense has put on a clinic on team play. Robinson didn’t get to play last year, but made up for it this year by carrying the offense. Robinson smashed the Longhorn D in a game that most never game his team a chance.

QB Cam Newton vs LSU – 10 of 16 (62.5%) 86 yards, 28 carries 217 yards 2 TDs

– Cam Newton had his signature Heisman Trophy play on a 49 yard TD run in the beginning of the 3rd. He first ran through the middle of the LSU D, cut it back to the outside, back inside, then accelerated to the end zone, carrying CB Patrick Peterson the last 5 yards before stretching for the score. Newton’s size and speed were extremely impressive in a game where he was asked to control the clock with the running game over his arm. But when he needed to make a pass he did it. His passes weren’t always pretty, but Cam clearly has the “IT” factor and looks like the favorite to collect the Heisman at the end of the year. If he can keep the Tigers rolling, they could play themselves into the national title game as well. The Iron Bowl at Alabama looms large at the end of the season.