Each week during this year’s college football regular season we will highlight some of the top draft-eligible performers from around the country.
Saquon Barkley continues to assert himself as not only the top running back in next year’s NFL Draft class, but the front-runner for the Heisman Trophy.
While the Penn State running back ran for just 56 yards on 20 carries Saturday against Indiana, the 5-11, 230-pound junior returned the opening kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown to set the tone for a 45-14 victory. Barkley, who has accounted for seven touchdowns this season, also caught four passes for 51 yards and even threw a 16-yard touchdown pass in the win.
No, nobody saw this Case Keenum renaissance coming (369 yards, three touchdowns against the Buccaneers). No one knows how long it lasts, either. It could end this week against a Lions team with a defense that handled Matt Ryan fairly well and gave Matthew Stafford a chance to win. Jim Caldwell no longer has to answer weekly questions about his job security, which can’t hurt.
Collins and I have this in common: We both rushed for more yards than Terrance West Cheap Jerseys MLB in Week 4: Collins had 82 yards, I had zero and West had minus-7. Collins has run hard over Cheap Jerseys Online Free Shipping the past two weeks, posting an identical nine carries for 82 yards both times out. It really feels like just a matter of time until he earns more early-game carries. He’s a speculative add for anyone looking to pad running back depth.
Clay Matthews forced a fumble as he sacked Eli Manning on the second play of the Giants’ drive with a little less than nine minutes to play, and thanks to a weird sequence, Matthews also recovered Cheap Jerseys No Shipping Fees said fumble. Players initially stood around thinking Manning’s fumble was an Cheap Jerseys Online Free Shipping incomplete pass and therefore a dead ball, but it was a live and well. Matthews got the ball and gave Green Bay great field position (its own 45-yard line) to try to seal the game. It was the first turnover of the game.
The Dolphins are doing what they can to prepare for Sunday’s wild-card game against the Steelers, even if that means freezing footballs.
Miami’s punter and place kicker used pre-cooled footballs to prepare for the frigid temperatures in Pittsburgh, according to the Associated Press.
The reasoning is because the footballs become harder when its colder, and the air pressure in them fall. That means the balls can’t be kicked as far.
They definitely become hard in the colder weather,special-teams coordinator Darren Rizzi said. But theres only so much you can do in this kind of weather to practice. We actually put balls in the freezer, believe it or not. But you bring them out, and five minutes later theyve thawed out.
The Dolphins won’t have to worry about the balls thawing in Pittsburgh. The temperature for the Sunday afternoon game is expected to be 15 degrees.
Why not a third Aaron Rodgers-to-Randall Cobb connection for six A 16-yard touchdown on third down capped what arguably was the Packers’ most important drive of the game 10 plays, 80 yards and, most important, 5:14 off the clock in the fourth quarter. It was Rodgers’ fourth touchdown pass of the game, which tied a Packers postseason single-game record. 31-13, Packers.