Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The 9 Best Players in CFB You Don't Know About

Here are a few players that are tearing it up this year, but haven't got the street cred for it. ESPN is pimping Denard Robinson, Kellen Moore, Terrelle Pryor, and Mark Ingram, but who has VERY quietly put up video game stats? Check it out, man....

Oklahoma State QB, #3 Brandon Weeden:
Weeden has thrown for 975 yards with 11 TD's and only 2 picks. He's completing a whopping 73.3% of his passes at 9.7 yards per attempt. One reason you don't know about him is that he is older than at least 10 NFL starting quarterbacks. He will be 27 in two weeks. Weeden was a minor leaguer before heading to Stillwater.

Troy QB, #6 Corey Robinson:
The lesser of CFB's Trojans have a very capable freshman at the helm in Robinson. He has thrown for 1244 yards with 8 TD's and 3 INT. He's only completing 61.8% of his passes out of the 40 he throws a game. No one in the country, save Landry Jones had attempted more passes. If you know anything about Troy, there are a lot of shotgun snaps a 5 yard passes.

NC State QB, #16 Russell Wilson:
Wilson put the ACC on notice with his PWNAGE of the Nerds secondary last Saturday. Wilson makes good decisions and has 11 TD's to only 1 interception. He has thrown for just over 1100 yards but is only completing about 59% of his passes Considering State's anemic rush offense, they would have no chance at 3-0 if not for Wilson.

Oklahoma State WR, #81 Justin Blackmon:
Blackmon accounts for just under half of the Pokes' receiving yards at 143.7 per game. I know there are two Cowboys on the list, but you can't deny a game average of almost 150 yards. He also knows how to get in the endzone, as he leads the country in TD catches with 8.

South Carolina WR, #1 Alshon Jeffery:
As much as I hate putting a Cock on this list, Jeffery leads the country in receiving yards with 498. He is targeted about 57 times a game and averages a touch under 7 catches a game. No matter what happens this season, I fully expect A.J. and Julio to go 1 and 2 at their position next year, but it could be interesting to see where Alshon finds himself.

Western Michigan WR, #83 Jordan White:
White is 2nd in the nation with around 127 yards a game receiving. This stat could be skewed as Western Michigan's offense is the polar opposite of GT and Navy, passing around 49 times a game. White averages about 9 catches a game and has 3 TD. Alex Carder must have a bionic arm to toss the rock around that much.

Kansas State RB, #8 Daniel Thomas:
The Wildcat's number one back is third in the country rushing for exactly 157 yards a game. He also has six touchdowns on the year. Thomas' most impressive stat is that he is averaging about 6 yards a carry (5.98) and is leading the country in totes with 105. It's too bad he plays in Manhattan, and I'm not talking about the first one that comes to mind.

Wisconsin RB, #32 Johnny Clay:
This is yet another product of absolutely no interest in Big 10 football outside of Michigan, Ohio State, and some Penn State. Clay has 77 carries for 501 yards. If you do the math that's a gigantic 6.51 yards per. Clay is huge at 6'1, 255 and knows how to pound it out between the tackles. It doesn't hurt that he has probably the best line in the country to run behind, which includes the best OT in America, Gabe Carimi. Clay should certainly be getting some Heisman love. Great preseason pick Dawgola.

Connecticut RB, #23 Jordan Todman:
Todman continues the tradition of good backs out of UCONN. He's averaging 7.3 yards a carry and is 5th in the country with just about 150 yards per game. He is 11th in carries per game which tells me he is also durable and likes the ball in his hands. JT wasn't highly recruited out of high school because of his size (5'8ish and 175) but he is very good in space with great big-play speed.

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