Week 8 of the 2013-2014 college football season featured some very mind-blowing individual performances. Here is a list of some players who put on some absolutely crazy numbers on Saturday:
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1. Jordan Lynch(JR)- QB Northern Illinois
Led the Huskies, who are now 7-0, to a 38-17 win over Central Michigan with 32 carries, 316 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns. Lynch’s 316 rushing yards on Saturday set the record for most rushing yards by a quarterback in FBS history.
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2.Michigan Trio of Devin Gardner(Junior QB), Fitzgerald Toussaint(Senior RB) and Jeremy Gallon(Senior WR)
Michigan overpowered Indiana 63-47 yesterday and that was all due to three huge performances. Gardner went off for 503 passing yards and 2 passing touchdowns, while getting it done with his legs by scoring 3 rushing touchdowns. Toussaint A.K.A. “Fitz”, had 151 rushing yards and 4 rushing touchdowns. Gallon was probably the most impressive though because he chipped in with a jaw-dropping 14 catches, 369 receiving yards and 2 receiving touchdowns! You don’t see a receiver rack up 369 yards very often.
3. Combination of Texas A&M sophomores Johnny Manziel (QB) and Mike Evans(WR)
Texas A&M suffered a 45-41 loss to Auburn on Saturday but the offense for the Aggies was still potent. Manziel threw for 454 yards and all four of his passing touchdowns were caught by Evans, who caught 11 passes for 287 yards. At 6’5″, Evans is a matchup nightmare for cornerbacks!
4. Jameis Winston(Freshman)- QB Florida State
Winston threw for 444 yards and 3 touchdowns against Clemson as the Seminoles crushed the Tigers by a score of 51-14. He even ran for a touchdown. This kid might win the Heisman if he keeps playing like he has this season.
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5. Ka’Deem Carey(JR)- RB Arizona
Carey’s 40 carries, 236 rushing yards and 1 touchdown led Arizona to a 35-24 win over Utah. Carey definitely proved his durability by carrying the ball 40 times for a 5.9 yards per carry average.
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6. Oregon State juniors Sean Mannion(QB) and Brandin Cooks(WR)
These two have been racking up the offensive yards all season and Saturday was no difference. Oregon State crushed California 49-17. Mannion accounted for 481 passing yards, 4 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. Cooks hauled in 13 passes for 232 yards and 1 receiving touchdown, while scoring a rushing touchdown on a designed reverse play. These two guys are scary good!