OK, this is going to be very fluid, especially this early in the season. How fluid? We’ll update after the Ole Miss-FSU game. I also suspect we’ll see Deshaun Watson, Leonard Fournette and perhaps a few others show back up on this in the weeks to come.
Cooper Kupp, EWU, WR
The rangy senior wideout from the Big Sky torched another Pac-12 D. He caught 12 passes for 206 yards and three TDs in a 45-42 win at Washington State despite playing with an all new O-line and first-time starting QB.
J.T. Barrett, Ohio State, QB
The Buckeyes crushed Urban Meyer’s old school, Bowling Green, 77-10 and piled up a school-record 776 yards of total offense behind Barrett. He threw for 349 yards and six TD passes.
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Greg Ward, Houston, QB
The Cougars notched the biggest win of Week 1, thanks in large part to their speedy senior QB, who sparked the victory over favored Oklahoma. Ward made one clutch play after another despite working with a very inexperienced receiving corps. He went 9-for-11 for 147 yards on third downs against OU, converting eight first downs.
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Christian McCaffrey, Stanford, RB/KR
He was his usually spectacular self cutting up an aggressive K-State defense Friday night. He ran for 126 yards on 22 carries and had 210 all-purpose yards -- which doesn’t include his most eye-popping highlight, a 95-yard tackle-breaking punt return for a TD that got called back due to a penalty.
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Nick Chubb, UGA, RB
He was fantastic in his return, burning UNC for 222 rushing yards and capping it with a 55-yard TD run in the fourth quarter as he carried the Dawgs to a comeback win over a good team. Every time Chubb has been able to play a full game in his college career, he’s come up huge. You can’t say that about any other RB in college football.