Week 4 winners and losers: Melvin Gordon, Sony Michel take over
With Week 4 of the college football season in the books, let's take a spin through some winners and losers of the week.
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Winner: Sony Michel, RB, Georgia
Let's talk about a Georgia running back not named Todd Gurley. Michel, a freshman, had 155 yards and three touchdowns on 10 carries as the No. 13 Bulldogs overpowered the Troy Trojans, 66-0.
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Loser: Jeff Driskel, QB, Florida
Driskel went 9 of 28 passing and produced just 93 yards through the air as Florida fell to No. 3 Alabama, 42-21. He was also picked off twice.
Winner: Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
Wisconsin won big in Week 4, and Gordon was a major reason why. The junior tallied a school-record five TDs and averaged 19.5 yards per carry on 13 tries (253 yards total) as the Badgers improved to 2-1 on the season.
Loser: Devin Gardner, QB, Michigan
After getting shut out in Week 3 at Notre Dame, Michigan lost at home this week to Utah, 26-10. Gardner went 14-of-26 with zero TDs and two picks before he was benched for Shane Morris. In a year when Gardner and the Wolverine offense were supposed to be revitalized under new OC Doug Nussmeier, they've sputtered and Michigan is now 2-2.
It's been mostly a tough road for Kevin Wilson at Indiana, and his Hoosiers finally got a signature win they can point to for progress. They knocked off No. 18 Missouri on the road with Tevin Coleman rushing for 132 yards and a TD.
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Loser: Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
On a night he's suspended for the full game, how could Winston still become a story? By dressing in full pads and going out to the field to warm up with his team, as if he were playing. Coach Jimbo Fisher was visibly irritated and sent Winston back into the locker room to change. Luckily, the Seminoles beat Clemson in overtime.
Winner: Blake Sims, QB, Alabama
Sims threw for 445 yards and four touchdowns (one pick) in Alabama's win over Florida and fully solidified his role as the Tide's starting quarterback. This nod could also go to offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin or receiver Amari Cooper, who hauled in 10 catches for 201 yards and three TDs.
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Loser: Virginia Tech
The Hokies were flying so high after their Week 2 upset at Ohio State. Since then, they've lost at home to East Carolina and Georgia Tech, with the latter coming on Saturday. They couldn't run the football, and QB Michael Brewer threw three interceptions and no touchdowns. Back to reality for the Hokies.
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Winner: Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma
The Sooners were missing running back Keith Ford on their trip to Morgantown, West Virginia, but Perine made sure that wasn't a problem. The freshman rushed for a wild 242 yards and four touchdowns to help No. 4 OU survive what many thought could be a potential upset at WVU.
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Loser: LSU Tigers
No. 8 LSU was the first elite team to fall in the SEC West, as they were defeated at home by Mississippi State, 34-29. MSU's Josh Robinson rushed for 197 yards and a TD, as the Bulldogs moved to 4-0 and announced themselves as real contenders within the division.
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The No. 21 Cougars got a nice win over a solid Virginia team to improve to 4-0 and continue their story as the non-Power 5 team that could crack some playoff discussions. BYU has to go undefeated since its schedule is light and here are the toughest remaining games: vs. Utah State, at UCF, at Boise State and at Cal. Will Taysom Hill and the Cougars run the table?