It's surprising how few of the nation's high-profile players have had big outings in both of their first two games. But it's a long season. This list is fluid. And in fact my new No. 1 guy could largely make or break his chances next week against Florida State.
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San Diego St RB Donnell Pumphrey
College football's best-kept secret exploded with a 281-yard performance in the Aztecs' upset of Cal. In doing so he broke Marshall Faulk's school career rushing record.
Houston QB Greg Ward Jr.
Ward did not play against Lamar due to a shoulder injury suffered against Oklahoma. As long as it doesn't limit him Thursday night against Cincinnati it should not impact his chances.
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Georgia RB Nick Chubb
The junior was strangely quiet against FCS foe Nicholls, carrying 20 times for 80 yards and a touchdown, but combined with his 222-yard opener against North Carolina and he's averaging 151.
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Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey
McCaffrey was off Saturday, a week after gaining 210 all-purpose yards (plus 97 on a punt return that got called back) in the Cardinals' win over Kansas State.
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Louisville QB Lamar Jackson
After shredding Syracuse for 610 total yards -- 411 passing and 199 rushing -- the sophomore has accounted for a staggering 1,015 yards and 13 touchdowns through two games.