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PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Miller, Roland-Jones named Seniors of Week

Mon, Oct 09, 2017

Offense

Anthony Miller, WR, Memphis
The Memphis offense had a great bounceback on the road at UConn amassing 711 yards of total offense and scoring 70 points. Senior quarterback Riley Ferguson threw seven touchdown passes, four of them going to Miller. The Memphis-native and former walk-on tied his own school single-game record with 15 receptions and collected 224 yards. He had 12 catches for 157 yards and three touchdowns by halftime.

Previous Winners: Michael Gallup (WR, Colorado State), Mason Rudolph (QB, Oklahoma State), Baker Mayfield (QB, Oklahoma), Rashaad Penny (RB, San Diego State), Davon Grayson (WR, East Carolina), Jordan Chunn (RB, Troy)

Other Offensive Standouts
Central Michigan TE Tyler Conklin vs. Ohio – 10 receptions, 136 yards, 2 touchdowns
Colorado RB Phillip Lindsay vs. Arizona – 41 carries, 281 yards, 3 touchdowns
Georgia RB Nick Chubb vs. Vanderbilt – 16 carries, 138 yards, 2 touchdowns
Georgia RB Sony Michel vs. Vanderbilt – 12 carries, 150 yards, 1 touchdown
Hawaii RB Diocemy Saint Juste vs. Nevada – 25 carries, 241 yards, 1 touchdown
Iowa State WR Allen Lazard vs. Oklahoma – 3 receptions, 69 yards, 1 touchdown
Memphis QB Riley Ferguson vs. UConn – 34-of-48, 431 yards, 7 touchdowns
Miami WR Braxton Berrios vs. Florida State – 8 receptions, 90 yards, 2 touchdowns
Nevada WR Wyatt Demps vs. Hawaii – 7 receptions, 111 yards, 2 touchdowns
San Diego State RB Rashaad Penny vs. UNLV – 27 carries, 170 yards, 2 touchowns
Southern Miss RB Ito Smith vs. UTSA – 17 carries, 178 yards, 1 touchdown
Tulane RB Dontrell Hilliard vs. Tulsa – 19 carries, 175 yards, 4 touchdowns
Western Michigan RB Jarvion Franklin vs. Buffalo – 37 carries, 176 yards, 3 touchdowns; 20-yard receiving touchdown
 

Defense

Ja’Von Rolland-Jones, DE, Arkansas State
Rolland-Jones entered the year as the Sun Belt’s all-time leader in sacks but hadn’t gotten to the quarterback until Wednesday night when he recorded his first two sacks of the season along with a forced fumble. Rolland-Jones took advantage of the weeknight game spotlight and finished with six tackles. He now has 32.5 career sacks, tying him with Myles Garrett and former Senior Bowl player Elvis Dumervil on the NCAA’s all-time list.

Previous Winners: Deadrin Senat (DT, South Florida), Shaun Dion Hamilton (LB, Alabama), Davin Bellamy (LB, Georgia), Duke Dawson (DB, Florida), Bradley Chubb (DE, NC State), Garret Dooley (LB, Wisconsin)

Other Defensive Standouts
Boston College DE Harold Landry vs. Virginia Tech – 7 tackles (3.0 for loss), 3.0 sacks
Central Michigan DE Joe Ostman vs. Ohio – 7 tackles (2.0 for loss), 1.0 sack, 2 forced fumbles
Fresno State DT Malik Forrester vs. San Jose State – 6 tackles (3.0 for loss), 2.0 sacks, forced fumble
Iowa State LB Joel Lanning vs. Oklahoma – 8 tackles (1.0 for loss), 1.0 sack, fumble recovery; 60 yards of offense (25 passing, 35 rushing)
LSU DT Christian LaCouture vs. Florida – 9 tackles (1.5 for loss), 1.5 sacks
Navy LB D.J. Palmore vs. Air Force – 6 tackles (3.0 for loss), 1.0 sack, 2 fumble recoveries
NC State DE Bradley Chubb vs. Louisville – 6 tackles (2.0 for loss), 1.0 sack, blocked kick
Nevada LB Austin Paulhus vs. Hawaii – 10 tackles (3.0 for loss), 1.0 sack
Penn State CB Christian Campbell vs. Northwestern – 4 tackles, 1 interception, 2 pass breakups
Purdue LB Ja’Whaun Bentley vs. Minnesota – 5 tackles (1.0 for loss), 76-yard pick-six
South Carolina LB Skai Moore vs. Arkansas – 2 tackles (2.0 for loss), 1.0 sack, 34-yard pick-six
Virginia S Quin Blanding vs. Duke – 6 tackles, 58-yard pick-six


Reese's Senior Bowl Alumnus of the Week

Carson Wentz, QB, Philadelphia Eagles
Wentz completed 21-of-30 passes for 304 yards and four touchdowns as the Eagles trounced the Cardinals, 34-7. It was the 7th 300-yard passing game of Wentz's short career and already the third this season in five games. 

Previous winners: Kareem Hunt (Chiefs), Desmond Trufant (Falcons), Jacoby Brissett (Colts), Andy Dalton (Bengals)

Mobile Area High School Player of the Week

Devin Mitchell, QB, Fairhope
Mitchell completed 17-of-22 passes for 285 yards and three TDs as Fairhope beat Baker 30-14. The junior also rushed for 70 yards and a 12-yard TD. 

Previous winners: Justin Johnson DB, Citronelle; Jack West, QB, Saraland; Alex Moore, QB, Mobile Christian