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Another week of college football has come and gone.
Week 10 of the college football season featured the much awaited return of Pac-12 and MAC conference play as well as four top-25 match-ups. Two of those match-ups provided players for this week’s list. We are also featuring our first tight end in our “Ruthless Receivers” category.
The ACC led the offensive charge this week, featuring six different players on five different teams. Miami was the only team this week to feature multiple players on the offensive side of the ball.
The Big Ten and AAC both featured two players on this week’s list, while the SEC, Big 12, Pac-12, Mountain West, and MAC featured just a single player. Here are the top five statistical performers for each offensive category:
QB D’Eriq King, Miami
King put on an impressive performance in a 44-41 win over NC State. The Houston transfer passed for 430 yards and five touchdowns on 31 completions. He also added 105 yards on 15 rushing attempts. King became just the third player and first Hurricane to throw for 400 yards, five touchdowns, no interceptions, and rush for 100 yards in a single game in the last 20 years. The other two players were Wyoming’s Brett Smith (2013) and Miami University’s Zac Dysert (2012). King now has three career games with five or more touchdown passes, 300 yards passing and at least 100 rushing yards. That’s the most in the entire FBS since 2000.
QB Hendon Hooker, Virginia Tech
Hooker was impressive through the air and on the ground in the Hokies’ close 38-35 loss to Liberty. He threw for 217 yards and three touchdowns on a 74.1 completion percentage (20-for-27). Hooker also added 156 rushing yards and a touchdown on the ground. The 156 rushing yards were the fourth most by any player this week. Since 2000, Hooker becomes just the fourth ACC player and eighth overall to have 150 rush yards, three or more passing touchdowns, one rushing touchdowns, and a 70% completion rate in a single game. The most recent player to complete the feat was Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts in 2019.
QB D.J. Uiagalelei, Clemson
Uiagalelei started his second consecutive game in Trevor Lawrence’s absence. In a 47-40 loss to No. 4 Notre Dame, the freshman passed for 439 yards and two touchdowns on 29 completions in a double-overtime thriller. He becomes the only Clemson true freshman quarterback since at least 2000 to have 400 passing yards, two passing touchdowns, and a rushing touchdown in a single game. Uiagalelei and Lawrence both have a single game with 400 passing yards. Lawrence has started 36 games while Uiagalelei has started just two.
QB Kyle Trask, Florida
Trask continued his dominant offensive season against No. 5 Georgia, throwing for 474 yards and four touchdowns on 30 completions. In the 44-28 win, Trask became the first player in SEC history with four touchdown passes in five straight games. He also is just the third player since 2000 to have had four passing touchdowns in each of the first five games of a season. Texas Tech’s Graham Harrell (2007) and California’s Davis Webb (2016) were the other players to accomplish the feat. Trask currently leads the nation with 22 passing touchdowns this season.
QB Justin Fields, Ohio State
Fields has now made this list for the third straight week. The Heisman Trophy hopeful passed for 314 yards and five touchdowns in a big 49-27 win over Rutgers. He also added another touchdown on the ground. Fields becomes just the fifth player since 2000 to have five or more passing touchdowns and 300 passing yards and a rushing touchdown on a completion percentage of 85 or greater in a single game. The most recent to complete the feat was East Carolina’s Philip Nelson in 2016. Fields is also the only player since at least 2000 to have 900 passing yards, 10 touchdowns, and an 85% completion rate in his team’s first three games of a season.
RB Kyren Williams, Notre Dame
Williams was a key part of Notre Dame’s upset over No. 1 Clemson. He rushed for 140 yards and three touchdowns, including a 65-yard touchdown on the first offensive play of the game. That was the first time in the past 15 years that Clemson had given up a touchdown on its first defensive play. Williams now has three games this season with 100 rushing yards and multiple rushing touchdowns. That’s behind only Iowa State’s Breece Hall.
RB Mohamed Ibrahim, Minnesota
Ibrahim has now made this list in consecutive weeks due to another stellar performance against Illinois. He rushed for 224 yards and four touchdowns on 30 attempts and also added two receptions for 31 yards in the 41-14 win. Ibrahim is the first Minnesota player with 100 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns in each of his team’s first three games since Laurence Maroney completed the feat in 2005. He also becomes the only player since at least 2000 to have 550 rushing yards and 10 or more rushing touchdowns over his team’s first three games.
RB Javonte Williams, North Carolina
Williams has now made this list in two of the last three weeks. He added another solid performance in a 56-24 win over Duke. He rushed for 151 yards and three touchdowns, while also adding 24 yards and a touchdown through the air. Williams now has three games this season with 150 rushing yards and two or more rushing touchdowns. That’s the most in the country this year. He becomes just the second UNC player since 2000 to have 150 rushing yards, two rush touchdowns, and a receiving touchdown in a single game. Giovani Bernard was the other Tar Heel to accomplish the feat when he did so in 2011.
RB Jarek Broussard, Colorado
Broussard had quite the performance in his first game with Colorado. He rushed for 187 yards and three touchdowns in a close 48-42 victory over UCLA. He became the first Colorado player to rush for three touchdowns in his debut since Bobby Anderson completed the feat in 1969. Broussard also becomes just the fourth Colorado player since 2000 to have 180 or more rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns in a single game. The most recent Buffalo to accomplish the feat was Philip Lindsay in 2017.
QB Max Duggan, TCU
Although Duggan did not have an impressive performance through the air, he did put on a show when it came to the run game against Texas Tech. In a 34-18 win for the Horned Frogs, the quarterback rushed for 154 yards and three touchdowns on 19 attempts, including an 81-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Duggan became the first TCU quarterback to rush for 150 yards and three touchdowns in a single game since at least 2000. He had a combined 86 rushing yards in his previous three games, yet almost doubled it in this week’s game alone.
WR Romeo Doubs, Nevada
Doubs has continued his impressive season with another stellar performance. In a 34-9 win over Utah State, Doubs caught seven passes for 137 yards and three touchdowns. He becomes just the fourth Nevada player since 2000 with 130 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns in a single game. McLane Mannix was the most recent to achieve the feat when he did so in 2018. Doubs also becomes the ninth player and first Mountain West player since 2000 to have 450 receiving yards and five or more receiving touchdowns over his team’s first three games.
WR Blake Proehl, East Carolina
Proehl is the first ECU player to make this list on the offensive side. Proehl broke out in a big way this week, catching 13 passes for 182 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-21 loss to Tulane. In his five previous games this season, he had a total of 213 receiving yards and no touchdowns. Proehl becomes just the fifth ECU receiver since 2000 to have 180 receiving yards and two or more receiving touchdowns in a single game. The most recent Pirate to complete the feat was Tyler Snead in 2019.
WR Mike Harley, Miami
Harley has now reached this list in his last two games, due to another great offensive output against NC State. He had eight receptions for 153 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning 54-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Harley is just the fifth Miami receiver since 2000 to have 150 or more receiving yards and multiple touchdown grabs in a single game. The most recent Hurricane to accomplish this feat was Phillip Dorsett in 2014.
WR D’Wayne Eskridge, Western Michigan
Eskridge represents the MAC this week as he had put on an impressive opening week performance against Akron. He made three receptions for 114 yards and two touchdowns, while also returning four kicks for 121 yards. In the 58-13 rout, be became just the second Western Michigan player since 2000 to have 100 receiving yards and multiple receiving touchdowns on three receptions or less. He’s in good company, joining Greg Jennings (2003).
TE Sean Dykes, Memphis
Dykes becomes our first featured tight end on this list, due to a stellar performance against South Florida in a close 34-33 victory over the Bulls. He had seven receptions for 147 yards and two touchdowns, including a 10-yard touchdown late in the final quarter. Dykes becomes the first Memphis tight end since at least 2000 with 140 receiving yards and multiple receiving touchdowns in a single game. Dykes had a combined 66 receiving yards in his previous three games, and more than doubled that output this week.