Getting a good performance from a freshman can be a huge boost for a football team, and there were quite a few freshman from the 2012 recruiting class that impressed in this past week of college football.
Not only does a big game from a freshman help the team on the field, but it can also be a huge plus for recruiting. It goes a long ways towards showing potential recruits that a program can find ways to get them on the field even as freshman, and that if you're talented enough you will be utilized.
You may even make it on a list like this.
Here are the best performances put up by the 2012 recruiting class this past week: