It was not a banner week for America's top freshmen, many of whom watched their teams (and specific units) suffer the worst defeats of their season.
Most of the nation's top youngsters are not accustomed to losing. Because of how dominant they were in high school, the feeling of getting beat up is completely new.
How will they respond from a Week 5 shellacking? Did they learn from the experience of embarrassment, or did it stunt their ripe self-confidence?
Only time will tell.
Note: The players graded are the top six prospects from 247Sports' composite rankings; one player from outside the top six who has stuck out; and one (very) superlative redshirt.