College Football All-Week 13 Team
There's only one week of the college football regular season remaining. With that in mind, everybody is looking to make an impact for their team in hopes of either securing bowl eligibility or positioning themselves for a conference championship.
It was gut check time for these college athletes during Week 13.
While everybody increased their level of play, there were only a select few who took their game to unthinkable levels. For example, we saw an independent quarterback breaking an NCAA record and an SEC offensive line jumping into a time machine.
Keenan Reynolds, Navy
Reynolds continued his fabulous season by rushing for 240 yards and seven touchdowns in a win over San Jose State. One of those touchdowns won the game in triple-overtime, which also set an NCAA record. No quarterback in the history of the NCAA has rushed for more touchdowns in a single game.
Take that, Johnny Manziel.
Reynolds also completed four of his six pass attempts and threw for a score in six straight games. He also had two touchdowns in a September game against Delaware to tally eight on the season. The sophomore quarterback has now generated 34 total touchdowns this year and has put Navy on his back.
Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona
In the upset win over Oregon, Carey continued to do what he does best. He carried the ball a ridiculous 48 times and pounded out 206 yards and four touchdowns. Talk about being a work horse. He averaged 4.3 yards per touch and scored once in each quarter to help seal the shocking 42-16 win over the Ducks. Carey now has 1,559 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns on the season. With the Heisman race wide open, maybe it's time to start giving him a look.
Brennan Clay, Oklahoma
With Damien Williams off the team, Oklahoma needed somebody to step up to take some of the pressure off freshman quarterback Trevor Knight. Clay did just that. The senior running back rushed for a career-high 200 yards and scored two touchdowns in the upset win over Kansas State. His 64-yard touchdown run gave the Sooners the lead in the second quarter, and his three-yard score in the fourth pretty much put the game on ice. Clay came through in the clutch.
Ty Montgomery, Stanford
Once again, Montgomery showed why he is one of the more versatile receivers in the country. In a blowout win over Cal, the junior took advantage of a poor Golden Bears defense by scoring five total touchdowns. That's right. Four of his five receptions produced points, and he also rushed for 31 yards and a touchdown. It's safe to say that this was easily the best game of his career.
Steve Hull, Illinois
With the season coming to an end, it's only right to start showing love to players from teams that get no love whatsoever. Take Hull, for example.
In a solid win over Purdue, the senior caught 10 passes for 169 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran the remaining eight seconds off the clock and took a safety to guarantee the Fighting Illini was going to win the game. Hull played like a champ to help snap Illinois' six-game losing streak.
Manasseh Garner, Pittsburgh
For the second straight game, Garner came out of his shell and played well offensively. Only this time, it produced a win for the Panthers.
The junior tight end hasn't made much of an impact in the passing game all season, but he did haul in seven passes for 61 yards and a touchdown in the road victory over Syracuse. Perfect time for him to have a big game as Pittsburgh now becomes bowl-eligible for the sixth straight season.
The seniors thank you, Garner.
LSU's Offensive Line
For the first time probably all season, college football fans witnessed classic LSU football. Say goodbye to the newly designed passing game. The Tigers simply lined up and pounded the ball down Texas A&M's throat, and it was beautiful to watch.
Well, maybe not if you're an Aggies fan.
Les Miles and his guys decided to run the ball 55 times (most this season,) which produced 324 yards. Yikes! The team averaged 5.9 yards per carry and three different players had more than 50 rushing yards. Blame the Aggies defense all you'd like, but LSU has been playing this way for years.
It's also worth noting that for the first time in six games, Texas A&M didn't generate a single sack. The big boys up front deserve a pat on the back.
Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh
He did it again!
Donald has been considered the best defensive lineman in the NCAA almost all season. In fact, I made sure to find a picture with his helmet off. You all know what Jadeveon Clowney looks like; now get familiar with the real Defensive Player of the Year.
In the win over Syracuse, Donald had nine tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and two quarterback hurries. He also blocked the first extra point of his career, which made the difference in the ball game.
Donald's efforts all year will pay off, as he'll end his career with a well-deserved bowl appearance.
Chris Young, Arizona State
Young feasted on UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley.
The senior not only led the team with 13 tackles, but he also racked up three of the team's nine sacks in the Sun Devils' win over UCLA. Somebody has been soaking their body in an ice tub, and it's nobody on Arizona State.
With players like Young contributing in a big way, Arizona State clinched the Pac-12 South and will play for the conference championship.
Kurtis Drummond, Michigan State
I think we had a DB (defensive back) dinged in the head, and I don't think he was all in one piece; he made a critical error,' Spartans defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi said after the 23-20 loss. I don't know, I'm not a doctor.'
What's the best way to get revenge?
Come away with six tackles, break up a pass and intercept two passes. Oh, and make sure the Spartans win the game in blowout fashion (30-6).
Well-played, Drummond. Well-played.
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