Not only does the Week In Review do games and sports news from the week. Now I've decided that it's time to add A Week In Review: Top 5 Stand-Out Athletes In College Football *for the week only*. I got my idea from watching ESPN pick the "player of the game", well why can we do it here as well! It's all about the competition these young athletes possess and how they use it to the best of their ability. It's all about shedding the blood, sweat, and tears to help bring their team to the top. I'll pick the players by their performance through all four of the quarters, not just if they become a play maker in the half. I'll pick the players judging from ALL conferences. If you disagree with any of my choices please let me know because I want to see what you all think as well.
Two nights ago the University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles played the Alcorn State Braves in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The Golden Eagles won 52-0 in a surprising blowout game. Wide Reciever Gerald Baptiste scored two touchdowns in the first three minutes of the game, thrown by quarterback Austin Davis. This was all done while four-star wide recieve DeAndre Brown was still recovering from an injury sustained last year against Troy.
*I couldn't find a good picture of him.*
The Ole Miss Rebels played Memphis yesterday in Memphis, Tennesee. The game got off to a slow start, Snead was getting shut down by the Memphis defense causing him to throw interceptions and have bad ball direction. In the second half he came back to lead Ole Miss to a 41-24 victory over Memphis.
On the night of September 5th the Alabama Crimson Tide played the Virginia Tech Hokies in Atlanta, Georgia. This was Greg McElroy's first big game as starting quarterback for the Tide. The junior handled the challenge well and showed up as an apparent leader for the team. Alabama beat Virginia Tech 34-24.
Mark Ingram, now starting running back for the Crimson Tide, played a major role in their defeat of the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday. He rushed for 150 yards, scored two touchdowns, and had three receptions. He did more than play a key role in this first game for the Tide. Ingram is filling in the spot of last year's starting running back Glenn Coffee who entered the NFL draft at the end of last year's season.
Max Hall led the BYU Cougars to a victory Saturday night against the number 3 ranked Oklahoma. A rising senior, Hall completed 26 out of 38 passes for a total of 329 yards and two touchdowns. The Cougars ended the game defeating Oklahoma in a surprising victory of 14-13. Max Hall was also named 2009 Bowl Subdivision National Offensive Player of the Week for his role in Saturday's game.