Week One of the long awaited College Football season has come and passed, and oh what a week it was! We had Michigan and Denard Robinson channeling his inner Vince Young, Brian Kelley and his up-tempo Notre Dame offense, and how could you forget Jacksonville State with their last second 4th and 15 Touchdown in Double Overtime?!
Well we had our duds and studs and I'm here to bring you the stars of College Football's first week. Though the whole week wasn't pretty, every one of these performances that made this article were. So without further adieu here are the "Paris Hiltons" of College Football Week One.
College Football's All-Paris Hilton Team: Week One Edition
Dominique Davis, ECU
27-46 for 383 Yards and five TD's
In case you missed the amazing Hail Mary by ECU against Tulsa, then well... You missed out. Davis led his team drive after drive down the field and even when it mattered most he found his inner Doug Flute and was able to have his prayer answered. Kudos to you Mr. Davis.
T.J. Yates, UNC
28-46 for 412 Yards and three TD's
Despite losing his best receiver and practically all of his defense, Yates and the Tar Heels of North Carolina stood strong against LSU and even had a chance to win at the end of the game. Yates stood in as a leader and gave his team a chance to win. A great all-around performance from this young man.
Kendall Hunter, Oklahoma St.
21 Carries for 257 Yards and four TD's
While this may be the product of another FBS Team beating up on an undermanned FCS School, I can't help but give Hunter credit for scoring a whopping 4 TD's and having over 250 Yards.
Daniel Thomas, KSU
28 Carries for 234 Yards and two TD's
Thomas single handily carried the Wildcats on his back on the the way to a 31-22 victory over UCLA. Remember this name folks as Thomas could be a serious Heisman Darkhorse.
Keolha Pilares, Hawaii
5 Catches for 176 Yards and three TD's
Pilares torched the USC Secondary, but come to think it, who didn't?
Lyle Leong, TTU
11 Catches for 142 Yards and three TD's
Leong has stepped up to the Number One Wide Receiver in the Tommy Tuberville Era in Texas Tech. Is he Michael Crabtree? Probably not. Does he have a great name? Of course. And that's all that matters in life...
Forced a few turnovers and upset a skilled UConn team
The Michigan Defensive line came out and made a difference like never before. Proving that the new extension to the Big House was worth it, the Maize and Blue are ready for a huge game against Notre Dame this weekend.
Fresno State's Christ Carter had 3 Sacks against Cincinnati
The Bulldogs entire front 4 came out strong against the Bearcats who were heavily favored against Fresno State.
The Secondary for the Cyclones shuts down Northern Illinois
Justin Knott had two picks and Zac Sandvig had an interception as well for the Cyclones. And seriously folks, with the last name Sandvig, I had no choice but to put their secondary in.
The Bulldogs completely obliterate the Memphis Tigers on offense
Maurice Langston stood out on defense with two picks, but the shutout pitched by the Defense was even more impressive. (Edit: That pass defense held up and almost led Miss. St. to the upset over Auburn. Too bad that WR dropped the wide open pass on the sideline for the Bullies...)
2-2 with both being longer than 40 Yards
Walsh has solidified himself as the Number One Kicker in the nation.
Collin Wagner, Penn State
3-3 with all of them being at least 40 Yards
Wagner came up with a great kicking game and may be a huge factor in next weeks game against Alabama. If the Nittany Lions are going to pull the upset in Tuscaloosa then Wagner will play a huge part in this game.