Landry Jones picked apart the Florida State Secondary for almost 400 Passing Yards on Saturday in OU's 41-17 win in Norman.
Week Two of the long awaited College Football season has come and passed, and oh what a week it was! This week Virginia Tech was shocked by James Madison, Denard Robinson proved to be superman again with over 500 Yards of Total Offense, and South Carolina playing above expectation..? What is the world coming to? Needless to say Week Two of the College Football Season was one to remember.
Well we had our duds and studs and I'm here to bring you the stars of College Football's second week. Though the whole week wasn't pretty, every one of these performances that made this article were. For an Athlete to qualify as a "Paris Hilton" they must be a beast who rose to the occasion and separated themselves as the best of the best at their position. So without further adieu here are the "Paris Hiltons" of College Football Week Two.
Mallett destroyed Louisiana-Monroe with his 400 Passing Yards.
Ryan Mallett, Arkansas
28-43 for 400 Yards and Three TD's
Mallett solidified that he's going to be a force to be reckoned with in the SEC this season. With top receiver Greg Childs returning this season (And catching two TD's against ULM) the Hogs are ready to break into this season strong with Mallett (Insert funny laugh at 'Mallet and Break Through' pun)
Landry Jones, Oklahoma
30-40 for 380 Yards and Four TD's
Landry Jones did nothing but impress, and make me look good, in his domination of FSU in Norman this weekend. And just in case anyone is wondering, there's still room on the Oklahoma sleeper Big 12 Championship Bandwagon if you're interested. Hurry though, spots are filling up.
Marcus Lattimore stood out as a stud for the Gamecocks against Georgia and should be a bright star for South Caroliina for the next few years.
Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina
37 Carries for 182 Yards and Two TD's
I'm honestly nervous... I think South Carolina may actually rise above their constant "Mediocre" Season and contend for the SEC East Title this year... Lattimore is definitely going to be a reason for their chances this year, and the scary part is, he's only a true freshmen. Somewhere Lou Holtz grins inside.
Bryce Beall, Houston
19 Carries for 195 Yards and Three TD's
The Cougars have a running game?! Apparently Case Keenum isn't the only player on the Cougars who can pack a punch, as UTEP found out Saturday. Do I smell a possible Darkhorse BCS Buster? I think we may...
Jermaine Kearse was a bit of a curse for the Syracuse Defense all game.
Jermaine Kearse, Washington
9 Catches for 179 Yards and Three TD's
Is a legitimate threat out wide for the Huskies and he showed it by tearing up the Syracuse Secondary for Three, count 'em, Three Touchdowns! I'll have to check me glasses but he looks like a young Reggie Williams (circa 2003) at Wideout for the Huskies.
Conner Vernon, Duke
8 Catches for 181 Yards and Two TD's
Conner was all over the field against Wake Forest, however the Fightin' David Cutcliffes Just didn't have enough in them to finish off the Deacons. All in all, a great game for Mr. Vernon, and I give credit where credit is due.
The Michigan Offensive Line just overpowered Notre Dame as Denard Robinson had 258 Rushing Yards for the Wolverines in their 28-24 Win in South Bend.
Michigan Wolverines Offensive Line
Denard Robinson had 258 Rushing Yards from the Quarterback position.
What more needs to be said? Robinson has taken the mold of Pat White/Vince Young for the Wolverines and he is the hottest commodity in College Football since Reggie Bush in 2005... Oops. Needless to say, you get the point.
Kansas Jayhawks Front Seven
Held the Georgia Tech Option Offense in check and upset the #17 ranked Yellow Jackets
What an enormous win and turnaround for Tuner Gill and this program. Last Week these same Jayhawks lost at home to North Dakota State... Guys, I truly say kudos on an amazing turnaround. Holding Josh Nesbitt in check is not easy task and they succeeded.
The Oregon Ducks Secondary held Tennessee in check the entire Second Half with their outstanding Pass Defense.
Oregon Ducks Secondary
Held Tennessee below 200 Passing Yards and had an Interception Return for a TD
Well... This took a lot of pride swallowing. I was at this game, and my Vols let me down. But I yet again will look aside biases and give credit where it's due. Oregon is extremely athletic, and *gulp* a team that can compete with anyone. This team has National Championship Darkhorse Potential.
Ohio State Secondary
Nabbed Four picks against Jacory Harris and Miami
Well THE Ohio State University showed they're a real Championship Contender with a dominant performance against Miami. Granted Miami sorta handed OSU the game with Harris and his Interceptions, still the Bucks look solid, and with Pryor at the helm they look like they can contend. Oh yeah, and OSU won... Just like in 2003, sorry McGahee, Winslow, and Ken Dorsey...
Daniel Lincoln came out strong for the Vols knocking in two long 40 Yarders to give the early edge of momentum against Oregon.
Daniel Lincoln, Tennessee
2-2 on FG's both being 45+ Yards
Here is my bias shining right through. But seriously though, Lincoln had a great game. From a guy who went from kicking a ball into Terrence Cody's armpit TWICE, this is a huge improvement and I'm genuinely happy for the guy.
Dan Conroy, Michigan State
3-3 on FG's with Two 40+ Yarders and a 50 Yarder
Conroy's my boy! Granite that was a terrible attempt at a joke this guy is a solid kicker. If we gave out Heisman's for Kickers of the Week, well... this guy would win it this week! Congrats Danny boy!