There was a lot of big action on Saturday, a #1 Ranked Bama losing to unranked Texas A&M, the Red River Rivalry brought non stop action, and Ole Miss vs Arkansas came down to the last play with Arkansas missing their 2 point conversion to lose in a 52-51 shootout. I believe we are seeing much more parity in college this year, and I love it, this is what makes college so special. The playoffs are up for grabs this year with a few unexpected teams in play to make it at this point, such as Iowa & Cincinnati. Now lets dive into some of the top risers after this week.
Texas Freshman WR Xavier Worthy:
Set the tone for the Red River Rivalry with that explosive opening play, and continued to dominate throughout the game finishing with 9 Catches 261 Yards and 2 TDs . His high school 10.55 100m time is 91st percentile in the world. He has been the best True Freshman WR in CFB up to this point and has a sky high potential.
Oklahoma Freshman QB Caleb Williams:
Came in to replace Rattler and on his first play ran for a 66 yard TD. Lincoln Riley put Rattler back in after that play, but after a few drives with little success, Caleb Williams was put back into the game and made several very impressive throws to lead Oklahoma to a great comeback victory. Should be interesting to see how this plays out, but its gonna be very hard for Lincoln to not start Williams after that performance.
Arkansas Freshman RB Raheim "Rocket" Sanders:
First 100 yard rushing game of his young career, Sanders is a high level talent. Converted WR at 6'2' 225 that moves very well and is a physical runner. Arkansas is pretty deep at RB, but after Sanders showing on Saturday, his work load should continue to increase.
Michigan State RS Junior WR Jalen Nailor:
Had a dominant performance against Rutgers, could not be stopped down the field. 5 Catches 221 Yards and 3 TDs. Nailor and Jaylen Reed have both stepped up to help make this Michigan State offense much more explosive vertically.
Wisconsin Freshman RB Braelon Allen:
Another massive true freshman RB here at 6'2" 238lbs, had his first career 100 yard game, and he is only 17 years old right now. Averaged 7.3 yards per carry and made it to the end zone once. This production should lead to him getting even more carries, last week before this breakout game, Paul Chryst was already saying his trajectory is heading up. Additionally RB Jalen Berger was just dismissed from Wisconsin, who wasn't getting much usage anyway, but its means even less competition for touches.
Alabama Junior WR Jameson Williams:
One of the most explosive receivers in college right now, and has flashed in every game so far this season. But after Saturday he really solidified himself as the best WR on the team at the moment. His high school 10.54 100m time is 91st percentile in the world. Finished the night with 10 Catches 146 Yards and 2 TDs.