Joey Thurman is a beast. Need proof? Just check out this amazing run the Willamette Bearcat pulled off against Pacific. Oh sure, the latter ended up winning by a landslide 41-13, but at least Thurman gave his team something to cheer about. The star running back finished the day with 10 carries for 79 yards.
Good Hell! Chandler Carroll exploded for 249 rushing yards this weekend and put his name on the list of people I want to be when I grow up. While he only accrued one touchdown, his yardage was enough to secure Chicago’s 19-14 victory over Macalester.
I love me a good running QB, the type of player who can roll out of the pocket, extend plays and then hit a receiver on the run. It’s a talent few are capable of executing to perfection, hence why there seems to be such a play in each of my play of the week pieces. Here’s a terrific example of this play done right. Hendrix QB Miles Thompson, who accrued just a smidge under 500 passing yards and a whopping eight total touchdowns in his team’s 70-42 victory over Rhodes, scrambles out of the pocket, extends the play for a billion minutes and then floats a perfect pass to receiver Blake Hilton in the end zone. That’s nothing short of miraculous.
In a scene eerily similar to the football bit in “Forrest Gump,” punt returner St. ScholasticaKenneth Jinkins exploded for a 78-yard touchdown return. The score was timely in that it pulled St. Scholastica within two points of MacMurray with 10 minutes to go in the fourth period. MacMurray eventually took home the cake 34-26, but at least Jinkins gave his team a chance to win.
Here’s another one of them scramblin’ plays I was talking about. This time by Bates QB Brendan Costa, who evaded defenders and then scampered 70 yards for an easy touchdown. Well, easy in the sense that he did it, and made everyone else look foolish. Bates ultimately won the contest over Hamilton 24-17. Costa logged just 23 passing yards, but accumulated 171 rushing yards.
In RPI’s 63-14 shredding of Rochester, receiver Conor Davies – in one of the first plays of the game – took a simple pass from his QB and turned it into an 87-yard TD completion. I wish I had him on my fantasy team.
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