November 17, 2014
Big numbers dominate top performers
Records came crashing down this week in college football, and these players turned in showings that are worthy enough to be considered as Hall of Fame Performers of the Week.
Leading the way is Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon, who absolutely shattered the single-game rushing mark in a rout of Nebraska. Gordon, who only played three quarters, rushed for an astonishing 408 yards on 25 carries, scoring four touchdowns in the process.
Florida State S Jalen Ramsey turned in possibly the most complete defensive performance of the season in the Seminoles’ win over Miami. He finished with three tackles, one tackle for loss, an interception to seal the comeback victory, a forced fumble, a QB hurry, four pass breakups and, for good measure, a blocked PAT.
Texas QB Tyrone Swoopes helped the Longhorns continue their hot streak with 305 yards passing and a pair of touchdowns in a win over Oklahoma State. With the win, Texas is now bowl eligible.
Utah DE Nate Orchard finished with 10 tackles and 3.5 sacks for the Utes, who edged Stanford. His final sack of the game came on the first play of the second overtime, pushing the Cardinals into a second-and-18 situation they wouldn’t recover from.
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