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NFL Media analyst notes that Utah junior RB Devontae Booker "is a shifty runner on the perimeter with the speed to run away from defenders on the second level."

"The 5-11, 203-pound junior has topped the 100-yard mark in four straight games, exhibiting outstanding vision, balance and body control on inside runs. Additionally, Booker is a shifty runner on the perimeter with the speed to run away from defenders on the second level," Brooks writes. The 5-foot-11, 203-pound Booker recently rushed for 102 yards and a score on 26 carries in Saturday's 24-21 win against USC. Brooks notes that "the Utes' blue-collar offense leans on the hard-nosed running of Booker to move the chains," and this week "the Sun Devils must be prepared to deal with the toughness and physicality of the Utah ground attack."
Oct 31 - 4:00 PM

NFL Media analyst TCU redshirt junior Trevone Boykin's "freakish athleticism and sensational arm talent has helped the Horned Frogs become the top scoring offense in the nation."

"Boykin's freakish athleticism and sensational arm talent has helped the Horned Frogs become the top scoring offense in the nation. TCU is averaging 55 points per game in Big 12 play, with Boykin's ability to connect with Josh Doctson, Kolby Listenbee and Deante Gray on an assortment of short, intermediate and deep throws setting the tone for the unit," Brooks writes. The TCU prospect has already thrown for 2,306 yards and 21 touchdowns with just three interceptions, while running for 374 yards. Brooks notes that Boykin "is one of the most explosive athletes in college football, as evidenced by his ability to play quarterback, running back and wide receiver during his collegiate career."
Oct 31 - 3:47 PM

New Orleans Times-Picayune report's that Tulane senior WR Xavier Rush's Wave career has come to an end, after tearing his ACL.

Unfortunately for Rush, he injured his knee during Wednesday's practice. The 6-foot-3, 202-pound senior is Tulane's second-leading wide receiver with 295 yards and three touchdowns. Rush is averaging 19.2 yards a catch. For his career, he's amassed 1,349 yards and 12 touchdowns. Freshman wideout Teddy Veal with take the place of Rush in his absence.
Oct 31 - 3:38 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler compares Nebraska senior RB Ammer Abdullah to "a tougher, better version of Andre Ellington."

While NFL Media's Mike Mayock compared Abdullah to Giovani Bernard, Brugler disagreed on the comparison. However, Brugler did agree that like Giovani Bernard, Abdullah should be a second-round draft pick when it comes time to be drafted.
Oct 31 - 3:26 PM

Michigan State junior QB Connor Cook told Dan Patrick he plans on returning to school for the 2015 season.

"I was planning on it the whole time, even before this conversation," Cook said. "Who wants to leave college? College is fun... We are just taking it one week at a time as the season goes. The main goal is to use up all of my eligibility here at Michigan State." Cook did say if he was guaranteed to be a first-round pick , that would be one reason to leave. Cook has a ridiculous arm and is willing to throw into contested situations, but he really needs to improve his pocket movement against pressure.
Oct 31 - 2:42 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Michigan State junior QB Connor Cook "could benefit by returning to school."

"I do think Cook has the talent/upside to be a top-15 type prospect. But absolutely he could benefit by returning to school. Bright future," Brugler tweeted. In his latest mock draft, Brugler has the Titans taking Michigan State junior QB Connor Cook No. 5. Cooks has mentioned, that if guaranteed a first-round pick, that's "one of the reasons why you would leave." Our own Josh Norris ranks Cook as the No. 4 draft-eligible QB.
Oct 31 - 2:36 PM's Andrew Gribble reports that it's "looking like more of a possibility" that Alabama redshirt senior T Austin Shepherd will replace star freshman T Cam Robinson (ankle).

"Robinson is almost certainly out with a high ankle sprain, and Alabama's search for his replacement involves multiple players who haven't played the position all season," Gribble writes. During the Crimson Tide's three bye week practices this week, Shepherd has been seen working at the left tackle position, with sophomore Grant Hill filling in at right tackle.
Oct 31 - 2:26 PM

NFL Media's Mike Mayock compares Nebraska senior RB Ammer Abdullah to Giovani Bernard.

Abdullah "is a space player at 5'9/195 pounds," Mayock begins. "He also has toughness and quickness. What I like is the balance, the quickness and the drive to finish." Mayock adds he does not see Abdullah as a three down player, but it is worth noting Bernard went in the second-round with the same label. Abdullah has not dealt with any significant injuries throughout his four years at Nebraska. We think Abdullah fits in a zone focused scheme, and is already succeeding behind a slant blocking offensive line.
Oct 31 - 2:11 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang believes Florida State redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston's "unblemished 21-0 record as a starting quarterback is no fluke."

"Love him or hate him, Winston's unblemished 21-0 record as a starting quarterback is no fluke. His anticipation, functional mobility and ball-placement -- especially at critical moments -- are the types of skills that could force an NFL team to overlook his myriad off-field concerns," Rang wrote. Winston completed 25-of-48 passes for 401 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions in FSU's comeback win against Louisville.
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 31 - 2:06 PM

Michigan AD Dave Brandon has resigned.

Former Steelcase CEO Jim Hackett will step in on an interim basis and did not answer questions and the school's press conference. Brandon had a difficult month. First, many felt the school mishandled quarterback Shane Morris' head injury. Then the school lowered season ticket prices for students starting in 2015. Finally, Brandon was found to have sent emails to fans who had complained about the quality of Michigan football, advising them to find a new team.
Source: MLive
Oct 31 - 2:02 PM

Alabama junior Amari Cooper remains the top WR prospect on Kevin Weidl and Steve Muench's board.

The duo, along with Todd McShay, make up Scouts Inc. Cooper "is catching the ball with more consistency this fall and has shown the top-end speed to exploit a seam and hit home after the catch," the team writes. Many are projecting Cooper as a possible top 10 selection, and some even prefer him over Sammy Watkins. We do not. In fact, we would not be surprised to see many evaluators rank receiver prospects ahead of Amari Cooper by the time the draft rolls around.
Source: ESPN
Oct 31 - 10:46 AM

FSU senior RB Karlos Williams rushed for 72 yards on 16 carries in the school's 42-31 win over Louisville.

Williams never missed practice or playing time after being accused of domestic battery, and those accusations were later dropped. After displaying intriguing running back talent behind Devonta Freeman last year, Williams has struggled to consistently break tackles at the line of scrimmage this season and appears to be a straight-line athlete.
Oct 31 - 9:56 AM

Louisville senior RB Michael Dyer rushed for 134 yards and three touchdowns on 28 carries in the school's 42-31 loss to FSU.

Dyer posted a ton of production early in this game, displaying the similar ability to when he played for Auburn. The running back's college career has been a winding road, starting for Auburn as a freshman then transferring to Arkansas State, then finding himself out of FBS football before transferring to Louisville. Head coach Charlie Strong is no longer with the school, but Dyer is still emerging as Louisville's top rushing threat.
Oct 31 - 9:26 AM

The NCAA has upheld Georgia junior RB Todd Gurley's suspension, meaning he can return on November 15 versus Auburn.

Gurley's suspension will last a total of four games. He has been practicing with the team and should be ready to fully contribute on November 15. He will miss the next two games against Kentucky and Missouri, and both schools should expect to see a lot of Nick Chubb.
Source: NCAA
Oct 31 - 9:16 AM

Florida State redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston completed 25-of-48 passes for 401 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions in a comeback win Thursday over Louisville.

Nobody said repeating as National Champions was going to be easy. Florida State trailed for the vast majority of the game and faced a 31-28 deficit with four minutes remaining, but scored two late touchdowns to fend off the Cardinals, who finished 0-for-10 on third downs. Winston played through a bum ankle, throwing a career-high three interceptions, though we don't suspect anybody will remember that. After an ugly first half (10-for-22 with zero touchdowns and two interceptions), Winston lit it up after emerging from the locker room to put the finishing touches on his second career 400-yard game, improving to 21-0 as a starter.
Oct 31 - 12:00 AM

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