Central Michigan senior QB Cooper Rush completed 25 of 45 attempts for 402 yards one interception and two touchdowns in the school's 49-35 loss to Virginia.
Rush helped CMU creep back into this game, but Virginia's late run sealed the deal. It is unlikely that Rush sees first or second round evaluations, but expect him to be involved in an all star game during the draft process.
Oregon junior RB Royce Freeman (leg) will not start Saturday's game against Colorado.
Freeman suffered a right leg injury in the first half of Saturday's loss to Nebraska. He wore a walking boot early in the practice week and while he is participating in light pregame warm-ups, he won't be starting. If he does see the field, expect a relatively limited workload. This injury isn't expected to sideline Freeman long term. Kani Benoit will start in his place against Colorado.
Colorado senior QB Sefo Liufau (ankle) is in pads warming up ahead of Saturday's game against Oregon.
Liufau has been practicing since mid-week and all indications point to him starting today. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound suffered an ankle sprain in last Saturday's loss to Michigan.
Connecticut senior WR Noel Thomas caught 14 passes for 111 yards in Saturday's 31-24 loss to Syracuse.
No touchdowns for Thomas, but a fine effort overall. The 6-foot-1, 202-pound senior has surpassed 70 yards receiving in all four of UConn's games to date and has now notched a pair of double-digit reception efforts. For the season as a whole, Thomas is working to a 40-388-1 receiving line.
Syracuse redshirt senior WR Amba Etta-Tawo caught 12 passes for 270 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 31-24 victory over UConn.
This is getting a little ridiculous, guys. Steve Ishmael was expected to be thriving in the No. 1 role this fall. If not him, then perhaps Brisley Estime. Instead, it's been Etta-Tawo, who was no better than a forgotten secondary option at Maryland over the past three years. You think the Terps would like him back now? With 40 catches for 706 yards and five touchdowns, Etta-Tawo has already easily surpassed his career-highs in all three categories. He has at least eight games left to play.
Virginia Tech junior QB Jerod Evans completed 13 of 20 attempts for 282 yards and three touchdowns in the school's 54-17 win over ECU.
Evans added another 97 yards and a score on the ground, including a 55 yard touchdown run that featured multiple broken tackles. Evans has thrown for at least three touchdowns in three of four games so far this season. The JUCO transfer is putting together a very solid first season.
Syracuse sophomore QB Eric Dungey completed 26-of-40 passes for 407 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Saturday's 31-24 win over UConn.
Impressive road win here for Dino Babers and the Orange, who improved to 2-2. Dungey, who averaged 10.18 yards per attempt, continues to improve in Syracuse's new pass-happy scheme. He's thrown for 350 yards or more in each of the three non-Louisville games. Dungey added his second rushing score of the year today.
ECU senior WR Isaiah Jones caught 10 passes for 155 yards in the school's 54-17 loss to Virginia Tech.
Jones has double digit receptions in three out of four games this season. He has a strong chance to lead the nation in that category at the end of the season. Virginia Tech's corners are very solid, so this tape will be reviewed by NFL evaluators.