Stanford senior RB Tyler Gaffney rushed for 133 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries in the school's 38-14 win over Arizona State.
Gaffney has benefited the most from the Cardinal's decision to overpower opposing defenses. Gaffney lacks explosive ability, but he can take a high carry number and generate yards that are blocked for him as well as a few broken tackles.
Baylor junior WR Antwan Goodley caught eight passes for 114 yards and a touchdown in the school's 30-10 win over Texas.
Goodley has the size and athleticism to be a dominate edge receiver, but he has had inconsistencies at the catch point this season. Still, he is emerging and looks to be Bryce Petty's top option next season.
Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher agreed to a new deal that will keep him with the school for the next five to seven years.
Fisher gets a raise from $2.7 million a year to $4.1 million. This comes on the heels of a rumor that Fisher could be a candidate for the Texas job, if it opens up.
Missouri sophomore WR Dorial Green-Beckham caught six passes for 144 yards and two touchdowns in the school's 59-42 loss to Auburn.
It is difficult to put in to words how much Green-Beckham has improved this season. Obviously he has talent as a former No. 1 overall recruit, but Green-Beckham's consistency and game has improved each week. He is going to be highly sought after next season.
Auburn junior RB Tre Mason rushed for 304 yards and four touchdowns on 46 carries in the school's 59-42 win over Missouri.
Mason was the bell cow in Auburn's rushing attack, which is the foundation of their offense. He has been impressive all season while getting skinny through holes and making decisive cuts with speed. Many will say he emerged as a Heisman contender tonight.
Oregon beat writer Rob Moseley disputes a previous report that stated redshirt sophomore QB Marcus Mariota did not request an evaluation from the NFL Draft Advisory Board.
Mariota told Moseley as much. Former NFL scout John Middlekauff cited sources who told him Mariota did not request input from the NFL during his decision making process. Either way, Mariota is staying and we expect him to put forward another great season next year.
Oregon redshirt sophomore QB Marcus Mariota did not request an evaluation from the NFL Draft Advisory Board, according to former NFL scout John Middlekauff.
This is not surprising, as it is obvious Mariota was set on returning to school. It has been noted in multiple places that the quarterback values education and has always made it a priority. If Mariota wants to return, he should, and it is pointless to question the decision now. We remain fans of his talent.
UConn redshirt junior LB Yawin Smallwood will declare for the NFL draft.
Smallwood is one of the few talented players on UConn's defense and projects as an inside linebacker in the NFL. The position might be somewhat week in this year's class, and we see Smallwood as a likely second day selection. He registered two sacks against Marshall on Saturday.