For all you passionate fans, you big-time stats guys, you BTSG's. Here are some notes, nuggets and tidbits of all things College Football. Impress your friends it's time to kickoff!
What a game for junior Christion Jones! He did a little bit of everything for the Crimson Tide in their win over the Hokies at the Georgia Dome. Jones had a punt return for touchdown in the first quarter, a kickoff return for a touchdown in the second quarter and a receiving touchdown in the third. The last player in the FBS to accomplish such a feat was Kentucky’s Derek Abney back in 2002. Here is a breakdown of both players’ great performances (Abney did all his scoring in the second half, but the Wildcats still lost.)
- Derek Abney, Kentucky (2002 vs Florida): 14-yard reception, 100-yard kickoff return, 49-yard punt return
- Christion Jones, Alabama (2013 vs Virginia Tech): 72-yard punt return, 94-yard kickoff return, 38-yard reception
Jadeveon Clowney had his troubles in the Gamecocks first game against the Tar Heels. The reigning Hendricks Award winner had only three tackles and had zero sacks. Zero sacks is not like Clowney. Last season he racked up a total of 13 sacks. That total was a South Carolina record. Currently he is in fifth place in team history in career sacks. Here is that list.
- Eric Norwood: 29 sacks
- Andrew Provence: 26 sacks
- John Abraham: 23 ½ sacks
- Melvin Ingram: 21 ½ sacks
- Jadeveon Clowney: 21 sacks
You have to admit the Ole Miss-Vanderbilt game last week was the best conference game of the season (alright, it was the only one.) It was still an amazing game and was capped off by a great touchdown run by Ole Miss senior Jeff Scott. The 75-yard run with 1:07 on the clock left the Commodore fans at the sold out Vanderbilt Stadium in shock. That run gave him 138 rush yards and was his eighth 100-yard rushing game in his career. It also tied a career-high for most rushing yards in a game. Here are his top 4.
- 2013 vs. Vanderbilt: 138 rush yards
- 2011 vs. Fresno State: 138 rush yards
- 2012 vs. Auburn: 137 rush yards
- 2010 vs. Auburn: 134 rush yards
It was a tough night for the Bulldogs as they fell to fellow top-10 ranked Clemson in the best overall matchup in college football’s opening week. The running back tandem of Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall continued their success. Gurley ran for a career-high 154 yards and two scores while Marshall added a touchdown run of his own. It was the sixth time in their young careers that both have scored a rushing touchdown in the same game. Here are those games.
- 2012 vs. Florida Atlantic
- 2012 vs. Vanderbilt
- 2012 vs. Tennessee
- 2012 vs. Auburn
- 2012 vs. Georgia Tech
- 2013 vs. Clemson
In the Vanderbilt and Tennessee games, they each had multiple rushing touchdowns.
Both Odell Beckham, Jr. and Jarvis Landry each had monster games for LSU as they defeated TCU at “Jerry World.” Beckham had his third career 100-yard receiving game netting 118, while Landry tied his career-high with 109 receiving yards himself. It was the first time that the Bayou Bengals had teammates that reached the century mark in receiving since 2001 when Josh Reed and Michael Clayton did it against Kentucky in 2001 (the season before the Bluegrass Miracle).