October 26, 2006

Top Perfomers of October (so far)

Giving some love to Marty at CFBstats.com, as we at Fantasy College Blitz use this great tool to highlight the hot players as they head into the fantasy playoff weeks.

Obviously this article is geared to the fantasy player, but it should make interesting reading for non-fantasy college fans too.

Top Passers by TD | by Yards per Game

Colt Brennan of Hawaii has absolutely torn up the WAC this month with 14 TDs and 386 ypg, but you knew that. who are the surprises?

How about Baylor Shawn Bell (right) in the top 5 of each category? Impressive given it is the first year of the spread offense there in Waco. Colt McCoy got six of his ten TDs versus Baylor. Keep an eye on Chase Clement of Rice and Bobby Reid of Oklahoma State for next year, each sophomore blossomed this year and is getting their yards and TDs in bunches.

Looks like the Cajun Bomber Lester Ricard of Tulane is throwing without regard to his safety again, 291 ypg but a 5:4 ratio - I swear this guy thinks he can complete every pass no matter how tight the coverage, and if he ever learns to control himself he might make something of himself. Until then, he may ge a carnival gig throwing a football through a car wash and it comes out dry on the other side.

Top Rushers by TD | by Yards per Game

Ian Johnson of Boise (below) has put a hurtin' on defenses all year long, but particularly in October leading the nation in TDs with 9.

You may not have known that Ahmad Bradshaw of Marshall and Matt Forte of Tulane have been lighting up scoreboards as well. Ohio RB Kalvin McRae awoke from the dead to rip off three straight 100-yard games, but special kudos to a healthy Mike Hart of Michigan who has missed the triple-digit mark only once this year.

Disappointing has been Antonio Pittman of Ohio State despite the Buckeye win streak - Paul Mosley of Baylor is getting 70 ypg and a TD a game too.

Top Receivers by TD | by Yards per Game

Chris Williams of the "Desert Storm" offense at New Mexico State is simplu blowing up this month, averaging 165 ypg and scored four TDs in three games.

Sammie Stroughter of Oregon State looks to be picking up where Mike Hass left off, with 24 ypc and 146ypg. Freshman Ryan Wolfe of UNLV started the year on fire, cooled off, and has returned to form in October with two big games. Jarrett Dillard of Rice has literally come from way off the radar to have a huge season, with a pair of 3 TD games.

This article wouldn''t be complete without some props for Adarius Bowman (right) of Oklahoma State who put up 300 and four TDs against Kansas (not a bad season for some!) then followed it up with a couple scores in the Homecoming loss to TAMU.

Top FG Kickers

There are sure to be some free-agent pickups on this list to help you get through the playoffs - lots of names here aren't even on the Lou Groza Award Watch list.

Play around with the CFBStats.com site, there are oodles of info here for any college football fan, pundit, or media member.

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