1 – Middle Tennessee QB Chase Cunningham (vs. Miami)
*sigh* The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders stormed into Miami on Saturday and upset the Hurricanes in a contest that was never really close. Quarterback Chase Cunningham was a large reason why, as he completed touchdown passes of 71, 69, and 98 yards and added an 89 yard completion that led to another Blue Raider score. Cunningham was consistently on the money with his throws, hitting open receivers in stride and ending his legacy performance with 408 passing yards, 4 total touchdowns, and a 45-31 victory that got Middle Tennessee their first Top 25 win in school history.
2 – Kansas State QB Adrian Martinez (vs. Oklahoma)
Much like Middle Tennessee did to Miami, Kansas State showed up in a road matchup against a Top 25 team in Oklahoma and took it to the home team. The Wildcats, a perpetual thorn in the side of the Sooners, went into Norman and came out with a 41-34 victory on the legs of transfer quarterback Adrian Martinez. Martinez scored 4 touchdowns on the ground, 1 through the air, and accounted for 382 total yards against the Brent Venables defense, showing the promise that was always talked about but has rarely been delivered.
3 – California RB Jadyn Ott (vs. Arizona)
Ott, a freshman running back for the Bears, has been quite the bright spot for an offense that has struggled over the past few years. On Saturday, Ott added to his stellar rookie campaign with a 274 yard performance against the Arizona Wildcats in a 49-31 victory. Ott ripped off rushing touchdowns of 73, 72, and 18 yards throughout the game and averaged a whopping 14.4 yards per carry on 19 attempts. The Bears could have a legit star in their backfield in the young running back, but that is to be determined.
4 – Cincinnati WR Tyler Scott (vs. Indiana)
For the second straight year, the Cincinnati Bearcats beat up on the Indiana Hoosiers, this time behind the connection of Ben Bryant and wide receiver Tyler Scott. Catching 10 passes on Saturday, Scott managed 3 touchdowns and 185 yards in the 45-24 route of the Hoosiers. His 3 touchdowns alone accounted for 141 yards of his yards, grabbing scores of 75, 34, and 32 yards as he was simply unguardable for most of the game.
5 – Iowa Punter Tory Taylor (vs. Rutgers)
Depending on how dialed in you are to college football twitter, you might of heard about the biggest punter matchup of all time that was taking place in New Jersey on Saturday. Tory Taylor of the Iowa Hawkeyes took on Adam Korsak of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, two titans of the college football punter world, in a game that had an over/under sitting around 34. Iowa came out on top, and Tory Taylor was up to his old tricks. Four of his five punts landed inside the Rutgers 11 yard line, consistently putting Rutgers in a hole that helped lead to two defensive touchdowns for the Hawkeyes en route to a 27-10 victory.