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Connor Cook of Michigan State
Cook led the Michigan State Spartans to their 10th victory of the season on Saturday after throwing for a career high of 293 yards with two touchdown passes. He averaged 12.74 yards per pass with his longest pass going for 87 yards. This long pass was thrown to Bennie Fowler with less than five minutes remaining on the second quarter. Connor has an average of just above one touchdown pass per game this season. Connor’s second touchdown came near the end of the third quarter after Josiah Prince caught the 15-yard touchdown pass.
Jameis Winston of Florida State
This freshman quarterback had an impressive performance as he went 14/25 with 225 yards and four touchdowns. Winston is having an excellent season thus far as he is averaging over two touchdowns per game. Winston only had one touchdown in the first quarter. That touchdown pass was thrown to Kelvin Benjamin for 32 yards. Kenny Shaw caught two touchdown passes from Winston in the second quarter. Winston only played for one drive during the third quarter before being done for the remainder of the game. Benjamin got his second touchdown in the third quarter after catching a 21-yard pass from Winston. Kenny Shaw recorded his first 100-yard game of the season. Benjamin how has at least one touchdown in six of his last seven games.
Tajh Boyd of Clemson
This senior quarterback had an excellent performance as he threw for five touchdowns and 288 yards in his final home game of his career. This five touchdown game by Boyd was his sixth one of his career and tied the school record. Three times Boyd has thrown for five scores in the first half. Boyd threw two touchdown passes during the first quarter, and the last three came in the second quarter. Martavis Bryant was Boyd’s favorite receiver as he caught four receptions for 84 yards, along with catching a touchdown pass.
Kevin Hogan of Stanford
While throwing 17-26, Hogan threw for a career high of 329 yards and a career high of five touchdown passes. Hogan threw four of his five scoring passes to Ty Montgomery. The first touchdown pass to Montgomery came in the first quarter after he caught a 50-yard pass. Montgomery caught his second touchdown later in the first quarter after catching a 12-yard pass. Montgomery’s last two touchdown passes came in the second quarter.
Derek Carr of Fresno State
How often do you see a college football quarterback throw for seven touchdowns in a single game? Carr threw for 527 yards and a school-record seven touchdowns in his final regular-season home game. Davante Adams had nine catches for 246 yards and four touchdowns while Josh Harper had 161 yards and three touchdowns. Carr had a major influence as the Bulldogs earned a school-record of 820 yards. Carr reached 100 career touchdown passes after throwing two 59-yard scores in the third quarter. This made Carr the 18th player in FBS history with at least 100 career touchdown passes and 10,000 yards passing.
-Jordan Jacobson (On Twitter @jordanjacob91)