11/20/18 - Ed Oliver, Jr/2020, Houston, 6-2, 292 (DS#1 DT) DT Ed Oliver has missed the past four games with a knee injury, but ESPN reported that the reigning Outland Trophy winner is expected to return for Friday's game against Memphis. Officially, Oliver remains day-to-day, according to the Cougars' football program, and there has been speculation that Oliver would sit out the rest of his college football season as he prepares for the NFL Draft. In his most recent mock draft published Nov. 11, Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com projected Oliver to be the third overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
11/20/18 - Trey Adams, Sr/2019, Washington, 6-7, 316 (DS#1 OT) LT Trey Adams underwent what was initially believed to be season-ending back surgery in August, but he made his return to the field against Oregon State on Nov. 17. A preseason All-American, Adams can still get a redshirt season due to new NCAA rules, as he has indicated he would return in 2019 for a fifth season. He missed half of the 2017 season due to an ACL injury.
11/20/18 - Ricky Walker, rSr/2019, Virginia Tech, 6-2, 300 (DS#39 DT) DT Ricky Walker has 36 tackles this season, including 7.5 for loss, as the only senior starter on defense. Walker made 41 tackles, including 12.5 for loss and 4.5 sacks, as a junior when he had more help. Walker is likely a late-round prospect. "The day he walked in the door, I knew he was going to be a special player and a special person," said defensive coordinator Bud Foster. "He's proven that since he's been here."
11/20/18 - Zach Allen, Sr/2019, Boston College, 6-5, 285 (DS#1 DE) NOV 19 ACC DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Zach Allen, Boston College, Sr., DE; New Canaan, Conn.,...Second ACC weekly honor of the season for Allen, who made multiple big plays for Boston College in the 22-21 loss at Florida State ... Finished with six tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss, one pass breakup, one quarterback hurry and a field goal attempt ... The blocked kick was Allen's second of the season. - ACC Football
11/20/18 - Garrett Bradbury, rSr/2019, North Carolina State, 6-2, 300 (DS#3 C) NOV 19 ACC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Garrett Bradbury, NC State, Gr., C; Charlotte, N.C.,...Graded out 97 percent in the Wolfpack's 52-10 road win at Louisville, the highest grade for a member of the NC State offensive line during position coach Dwayne Ledford's tenure ... Tallied a pair of knockdown blocks while helping pave the way for 518 yards of total offense ... Outland Trophy semifinalist did not allow a sack or a pressure while in for 67 snaps. - ACC Football
11/20/18 - Kenny Pickett, So/2021, Pittsburgh, 6-2, 220 (DS#999 QB) NOV 19 ACC QUARTERBACK OF THE WEEK: Kenny Pickett, Pitt, So.; Oakhurst, N.J.,...Pickett's career game lifted Pitt past host Wake Forest, 34-13, clinching the Panthers' first Dr Pepper ACC Championship Game berth ... Completed 23-of-30 passes for a career-high 316 yards and three touchdowns ... Each of his TD passes came in the second half to help Pitt erase a 10-6 halftime deficit ... After Wake Forest kicked a field goal to close within 20-13 early in the fourth quarter, Pitt responded with an 11-play, 78-yard drive capped by Pickett's 23-yard touchdown pass to Maurice Ffrench, boosting the lead to 27-13 with 7:27 to play and putting the Panthers back in control. - ACC Football
11/20/18 - Stanford Samuels III, So/2021, Florida State, 6-1, 183 (DS#999 CB) NOV 19 ACC DEFENSIVE BACK OF THE WEEK: Stanford Samuels III, Florida State, So., CB; Pembroke Pines, Fla.,...Samuels recorded a career-high nine tackles and his team-high fourth interception of the season in FSU's 22-21 win over No. 20 Boston College ... Samuels' four interceptions are the second-most for a Seminole in the past 10 seasons, trailing only Tarvarus McFadden's eight in 2016 ... Samuels has registered an interception in each of the Seminoles last two games. - ACC Football
11/20/18 - Dontavious Jackson, Jr/2020, Florida State, 6-2, 228 (DS#999 OLB) NOV 19 ACC LINEBACKER OF THE WEEK: Dontavious Jackson, Florida State, Jr., LB; Alief, Texas,...Jackson led Florida State with 14 tackles in Saturday's 22-21 win over No. 20 Boston College, including his first sack of the season ... Jackson's 14 tackles tied his season and career highs and were one shy of the FSU team high in 2018 ... Spearheaded a defense that held the Eagles' prolific rushing attack to 2.6 yards per carry, 1.7 yards less than BC's average yards per carry coming into the game. - ACC Football
11/20/18 - Tamorrion Terry, rFr/2021, Florida State, 6-3, 197 (DS#999 WR) NOV 19 ACC RECEIVER & ROOKIE OF THE WEEK: Tamorrion Terry, Florida State, R-Fr., WR; Ashburn, Ga.,...Second ACC Receiver of the Week honor and first ACC Rookie honor for the Seminole wideout ... Caught three passes for 112 yards, including the game-winning 74-yard touchdown with 1:49 remaining in FSU's 22-21 win over No. 20 Boston College ... It was Terry's second touchdown catch of over 70 yards this season, and he is tied for the national lead with a pair of 70-yard catches ... Terry's eight touchdown catches are tied for the ACC lead, while his 20.8 yards per reception is fifth-best nationally ... Now ranks second in the country among freshmen with eight touchdowns, and his 666 receiving yards on the season are an FSU freshman record. - ACC Football
11/20/18 - Cam Akers, So/2021, Florida State, 5-10, 210 (DS#3 RB) NOV 19 ACC RUNNING BACK OF THE WEEK: Cam Akers, Florida State, So., RB; Clinton, Miss.,...Akers notched his first 100-yard rushing game of the season, running for 110 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown in Saturday's 22-21 win over No. 20 Boston College ... Scored his sixth touchdown of the year on a four-yard run to give FSU a second-quarter lead ... Added a 55-yard run in the fourth quarter ... It was Akers' fifth 100-yard rushing game of his career and led the Seminoles to a season-high 156 rushing yards as a team. - ACC Football
11/20/18 - Chase Winovich, rSr/2019, Michigan, 6-3, 255 (DS#7 DE) Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh declined to say Monday if he expects star defensive end Chase Winovich to play at No. 10 Ohio State on Saturday. Winovich appeared to hurt his left shoulder Saturday against Indiana. He left the game in the third quarter and did not return. Harbaugh said Winovich will be evaluated every day, but gave no indication whether he will be on the field for the fourth-ranked Wolverines. Winovich posted on his Instagram account Sunday night, saying "To those who celebrated what they thought would be my demise, I'll be back." Winovich was named an AP midseason All-American and is a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award, which recognizes the nation's top defensive player. - AP College Football
11/20/18 - Eric Dungey, Sr/2019, Syracuse, 6-3, 226 (DS#8 QB) Syracuse coach Dino Babers says he's hopeful quarterback Eric Dungey will be available for the 19th-ranked Orange's season finale at Boston College. Dungey was injured Saturday in a 36-3 loss to No. 3 Notre Dame at Yankee Stadium . It was announced as an upper-body injury, with no more details provided. Babers said Monday he had no update on Dungey's status, but added the senior was able to get into a hot tub on his own Sunday. Dungey was hurt after running into the middle of the Irish defense for a short gain in the first quarter Saturday. He got up and was setting up the Orange's no-huddle offense for the next play when he went back to the ground and reached around to his lower back. He left the game and did not return. Dungey has missed 10 entire games with injuries in his Syracuse career. - AP College Football
11/20/18 - Josh Allen, Sr/2019, Kentucky, 6-4, 258 (DS#1 OLB) Josh Allen of Kentucky and Devin Bush of Michigan are among the five finalists for the Butkus Award, which goes to the nation's best linebacker. The other finalists announced Monday were Tre Lamar of Clemson, Dylan Moses of Alabama and Devin White of LSU. The winner will be announced Dec. 6. Allen and Bush were also last week named finalists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy that goes to the country's best defensive player. Allen leads the Southeastern Conference and is third in the country with 13 sacks. Bush is the leading tackler on the nation's No. 1 defense. Moses is the top tackler for No. 1 Alabama. White is fifth in the SEC in tackles with 98 and Lamar an interception, two sacks and 60 tackles for Clemson. - AP College Football
11/20/18 - Kyler Murray, rJr/2020, Oklahoma, 5-10, 195 (DS#6 QB) Three Big 12 football student-athletes have been named finalists for major national awards. Kyler Murray (Oklahoma), Tylan Wallace (Oklahoma State) and Will Grier (West Virginia) received recognition among college football's top performers. Wallace has been named one of three national finalists for the 2018 Biletnikoff Award. This prestigious award annually recognizes the most outstanding receiver in college football, regardless of position. Wallace leads the nation in 10-yard catches, yards per reception, 100-yard and 200-yard games.
Murray and Grier were named finalists for the 82nd Maxwell Award for the Collegiate Player of the Year. Murray has completed 72 percent of his passes and rushed for 846 yards and 10 touchdowns while leading the Sooners to a 10-1 record and a No. 6 national ranking. Grier has passed for 3,325 yards and 33 touchdowns, leading the Mountaineers to a No. 12 national ranking. Murray is also in the running for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award. The junior, who has amassed more than 4,000 total yards of offense, is OU's fourth straight Davey O'Brien finalist. The Biletnikoff, Maxwell and Davey O'Brien Awards will be announced live on the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Thursday, December 6, 2018. - Big 12 football
11/20/18 - Tua Tagovailoa, So/2021, Alabama, 6-1, 218 (DS#2 QB) Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams and Clemson defensive tackle Christian Wilkins were each named finalists for two of the nine awards to be presented Dec. 6 at the ESPN college Football Awards Show at the Hall of Fame in Atlanta. Tagovailoa and Murray were each chosen as finalists for the Maxwell Award, which goes to the nation's best player, and the Davey O'Brien Award, signifying best quarterback. The other Maxwell Award finalist is West Virginia quarterback Will Grier and the third O'Brien finalist is Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew II. Williams and Wilkins are finalists for the Outland Trophy for best lineman and the Chuck Bednarik Award for defensive player of the year. - AP College Football
11/19/18 - Kamren Curl, So/2021, Arkansas, 6-1, 201 (DS#999 SS) DB Kamren Curl has been suspended for the season-ending game against Missouri. Ryan Pulley also was suspended. "They will not be here today or yesterday or any part of this week for unacceptable behavior, actions that are completely unacceptable to anything we're about," Morris said. Morris did not specify the violations that warranted the suspensions, but the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported that Pulley and Curl were seen talking to and having their pictures taken with members of the Mississippi State cheer squad before Saturday's game. Former Arkansas All-American tight end DJ Williams, who is now a TV reporter, was the person who witnessed the interaction, according to the report.
11/19/18 - Ryan Pulley, rJr/2020, Arkansas, 5-11, 196 (DS#999 CB) DB Ryan Pulley will not play in the season-ending game against Missouri. He and Kamren Curl have been suspended. "They will not be here today or yesterday or any part of this week for unacceptable behavior, actions that are completely unacceptable to anything we're about," Morris said. Morris did not specify the violations that warranted the suspensions, but the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported that Pulley and Curl were seen talking to and having their pictures taken with members of the Mississippi State cheer squad before Saturday's game. Former Arkansas All-American tight end DJ Williams, who is now a TV reporter, was the person who witnessed the interaction, according to the report.
11/19/18 - Sam Ehlinger, So/2021, Texas, 6-2, 235 (DS#6 QB) QB Sam Ehlinger is questionable for Friday's game at Kansas after he aggravated his AC joint in his right (throwing) shoulder on Saturday. Head coach Tom Herman said Ehlinger would not throw on Monday, but he might be able to throw on Tuesday. If Ehlinger cannot play this weekend, Shane Buechele will be the Longhorns' quarterback.
11/19/18 - Taylor Cornelius, rSr/2019, Oklahoma State, 6-5, 232 (DS#15 QB) NOV 19 WALTER CAMP NATIONAL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: TAYLOR CORNELIUS, OKLAHOMA STATE, Redshirt Senior, Quarterback, Bushland, TX/Bushland,...Taylor Cornelius accounted for 444 yards (338 passing, 106 rushing) and six touchdowns (5 passing, 1 rushing) as Oklahoma State defeated ninth-ranked West Virginia, 45-41. Cornelius completed 30-of-46 passes in the victory. Notes: Taylor Cornelius is the seventh Oklahoma State player to receive Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004. - The Walter Camp Football Foundation
11/19/18 - Alohi Gilman, rSo/2021, Notre Dame, 5-11, 202 (DS#5 FS) NOV 19 WALTER CAMP NATIONAL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: ALOHI GILMAN, NOTRE DAME, Junior, Safety, Laie, HI/Kahuku,...Alohi Gilman recorded eight tackles (4 solo) and had two interceptions as third-ranked Notre Dame defeated Syracuse, 36-3. Gilman led a Fighting Irish defensive unit that stymied a Syracuse offense, averaging 44.4 points and 482.2 yards per game entering the contest, to just three points and 234 yards. Notes: Alohi Gilman is the ninth Notre Dame player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the third this season, joining defensive teammates Khalid Kareem (Sept. 2) and Jerry Tillery (Sept. 30). - The Walter Camp Football Foundation
11/19/18 - Gardner Minshew II, rSr/2019, Washington State, 6-1, 220 (DS#10 QB) Washington State's Gardner Minshew set the national season high for touchdown passes in game, with seven in a 69-28 win over Arizona. Five of his TD passes came as the Cougars built a 55-14 halftime lead, their most points in a first half since scoring 56 against Southwestern Louisiana in 1997. - AP College Football
11/19/18 - Jonathan Taylor, So/2021, Wisconsin, 5-11, 221 (DS#1 RB) Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor turned in the best performance of his career in a week that saw four of the season's top nine rushing totals. Taylor carried 33 times for 321 yards in an overtime win over Purdue, increasing his nation-leading total to 1,869 yards. It was the third time a Football Bowl Subdivision player had run for 300 yards this season. With 3,846 career yards, Taylor has broken fellow Badger Ron Dayne's FBS record for combined rushing totals as a freshman and sophomore. Taylor, Dayne and Georgia's Herschel Walker are the only FBS players to reach 3,500 rushing yards in their first two seasons. - AP College Football
11/19/18 - Jake Browning, Sr/2019, Washington, 6-1, 210 (DS#9 QB) Washington's Jake Browning became the Pac-12's all-time winningest starting quarterback, with 37 wins, breaking a tie with Stanford's Kevin Hogan and Oregon's Marcus Mariota. Browning is 37-13 (.740) after the Huskies' win over Oregon State. - AP College Football
11/19/18 - Aaron Berry, Sr/2019, Azusa Pacific, 6-1, 225 (DS#999 ILB) 2018 GREAT NORTHWEST ATHLETIC CONFERENCE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Aaron Berry, Azusa Pacific,...Berry, a three-year starter at linebacker for Azusa Pacific, was also named first team for the second consecutive season after earning second-team honors in 2016. Berry finished third in the GNAC with 8.5 tackles per game (93 total) and spent much of the season among the NCAA Division II leaders in solo tackles with 55. He tied for first in the GNAC with 1.45 tackles for loss per game and also had three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries to lead the Cougars as they finished at 8-3 overall and qualified for the NCAA Division II Playoffs for the second time in three years. - Great Northwest Athletic Conference Football
11/19/18 - Reilly Hennessey, rSr/2019, Central Washington, 6-2, 215 (DS#999 QB) 2018 GREAT NORTHWEST ATHLETIC CONFERENCE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Reilly Hennessey, Central Washington,...A transfer from Division I-FCS power Eastern Washington prior to the 2017 season, Hennessey earned his second-straight First Team All-GNAC selection after leading the Wildcats to an 8-3 overall record and a share of the GNAC title with Azusa Pacific. He led the conference and is ranked 11th in Division II with a 161.9 efficiency rating while his 2,705 passing yards ranks 27th nationally. Hennessey completed 183 of 290 passes on the season, averaging 245.9 yards per game while leading the GNAC and ranking 15th in Division II in total offense with 289.3 yards per game. - Great Northwest Athletic Conference Football