Top Performers: Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer, USC's Adoree Jackson and Miami's Corn Elder
DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame
DeShone Kizer scored three touchdowns for Notre Dame in a comeback win over the previously undefeated Temple Owls. Kizer was a one man wrecking crew for the Fighting Irish, compiling 422 yards of total offense (143 rushing and 299 passing). The sophomore signal caller opened the game with a six-yard rushing touchdown, scored a great 79-yard rushing score and capped off the game with a 17-yard strike to Will Fuller in the fourth quarter to lift Notre Dame past the resurgent Owls. Kizer’s night wasn’t without flaws, as he did throw two interceptions, but the overall performance helped the Fighting Irish rally to beat Temple.
Adoree Jackson, USC
Known for his electrifying runs on offense and special teams, Adoree Jackson made his biggest impact on defense against Cal. Jackson picked off quarterback Jared Goff midway through the third quarter and sliced his way through would-be tacklers and into the endzone to give the Trojans a two-score edge. Jackson’s score gave USC a big cushion, one Cal could never quite climb out of in a 27-21 win for the Trojans.
USC 24, Cal 7. Adoree' Jackson just reminded us why he's the most exciting player in college football. (LIVE on FOX) https://t.co/a7gO4QPO0P— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) October 31, 2015
Corn Elder, Miami
Elder gets the credit for the touchdown (although there’s some debate as to whether or not it should have counted), but the entire Hurricanes' special teams unit is responsible for one of the best special teams plays of the season. Duke scored what it thought was the winning touchdown with six seconds in the game, but the Blue Devils still had to kickoff. The kick went back to the Miami 25-yard line, and after a series of crazy laterals -- eight in total -- Corn Elder collected the ball and with the help of a few blockers found his way into the endzone for an incredible game-winning score.