Top Performers: Week 1
Texas A&M's Kenny Hill blows by Manziel's record in opener
Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill had fans rearranging their Heisman Trophy watch lists after a 52-28 throttling of No. 9 South Carolina Thursday night. Hill dissected South Carolina’s defense and finished the game completing 44 passes for 511 passing yards and three touchdowns, shattering his predecessor Johnny Manziel’s single-game passing record of 464.
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UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks gave an inspired performance Saturday in the 28-20 win against Virginia. A fifth-year senior, he tallied 17 total tackles, one forced fumble (returned for a touchdown by Randall Goforth) and ran an interception 37 yards for a touchdown -- one of three UCLA defenders to score touchdowns. Kendricks led the Bruins in tackles for the past two seasons.
Georgia running back Todd Gurley is a man of many talents. He made his case for Heisman frontrunner against Clemson Saturday, returning a 100-yard kickoff in the second quarter, energizing a stagnant Georgia offense. He also accounted for 198 rushing yards and three additional touchdowns in the 45-21 victory. Gurley set a school record, 293 all-purpose yards, breaking the previous record (290) set by Rodney Hampton. A healthy Gurley could mean trouble for Bulldog opponents.
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