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Tyler Greenawalt | NCAA.com | November 23, 2015

Top Performers Week 12

Vernon Adams, Oregon

The expectations for Vernon Adams were sky-high, and although he didn’t live up to the hype early on this season, the transfer quarterback poured on the points against USC on Saturday, finishing with 407 yards and six touchdowns. Adams threw for scores of 48 and 52 in the first quarter to give the Ducks an early lead and touchdown passes of 37 and 30 in the second to put Oregon up 31-14 at halftime. The second half only featured two Adams touchdowns, but the scores were enough to keep Oregon ahead, as the Ducks beat USC, 48-28. Although he did throw a pick, Adams had a mostly efficient day, completing 20 of his 25 passing attempts in the win.

Oregon Football: Addison 48-yd TD

 

Trey Henderickson, Florida Atlantic

Florida Atlantic had a legitimate chance to beat Florida, thanks in part to its defense led by Trey Hendrickson. Though FAU lost on an overtime touchdown by the Gators, Hendrickson’s play kept the Owls in the game with a strip sack of Florida’s Treon Harris that was recovered in the end zone for a touchdown. Trailing by a score midway through the fourth, Hendrickson came from behind and swatted the ball out of Harris’ hand, and Osie Rose recovered the loose ball as it bounced into the endzone to knot the game up at 14. Henderickson finished with five tackles and two sacks to go along with his forced fumble.

FAU Football: Strip sack leads to TD

 

Cyrus Jones, Alabama

Jones had another great week on special teams, as the senior returned two punt returns for touchdowns against Charleston Southern on Saturday. Jones became the first player in Alabama history with multiple punt return scores in the both the same game and in consecutive weeks after he returned a punt for a touchdown last week against Mississippi. Late in the first quarter, Jones scooped up a low punt at the 43-yard line and sprinted his way to the endzone to put the Crimson Tide up by four scores. Jones returned another punt in the second quarter 72 yards for his second score, and Alabama went on to win 56-6.

Alabama Football: Jones scores off punt

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