RB Jaydn Ott – Cal
Ott exploded during a 49-31 victory over Arizona with 274 yards and three touchdowns on only 19 carries. He also had two receptions for 10 yards.
RB CJ Donaldson – West Virginia
With 23 carries for 106 yards during West Virginia’s 33-10 victory at Virginia Tech, Donaldson continues to prove himself as one of the nation’s early season true freshman surprises.
RB Kaytron Allen – Penn State
Allen enjoyed his best game in Happy Valley with 111 yards and one touchdown on 13 carries during the victory over Central Michigan.
RB Quinshon Judkins – Ole Miss
Continuing his impressive season, Judkins rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries during the 35-27 victory over Tulsa.
RB Richard Reese – Baylor
Reese had 78 yards and one touchdown on 21 carries during a 31-24 victory at Iowa State.
RB Michael Allen – NC State
Allen led the team with 10 carries for 66 yards, and added two receptions for six yards, during the 41-0 victory over UConn.
QB Zach Wilcke – Southern Miss
Wilcke completed 17 of 25 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns during a 27-24 victory over Tulane.
QB Owen McCown – Colorado
In his first career start, McCown completed 26 of 42 passes for 258 yards and one touchdown in a 45-17 loss to UCLA.
TE RJ Maryland – SMU
Maryland had three receptions for 36 yards during the 42-34 loss to TCU.
TE Alex Bauman – Tulane
Bauman had his best game at Tulane with four receptions for 53 yards during a 27-24 loss to Southern Miss.
TE Mason Taylor – LSU
Taylor had four receptions for 34 yards during a 38-0 victory over New Mexico.
WR Tetairoa McMillan – Arizona
In a 49-31 loss to Cal, McMillan had three receptions for 59 yards and one touchdown.
WR Matthew Golden – Houston
Golden had four receptions for 49 yards and one touchdown during a 34-27 victory over Rice.
WR Barrion Brown – Kentucky
Brown excelled on Saturday against Northern Illinois with four receptions for 102 yards and two touchdowns. He and fellow true freshman Dane Key continue to form a lethal wide receiver duo.
WR Evan Stewart – Texas A&M
Stewart had his first collegiate touchdown during the 23-21 victory over Arkansas. He totaled three receptions for 36 yards in the game.
LB Harold Perkins – LSU
Perkins had a team-leading eight tackles during a 38-0 victory over New Mexico.
LB Jaishawn Barham – Maryland
Barham had a team-leading eight tackles, and also a tackle for a loss, during a tough 34-27 loss to Michigan.
LB Abdul Carter – Penn State
Carter had five tackles and a pass break-up during the 33-14 victory over Central Michigan.
LB Gabe Jacas – Illinois
Jacas had his best game of the season against Chattanooga with eight tackles, one tackle for a loss and one sack.
LB Shemar James – Florida
In a loss to Tennessee, James had three tackles, one tackle for a loss and one sack.
DB Malaki Starks – Georgia
Starks continued the impressive start to his collegiate career with six tackles and one pass break-up during a 39-22 victory over Kent State.
DB AJ Haulcy – New Mexico
Haulcy had his best collegiate performance with 10 tackles during a 38-0 loss at LSU.
DB Gavin Gibson – Maryland
Gibson had three tackles, a tackle for a loss and a sack during a 34-27 loss to Michigan.
DB DQ Smith – South Carolina
Smith had three tackles and his first career interception during a 56-20 victory over Charlotte.
DL Shemar Stewart – Texas A&M
Stewart had four tackles, one tackle for a loss and one sack during the Aggies victory over Arkansas.
DL Aaron Graves – Iowa
Graves had two tackles, 1.5 tackles for a loss and 1.5 sacks during a 27-10 victory over Rutgers.