Trojan transfers once again dominated the storyline during a 45-17 victory over Fresno State. Caleb Williams (Oklahoma) completed 25 of 37 passes for 284 yards and two touchdowns and added two rushing touchdowns, the running back duo of Austin Jones (Stanford) and Travis Dye (Oregon) combined for 212 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries and the wide receiver duo of Jordan Addison (Pittsburgh) and Mario Williams (Oklahoma) combined for 12 receptions, 146 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, linebacker Eric Gentry (Arizona State) led the team with five tackles, while defensive lineman Solomon Byrd (Wyoming) had four tackles, two tackles for a loss, one sack and one fumble recovery.
The Razorbacks struggled against Missouri State, but several transfers impressed. On offense, wide receiver Matt Landers (Toledo) had seven receptions for 123 yards and wide receiver Jadon Haselwood (Oklahoma) had five receptions for 86 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Drew Sanders (Alabama) had a team leading 12 tackles, plus 2.5 tackles for a loss, 2.5 sacks and one pass break-up. Defensive lineman Jordan Domineck (Georgia Tech) added two sacks.
The Huskies faced their first real challenge of the season and responded with an impressive performance against Michigan State. Quarterback Michael Penix (Indiana) completed 24 of 40 passes for 397 yards and four touchdowns and linebacker Cam Bright (Pittsburgh) had six tackles, one tackle for a loss and one sack.
John Rhys Plumlee (Ole Miss) completed 25 of 36 passes for 339 yards and one touchdown, while also rushing for 121 yards and two touchdowns, during UCF’s 40-14 victory over FAU. His touchdown passes went to Javon Baker (Alabama), who also totaled seven receptions for 83 yards. Defensively, linebacker Jason Johnson (Eastern Illinois) had a team leading 10 tackles, plus one tackle for a loss.
Quarterback Bo Nix (Auburn) completed 13 of 18 passes for 222 yards and two touchdowns and added three more touchdowns on the ground as the Ducks beat #12 BYU 41-20. The running back duo of Mar’Keise Irving (Minnesota) and Noah Whittington (Western Kentucky) also combined for 163 yards on 27 carries.
In a huge win at Louisville, wide receiver Johnny Wilson (Arizona State) had seven receptions for 149 yards and two touchdowns while linebacker Tatum Bethune (UCF) finished with 10 tackles and a fumble recovery.
Running back Montrell Johnson (Louisiana) had six carries for 103 yards and one touchdown and defensive back Jalen Kimber (Georgia) had three tackles and an interception return for a touchdown during a 31-28 victory over USF.
Jayden de Laura (Washington State) completed 20 of 28 passes for 229 yards and one touchdown, while also rushing for 50 yards and a touchdown. His touchdown pass went to Jacob Cowing (UTEP) who also totaled five receptions for 55 yards. Defensively, Hunter Echols (USC) had eight tackles, two tackles for a loss and one sack.
Running back Zach Evans (TCU) had 134 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries and Ulysses Bentley IV (SMU) added 27 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries for the Rebels during their shutout victory at Georgia Tech.
Jake Bobo (Duke) had five receptions for 89 yards and one touchdown while linebacker Darius Muasau (Hawaii) led the defense with 10 tackles during the 32-31 victory over South Alabama.
Quarterback Ben Bryant (Eastern Michigan) completed 26 of 35 passes for 337 yards and two touchdowns, running back Corey Kiner (LSU) rushed for a touchdown, wide receiver Nick Mardner (Hawaii) had three receptions for 47 yards and one touchdown and linebacker Ivan Pace (Miami-Ohio) had a team leading eight tackles, to go along with two tackles for a loss and one sack during a 38-17 victory over Pace's former squad.
Quarterback Grant Wells (Marshall) and wide receiver Jadan Blue (Temple) had their best games of the season for the Hokies. Wells completed 26 of 35 passes for 314 yards and two touchdowns, while Blue had four receptions for 61 yards and one touchdown during the victory over Wofford.
Quarterback Connor Bazelak (Missouri) completed 33 of 55 passes for 364 yards and two touchdowns and the running back duo of Josh Henderson (North Carolina) and Shaun Shivers (Auburn) combined for 123 yards and one touchdown on 26 carries during the victory over Western Kentucky.
Quarterback Cameron Ward (Incarnate Word) completed 24 of 34 passes for 299 yards and four touchdowns and linebacker Daiyan Henley (Nevada) had 13 tackles, three tackles for a loss and three sacks as the Cougars defeated Colorado State 38-7.
Another huge performance for Aidan Robbins (Louisville) with 227 yards and three touchdowns on 29 carries during a 58-27 victory over North Texas, while wide receiver Ricky White (Michigan State) had seven receptions for 76 yards and one touchdown.
Craig Young (Ohio State) had seven tackles, one tackles for a loss and one sack and Lonnie Phelps (Miami-Ohio) had five tackles and one tackle for a loss for undefeated Kansas.
Running back Jevyon Ducker (Northern Illinois) had 76 yards and one touchdown on 10 carries and Joseph Scates (Iowa State) had two receptions for 72 yards and one touchdown during a 44-32 victory over Arkansas State.
Dillon Gabriel – Oklahoma
Gabriel (UCF) continued to shine on Saturday against Nebraska while completing 16 of 27 passes for 230 yards and two touchdowns and rushing for 55 yards and one touchdown on 6 carries.
Charlie Jones – Purdue
Jones continued his amazing start to the season with 11 receptions for 188 yards and one touchdown during a 32-29 loss at Syracuse.
Jackson Sirmon – Cal
Sirmon had a dominating performance against Notre Dame, finishing with 15 tackles, two tackles for a loss and 1.5 sacks during the 24-17 loss.
Xazavian Valladay – Arizona State
While the Sun Devils suffered a disappointing home loss to Eastern Michigan, Valladay (Wyoming) continued to excel with 127 yards and one touchdown on 16 carries.
Austin Reed – Western Kentucky
The D2 transfer from West Florida once again proved that he belongs in the FBS with 329 yards and two touchdowns on 33 of 43 passing. He also rushed for a touchdown during the 33-30 loss to Indiana.
Jahmyr Gibbs – Alabama
Gibbs (Georgia Tech) did not receive a ton of work during a 63-7 win over Louisiana-Monroe, but was highly productive with four carries for 36 yards and four receptions for 65 yards and one touchdown.
Jayden Daniels – LSU
Daniels completed 22 of 37 passes for 210 yards and one touchdown, while rushing for 93 yards and one touchdown, during a 31-16 victory over Mississippi State.
Ty’Ron Hopper – Missouri
Hopper (Florida) had a team leading five tackles and two tackles for a loss during the 34-17 victory over Abilene Christian.
George Takacs – Boston College
The Notre Dame transfer tight end had seven receptions for 66 yards and one touchdown during the 38-17 victory over Maine.
Trey Palmer – Nebraska
While the Huskers continued to stumble, Palmer (LSU) shined with 10 receptions for 92 yards and a touchdown during a 49-14 loss to Oklahoma.
Shocky Jacques-Louis – Akron
Jacques-Louis (Pittsburgh) continued his solid start to the season with nine receptions for 103 during a 63-6 loss to Tennessee.
Despite the 48-45 loss to Fordham, quarterback Reese Poffenbarger (Old Dominion) completed 25 of 40 passes for 412 yards and three touchdowns while running back Todd Sibley (Pittsburgh) rushed for 122 yards and three touchdowns and added two receptions for 46 yards and another touchdown.