After a record amount of transfers in the offseason, stars on new teams are appearing in every conference. Let's take a look at who's been doing the best.
Quarterback Caleb Williams (Oklahoma) once again excelled while completing 20 of 27 passes for 341 yards and four touchdowns. His favorite target was Jordan Addison (Pittsburgh), who had seven receptions for 172 yards and two touchdowns, while Mario Williams (Oklahoma) added four receptions for 74 yards and a touchdown. On the ground, Travis Dye (Oregon) had 105 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries. Defensively, linebacker Eric Gentry (Arizona State) had a team-leading 10 tackles, defensive back Mekhi Blackmon (Colorado) had six tackles, one tackle for a loss and two fumble recoveries and defensive lineman Solomon Byrd (Wyoming) had four tackle, two tackles for a loss and two sacks.
While UCF lost at home to Louisville, Javon Baker (Alabama) turned in his second consecutive productive game with five receptions for 84 yards.
Dillon Gabriel (UCF) methodically dismantled Kent State by completing 21 of 28 passes for 296 yards and three touchdowns during a 33-3 victory.
Transfers played a major role in the Herd’s huge victory at Notre Dame. Quarterback Henry Colombi (Texas Tech) completed 16 of 21 passes for 145 yards and one touchdown while defensively, safety Andre Sam (McNeese State) had 10 tackles and a tackle for a loss.
In a victory that very much could have saved their season, the Cardinals depended on RB Tiyon Evans (Tennessee) and WR Tyler Hudson (Central Arkansas) to pull it out at UCF. Evans 75 yards and one touchdown, while Hudson reeled in three receptions for a team-leading 67 yards.
While he only rushed for 22 yards on nine carries, Jahmyr Gibbs (Georgia Tech) showed his versatility on Saturday during the Tide’s victory over Texas with a team-leading nine receptions for 74 yards and a touchdown.
Henry Parrish (Ole Miss) once again shined with 109 yards and one touchdown on 23 carries during the Canes victory over Southern Miss. He also added three receptions for 18 yards during the win.
Yes, Spencer Rattler (Oklahoma) threw for 376 yards, but his play was overshadowed by the performance of WR Antwane Wells (James Madison), who had eight receptions for 189 yards and Rattler’s one touchdown pass.
While Michael Trigg (USC) only totaled five receptions for 28 yards, three of those receptions went for touchdowns as the Rebels cruised to a victory over Central Arkansas.
The two-headed rushing monster of Jalen Berger (Wisconsin) and Jarek Broussard (Colorado) once again shined with a combined 188 yards and five touchdowns on the ground. Defensively, cornerback Ameer Speed (Georgia) led the way with nine tackles and one tackle for a loss, while linebacker Jacoby Windmon once again dominated with five tackles, 1.5 sacks, 2.5 tackles for a loss and two fumble recoveries.
Yes, Arkansas State lost by 33 points to Ohio State, but WR Champ Flemings (Oregon State) still stood out as one of the better players on the field. Finishing with 10 receptions for 105 yards and two carries for 20 yards, he has already proven to be one of the better under-the-radar transfer additions during the last portal cycle.
LB Drew Sanders (Alabama) had a team-leading 11 tackles, to go along with two sacks, three sacks and a pass break-up during the Razorbacks victory over South Carolina.
Despite the loss at Oklahoma State, RB Xavian Valladay (Wyoming) shined with 118 yards and one touchdown on 21 carries for the Sun Devils.
LB Daiyan Henley (Nevada) had his second straight impressive performance with a team-leading nine tackles and 1.5 tackles for a loss during the Cougars impressive victory at Wisconsin.
DB Darius Joiner (Western Illinois) continues to excel at the FBS level with a team-leading 14 tackles and one tackle for a loss during the Blue Devils victory at Northwestern.
Bru McCoy (USC) had his first touchdown reception for the Vols, as part of his four reception, 58-yard performance during the victory over Pittsburgh.
RB Brandon Campbell (USC) has quickly established himself as a consistent offensive threat for the Cougars. In an overtime loss to Texas Tech he rushed for 80 yards and one touchdown and added four receptions for 54 yards.
Auburn transfer Shaun Shivers rushed for 155 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries during the Hoosiers 35-22 victory over Idaho.
DL Kobie Turner (Richmond) continues to impress with two tackles, one tackles for a loss, a sack and a fumble recovery during the Deacs victory at Vanderbilt.
WR Jacob Copeland (Florida) broke out for the Terps on Saturday with four receptions for 110 yards and two touchdowns during the 56-21 victory over Maryland.
The Ducks needed to statement game after their blowout loss to Georgia last week and got several top level transfer performances during their 70-14 victory over Eastern Washington. Quarterback Bo Nix (Auburn) completed 28 of 33 passes for 277 yards and five touchdowns while the trio of Mar’Keise Irving (Minnesota), Noah Whittington (Western Kentucky) and Kilohana Haasenritter (Hawaii) combined for 140 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.
QB Carter Bradley (Toledo), who has impressed during his first two starts, completed 26 of 41 passes for 354 yards and three touchdowns during the Jaguars’ 38-24 victory over Central Michigan.
Two games and two monster performances for WR Charlie Jones (Iowa), who finished Saturday with nine receptions for 133 yards and three touchdowns.
While the Cardinals lost 37-30 to Western Michigan, transfers played major roles. On offense, wide receiver Amir Abdur-Rahman (Vanderbilt) had seven receptions for 90 yards and one touchdown, while defensively Jaquan Amos (Iowa State) had eight tackles, three tackles for a loss and a pass break-up.
The Bearcats cruised to 63-10 victory over Kennesaw State with quarterback Ben Bryant (Eastern Michigan) completing 17 of 20 passes for 201 yards and three touchdowns and linebacker Ivan Pace (Miami-Ohio) leading the defense with 11 tackles and one tackles for a loss.
Jack Plummer (Purdue) completed 28 of 39 passes for 278 yards and one touchdown while linebacker Jackson Sirmon (Washington) finished with nine tackles and one tackle for a loss during the Golden Bears’ 20-14 victory over UNLV.
The offensive duo of quarterback Michael Penix (Indiana) and running back Wayne Taulapapa (Virginia) once again shined for the Huskies during their 52-6 victory over Portland State. Penix completed 20 of 27 passes for 337 yards and two touchdowns while Taulapapa rushed for 94 yards and one touchdown on 12 carries.
Despite the 34-19 loss to Middle Tennessee State, quarterback Clay Millen and wide receiver Tory Horton excelled. Both transfers from Nevada, Millen completed 20 of 30 passes for 256 yards and three touchdowns, while Horton had nine receptions for 186 yards and all three of Millens’ touchdowns.
While he threw two interceptions, Kyle Vantrease’s (Buffalo) performance was top-level during the Eagles’ victory at Nebraska. He completed 37 of 56 passes for 409 yards and one touchdown, while also rushing for a touchdown.
The defense struggled mightily during the loss to Georgia Southern, but the offense thrived. Quarterback Casey Thompson (Texas) completed 23 of 34 passes for 318 yards and one touchdown while rushing for 31 yards and three touchdowns, and the wide receiver duo of Marcus Washington (Texas) and Trey Palmer (LSU) combined for 12 receptions for 204 yards.
The Murphy twins, Gabriel and Grayson, (North Texas) both made their mark on Sunday night with a combined nine tackles, one sack, one tackle for a loss and two fumble recoveries. Defensive lineman Laiatu Latu (Washington) added three tackles and two sacks.
While the Bulls suffered a 37-31 loss to FCS Holy Cross, Cole Snyder (Rutgers) showed promise while completing 23 of 34 passes for 305 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 51 yards.
Quarterback Jayden Daniels (Arizona State) rebounded from his opening game performance by completing 10 of 11 passes for 137 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 18 yards and one touchdown. Running back Noah Cain (Penn State) also rushed for 51 yards and one touchdown on 10 carries