Which transfers from the 2021/2022 transfer portal cycle have had the most successful season through Week 11? Here are the answers:
1. QB Caleb Williams (USC/Oklahoma) (1)
Despite a rocky start, Williams and USC cruised to an easy victory against Colorado. Williams passed for 268 yards, three touchdowns and only his second interception of the season in the game while also rushing for two touchdowns. For the season, he has now passed for 3,010 yards and 31 touchdowns as the Trojans prepare for two huge closing games against UCLA and Notre Dame.
2. QB Michael Penix (Washington/Indiana) (6)
Penix led the Huskies to their fourth straight win on Saturday, this one the biggest of the bunch at Oregon, while completing 26 of 35 passes for 408 yards and two touchdowns. Leading the nation with 3,640 passing yards, Penix and the Huskies should cruise to victory this weekend against Colorado before traveling cross-state to take on rival Washington State.
3. QB Bo Nix (Oregon/Auburn) (2)
While Oregon lost an important game to Washington, Nix still excelled by completing 19 of 28 passes for 279 yards and two touchdowns and rushing for one touchdown. He also endured an ankle injury during the game that slowed him a bit during the second half. The Ducks have another important game this Saturday night against #10 Utah, so all eyes will be on Nix to see if his injury is fully healed.
4. LB Ivan Pace Jr. (Cincinnati/Miami-Ohio) (3)
Compared to most of his season, Pace had somewhat of a pedestrian game with only seven tackles during a victory over East Carolina. Those seven tackles did give him 103 for the season, to go along with 18 tackles for a loss and eight sacks. Nex up is a trip to Temple before the Bearcats return home for a big game against #21 Tulane to finish up their regular season.
5. LB Daiyan Henley (Washington State/Nevada) (5)
During an important win over Arizona State, Henley finished with 10 tackles and one tackle for a loss. Now bowl eligible, Henley and the Cougars will look to position themselves for a strong finish with a trip to Arizona this weekend before they return home to face rival Washington.
6. OL O’Cyrus Torrence (Florida/Louisiana) (9)
Not only is Torrence one of the better transfers from the 2021/2022 cycle, at this point he has proven himself to be one of the top overall offensive linemen in the country this season. When he arrived in Gainesville, he quickly showed everyone that he belonged in the SEC and since that point he has proven it to the rest of the country.
7. DE Jared Verse (Florida State/Albany) (10)
Verse continued to prove himself as one of the top pass rushing playmakers in the country during a victory at Syracuse with four tackles, one tackle for a loss and one sack. Up next is a home game against Louisiana, before the Seminoles host rival Florida on the 25th.
8. WR Charlie Jones (Purdue/Iowa) (8)
Jones was held to only four receptions, his second lowest output of the season, but he did total 66 yards and grab his 10th touchdown of the season during an important victory over Illinois. He also surpassed 1,000 receiving yards on the season during the victory, which now puts him at a Big Ten leading 1,010.
9. QB Jayden Daniels (LSU/Arizona State) (4)
While LSU beat Arkansas 13-10, Daniels had an uneventful offensive day with only 105 yards of total offense. This is similar to his game against Auburn earlier in the season, which was then followed by four impressive performances. So with UAB coming to town on Saturday, will Daniels once again flourish?
10. LB Drew Sanders (Arkansas/Alabama) (NR)
Losing five of their last seven games, this season has not gone the way many expected for Arkansas. However, one bright spot continues to be Sanders, who finished with 12 tackles, one tackle for a loss and one sack during a 13-10 loss to LSU. This big game now puts him first in the SEC in sacks (8.5), second in tackles for a loss (12.0) and fourth in total tackles (86).
Others to watch:
RB Jahmyr Gibbs (Alabama/Georgia Tech), WR Jacob Cowing (Arizona/UTEP), QB Adrian Martinez (Kansas State/Nebraska), WR Jordan Addison (USC/Pittsburgh), QB Dillon Gabriel (Oklahoma/UCF), WR Nikko Remigio (Fresno State/Cal), DL Levi Bell (Texas State/Louisiana Tech), RB Xazavian Valladay (Arizona State/Wyoming), QB Cameron Ward (Washington State/Incarnate Word), OL Victor Oluwatimi (Michigan/Virginia), WR Trey Palmer (Nebraska/LSU), RB Aidan Robbins (UNLV/Louisville), LB Jackson Sirmon (Cal/Washington), RB Zach Evans (Ole Miss/TCU), QB John Rhys Plumlee (UCF/Ole Miss), LB Ty’Ron Hopper (Missouri/Florida), QB Austin Reed (Western Kentucky/D2 West Florida), QB Tommy Devito (Illinois/Syracuse), WR Johnny Wilson (Florida State/Arizona State), RB Travis Dye (USC/Oregon), WR Isaiah Winstead (East Carolina/Toledo), LB Dallas Gant (Toledo/Ohio State), DL Kobie Turner (Wake Forest/Richmond), LB Johnny Hodges (TCU/Navy), OL Tyler Steen (Alabama/Vanderbilt), LB Laiatu Latu (UCLA/Washington), DL Akheem Mesidor (Miami-Florida/West Virginia), LB Jason Johnson (UCF/Eastern Illinois), QB Kyle Vantrease (Georgia Southern/Buffalo), QB Jayden de Laura (Arizona/Washington State), DB Darius Joiner (Duke/Western Illinois), WR Sam Wiglusz (Ohio/Ohio State), Khoury Bethley (Arizona State/Hawaii)