Sunday, October 10, 2010
Non-AQ helmet stickers: Week 6
By Andrea Adelson
Time to give out some non-AQ helmet stickers:
Air Force KR Jonathan Warzeka. Tied an NCAA mark with a 100-yard kickoff return in a 49-27 win over Colorado State. Incredibly, Warzeka also had a 100-yard kickoff return against Houston in the 2009 Armed Forces Bowl. The NCAA doesn't add the yards in the end zone so 100 yards is the maximum anyone can return a kick.
Utah quarterback Jordan Wynn. Went 23-of-31 for 325 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in a 68-27 win over Iowa State. The Utes had their highest scoring output since beating Wyoming 69-14 in 1983. Seven different players scored for Utah, which scored 31 unanswered points in the second quarter to blow the game open again. Shaky Smithson deserves mention, too. He threw for a touchdown pass and caught another for 293 total yards.
Western Michigan kicker John Potter. Recovered a fumble on the opening kickoff, had a field goal, hit six extra points and scored his first career touchdown on a second quarter fake field goal from 8 yards out in a 45-16 win over Ball State. Potter also had another tackle Saturday to extend his own record to 21 career tackles -- the most by a kicker in school history.
SMU quarterback Kyle Padron. Went 27-of-40 for 381 yards with three touchdowns and one interception in a 21-18 win over Tulsa. Padron has thrown for more than 370 yards in back-to-back victories. SMU (4-2) is off to its best start since 1986, when the Mustangs started 5-1.
Hawaii WR Greg Salas. Had nine catches for 148 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-27 upset win over Fresno State. The Warriors have the nation’s best pass offense behind Bryant Moniz, who threw for more than 300 yards again, and won their third straight game.
New Mexico State coach DeWayne Walker. Down to his third quarterback, the Aggies were able to win their first game of the season 16-14 over rival New Mexico in the Land of Disenchantment Bowl. Matt Christian sat out with an injury. His replacement, Tanner Rust, got hurt, and Andrew Manley led the team to the win. Manley completed both of his pass attempts to set up Ryan Stampler's 22-yard field goal with 1:56 remaining to win the game.
FIU coach Mario Cristobal. His team racked up 235 yards rushing to win its first game of the season 28-21 over Western Kentucky. A late defensive stand preserved the victory.