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Touchdown scramble gives Duke Pop-Tarts Crazy Good Play of the Week honor
Duke is the first-ever winner of the Pop-Tarts Crazy Good Play of the Week. The winning play is quarterback Riley Leonard’s 44-yard go-ahead touchdown run in the second half of the Blue Devils’ 28-7 upset of then-No. x Clemson on Monday night.
Colorado is Cheez-It National Team of the Week
In Deion Sanders' much-anticipated head coaching debut, the Colorado Buffaloes marched into Fort Worth and stunned last season's national runner-up and 17th-ranked TCU, 45-42, in a memorable opening week game. Quarterback Shedeur Sanders, the coach's son, connected with Dylan Edwards for a 46-yard catch and run touchdown on fourth down with 4:25 left to provide the margin of victory. For the remarkable effort coming off a 1-11 season, the Buffs are the season's first Cheez-It National Team of the Week, as selected by the All-America Committee of the Football Writers Association of America.
Eight finalists named for Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award
The Football Writers Association of America, in conjunction with the Allstate Sugar Bowl, announced eight finalists for the 2022 Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award on Tuesday. The award will have a first-time winner this season chosen from among a list of three repeat finalists from 2021, five former finalists overall, three coaches competing in this season’s College Football Playoff and five who are leading conference champions. Four of them will face other finalists in their bowl games.
Freshman Focus: Week 10
Each week during the 2022 season, we will highlight the notable performances of first-year players and head coaches leading up to the selection of our annual Freshman All-America Team and the Steve Spurrier First-Year Coach of the Year Award presented by Chris Doering Mortgage. Here are the top performances from Week 10, the weekend of Nov. 5:
Clemson is Cheez-It Bowl National Team of the Week
The Clemson Tigers rushed their way back from an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter to reward their sellout Homecoming crowd with a 27-21 win over No. 14 Syracuse, their 38th consecutive home win that set the Atlantic Coast Conference record. For also extending the FBS’ longest active win streak to 14 games and staying unbeaten, Clemson (8-0) earned the Cheez-It Bowl National Team of the Week honor for games of the weekend of Oct. 22, as selected by the Football Writers Association of America.
Freshman Focus: Week 5
A look at the top performances from freshman players and first-year head coaches in Week 5 of the 2022 college football season.
Freshman Focus: Week 2
A look at the top performances from freshman players and first-year head coaches in Week 2 of the 2022 college football season.
DUKE IS TOSTITOS FIESTA BOWL NATIONAL TEAM OF THE WEEK
Blue Devils top rival UNC in thriller