Indiana WR Ty Fryfogle
It feels bizarre not having to name Indiana beating Michigan an upset. But it surely wasn’t. The truth is, Indiana entered the day being ranked greater than ten spots forward of Michigan, who sat at #23 and can certainly be out of the polls come subsequent week. In any occasion, senior WR Ty Fryfogle was instrumental in main the non-upset victory.
Fryfogle, a 6-foot-2 and 214-pounder, began to return on robust for Indiana final season, particularly within the shut loss to Penn State. Saturday’s efficiency with seven catches for 142 yards and a rating was the most effective of his profession, although, and a transparent signal that he has taken the steps vital as a senior to get a little bit of NFL Draft consideration.
Whereas the remainder of Indiana’s receiving corps (primarily WR Whop Philyor) dealt with work beneath, Fryfogle was the first man to the intermediate and deeper sections of the sphere. He averaged simply over 20 yards per catch, topping out with a 35-yarder.
His lone landing didn’t come simple, both. Earlier on his scoring drive, Fryfogle snagged a one-handed catch on a vertical route. He went up for it, solely in a position to attain along with his outdoors arm, and bobbled round with the ball on his manner right down to the bottom. Someway, Fryfogle made the catch, finally setting him as much as rating a 24-yard landing not lengthy after.
SMU TE Kylen Granson
Again in 2016, Kylen Granson began his profession at Rice. After two years of contributing early, he was in a position to transfer his manner up, discovering his solution to SMU whereas sitting out in 2018. Granson got here on somewhat robust for SMU final season in his first yr as a starter for the Mustangs, however Saturday’s sport was an all-timer for him.
Although Granson scored simply as soon as, he was a monster within the yardage division. Granson’s last line on the day was six catches for 149 yards and a landing. Not like most tight ends, Granson was not making work as a quick-game piece or as a pink zone menace. He was dominating up and down the sphere, operating Temple’s defenders each which manner along with his pace.
Granson’s 149 yards didn’t solely rank within the top-10 this week, but it surely was additionally a private document for him. His earlier excessive was 138 yards, which he earned towards East Carolina final yr. This was additionally Granson’s first 100-yard sport of the season, and was equal to about half the yardage Granson entered the evening with (336 receiving yards).
SMU now have Tulsa, Houston, and East Carolina left on the schedule. They need to win these video games regardless, but when Granson can carry over this momentum into the ultimate three video games, SMU ought to seize three wins definitely.
Western Michigan QB Kaleb Eleby
Western Michigan performed on Wednesday, so Kaleb Eleby‘s outing is a little bit of previous information, however it’s nonetheless value mentioning. Eleby’s efforts helped the Broncos get out to a 58-13 win over Akron within the MAC’s opening week. Eleby, only a redshirt sophomore, performed sparingly in 2018 earlier than sitting for the 2019 season. 2020 is his first season by which he was named the starter from the bounce, somewhat than having to play instead of an injured starter.
He didn’t seem like somebody who had newly been named the starter, although. It took Eleby all of 16 makes an attempt to seek out the tip zone 3 times, twice to main WR D’Wayne Eskridge. Eleby additionally hit two 65-plus yard good points, one among which was a rating to Eskridge. On the finish of the day, Eleby went 12-of-16 for 262 yards and three touchdowns with out giving up an interception.
Granted, Eleby was requested to do little or no on this sport from a workload standpoint. Maybe when Eleby is requested to hold a bit extra of the burden of the offense we are able to see how he fares. Nonetheless, this can be a robust begin to the yr the redshirt sophomore.
ECU WR Blake Proehl
Sure, Blake Proehl is the son of former NFL WR and present NFL WR coach Ricky Proehl. Blake’s brother, Austin, additionally performed at North Carolina in the course of the Mitchell Trubisky period. Right this moment is about Blake, although, and the way he lastly broke out as his personal participant at East Carolina.
Proehl has been a stable contributor for a pair years now. He caught almost 30 passes as a freshman in 2018 earlier than turning it up a notch to 54 receptions in 2019. Solely twice final season did Proehl eclipse 100 yards, although, and he peaked at 105 yards.
On Saturday towards Tulane, Proehl erupted for 182 yards, setting his single-game yardage private document into one other stratosphere. It did take his 13 receptions to get there, however when it was all stated and accomplished, Proehl had simply over half the workforce’s receiving yards and their solely play over 35 yards. He was each a drive to be reckoned with as a chain-mover and as an explosive play maker. Proehl’s efforts made him end with essentially the most receiving yards of any participant this weekend.
Sadly, Proehl’s 75-yard rating didn’t hit till halfway by the fourth quarter when ECU was largely out of the sport. His rating gave them a sliver of hope on the finish, although, and that counts for one thing.
Even with out the 75-yarder on the finish, Proehl nonetheless hit his career-high in yardage so that’s one thing to be happy with. East Carolina are actually a putrid 1-5 and can want one other wonderful efficiency from Proehl to even sniff an upset victory over Cincinnati subsequent weekend.
UCLA TE Greg Dulcich
Pre-Saturday Greg Dulcich had 9 catches for 111 yards and a single landing to his title. Most of that manufacturing got here final season when he was a redshirt freshman. It’s secure to say Dulcich was not a identified product for this UCLA offense headed into the yr.
Possibly it’s nonetheless too early to name him a identified product, however Dulcich positive appeared like greater than a no one towards Colorado. Although UCLA nonetheless misplaced, Dulcich led an effort that netted him 4 catches for 126 yards and a landing. His 126 yards had been essentially the most on the workforce by precisely 80 yards, which means he had almost triple the yardage of another Bruin.
Dulcich was only a three-star recruit in 2018, so it isn’t like that is the story of some four- or five-star lastly discovering the sphere. As a substitute, it’s the story of an honest participant making the developmental leap from non-factor TE2 (or TE3) to being a legit starter who proved he can transfer throughout the sphere as a receiving weapon. At 6-foot-4 and 242 kilos, Dulcich is a bit gentle in his body, which completely lends to his play type.
This is only one efficiency, so there isn’t a actual telling what we are able to count on from Dulcich transferring ahead. He at the very least confirmed some huge potential, although, so search for him to get some extra possibilities, if nothing else.