The Texas A&M Aggies opened up their 2014 college football season this past Thursday against the South Carolina Gamecocks, and the big question going in was how Kenny Hill would perform in the place of Johnny Manziel under center. Well by the time the final whistle had blown, we found out that the quarterback spot for the Aggies is going to be just fine.
Hill put on one of the best individual performances of the entire weekend, throwing for 511 yards on 44-of-60 passing. Those 511 yards were the most in school history, surpassing–yep, you guessed it, Johnny Manziel.
For his efforts, Hill has been named the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Player of the Week, and looking back on the entire weekend, there might not have been anyone more deserving than the sophomore quarterback in College Station, as he and his team went on the road and obliterated South Carolina, one of the preseason favorites in the SEC.
But while Hill turned in the best performance overall, that doesn’t mean that some other players weren’t close to garnering the honor. Here is a look at the Honorable Mentions for Week 1:
Week 1 Honorable Mentions:
TREVONE BOYKIN, QB, TCU – Junior
Dallas, TX (West Mesquite HS)
Passing: 29/41, 320 yards, 2 TD (career high completions)
One rushing TD
W, 48-14 vs. Samford
AARON JONES. RB, UTEP – Sophomore
El Paso, TX (Burges HS)
22 carries – 237 yards, 3 TD
W, 31-24 @ New Mexico
KEEVAN LUCAS, WR, TULSA – Sophomore
Abilene, TX (Abilene HS)
13 catches – 233 yards, 3 TD
W, 38-31 vs. Tulane
BRADLEY MARQUEZ, WR, TEXAS TECH – Senior
Odessa, TX (Odessa HS)
11 catches – 184 yards, 2 TD
W, 42-35 vs. Central Arkansas
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