Top 10 college football players of Week 13: Chase Young, Anthony Gordon smash records

PULLMAN, WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 23: Quarterback Anthony Gordon #18 of the Washington State Cougars throws a pass against the Oregon State Beavers in the first half at Martin Stadium on November 23, 2019 in Pullman, Washington. (Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images)
PULLMAN, WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 23: Quarterback Anthony Gordon #18 of the Washington State Cougars throws a pass against the Oregon State Beavers in the first half at Martin Stadium on November 23, 2019 in Pullman, Washington. (Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images) /

The college football players of the week from Week 13, include potential No. 1 NFL draft pick Chase Young who dominated Penn State’s offensive line

In clearly the most competitive week for this list of the season, the top five is heavy loaded with tons of talent all across college football Saturday. Chase Young again had an eye-opening performance that will leave NFL scouts salivating at his quickness and strength as a pass rusher.

Michigan and Iowa State watched their quarterbacks continue to produce as the season comes to a close. Both teams have both played some pretty solid football as of late as both attempt to get into a solid January bowl game.

Not enough people are talking about the play of Navy quarterback Malcolm Perry. Perry may be the quarterback of an option offense, but he has a solid arm and has made plays all season. Navy has been a legitimate threat this season and will receive national praise in the annual rivalry game against Army.

College football players of the week

Honorable Mentions:

  • Nico Collins, WR, Michigan – 6 rec, 165 yds, 3 TD
  • Jayden Daniels, QB, – 22/32 att, 408 yds, 3 TD
  • Dustin Crum, QB, – 18/26 att, 369 yds, 3 TD, 15 att, 101 yds, TD
  • Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin – 28 att, 222 yds, TD

10. Charles Williams, RB, UNLV

  • 27 car, 186 yds, 3 TD

UNLV has struggled this season at a measly 3-8 record, but Charles Williams was not ready to let the rest of the season play out without a fight. The junior speed back found the end zone three times against San Jose State.

9. Kedon Slovis, QB, USC

  • 37/47 att, 515 yds, 4 TD

Clay Helton may be saved by his quarterback Kedon Slovis who continues to show flashes throughout the season. With Helton’s job potentially in jeopardy, Slovis’ play may keep in for one more run next season.

8. Cody White, WR, Michigan State

  • 11 rec, 136 yds, 3 TD

Cody White represented 21 of the game’s 27 total points Saturday against Rutgers. White was able to stretch the field vertically on the back end of Lewerke’s three touchdown passes against a ridiculously poor Scarlet Knights defense.

7. Shea Patterson, QB, Michigan

  • 20/32 att, 366 yds, 5 TD, Int

Do not let Shea Patterson heat up or else Michigan could pull off an upset against Ohio State. Facing an Indiana team with sneaky athleticism on defense, Patterson delivered five touchdowns and is finding his groove at the perfect time.

6. Darrynton Evans, RB, Appalachian State

  • 21 car, 154 yds, 3 TD

Appalachian State has had a fantastic season consistently inside the Top 25. Evans has been discussed within NFL Draft analyst circles as a potential draft pick for a team in need of a versatile back.

5. Donald Hammond III, QB, Air Force

  • 9/10 att, 327 yds, 4 TD
  • 11 car, 41 yds, TD

Incredibly efficient is an understatement for four touchdown passes on just 9 total passes. Air Force has won nine football games this season and the junior has contributed to that recently with accurate passing.

4. Brock Purdy, QB, Iowa State

  • 29/42 att, 372 yds, 4 TD, Int
  • 3 car, 9 yds, TD

Brock Purdy has erupted for some insane stat lines this season with his ability to produce throwing and rushing the football. The Cyclones have largely relied on his performance and the sophomore has been up for the challenge.

3. Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio State

  • 9 tackles, 3 sacks, 4, tackles for loss, 2 forced fumbles

Just another day at the office for Chase Young who returned from suspension with a vengeance. Few players in football can stop a whole offense by themselves, but Chase Young accomplished that in an important game against Penn State. Young will extend his Ohio State record for sacks in a season with each one from now on. He’s up to 16.5 and has a real chance to hit 20 before the College Football Playoff

2. Micale Cunningham, QB, Louisville

  • 11/20 att, 238 yds, 5 TD, Int
  • 8 car, 60 yds, TD

Cunningham was dealing at home against Syracuse with flashes of former quarterback Lamar Jackson in mind on Saturday. The sophomore quarterback has hung strong within ACC conference play with the Cardinals.

1. Anthony Gordon, QB, Washington State

Gordon led Washington State to a 54-53 comeback win in Pullman against Oregon State to get bowl eligible. Gordon threw for 606 yards and six touchdowns on 50-of-70 passing. Gordon is now the Pac-12 and Washington State single-season record holder for touchdown passes in a season with 45. And with 4,920 yards, Gordon is the new Pac-12 and Wazzu record-holder, breaking the mark set by Gardner Minshew last season.

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