CFB: Top performers in week 5

With tight games, near upsets, and huge plays, week 5 of college football didn’t disappoint. Out of all the games, there were plenty of individual performances that stood out. Let’s take a look at some of the best stat lines from the week.

QB: Holton Ahlers

Holton Ahlers, the quarterback for East Carolina, had a game to remember against South Florida. In a 48-28 victory for ECU, Ahlers completed 31 of 41 passes for an eye-popping 465 yards and 6 touchdowns. Helping him out was wide receiver C.J. Johnson, who reeled in 4 of those touchdowns. As a 5th year starter at ECU, Ahlers is having a career year that deserves more recognition. In only 5 games this season, he’s already eclipsed 1,500 yards passing and 15 touchdowns, with a 68.6 percent completion percentage. It’s an impressive season by every metric, and one that shows his continued progress throughout college. By springtime, we could be hearing Ahlers’ name circulated in draft buzz.

RB: Miyan Williams

Miyan Williams ran wild in Ohio State’s 49-10 rout of Rutgers. On 21 carries, Williams rushed for 189 yards (9 yards per attempt) and scored five touchdowns. It was a video game performance for the Junior back, who’s making a case to get more playing time after limited attempts in his first two years. Among some of his biggest plays were a 70-yard rushing touchdown and this play, showcasing his elusiveness: 

WR: Jake Bobo

After transferring from Duke to UCLA this offseason, Jake Bobo has been having a solid season. Bobo took it to another level on Friday against Washington, setting the tone in UCLA’s 40-32 upset. Bruins quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson connected with Bobo six times for 142 yards and 2 touchdowns, helping UCLA stun the Huskies. Since transferring from Duke, Bobo has grown into a larger role and looks to continue making an impact on the game. Friday was a great start to that.