NFL Draft 2016: Top prospects and performers of Week 2

Week 2 of the college football season featured one of the most headache-inducing weeks we have seen in early September recently, after a few ranked opponents fell victim to underdogs.

Reversing last week’s trend, the Pac-12 — along with Stanford’s first win of the season over UCF, 31-7 — earn its stripes, while the SEC faltered.

Ohio State’s defense stole the spotlight away from its offense, shutting Hawaii out, 38-0, while stripping the ball away from the Rainbow Warriors’ offense four times and allowing only 165 yards.

But an Ohio State game wouldn’t be complete without a highlight from quarterback-turned-receiver Braxton Miller, who leveled two defenders at once.

In other news, the dismantling that Ole Miss put on against Fresno State was highlighted by defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche — a front runner for the inaugural Piesman Trophy — who settled for his second touchdown of the season.


RB Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State

6-foot-1, 225 pounds
vs. Hawaii: 27 rushes, 101 yards, 3 TDs

Next Opponent: Northern Illinois

QB Trevone Boykin, Texas Christian

6-foot-2, 205 pounds
vs. Stephen F. Austin: 18-of-27, 285 yards, 4 TDs, INT

Next Opponent: Southern Methodist

LB Reggie Ragland, Alabama

6-foot-2, 252 pounds
Season: 12 total tackles (all vs. Wisconsin), 9 sacks, TFL

Next Opponent: Ole Miss

LB Kentrell Brothers, Missouri

6-foot-1, 235 pounds
vs. Arkansas State: 16 tackles
Season: 32 total tackles (16 vs. SE Missouri/Arkansas St.)

Next Opponent: Connecticut


RB Leon Allen, Western Kentucky

Out for season – left knee injury

6-foot, 235 pounds
vs. Louisiana Tech: 12 rushes, 81 yards, TD

Next Opponent: Indiana

QB Travis Wilson, Utah

Return TBD – injured shoulder vs. Utah State

6-foot-7, 233 pounds
vs. Utah State: 9-for-12, 76 yards; 5 rushes, 9 yards, rush TD

Next Opponent: Fresno State

CB Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida

DNP vs. ECU due to leg injury in Thursday practice

5-foot-11, 199 pounds
Season: 4 tackles, INT

Next Opponent: Kentucky

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