Week 0 and week 1 are in the books. The college football season has started off with a bang and I’m here to tell you who did the banging. This week I got 3 Stock Ups and 1 Stock down. Check it out!
Stock UP – The Entire Colorado Football Program
I mean…you gotta start here right? A 1-11 team the previous season. Completely overhauls the coaching staff and roster and comes out to play with a swagger and intensity like they’ve already won 12 games. Colorado put 45 points on the board against a TCU team that was in the National Championship game last year. Coach Prime has done a remarkable job instilling a new culture. Not to mention QB Shedeur Sanders went 38/47 for 510 yards and 4 touchdowns and WR/CB Travis Hunter had 11 catches on 14 targets for 119 yards along with 3 PBUs and a highlight reel INT on defense. Stock way up.
Stock UP – Michael Penix
29/40 for 450 yards averaging 11 yards per pass with 5 touchdowns. Penix was slinging it. Washington spread out that Boise defense with wide splits, empty sets and trips everywhere. Penix calmly sat in the pocket and surgically dismantled the secondary. The high level arm strength was on full display as well as the downfield accuracy as he repeatedly found receivers deep. With that game Penix let the Heisman voters know he coming for everything. Stock up.
Stock UP – Caleb Williams
It’s almost like I’m contractually obligated to put Caleb Williams on this list. The man just outdoes himself on a weekly basis. The arm talent, the Houdini-like escapability, the accuracy from whatever platform he’s on at the moment, it’s all there for Caleb Williams. 18/24 for 319 yards and 5 TDs in Week 0, 18/25 for 278 yards and 4 TDs in Week 1, Williams is on pace for huge numbers already. Stock Up.
Stock Down – The Clemson Offense
For much of the game the Clemson offense looked like Will Shipley or bust. Shipley’s 114 yards on 17 carries was the only bright spot in a less than stellar offensive performance. QB Cade Klubnik managed 209 yards on 27/43 passing with a disturbing 4.9 yards per pass. Klubnik threw for the teams lone touchdown, but also had 1 INT as well. Turnovers are where this game was lost. Klubnik fumbled twice losing one, RB Phil Mafah fumbled at the goal line, turning a sure 6 points into good field position for Duke. The Clemson offense just looked stale and unimaginative. Stock Down.
Be sure to check the Stock Report for Week 2!