College Sports Journal FBS Group of Five National Players of the Week Oct. 1

Five players including Jordan Chunn from Troy, Richard McQuarley from New Mexico, Jalen Guyton from North Texas, Jalen Davis from Utah State, and Marcus Green from ULM have been selected as the College Sports Journal All-Stars for the week ending October 1st, 2017 from the NCAA Division I FBS Group of Five schools.

The honorees are listed here with their achievements and their school, position, class, and hometown.

Troy RB Jordan Chunn

Jordan Chunn, Troy, RB, Sr., Gurley, Ala.

The honors for Chunn come after the Trojans stunned AP No. 22 LSU 24-21 in Baton Rouge on Saturday night. Chunn ran for a career-high 191 yards and a touchdown. He broke loose for a 74-yard run early in the second half, and later scored from a yard out to put Troy on top 17-0. The senior has rushed for 490 yards and six touchdowns in five games this season, averaging 5.4 yards per carry.

UNM RB Richard McQuarley

 

Richard McQuarley, New Mexcio, RB, Sr., Meridian, Miss.

He carried the ball 11 times for 179 yards and five touchdowns in New Mexico’s 56-38 victory over Mountain Division foe Air Force.  He averaged just over 16 yards per carry.  The five rushing scores tied the UNM single game record.  The touchdowns came from 3, 6, 5, 63 and 65 yards out.

UNT WR Jalen Guyton

Jalen Guyton, North Texas, WR, So., Allen, Tex.

Guyton had a career-day for the Mean Green last Saturday in their 43-28 win at Southern Miss.  He caught 14 passes for 211 yards, both season-highs for any Mean Green receiver this season, and career-highs for Guyton.  He also caught a touchdown, his team-high fifth of the season.  Through just five games, Guyton became the first Mean Green receiver to catch more than 10 passes in a single game, and the first to surpass the 200-yard mark in a game since Carlos Harris did so (15 catches for 216) against Southern Miss during the 2014 season.  He caught five passes of 15 or more yards, including his game-long 53-yarder in the third quarter.  Behind Guyton’s performance, the Mean Green improved to 2-0 in conference play for the first time since 2004.

Utah State CB Jalen Davis

 

Jalen Davis, Utah State, CB, Sr., CB, La Mesa, Calif.

Davis Intercepted three passes, including two that were returned for touchdowns in a 40-24 Utah State win against in-state rival BYU in Logan.  He added five tackles and a pass breakup in the contest.  He returned his first interception for a touchdown in the second quarter to pull the Aggies to within seven at 21-14.  He then sealed the win with a 50-yard interception return for a score in the fourth quarter to give Utah State its final margin of victory.

ULM RS/WR Marcus Green

Marcus Green, Louisiana-Monroe, WR/RS, Jr., Pontotoc, Miss. 

Green returned a kickoff 82 yards for a touchdown in the Warhawks’ 51-43 victory over Coastal Carolina.  He totaled 181 all-purpose yards, including 127 on kickoff and punt returns.

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