Six players including D’Angelo Brewer from Tulsa, Courtland Sutton from SMU, Rashaad Penny from San Diego State, Tyler Rodger and Ron LaForce from New Mexico State, and Ed Oliver from Houston have been selected as the College Sports Journal All-Stars for the week ending September 10th, 2017 from the NCAA Division I FBS Group of Five schools.
The honorees are listed here with their achievements and their school, class, position, and hometown.
D’Angelo Brewer (Tulsa, Sr., RB, Tulsa, Okla.)
Brewer rushed for a career-high 262 yards — the most by an NCAA FBS player this season — and three touchdowns on 38 carries to lead Tulsa to a 66-42 win against Louisiana. Brewer’s total ranks second on the AAC single-game chart.
Courtland Sutton (SMU, Jr., WR, Brenham, Tex.)
Sutton set an American Athletic Conference record with four touchdown receptions in SMU’s 54-32 win against North Texas. He finished the game with eight catches for 163 yards, helping the Mustangs improve to 2-0 for the first time since 2009.
Rashaad Penny (San Diego State, Sr. RB/RS, Norwalk, Calif.)
Penny rushed for 216 yards and a touchdown on 18 attempts in San Diego State’s 30-20 road win over Arizona State on Saturday. He scored on a 95-yard run and on a 33-yard reception. He added a 99 kickoff return for a touchdown, giving him three scores on the day.He finished the contest with 353 all-purpose yards, which are the most in a single game in the FBS this season.
Tyler Rogers (New Mexico State, Sr., QB, Peoria, Ariz.)
Rogers led the New Mexico State offense through the air in a 30-28 win over rival New Mexico. The senior was 34-for-57 for 401 yards and tied a career-high with four touchdowns. Rogers spread the ball around connecting with 11 different receivers on the night. His 401 yards and four touchdowns are second in the Sun Belt Conference for individual game-highs and his 81-yard connection with Izaiah Lottie is the longest pass this season.
Ed Oliver (Houston, So., DT , Houston, Tex.)
Oliver had a game-high 11 tackles to go with 1.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble in a 19-16 win at Arizona. He led a Cougar defense that held Arizona to 152 rushing yards.
Ron Laforce, (New Mexico State, Jr., S Bayou La Batre, Ala.)
Laforce came up big against in-state rival New Mexico. Along with six tackles, the junior transfer came up with two huge interceptions on back-to-back Lobo drives. The first was picked off inside the Aggie 15-yard line just before the end of the half and the other came three yards from the end zone on the opponent’s first drive of the third quarter.