Five players including McKenzie Miltion from UCF, Tyler King from Marshall, Jamauri Bogan from Western Michigan, Ed Oliver from Houston, and Tra Minter from South Alabama have been selected as the College Sports Journal All-Stars for the week ending Oct. 8, 2018 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.
McKenzie Milton, QB, UCF, Jr., Kapolei, Hawaii
Milton kept UCF unbeaten and led the Knights to their 19th consecutive victory– a 31-30 come-from-behind win at Memphis. He completed 17 of 29 passes for 296 yards and a touchdown and capped UCF’s comeback from a 30-17 halftime deficit with a 7-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter that stood up as the game winner. Milton has thrown 16 touchdown passes and has a team-high six scores in 2018.
Tyler King, RB, Marshall, R-Soph., Fort Meade, Fla.
King had another career day in the 42-20 win over Old Dominion. He amassed 195 rushing yards on 22 carries (165 in the fourth quarter) with two touchdowns, the latter coming on scoring runs of 65 and 46 yards in the fourth quarter to clinch the victory. King’s rushing total is the most by a Marshall player since Steward Butler’s 233 against WKU in 2014 and was the second-highest total nationally this weekend. He has 360 rushing yards in two October games, which ranks fourth in the FBS. King is averaging 7.35 yards per carry this month and ranks third nationally in fourth quarter rushing yardage this season with 242.
Jamauri Bogan, RB, Western Michigan, Sr., Union, N.J.
Bogan scored four touchdowns in a 42-35 come-from-behind win at Bowling Green. Bogan had touchdowns run of 9, 5, 7 and 3 yards. The last two touchdowns came in the fourth quarter as the Broncos tied the game at 35-35 and then went ahead for the game-winning score, 42-35. It was the third time in his career he has rushed for four scores and the first time since he was named the Bahamas Bowl MVP in 2015. Bogan is the only player in the MAC to rush for four touchdowns in a game this season. He currently leads the MAC with eight rushing touchdowns. Bogan carried the ball 15 times in the game, racking up 75 yards. Western Michigan (5-2 overall) has won five games in a row and is off to a 3-0 start in MAC play.
Ed Oliver, DT, Houston, Jr., Houston, Texas
Oliver tied The American Athletic Assocation single-game record with 5.0 tackles for loss to go with 2.0 sacks, a quarterback hurry and a forced fumble that produced a Houston touchdown in the Cougars’ 42-20 win at ECU. Oliver led a defense that held ECU to 41 rushing yards as the Cougars remain alone in first place in The American’s West Division. Oliver has registered 11.5 tackles for loss and nine quarterback hurries this season.
Tra Minter, RS/RB, South Alabama, Jr., Ellaville, Ga.
Minter scored on a 75-yard punt return after the Jaguars forced a three-and-out by Alabama State to open the second half of Saturday’s contest, the longest in school history and the first run back for a touchdown since Jeremé Jones’ 54-yard effort in the 2010 season opener. The junior finished the game with 88 yards, the second-highest total in the program’s record books, on three punt returns while adding a pair of kickoff returns for an additional 73 including a 45-yard effort after the Hornets only score of the contest that set up a 49-yard touchdown drive. Minter became just the second individual in program history to surpass 200 all-purpose yards in a game, ending up with a career-best 231 all-purpose yards.
Originally from LaMoure, North Dakota, Kent is a 1996 graduate of North Dakota State University. His prior writing experience is over 15 years having previously worked with D2football.com, I-AA.org, and College Sporting News before coming to College Sports Journal in 2016. His main focus is college football is the Missouri Valley Football Conference within the Division I FCS. And in 2017, he began also to look at the FBS Group of Five conferences of the American Athletic, Conference USA, Mid-American, Mountain West, and Sun Belt.
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