Dillon Gabriel, QB, UCF, Fr., Mililani, Hawai’i
Gabriel completed 22 of 30 passes for 347 yards and four touchdowns in a 45-27 win against Stanford. Gabriel led an offense that gained 545 yards and scored touchdowns on its first four drives to help the Knights improve to 3-0.
Malcolm Perry, QB, Navy • Sr., Clarksville, Tenn.
Perry figured in six touchdowns as he rushed for 156 yards and four TDs on 24 carries. He also completed 5 of 7 passes for 151 yards and two scores in a 42-10 win against ECU.
Treshaun Hayward, LB, Western Michigan, Jr. Ypsilanti, Mich.
Western Michigan junior linebacker Treshaun Hayward (Ypsilanti, Mich.) led with a career-high 15 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 1.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble in his first career start in a 57-10 win over Georgia State. Hayward recorded his first career sack and was part of a defense that held the Panthers to 126 yards passing and only 10 points. Western Michigan held Georgia State to 38 yards of offense in the second half.
Jaylond Adams, KR/PR/WR, Southern Miss, So., Adamsville, Ala.
Adams recorded a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown (his second this season) and totaled 322 all-purpose yards in the Eagles 47-40 win at Troy. Adams returned his second kickoff for a touchdown this season. It was the sixth 100-plus yard return in school history. With his two kickoff returns for touchdowns in the first three games, Adams has now tied both of the school’s single-game and career record for kickoff return touchdowns. He totaled 136 kickoff return yards and added a five-yard punt return. In addition to his kickoff return, Adams collected 11 catches for 180 yards, establishing career highs for both categories.
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