Five players including Clayton Tune from Houston, Kurtis Rourke from Ohio, Tanner Mordecai, Bentlee Sanders from Nevada, and John Hoyland from Wyoming have been selected as the College Sports Journal All-Stars for the week ending Sept. 5, 2022 from the NCAA Division I FBS Group of Five schools.
CLAYTON TUNE, HOUSTON, QB, SR, CARROLLTON, TEX.
Tune led Houston to a 37-35 triple-overtime win at UTSA as the Cougars snapped the Roadrunners’ 10-game homefield winning streak. Tune completed 22 of 32 passes for 206 yards and delivered with the game on the line to help Houston overcome a 21-7 deficit entering the fourth quarter. Tune threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes, had a touchdown run and a two-point conversion pass in the second overtime, and accounted for the game-winning points with a diving two-point rush in the third OT period. Tune finished with three touchdown passes and a touchdown run and was involved with five plays that either tied the game or gave Houston a lead.
KURTIS ROURKE, OHIO, QB, R-JR, OAKVILLE, ONT. (CANDADA)
Rourke led the Bobcats to a 41-38 victory over the Florida Atlantic Owls, marking their first win of the 2022 season. Rourke also broke multiple personal records, setting two career highs. The redshirt junior hit 345 passing yards, surpassing his 308 yard record and threw four touchdown passes, beating his previous record of three. Overall, Rourke was 27-for-34 in the air. On the ground, he net 11 yards on 14 rushing attempts with one touchdown, putting him at five total.
TANNER MORDECAI, SMU, QB, SR, WACO, TEX.
Mordecai completed 22-of-32 passes for a career high 432 yards and four touchdowns in the Mustangs 48-10 win at Dallas metroplex foe North Texas. Two of the scoring throws were over 50 yards each (51 & 75 yards) in the game. He ended his day in the early fourth quarter after SMU was comfortably ahead.
BENTLEE SANDERS, NEVADA, DB, SR, TAMPA, FLA.
Sanders helped lead Nevada to a 38-14 win over Texas State. He recorded five tackles, with two of those for loss, two interceptions, and a force fumble. The second INT was returned for a touchdown from 34 yards out to give the Wolfpack a comfortable lead of 38-7.
JOHN HOYLAND, WYOMING, PK, SOPH, BROOMFIELD, COL.
Hoyland tied a career high with four field goals in helping Wyoming defeat Tulsa 40-37 in double overtime. He had kicks from 25, 25, 30, and 55 yards out with the 55 yarder a career long. The 3–yard field goal was the game winner in the second overtime. He was also perfect 4-of-4 on his PAT attempts. He also had six of his seven kickoffs result in touchbacks.
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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