July 20, 2024

Devy Digest: Week 2 Preview

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Devy Digest: Week 2 Preview

 

Devy Games to Watch

Friday, September 8
Illinois at Kansas
For Kansas, QB-Jalon Daniels is expected to start after being unable to go last week. RB-Devin Neal faces a stiffer defense and we should get a better line of him. TE-Mason Fairchild should fair better with his starting Quarterback in the lineup. For Illinois, QB-Luke Altmyer, he faces a much stiffer test, after leading the team in passing and rushing, we’ll see how he processes Kansas’ defense. Saturday, September 9
Youngstown State at (5)Ohio State
For Ohio State, we’ll see QB-Kyle McCord operate as the starter and we’ll see if Ryan Day opens up the offense and let McCord handle a bigger responsibility. It was a pretty conservative game plan last week. Will Ohio State stick with a three headed running attack or will we see RB-TreVeyon Henderson get a bigger workload in the first half with the starters. Once the game is out of line, hopefully we’ll see more of the talented Freshman wide receiver trio of Carnell Tate, Brandon Inniss and Noah Rogers. Nebraska at (22)Colorado
For Colorado, how will the offense fair with some tape on them. This offense is widely polarizing, we should get a better feel for all the prospects in this game. One thing we will need to see is how Colorado will fair in the run game, they essentially abandoned that last week after not garnering much yardage. RB-Alton McCaskill being able to see live reps should help their offense. For Nebraska, it is the second game with QB-Jeff Sims as the starter, an up and down debut last week against Minnesota, Jeff Sims will have to play better. UNLV at (2)Michigan
For Michigan, how will the backfield snap share look? Last week, we saw better utilization for RB-Donovan Edwards, but RB-Blake Corum will still the featured back. Having both on the field at the same time hasn’t been something they’ve utilized much throughout their careers at Ann Arbor. Will WR- Roman Wilson show more consistency as the lead wide receiver? The question revolving around him his entire career is he has been inconsistent, he will have two to three good games, only to disappear and be a non factor when called upon. TE- Colston Loveland continues to show why he will be the next great Michigan tight end. QB- JJ McCarthy showed command of the offense and made great decisions, we’ll see if that continues and he continues to gain confidence.

(20)Ole Miss at (24)Tulane

For Ole Miss, QB- Jaxson Dart showed command of the offense last week, throwing 4 touchdowns to WR-Tre Harris. RB-Quinshon Judkins continues to impress weekly and should have a bigger work load this week. For Tulane, QB-Michael Pratt continues to flirt with possibly being the third Quarterback taken in next spring’s NFL draft, he faces stiffer competition and will need to put the team on his shoulders, once again.

(23) Texas A&M at Miami(FL)
For Texas A&M, QB-Connor Weigman showed the connection with standout WR-Evan Stewart last week and will build upon that. The running back room will need to sort itself out, as RB-Amari Daniels led the team in yards and looked pretty efficient with his opportunities. Freshman RB-Rueben Owens was given 7 carries and former 5 Star Le’Veon Moss was given 6 carries and was the one that had the rushing touchdown. For Miami, they too have a running back room that needs to be sorted out, RB-Henry Parrish, true Freshman Mark Fletcher and Ajay Allen all had 9 carries last week with Parrish being the most explosive and Fletcher being the power back. WR-Colbie Young flashed his speed as he took a wide receiver screen to the house last week, there’s a lot of devy potential assets in this game. (11)Texas at (3)Alabama
For Texas, QB-Quinn Ewers, this game is redemption, he looked great against Alabama last year until he got hurt and the rest of the season was an up and down roller coaster. WR-Xavier Worthy also battled through injuries and both looked good last week. RB-Jonathan Brooks and true Freshman RB-CJ Baxter led the way in the first half and it will be interesting to see the usage between the two. Brooks is the vet and should probably command more snaps against Alabama. True Freshman WR-Johntay Cook II got some playing time, and it will be interesting to see if he gets some designed plays called for him to add a spark to the offense. For Alabama, QB-Jalen Milroe will be in the spotlight and we’ll have to see if Bama calls on their run game to take pressure off. RB-Jase McClellan, RB-Justice Haynes, RB-Jam Miller and RB-Roydell Williams all should have some work. WR-Isaiah Bond led the way for the receivers and we’ll have to see who Milroe favors as the season progresses, the name most are worried about is WR-Malik Benson, who wasn’t really a factor last week and was taken pretty high in startups and supplementals. UCLA at San Diego State
For UCLA, will true Freshman QB- Dante Moore garner more snaps after being the better quarterback last week. WR- J.Michael Sturdivant was the beneficiary of better targets and catchable passes with Moore. We’ll also get more clarity with the running backs as RB-TJ Harden and RB-Carson Steele look to solidify their roles. Stanford at (6)USC
Another week, another USC game, what to look for here is the wide receiver room and how it continues to shake out. True Freshman WR-Makai Lemon got more involved with the offense and WR-Duce Robinson continues to shine with his opportunities, so has WR-Zachariah Branch. Which of the returning wide receivers will Caleb feature, it’s been a different receiver each week so far. It might be a situation where they each get limited weeks and we really don’t have a definitive answer. For Stanford, it’s all about TE Benjamin Yurosek. Oklahoma State at Arizona State
For Arizona State, they’ll have a tougher competition this time around and true Freshman QB-Jaden Rashada will look to show why he was named the starter. WR-Elijhah Badger will get to start with the team as last week, he had to sit out the first half due to a targeting call from last season and hopefully a weather delay won’t disrupt the flow of Arizona State’s offense. RB-Cameron Skattebo was the do everything back for them that we envisioned, as he ran it for 71 yards with a touchdown on the ground as well as 4 catches for 41 yards. For Oklahoma State, we didn’t get much from their game last week. Three quarterbacks were used, they used three running backs with the most receiving 8 carries and the receiving game was split as well with nobody taking lead. We’ll need more clarity, should be a fun game to watch for devy and C2C purposes.

C2C Games to Watch

Saturday, September 9,2023

Vanderbilt at Wake Forest
For Wake Forest, we saw QB-Mitch Griffis step right into that offense and show command, as he did last year when he filled in for San Hartman. WR-Jahmal Banks is the clear WR1 in this offense and he looks to eclipse 100 receiving yards again. For Vanderbilt, true Freshman RB-Sedrick Alexander wasn’t used much in week 0, but last week, led the team in yards and carries, we’ll keep an eye on if that continues to be the trend. WR-Will Sheppard has 4 receiving touchdowns and looks to continue his hot streak, not to be outdone, is his running mate WR-Jayden McGowan as both have 12 receptions through two games. Texas State at UTSA
For Texas State, they come off a huge upset as they defeated Baylor. QB-TJ Finley got the nod and he performed really well and showed command of the new offense. We have to see how the distribution of targets fall, WR-Ashtyn Hawkins was the presumed front runner in that wide receiving room as he has the typical size to thrive in GJ Kinne’s system but last week, versus Baylor, it was very balanced between the top 3 wide receivers. For UTSA, QB-Frank Harris struggled to get anything going through the air last week versus Houston. With a weaker defense, Harris should bounce back. WR-Joshua Cephus took over as the wide receiver 1 as expected due to WR-De’Corian Clark still making his way back from a torn ACL. He was very limited in warmups last week, but was at least a good sign that he tried to go out there. RB-Kevorian Barnes may be asked for a bigger workload, to offset the inexperience at wide receiver and UTSA may be more of a balanced team until Clark can suit up. SMU at (18)Oklahoma
This might be a sneaky good game. For SMU, QB-Preston Stone was very efficient with the ball and was a solid distributor, former TCU 5* WR-Jordan Hudson took his first reception to the house and TE-RJ Maryland led the team with 5 catches. Former Texas A&M RB-LJ Johnson Jr. was very efficient with his touches, finishing with 14 carries for a team leading 128 yards and a touchdown on the ground. For Oklahoma, QB-Dillon Gabriel continues to be a CFF stud as true Freshman WR-Jaquaize Pettaway led all receivers with 9 grabs as he played the short to intermediate role and RB-Jovantae Barnes led the way with 13 carries, but it was RB-Tawee Walker that had two rushing touchdowns. (13)Oregon at Texas Tech
For Oregon, QB-Bo Nix will look to pad his stats for his Heisman hope and leading the targets should be WR-Troy Franklin who is coming off a 7-106-2 and not to be outdone was WR-Gary Bryant Jr who is coming off 7-100-2. RB-Bucky Irving should get more work as they play a better opponent. For Texas Tech, they come off a bad loss and will look to rebound with QB-Tyler Shough, who threw for over 300 yards and targeted WR-Jerand Bradley and WR-Myles Price the most, this is an expected high scoring affair. UCF at Boise State
For UCF, QB-John Rhys Plumlee continues to put up numbers for CFF and he’ll look to add to his production in a matchup of great CFF QB’s as Boise State has QB-Taylen Green. Boise State still features a tandem in the backfield with RB-Ashton Jeanty and RB-George Holani. Albany at Hawaii
For Hawaii, we get another game where we get to see the modern day run and shoot in action. QB-Brayden Schager has been solid in this system and so too has our C2C darling, redshirt freshman WR-Pofele Ashlock. WR-Steven McBride has been a good #2 option in this system, and if you listened to us, you would have targeted Ashlock when the community was telling you to target McBride.