Quarterback: B+ Despite the loss, Terps quarterback Max Bortenschlager played one of the best games of his young college career. The sophomore went 17-for-38 passing for 255 yards and three touchdowns. He continues to take care of the ball and not turn it over, while also displaying a strong, accurate arm when given proper protection. Bortenschlager wasn’t under as much duress against Northwestern as he was against Ohio State, and was able to operate the offense rather efficiently at times. He even had a few throws that make you wonder how he was ever buried on Maryland’s depth chart to start the year. Bortenschlager and the rest of the Terps offense’s biggest problem against the Wildcats was
Scott Frost is keeping the defense on their toes. Given his past as an option quarterback at Nebraska, UCF's head coach is back under center this week as they prepare for Navy. "I think we're getting a good look from Coach Frost and the scout team," defensive lineman Jamiyus Pittman said at the beginning of his interview on Monday. So Frost, already known to take reps at quarterback from time to time, is indeed running the show? "Oh yeah, he's the quarterback," Pittman said. "That's a big quarterback back there." The 42-year-old has still got it, too. "I felt like I came in fast, but he ran to the other side," Pittman said. "I didn't catch him, if that means anything." Navy runs the option well,
Avonta Crim has been waiting a long time to visit Notre Dame. Crim, a three-star safety from Ocala (Fla.) Vanguard, was scheduled to visit South Bend for the Georgia game Sept. 9, but had to reschedule due to Hurricane Irma. The Sunshine State talent will make the trip north this weekend to see the Irish take on USC, and couldn’t be more excited. “It’s pretty big,” Crim said. “I’ve been waiting for so long, it's good to finally be able to come up and see how everything is going.” Official visits anywhere are important, but Crim’s trip to South Bend is especially big because he believes he’ll be leaving town with an offer from the Irish. “I’m trying to get this offer from Notre Dame and they told
What once looked like a setup win for Miami took on a much different look after last week's results. Syracuse's 27-24 upset of then-No. 2 Clemson got the attention of the 10th-ranked Hurricanes (5-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who look to stretch their winning streak to 11 games when they host the Orange (4-3, 2-1) Saturday afternoon. As is their custom, Miami's players were gathered in a local hotel last Friday night before their next day's game with Georgia Tech and watched the Orange's impressive showing against the Tigers.