Week 5 of College Football had plenty of big performances and some disappointing performances as well. We will look at what happened last week and some players to watch out for in Week 6.
Week 5 Review
Kayshon Boutte, WR LSU
Boutte came on at the end of 2020 and continued his strong play in the spring game. He has risen that dominance even more in 2021 with his fifth straight game with a TD this season. He has nine of the sixteen receiving TDs for the Tigers so far this season. His two biggest games have been in losses, with over 100 yards receiving against UCLA and Auburn. Boutte’s stock continually rises on an LSU team that does not seem to be special this season.
Wan’Dale Robinson WR, Kentucky
Robinson transferred from Nebraska, and it seems that he has made the correct decision in one season with the Wildcats. He has already exceeded the yardage and TD totals that he had both seasons at Nebraska. Against Florida, he had a big TD catch that would propel them to a huge win. Kentucky is allowing him to lineup all over the field, and he is averaging over 16 yards a catch and has started to change people’s minds on his potential in the NFL.
Chris Olave, WR Ohio State
Olave has had an up and down season so far, as has much of the Buckeye passing attack. He started with two games over 100 yards receiving, and then the next two games, he was held catch less in one game and had two catches for 12 yards in the other. With CJ Stroud back under center, he had a big game against Rutgers with five catches for 119 yards and a pair of TDs. He will be in consideration to be a top-5 WR in the 2022 NFL Draft, but coming back for his senior season has probably not changed much in scouts’ minds.
Week 6 Preview
Jahmyr Gibbs, RB Georgia Tech
Gibbs has not had the start to the season he would like, and as a team, Georgia Tech was beat badly by Pittsburgh. Gibbs had negative rushing yards but did have six catches for 125 yards. Before this game, his highest receiving yardage total was 44. This was good to see him get involved in the receiving game even in catch-up mode, since some of his best skill set is his receiving out of the backfield. He will look to continue the receiving work and get going on the ground against Duke this week.
Rakim Jarrett, WR Maryland
Jarrett showed promise in a shortened freshman season, but most of that came in one big game against Penn State. So far this season, Dontay Demus has been the go-to receiver and not Jarrett, but with the injury to Demus, it will be interesting if Jarrett can become the “guy.” Jarrett had a strong start to the season, but he has only five catches for 17 yards in the last two games, even though he has had a TD in each game. Maryland lost badly to Iowa, and Jarrett needs to perform well against Ohio State this week to keep the offense on track for an upset victory.
Blake Corum, RB Michigan
In the first three games, Corum was on a tear, having over 100 yards in each game and seven total TDs. He has been slowed down in the last two games, and his average yards per carry have dipped down to 3.2. Teams are not allowing his big plays, but the positive is Michigan is still feeding him with the limited success. He looks to bounce back this week on the road against Nebraska, who has the 30th ranked rush defense in the NCAA.
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