Week 4 2022 College Football Top Performers

Updated: Sep 26





As the level of competition rises, the real stars come to the forefront.


Generally, around this time of the year, teams are starting to round into form. For others, it may be a painful reality that they are not able to compete with the very best. Either way, it makes for very compelling football games, which are very entertaining to watch.


With this noted, here are the players we believe performed at the highest level this week.

 

Michigan Running Back Blake Corum


Stats vs. Maryland: 30 carries, 243 rushing yards, 2 touchdowns, 8.1 yards/carry


In their first true test of the season against Maryland, Michigan's passing offense had its share of struggles due to a stingy Terrapins secondary. Not only was Blake Corum the best player on the Michigan offense, he was arguably the best player on the field, period. His ability to hit holes with his brand of speed and physicality made it difficult for the Terrapins' defense to stop him. As the level of competition starts to increase, Michigan will likely rely on him more for high-level production.

 

Clemson Quarterback DJ Uiagalelei


Stats vs. Wake Forest: 26 completions, 371 passing yards, 5 touchdowns, 179.7 passer rating


To say the least, Clemson and Wake Forest put on one of the best offensive showings of the season. In this dogfight that went into triple overtime, DJ Uiagalelei had easily the best game of his career, going toe-to-toe with Wake Forest quarterback Sam Hartman, who was tremendous in defeat. He was everything a coach could ask for in a quarterback: confident, efficient, and clutch when it counted. Above all things, he showed everyone why he is more than worthy of holding the title of Clemson QB1.

 

Tennessee Quarterback Hendon Hooker


Stats vs. Florida: 22 completions, 349 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, 13 carries, 112 rushing yards, 1 rushing touchdown.


With the showing he had on Saturday against Florida, Hooker has made a strong case for the title of top dual-threat quarterback in college football, period. As good as his counterpart, Anthony Richardson, was in this game, Hooker was seemingly that much better. His ability to throw off-platform and with accuracy is something that Volunteers fans have not seen in a long time. Hooker not only makes this team a threat to win the SEC title, but they have the potential to become a playoff team as long as he continues playing at this level.

 

Pittsburgh Running back Israel Abanikanda


Abanikanda has been a revelation this season for the Pitt Panthers. In a game where quarterback Kedon Slovis was not at his best, Abanikanda carried the load with four touchdowns on the ground. Abanikanda came into this game leading the ACC with 302 rushing yards. This performance should place him among the top rushers in the nation, and he has a strong case for First Team All-ACC.

 

Rest Of The Honor Roll


Offense

  • QB Tim DeMorat - Fordham

  • QB Anthony Richardson - Florida

  • QB Bo Nix - Oregon

  • RB Jayden Ott - California

  • QB Adrian Martinez - Kansas State

  • QB Kurtis Rourke - Ohio

  • QB Sam Hartman - Wake Forest

  • QB Austin Reed - Western Kentucky

  • QB Chase Cunningham - Middle Tennessee

  • RB Brad Roberts - Air Force

  • QB Will Rogers - Mississippi State

  • RB Deuce Vaughn - Kansas State

  • RB Devon Achane - Texas A&M

  • QB Bryce Young - Alabama

  • QB Will Levis - Kentucky

  • RB Braelon Allen Wisconsin

  • WR Jacob Cowing - Arizona

  • WR Jahmal Banks - Wake Forest

  • RB Quinshon Judkins - Ole Miss

  • QB Jalon Daniels - Kansas

  • WR Devontez Walker - Kent State

  • WR Troy Franklin - Ole Miss

  • QB Malik Cunningham Louisville

  • WR Ja'Corey Brooks - Alabama

  • WR Tayvion Robinson - Kentucky

  • WR DJ England-Chisolm - Middle Tennessee

  • QB Tommy DeVito - Illinois


Defense

  • DL Calijah Kancey - PITT

  • DT Tyler Davis - Clemson

  • LB Amari Burney - Florida

  • DE Bralen Trice - Washington

  • LB Ryan Henry - Old Dominion

  • DT Devin Brandt-Epps - Old Dominion

  • DL Rylie Mills - Notre Dame

  • DE Dani Dennis-Sutton - Penn State

  • LB Jamon Dumas-Johnson - Georgia

  • LB Bryson Jackson - Baylor




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