STAT WATCH: Kincaid outing for Utah amongst greatest ever for a TE
Dalton Kincaid turned in the most effective receiving efficiency of the 12 months in Utah’s win over Southern California — and the most effective in 40 years for a decent finish.
Kincaid caught a nationwide season-high 16 passes in Saturday’s 43-42 win, probably the most by a decent finish since Northwestern’s Jon Harvey had 17 in opposition to Michigan in 1982, based on ESPN Stats & Info.
Kincaid’s catches added as much as 234 yards, the fifth-most for any receiver within the Bowl Subdivision this season and most by a decent finish since no less than 2000, based on Sportradar.
Kincaid had 23 receptions over the primary six video games, by no means greater than seven in any.
Cameron Rising and Kincaid related each time Rising focused him, and Kincaid had 109 yards after contact.
“He’s an easy guy to throw the ball to,” Rising stated. “You see what he did tonight. When he touches the ball, he makes plays and he extends them.”
The preliminary statistics report for the sport listed Kincaid with 15 catches. He was credited with 16 following a postgame assessment.
Kincaid leads Utah in catches (38), receiving yards (541) and receiving touchdowns (6). He’s amongst 5 Power Five tight ends to guide their groups in catches and yards.
KYLE THROWS FOR THIRD OF A MILE
Georgia Southern’s Kyle Vantrease set the nationwide season excessive and his profession excessive with 578 passing yards in opposition to James Madison. Vantrease blew away his earlier excessive of 409 yards in opposition to Nebraska 5 weeks in the past.
Washington’s Michael Penix Jr. additionally went over 500 yards, throwing for a career-high 516 in opposition to Arizona.
Penix (365.7) and Vantrease (358.9) are 1-2 within the FBS in passing yards per sport. They are the one two quarterbacks with 500-yard passing video games in opposition to Bowl Subdivision opponents.
Jalin Hyatt’s 5 landing receptions for Tennessee in opposition to Alabama had been probably the most because the Crimson Tide’s DeVonta Smith had the identical quantity in opposition to Mississippi in 2019.
Only 13 gamers since 2000 have had 5 or extra TD catches in a sport, based on Sportradar.
All however one among Hyatt’s catches went for TDs and he completed with a career-high 207 yards.
THE 200 CLUB
Old Dominion’s Blake Watson turned within the season’s twelfth 200-yard speeding sport when he ran for a career-high and school-record 256 on 18 carries in opposition to Coastal Carolina. He additionally scored three touchdowns.
Watson’s large sport jump-started an Old Dominion offense that got here into the sport a hundred and thirtieth out of 131 FBS groups with 71.4 speeding yards per sport. This week the Monarchs are as much as 107th at 113.5.
WHAT ABOUT THAT DEFENSE?
Central Florida grew to become the sixth staff this season to attain 70 factors with its 70-13 win over Temple. The Golden Knights have a historical past of placing up large offensive numbers, so let’s discuss protection.
UCF has held 9 straight opponents to twenty factors or fewer, the longest lively streak within the FBS, and allowed simply 9 factors within the fourth quarter this season. Only Illinois, at seven, has allowed fewer factors within the closing quarter-hour of video games.
IT DOESN’T TAKE MUCH
New Mexico State’s 225 complete yards in its 21-9 win over New Mexico had been its third fewest in a win since 2000, based on Sportradar.
The two wins wherein the Aggies had fewer yards additionally had been in opposition to the rival Lobos. They had simply 206 yards in a 16-14 win in 2010 and 218 in a 20-17 win in 2009.
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