Five Players Account for More Than 1,000 All-Purpose Yards, 11 Touchdowns
Louisville, Ky. – October 24, 2016 – Week eight of the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll brought two familiar faces and three first-time honorees. Jabrill Peppers of Michigan lined up in nine different positions during its rout of Illinois, and Oklahoma’s Joe Mixon racked up 377 all-purpose yards and five touchdowns in the NCAA-recording breaking game versus Texas Tech. Peppers and Mixon are repeat honorees this season. Rodney Smith of Minnesota accounted for 257 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns in Minnesota’s win over Rutgers; Tre Watson of Cal logged 36 touches in the double-overtime conference win against Cal; and Richie James of Middle Tennessee touched the ball four ways and scored two different ways in its big win over Missouri. Smith, Watson and James made the list for the first time.