Heading into the college postseason, some teams had high stakes matches and rivalry games to win. With such important games, it’s expected that each teams’ playmakers are performing at the top of their game. For Oklahoma and Mississippi State, that couldn’t be more true.
Marquise Brown turned in arguably his best performance of a phenomenal season with the Sooners (and the Philadelphia Eagles were in attendance for it). In a shootout against West Virginia, Brown caught 11 passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns in a close win for Oklahoma. Brown was deadly in the red zone and after the catch, as he has been all season. The small receiver prospect has lots of question marks regarding how his size could limit him in the NFL. However, the 5’10”, 170 pound receiver is averaging 18 yards per catch this year on 70 receptions and has 10 touchdown grabs. It’s hard to argue with such a productive season and dynamic playmaking ability. While many will continue to question Brown, it looks like he will keep making huge plays.
Kyler Murray was a perfect 11-for-11 when targeting Marquise Brown last night against West Virginia pic.twitter.com/irayy6Kvqy— PFF College (@PFF_College) November 24, 2018
The return of a healthy Marquise Brown to the fold has been welcomed news for the #Sooners offense. Over the last three gms, Brown has caught 25 passes for 450 yards (150.0 per game) and three TDs. https://t.co/r6owjQtfux pic.twitter.com/JZTpJHzQHY— SoonerScoop.com (@SoonerScoop) November 27, 2018
Down at the Egg Bowl, another playmaker helped his team win a big rivalry game. Ole Miss was thoroughly handled by Mississippi States’ defense and their dismantling of the Rebels wouldn’t have been possible without Jeffery Simmons’ performance. The defensive tackle dominates every snap; causing constant pressure and wrecking the run game. Simmons had a sack, a tackle for a loss and a forced fumble: a box score that doesn’t even come close to doing his game justice. Simmons has enjoyed a tremendous season and has separated himself even in a stacked defensive line class and his Egg Bowl performance is a great showcase for why he will be highly sought after in the NFL draft.
The Week 13 National Defense of the Weekhttps://t.co/WkMfBpAtKD pic.twitter.com/knChTrDQwB— PFF College (@PFF_College) November 25, 2018
Jeffery Simmons is TOO STRONG. pic.twitter.com/ztqHXBaHxI— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) November 23, 2018