As the 2019 college football season winds down, we are seeing consistently dominant players week in and week out. Last weekend was no different, with two familiar names helping their teams to victory.
Utah steamrolled Arizona on Saturday to the tune of 35-7. This convincing win wouldn’t have been possible without their bellcow, Zack Moss, once again carrying the offense to a win. Moss carried the ball 26 times for over 200 yards (7.8 yards per carry) and scored a touchdown on the ground while chipping in four catches for 32 yards. Moss’ physical game was too much for the Wildcats as he broke tackles all game and made every carry a nightmare for Arizona’s defenders. Moss is up to 180 carries on the season, averaging nearly 6.5 yards a pop and has scored 14 rushing touchdowns. The every down back has also caught 21 passes to this point for 320 yards and a touchdown. Moss has been integral to Utah’s dark horse season and has been one of the best running backs in the country. If Utah wins out, they could be in Playoff contention and Moss will be a huge reason why.
Across the country, a monstrous performance terrorized Penn State as Chase Young was once again unleashed on college football. After missing two games due to a bogus NCAA suspension, Chase Young came back with a vengeance. The junior defender had three sacks, a tackle for a loss and a forced fumble. Penn State’s offense had no answers for Young as he single handedly shut down the Nittany Lions offense.
Despite missing two games, Young has a ridiculous 16.5 sacks on the season and he could technically be playing in four more games. Young’s legend continues to grow rapidly. At this point I think it is a legitimate question if he should go first overall in the 2020 draft, even with all the talented quarterbacks entering.