Week 6 of college football was not kind to defenses across the board. Running backs and wideouts reigned supreme and left countless defenders heartbroken on the way to end zones across the country in high-scoring shootouts.
LSU wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. had 11 receptions for 235 yards and three scores in the Tigers’ loss to Missouri.
North Carolina running back Michael Carter ran for 217 yards and two touchdowns on just 17 carries in the Tar Heels’ win over Virginia Tech.
Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 112 yards and four scores in the Longhorns’ four-overtime loss to Oklahoma.
South Carolina running back Kevin Harris picked up 171 yards and added two scores on 21 carries as the Gamecocks beat Vanderbilt.
Texas A&M running back Isaiah Spiller had 27 carries for 174 yards and two touchdowns in the Aggies’ win over Florida.
Missouri QB Connor Bazelak stepped in with a 406-yard, four-touchdown performance on 29-of-34 passing in the Tigers’ upset of LSU.
Alabama QB Mac Jones was hyper-efficient in the Crimson Tide’s win over Ole Miss, going 28-for-32 for 417 yards and two touchdowns.
Alabama running back Najee Harris rushed 23 times for 206 yards and five touchdowns, which tied a school record, in the Crimson Tide’s win over Ole Miss.
Clemson running back Travis Etienne had 149 yards and two touchdowns on the ground – on 17 carries – and added another 73 yards on eight receptions to help the No. 1 Tigers past the No. 7 Miami Hurricanes.
Georgia linebacker Monty Rice had a team-high eight tackles and recorded two tackles for loss in the Bulldogs’ win over Tennessee. He also recorded a scoop-and-score touchdown that helped seal the victory.
Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy paced the Cyclones to a win against Texas Tech with a 302-yard, two-touchdown performance.
LSU quarterback Myles Brennan threw for 430 yards and four touchdowns in the Tigers’ loss to Missouri.
Macon Clark, seen here during a 2018 game against Ohio State, had two interceptions, including a pick-six, in Tulane’s loss to Houston.
Texas A&M wide receiver Caleb Chapman hauled down nine passes for 151 yards and two scores in the Aggies’ upset of Florida.
T.J. Pledger paced Oklahoma in rushing with 131 yards and two scores on 22 carries in the Sooners’ win four-overtime win over Texas.
Quarterbacks enjoyed comfortable pockets and propelled their teams to wins with both their arms and their legs. And of course, some of these players played the hero role as their underdog teams came out on top against some touted opponents.
Ranking the top 10 performances from Week 6:
From NFL plays to college sports scores, all the top sports news you need to know every day. 1. Terrace Marshall Jr., LSU, WR: