Quarterback Casey Brockman of Murray State, defensive back John Greer of New Hampshire, kick returner Tavoy Moore of Idaho State, wide receiver Tysson Poots of Southern Utah and linebacker J.C. Sherritt of Eastern Washington have been selected as the College Sporting News All-Stars for the sixth week of NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision play.
Casey Brockman, Murray State, Sophomore, Quarterback, 6-2, 205, Murray, KY.Brockman turned in the most incredible passing performance of the season so far in leading Murray State to a remarkable 72-59 victory over Missouri State on Saturday in one of the highest scoring games in NCAA history.
Brockman put his name in both the Ohio Valley and Murray State record books as he completed 32-of-41 passes for 570 yards and seven touchdowns and rushed for another score in the homecoming win over the Bears.
The 570 passing yards was both an OVC and Murray State record while the seven passing scores established the Racer mark and tied the all-time OVC mark (also held by Morehead State’s Chris Swartz). The passing yards were the most by a NCAA player this season at any classification and the touchdown mark tied the most in any NCAA division this year.
The sophomore passed for 238 yards and five touchdowns in the second half alone as Murray State overcame a 52-38 deficit with 2:22 to play in the third quarter. Five of his touchdowns went to senior Marcus Harris, who established a new OVC record for TD catches, hauling in nine catches for 213 yards and the five scores.
John Greer, New Hampshire, Senior, Cornerback, 6-0, 213, Buffalo, N.Y.
Greer gave New Hampshire an early lift with the first of two interceptions, picking off Richmond quarterback Aaron Corp and returning it 40 yards for a touchdown on the way to a key 17-0 Colonial Athletic Association victory at UNH's Cowell Stadium.
Greer grabbed two of New Hampshire’s six interceptions in the shutout win over Richmond. The New Hampshire defense forced a total of seven turnovers on the day, while the six interceptions was one shy of equalling a single-game league mark.
Greer’s first pick of the day came on the Spiders’ first possession. His second of the game occurred in the third quarter when he returned the interception 20 yards to set up a Wildcat field goal to make the score 17-0.
Greer was part of a defensive effort which limited Richmond to just 71 yards in the air. He also made four tackles on the day.
Tavoy Moore, Idaho State, Junior, Running Back/Kick Returner, 5-7, 195, Long Beach,
Moore broke his own school record for most all-purpose yards in a game with 323 in a 47-28 loss at Montana.
Moore became only the third Bengal in school history to return a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, actually taking the ball two yards deep in the end zone before scoring with 10:24 left in the fourth quarter.
With 1:42 remaining, Moore went 84-yard with punt return for a second touchdown. For the game, he had 195 yards in kickoff returns, 92 yards in punt returns, 28 yards receiving and eight yards rushing. This is the second time this season he has returned a kick and a punt for a score in the same game.*
Tysson Poots, Southern Utah, Senior, Wide Receiver, 6-3, 225, Henderson, NV.
Southern Utah wide receiver and pre-season All-American Tysson Poots turned in his best performance the season as he caught a season-high 13 passes for 210 yards and a touchdown in the Thunderbirds' 31-21 Great West win over North Dakota.
The 13 receptions are tied for the third-most in Southern Utah history while the 210 receiving yards are the fifth-most, as well as being the ninth-best day in Great West Conference history for a receiver.
His 12-yard TD reception gave the Thunderbirds a 21-14 lead, their first lead of the game, and one they would never relinquish. Ten of Poots' receptions went for first downs, including his first five in a row.
He was limited to one catch in the first period, then had 12 in the final three quarters when the Thunderbirds scored all their points. He had long receptions of 51 and 32 yards and averaged 16.15 yards per catch.
J.C. Sherritt, Eastern Washington, Senior, Linebacker, 5-10, 220, Pullman, WA.
Sherritt was one of the major reasons Eastern Washington held the high-powered Northern Arizona offense to just two touchdowns on the way to a crucial 21-14 Big Sky Conference victory Saturday in Cheney, WA.
The All-American linebacker and two-time Buck Buchanan Award candidate tallied 16 tackles, two of them for losses totaling 10 yards, a sack for an eight-yard loss, a QB hurry and an interception in the Eagles’ win over the Lumberjacks.
Sherritt intercepted All-American quarterback Michael Herrick in the end zone during the second quarter with Eastern Washington leading 14-0. EWU held NAU to 39 rushing yards and 317 yards of total offense.
Sherritt, who led FCS in tackles a year ago with 170 and was second in the Buchanan Award balloting, has 66 tackles this season and is tied for 16th nationally.