News:Kyle Prater missed spring practice due to an undisclosed injury, Inside Northwestern reports.
Analysis:Kyle Prater was a high-profile transfer from USC (where many analysts had him as a top-five recruit), but he didn't get much playing time last season and had just ten receptions. While this injury doesn't sound serious, it won't help him get more playing time by missing practice. He still has the size (6-5) to emerge as a red zone threat.
News:Nick Harwell transferred from Miami (OH) to Kansas, the Kansas City Star reports.
Analysis: It's unclear whether Nick Harwell will be available for 2013 after getting kicked off the Miami (OH) team, but it will be a very interesting situation if he does play this year. Harwell was extremely productive the last three years, catching 229 passes for 3,166 yards and 23 touchdowns in just 34 games. Kansas' offense is a wreck and completed a mind boggling 47.3 percent of its passes last year, though, so Harwell will have to be truly dominant to make a mark in the box score.
News:Robert Lockhart has been granted his release, and will transfer from Miami, Susan Miller Degnan of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis:Robert Lockhart's departure has been long rumored over the spring, and is now official. He had a tremendous camp last August, but injuries pushed him down a crowded depth chart.
News:Charles Sims shocked the college fantasy football world Wednesday by declaring he would not return to Houston for his final season of eligibility, the Houston Chronicle reports. "It is with regret and deep humbling that I am ending my playing career at the University of Houston," Sims said in a statement released to Rivals.com. "I have a lot of great memories that I will carry with me forever."
Analysis:Charles Sims graduated in May and thus has more options in his ability to transfer. Had he remained at Houston, he would have been in consideration for a top-10 spot in our running back rankings after rushing for 851 yards and 11 touchdowns, despite missing three games with leg and ankle injuries.
News:Daniel Schwarz is no longer a part of the Tulsa football program, the Tulsa World reports.
Analysis:Daniel Schwarz's place as Tulsa's kicker will apparently be inherited by walk-on kicker Carl Salazar.
News:Marquise Williams has re-enrolled in classes at North Carolina, and will be a part of the team this fall, the Charlotte Observer reports.
Analysis:Marquise Williams will likely regain his spot backing up starting signal caller Bryn Renner, while allowing the Heels to likely redshirt freshman standout Mitch Trubisky. For 2013, Williams may see some snaps as a more mobile option in this spread offense, but things get real interesting in 2014 when Renner graduates. Some fans have questioned Williams' ability to be a full time quarterback, and a position change isn't out of the question.
News:Brandon Mitchell will enroll at North Carolina State, where he'll be immediately eligible, according to ESPN.com.
Analysis:Brandon Mitchell immediately becomes a major sleeper to watch throughout August. At 6-foot-4, 239 pounds, he's the perfect fit for new head coach Dave Doeren's spread attack that has produced tremendously successful fantasy quarterbacks. He'll battle Colorado State transfer Pete Thomas for the right to start in Raleigh.
News:Clifton Richardson has decided to transfer, the school announced on Thursday.
Analysis:Clifton Richardson was plagued by injury as a sophomore, but this is a blow to the Cavaliers' backfield. He represented the only big, power back the team had. Kevin Parks value gets a nice bump as he'll likely get as many carries as he can handle. At least until top recruit Taquan Mizzell gets up to speed.
News:Nick Hirschman transferred from Colorado to Akron, ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: A player going from a BCS team to a non-AQ squad would normally get the benefit of the doubt in a positional battle, but Nick Hirschman is probably no better than 50-50 to beat Kyle Pohl to the starting quarterback role at Akron. Hirschman has modest recruiting pedigree and failed at Colorado.
News:Allan Bridgford transferred from California to Southern Mississippi, the Mississippi Press reports.
Analysis:Allan Bridgford should be eligible to play in 2013 for Southern Mississippi. After failing miserably at California, however, joining up with a sinking Southern Mississippi program doesn't give reason to have high hopes for Bridgford as a fantasy option.
News:Jordan Webb was arrested on a charge of second-degree assault Saturday morning, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: The former Kansas transfer isn't exactly a treasured asset for Colorado after throwing eight touchdowns and eight interceptions last year while averaging just 5.4 yards per pass, but he still could be the team's best option at quarterback. It's not clear whether he'll face any discipline. Jordan Webb is also attempting to return from a torn ACL in the spring.
News:Kevin Newsome will play running back in 2013, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Analysis: Temple is implementing a pro-style offense this year, which left running quarterbacks like Kevin Newsome and Chris Coyer out of place. Newsome will compete with the likes of Kenneth Harper and Jamie Gilmore for snaps, and he's little more than a player to monitor until that competition clears itself up.
News:Wes Lunt will transfer out of Oklahoma State, ESPN's Brett McMurphy reports.
Analysis:Wes Lunt was named starter prior to last year as a freshman, but he was soundly outplayed by J.W. Walsh and Clint Chelf. Whoever wins the competition between the latter two should be a strong fantasy option in 2013.
News: Northwestern is expected to use a two-quarterback system again in 2013 with Kain Colter and Trevor Siemian, ESPN reports.
Analysis: This isn't a big surprise since both quarterbacks are returning. Kain Colter still thrived in last year's two-QB system as he had 872 yards passing with eight touchdowns and added 894 yards rushing with 12 touchdowns and also had 169 yards receiving. His rushing ability, especially in the red zone, will make him a fantasy factor regardless of how much he plays. However, his upside may be limited in the two-QB system.
News:Clint Trickett will transfer to West Virginia, ESPN reports.
Analysis:Clint Trickett left Florida State after it appeared he'd lost a chance at the starting job to Jameis Winston. Trickett is eligible to play right away as a graduate student. He'll compete with Ford Childress and Paul Millard for the starting quarterback job this summer.
News:Jeremy Hill was suspended indefinitely from the LSU football program on Monday after battery charges he incurred Saturday morning outside of a Baton Rouge bar, The Times-Picayune reports.
Analysis: This is Jeremy Hill's second arrest and suspension while being a member of the LSU football program. It remains to be seen if Hill, who is the team's leading rusher with 755 yards and 12 touchdowns last season, will get another shot with the program.
News:Tanner McEvoy will compete against Curt Phillips and Joel Stave for starting quarterback, the Madison State Journal reports.
Analysis:Tanner McEvoy will join the team in August, where he will be a strong competitor for the starting quarterback position. It's not a position that he will have handed to him, though. He will have to beat out both Stave and Phillips, but he has a good chance to do so. Don't be surprised if he is named the starter when the 2013-14 season begins.
News:Curt Phillips will compete against Joel Stave and Tanner McEvoy for starting quarterback, the Madison State Journal reports.
Analysis:Curt Phillips saw first-string reps in last Saturday's spring game. He completed 8 of 13 passes for 82 yards. Stave is currently the fan favorite for the starting position, but don't quite rule out Phillips or McEvoy.
News:Joel Stave will compete against Curt Phillips and Tanner McEvoy for starting quarterback, the Madison State Journal reports.
Analysis: In last Saturday's spring game, Joel Stave completed 15 of 20 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown. It appears that he is the fan favorite, but he is far from having the position secured. Don't be surprised if either Phillips or McEvoy are named the starter for next season.
News:Brandon Allen has been tabbed as the starting quarterback in Arkansas' post-spring depth chart, Edward Aschoff of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis:Brandon Allen has done well in limiting turnovers and playing his role as a pure passer this spring. New coach Bret Bielema has expressed confidence in Allen and is comfortable with him as his starting QB. He threw one touchdown and three interceptions in relief of former starting quarterback Tyler Wilson last season.
News:Austyn Carta-Samuels impressed in Vanderbilt's spring game, Edward Aschoff of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis:Austyn Carta-Samuels started two seasons at Wyoming before backing up former starting quarterback Jordan Rodgers last year. His experience and well-documented leadership will play a large role in determining the starting quarterback at Vanderbilt for 2013.
News:Justin Worley had a consistent spring session, Edward Aschoff of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis:Justin Worley is in a competition with Nathan Peterman for the leading role at Tennessee. Of the two, Worley is the only one with playing experience in college and has been atop the depth chart all spring. Tennessee coach Butch Jones will wait until at least summer, possibly even fall, to name his starting quarterback.
News: Despite having two years of experience at starting quarterback, James Franklin is still competing to win the starting job at Missouri, Edward Aschoff of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis:James Franklin endured several injuries and suffered through a ten-loss season last year with heavily inconsistent play at quarterback. After a less than stellar season, Missouri has decided to open the quarterback position to a competition. No one separated from the pack this spring and it looks as if the duel will go on into the fall.
News:Jalen Whitlow had an excellent spring game for Kentucky, Edward Aschoff of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis:Jalen Whitlow threw for 193 yards and two touchdowns in the Blue-White game. After a season where he recorded a 54% completion rate and only three touchdowns in ten games he was not likely to be the starter, but is now a serious contender for 2013. Whitlow's athleticism is definitely an advantage he has over the other quarterbacks on Kentucky's roster.
News:Kiehl Frazier has performed well in spring practice but has not secured the starting role, Edward Aschoff of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis:Kiehl Frazier is an ideal fit for the spread offense that coach Gus Malzahn runs despite only throwing for two touchdowns and eight interceptions last season. Frazier is in a competition with Jonathan Wallace who was the starter at the end of the season last year. Both quarterbacks have been impressive this spring but neither has outperformed the other. The contest for the starting quarterback position will continue into the fall for Auburn.
News:Michael Holmes was arrested on two counts of simple assault and one count of malicious wounding for his role in a fight near the Virginia Tech campus, the Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Malicious wounding is a class 3 felony, so he risks getting automatically kicked off the football team if convicted. He was set to compete for the starting running back job before this incident.
News:Joe Licata, who will be a sophomore this coming season, has won the starting quarterback job for Buffalo, The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: After finishing the season with a 3-1 record when no one else did much of anything, Joe Licata will have really had to lose the job in spring practices, but as hoped he performed just fine. He'll try to build on his freshman campaign when he completed 86 of 163 passes for 1,045 yards, seven touchdowns and three interceptions.
News:Orville Reynolds has spent the spring learning the role of a wide receiver, notes the Winston-Salem Journal.
Analysis: With leading receiver Michael Campanaro missing spring due to ankle surgery, Orville Reynolds has turned some heads. Wake needs to replace their second leading receiver from a year ago (Terence Davis,) and Reynolds looks like he's got a shot to slide into Davis' role.
News: Citing personal reasons, Rolandan Finch has left the Eagles', according to BC Interruption.
Analysis:Rolandan Finch spent most of 2012 in former coach Frank Spaziani's doghouse, but remained the Eagles' best bet. No word on whether or not Finch plans to continue his career elsewhere. Andre Williams is in line for a major role in this offense as a result.
News:Sam Cooper tore his ACL during Saturday's spring game, and will be out an undisclosed amount of time, the school announced on Monday.
Analysis: It's a tough blow for Sam Cooper, who's injury wasn't expected to be serious. "This was certainly going to be (Cooper's) time at tight end. We have had quite a run of production at tight end the last few years," offered head coach Dabo Swinney. Over the past four seasons, Tiger tight ends have averaged 55 catches, 619 yards and eight touchdowns. Freshman Jordan Leggett's outlook just got even brighter for 2013.
News:Drew Allen will transfer from Oklahoma to Syracuse, and be eligible to play in 2013, according to CBSSports.com.
Analysis:Drew Allen will join Charley Loeb, Terrel Hunt and John Kinder in an August competition to start. Loeb was the presumed favorite prior to Allen's decision, but Allen can likely be considered the best bet to open the year under center.
News:Chad Voytik hit on 27-of-33 passes for 358 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's spring game.
Analysis: Competing with Tom Savage for the starting job, Chad Voytik was intentionally given the bulk of the snaps in this scrimmage. Savage is still considered the favorite, but it's easy to forget Voytik's recruiting pedigree. This competition will linger into August.
News:Manasseh Garner caught a team-high 10 passes for 100 yards in Saturday's spring game.
Analysis: The Wisconsin transfer was a favorite target for both Tom Savage and Chad Voytik. Regardless of who wins the starting quarterback role, Manasseh Garner has a chance to be a solid safety valve for the new signal caller, and should have some value in ACC leagues.
News:Desmond Brown ran 18 times for 90 yards in Saturday's spring game.
Analysis: With Russel Shell's decision to transfer, Pitt is looking for it's 2013 starter. Though Isaac Bennett is your clubhouse leader, Desmond Brown is at least worth monitoring into August.
News:Isaac Bennett ran 20 times for 114 yards and a touchdown to lead Panthers running backs in Saturday's spring game.
Analysis: Malcolm Crockett managed 45 yards on 11 carries, while Desmond Brown had 90 yards on 18 totes. Isaac Bennett is the best bet to lead this backfield, at least early in 2013, and it's a unit that consistently produces useful rushers.
News:Tajh Boyd didn't play in Saturday's spring game in order to allow backups Cole Stoudt and Chad Kelly more playing time, notes The State.
Analysis: Dynasty owners of Tajh Boyd can rest easy when they didn't see his name in the box score, as there's no injury here. Boyd remains one of the top options nationally heading in to 2013.
News:Martavis Bryant hauled in seven passes for 110 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's spring game.
Analysis: Back from suspension, and working hard to secure a starting job, Martavis Bryant is a top breakout candidate for 2013.
News:Sammy Watkins capped a terrific spring with a seven catch, 156 yard, two touchdown performance in Saturday's spring game.
Analysis:Sammy Watkins has moved over to the departed DeAndre Hopkins slot in the Tigers' offense, and looks poised for a tremendous bounce back junior season.
News:Cole Stoudt completed 16-of-24 passes for 304 yards and four touchdowns in Saturday's spring game.
Analysis: Thanks to this performance, and a knee injury to Chad Kelly, Cole Stoudt should have the backup job wrapped up for 2013. Should anything happen to Tajh Boyd, Stoudt's value would be tremendous.
News:Chad Kelly tore the ACL in his knee during Saturday's spring game, and will miss most, if not all of the 2013 season, according to The State.
Analysis:Chad Kelly was injured while trying to extend a play with his legs. He was competing with Cole Stoudt to backup Tajh Boyd. Though the injury is unlikely to effect his long term potential, Kelly is also not likely to see game action for the second consecutive season.
News:Romar Morris ran 15 times for 80 yards and a touchdown, while adding 25 yards receiving in Saturday's spring game.
Analysis:Romar Morris appears to be more of the explosive threat than the bruising A.J. Blue, making him a nice option to replace Gio Bernard in the Heels' backfield. The completion remains open heading in to August, and both Blue and Morris are already looking over their shoulders after an impressive spring by early enrollee Khris Francis.
News:Sean Tapley caught three passes for 108 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's spring game.
Analysis: With Erik Highsmith and Jheranie Boyd gone, Sean Tapley has a shot to be useful in 2013. He'll likely start opposite Quinshad Davis in a spread attack, and can make big plays happen.
News:Malcolm Lewis (ankle) caught a scripted, undefended 75-yard touchdown pass in Miami's spring game on Saturday, and should be fully healthy come training camp time in August, notes the Miami Herald.
Analysis:Malcolm Lewis' recovery from a horrific broken ankle is ahead of schedule, and the team punctuated his return with an unguarded pass. Miami has plenty of depth at receiver, but Lewis' return so quickly is terrific news for his long term value.
News:Duke Johnson ran 10 times for 120 yards in Saturday's spring game.
Analysis:Duke Johnson is being counted on to carry the ball 18-20 times this fall, and will likely catch a few passes to boot. It's highly unlikely he's in for a sophomore slump.
News:Stephen Morris completed 13-of-23 passes for 256 yards and four touchdowns in Miami's spring game on Saturday.
Analysis:Stephen Morris, and the 'Canes offense as a whole, figure to be plenty explosive in 2013. He shouldn't have much trouble at least matching his impressive 2012 totals.
News:Rashawn Scott capped a solid spring with five catches for 95 yards and two touchdowns in the 'Canes spring game on Saturday.
Analysis:Rashawn Scott abused starting corner Tracy Howard for both scores, and as long as he can keep his head straight, appears poised for a breakout 2013 campaign.
News:Dallas Crawford ran nine times for 19 yards, and caught three passes for 33 yards in the 'Canes spring game on Saturday, and will open fall as the primary backup to Duke Johnson, notes the Miami Herald.
Analysis:Dallas Crawford is a versatile threat who the coaches love, ensuring he'll get some touches come September. He even through a few passes in 2012, and Johnson is unlikely to carry more than 20 times per game, giving Crawford a shot at carrying some value this fall.
News:Braylon Heard will transfer to Kentucky, ESPN's Joe Schad reports.
Analysis:Braylon Heard was buried on Nebraska's depth chart, but the undersized runner was productive in 2012, running for 348 yards and three scores on 52 carries. Whether he finds success in Kentucky probably depends on whether Kentucky continues to fail miserably as a program.
News:Thomas Sirk tore his right Achilles tendon during Wednesday's practice, and will likely miss the entire 2013 campaign, according to the Raleigh News & Observer.
Analysis:Thomas Sirk redshirted in 2012, and was the likey backup behind starter Anthony Boone. Though Sirk still has plenty of potential, this is a big blow to his development, and also leaves Duke very thin under center.
News:Gunner Kiel plans to transfer to Cincinnati, ESPN reports.
Analysis: With Everett Golson set as the starter at Notre Dame, Gunner Kiel decided to transfer. He'll compete with Munchie Legaux and Brendon Kay for the starting quarterback job this summer.
News:Rushel Shell has decided to leave Pittsburgh and will seek a transfer, likely to a Pac-12 school, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Analysis:Rushel Shell had been excused from spring practice to think his decision through, and has decided to leave school. Isaac Bennett and Malcolm Crockett are next on the Panthers' depth chart. It's a huge loss for Pittsburgh and a major gain for whatever school Shell chooses next. Shell was one of the elite recruits of 2012.
News:David Watford took most of the first-team snaps in the Cavaliers first scrimmage of the spring, according to the Daily Progress.
Analysis: The quarterbacks played in their current order on the depth chart, with last year's starter Phillip Sims entering third. It's difficult to say what the real story is here, but for now, it appears as if Virginia is serious about David Watford starting in 2013.
News:A.J. Blue is proving to be a leader this spring, and is currently in position to start according to the Gaston Gazette.
Analysis:A.J. Blue is competing with Romar Morris and freshman Khris Francis to replace Gio Bernard. Blue may lead this battle now, but he's not nearly the dynamic, home run threat of Bernard, or Morris. He'll have value come September, but is likely looking at a shared backfield.
News:Amir Carlisle will miss the rest of the spring with a broken collarbone, CBS Sports reports.
Analysis:Amir Carlisle will be ready well in advance of the fall, however. He'll likely back up George Atkinson.
News:Charley Loeb will begin spring practice as the favorite to replace Ryan Nassib at quarterback, according to The Post-Standard.
Analysis:Charley Loeb is high on talent and short on experience, and the pro-style passer will face competition from dual threats John Kinder and Terrel Hunt. At this point, it wouldn't be surprising to see all three play some come September.
News:Greyson Lambert is listed second on the Cavaliers' pre-spring depth chart, ahead of returning starter Philip Sims.
Analysis: David Watford will open spring as the top quarterback, but all three are expected to see reps with the top unit. It's a battle that will linger into August, with Greyson Lambert likely on the oustide looking in.
News:Phillip Sims is listed behind David Watford and Greyson Lambert on the Cavaliers pre-spring depth chart.
Analysis:Phillip Sims figured to have this job under control following the off season transfer of Michael Rocco, but will have to earn it between now and August.
News:Silas Redd will miss the spring with a torn meniscus but should be ready for the fall, Orange County Register writer Rich Hammond reports.
Analysis: Assuming Silas Redd can avoid setbacks, it's unlikely that this will be an issue by the time the fall arrives.
News:Cody Hoffman will miss the spring after undergoing surgery to repair a torn shoulder labrum, according to BYU reporter Robbie Bullough.
Analysis: It appears as if this will be close to a non-issue in the big picture. Cody Hoffman is an experienced player who will be ready to go in 2013 so long as he gets some fall practice time in.
News:Austin Seferian-Jenkins was arrested for a DUI on Saturday, the Seattle Times reports.
Analysis: So long as ASJ doesn't have other infractions besides this one, we have to assume any penalties will be ceremonial for the most part. If he receives a suspension, in other words, we can't see it lasting into the season. Washington will need ASJ in Week 1 if they hope to compete with Boise State.
News: Illinois suspended Darius Millines for a violation of team rules, ESPN reports.
Analysis:Darius Millines' status with the team will be reevaluated in May. It's not clear what his status might be going forward.
News:Malcolm Agnew transferred from Oregon State to Southern Illinois, OregonLive.com reports.
Analysis:Malcolm Agnew is a pretty good player, but Storm Woods decisively established himself as the top Oregon State runner, and Terron Ward is emerging as a formidable runner, too.
News:Christian Thomas is no longer with the USC football program, the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis: It's not clear why Christian Thomas has left USC. He didn't catch a pass over the last three years.
News:Junior Pomee is no longer with the USC football program, National Football Post writer Dave Miller reports.
Analysis:Junior Pomee was arrested Jan. 29 on felony theft charges for allegedly possessing stolen electronics. He did not catch a pass for USC in 2012.
News:Brent Calloway has been dismissed by the Alabama football program, the Associated Press reports.
Analysis:Brent Calloway was arrested on a fraudulent use of a credit card charge earlier this month. He might get another shot at the FBS level.
News:Jameill Showers will transfer from Texas A&M to UTEP, the Killeen Daily Herald reports.
Analysis:Jameill Showers could very well be a good player, but there was just no chance to see the field with Johnny Manziel at A&M. Showers will be immediately eligible for UTEP and will almost definitely start. He'll be on the fantasy college football sleeper list when the 2013 season arrives.
News:Ricardo Young will be the team's top quarterback during the spring, as C.J. Brown, Caleb Rowe and Perry Hills continue recovering from knee surgeries, according to the Washington Post.
Analysis:Ricardo Young began his career at Virginia Tech, with stops in junior college and New Mexico before landing in College Park. New Terps offensive coordinator Mike Locksley was Young's coach at New Mexico, and that familiarity should help Young put some pressure on Brown come August.
News:C.J. Brown (knee, ACL) will workout individually, and possibly mix in some 7-on-7 drills during spring practice, according to the Washington Post.
Analysis:C.J. Brown is the presumed starter come August, as he'll be a full year removed from knee surgery. Transfer Ricardo Young will handle snaps this spring, and has a chance to put some heat on Brown heading into the fall.
News:Michael Campanaro will likely sit out spring practice while recovering from ankle surgery, according to ESPN.com.
Analysis: "Camp(anaro) is going to have some ankle surgery on a bone chip floating around so we're going to miss him," said offensive coordinator Steed Lobotzke. It doesn't sound like anything serious, so there's no reason to downgrade Camampanaro this far away from draft day.
News:Tyler Gaffney will return to the Stanford football team for the 2013 season, CBS Sports' Bruce Feldman reports.
Analysis:Tyler Gaffney tried to cut out a career in pro baseball, but he returns to Stanford after sitting out 2012. He's on the fantasy football radar because he was productive off the bench when he was previously with the school, though Barry Sanders Jr. is quite an obstacle.
News: Michigan running backs coach Fred Jackson expects Fitzgerald Toussaint (leg) to be ready for the start of the 2013 season, MLive.com reports.
Analysis:Fitzgerald Toussaint suffered a broken leg of an unspecified sort on Nov. 17, but he is apparently running already. Toussaint was a major bust before suffering the injury, but he'll still be a player to watch closely due to the huge year he had in 2011.
News: Although he showed up on the list of players participating in the NFL Combine, Tracy Moore (ankle) will in fact return to Oklahoma State in 2013, The Oklahoman reports.
Analysis: It's not clear why Tracy Moore showed up on the Combine list, but he obtained a medical redshirt back in November and will return to Oklahoma State in 2013, as planned. Josh Stewart, Charlie Moore and Blake Jackson will all command a lot of passes, so Moore isn't necessarily a great fantasy target next year outside of Big 12-only leagues.
News:O.J. Ross has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules, ESPN reports.
Analysis: It's not clear what rules he broke or if he'll return for his senior year. He was second on the team last season with 56 receptions.
News:Jacoby Brissett will enroll at North Carolina State for the spring semester, and be eligible to play in the 2014 season, the Palm Beach Post reports.
Analysis:Jacoby Brissett fell behind Jeff Driskel at Florida, and should provide a nice boost to the 'Pack offense when eligible.
News:A.J. Barker was charged Jan. 14 in Houston on suspicion of marijuana possession, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. He was arrested on the University of Houston campus, where he intends to attend classes. However, he hasn't been offered a scholarship and isn't a member of the team, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Analysis: He had 577 yards receiving and seven touchdowns in eight games for the Gophers, but left the program amid tension with head coach Jerry Kill. It looks like he may not play in Houston with his legal problems, leaving his status for the 2013 season in doubt.
News:Logan Thomas announced he'll return to Blacksburg for the 2013 season, according to the Washington Post.
Analysis:Logan Thomas took a step back in 2012, struggling with inaccuracy while operating with new wide receivers, a rebuilt offensive line and a struggling rushing attack. He'll face all of those obstacles again as a senior, but he's just as likely to have a bounce back season as he is to struggle.
News:Justin Hunter will enter the 2013 NFL Draft, ESPN.com reports.
Analysis:Justin Hunter might be the most athletic receiver in the draft at at least 6-foot-3 and with exceptional explosiveness and deep speed. Hunter suffered a torn ACL early in the 2011 season and was a bit off in 2012 as a result, so his stock is down relative to where it was a year ago. Hunter doesn't figure to be a great possession target since his hands are probably just average and he doesn't cut sharp on a dime, but his rare vertical speed earns him a cushion and a nice margin of error as he runs routes, and he ends up open a lot of the time even if he doesn't look all that graceful doing it. Where he figures to shine, in any case, is as a deep and intermediate route target, where his length and explosiveness figure to make him a headache right away for NFL defenses. Hunter could very well be a first-round pick, and we doubt he falls out of the top 40.
News:Robert Woods, a receiver from USC, will enter the 2013 NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Analysis:Robert Woods was at one point hyped as a potential top-10 pick, but a year of injuries and the emergence of the superior Marqise Lee have him looking at the late first round and early second round grades for the time being. We assess him somewhere between those two points -- Woods is a very good prospect who could compete for a selection in the first 20 picks. Although he failed to average 11.5 yards per catch over his last two years at USC, Woods possesses a lot of explosiveness and smoothness as a runner, emerging as such an effective possession target for USC specifically because his explosiveness and speed demand vertical cushions, making him an easy short-pass target. We suspect he'll be a significantly more active downfield factor in the NFL. It's not out of the question for him to be the first receiver selected, but we think he'll more likely be the second, third or fourth wideout pick, probably in the first round, but perhaps in the early second.
News:Cierre Wood will enter the 2013 NFL Draft, ESPN's Joe Schad reports.
Analysis:Cierre Wood is a bit under the radar at the moment since he was Notre Dame's backup running back this year, but he's among the draft's best prospects at the position, and a better one than the guy who started ahead of him (Theo Riddick) this year. Wood's demotion this year was probably due largely to a two-game suspension he had to start the year, and he stayed on the bench because Notre Dame didn't want to mess with a winning formula. Wood ran for 742 yards (6.5 YPC) and four touchdowns in 11 games off the bench this year, and he had 1,102 yards (5.1 YPC) and nine scores in 2011. Wood is merely decent-to-good in terms of athleticism, but he complements that with good balance and a standout ability to plant and cut. He should be on teams' radars in the fourth round, and maybe even the third. George Atkinson should have a big 2013 as Notre Dame's primary remaining running back.
News:Michael Ford will enter the 2013 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Analysis: Although Michael Ford might have been as low as fifth on the LSU depth chart, he might get drafted. He's a former top recruit who almost always produced when on the field, but LSU's incredible running back depth (and perhaps some academic eligibility issues) kept Ford from earning a big role. He led the team with 756 yards (6.0 YPC) on the ground in 2011, rushing for seven touchdowns on 127 carries, and he averaged 5.5 yards per carry in 2011. Ford has a thick build and shows an ability to charge in a straight line, but a lot of his production came on option tosses, and there's little evidence that he has the skills to project as a traditional runner.
News:Spencer Ware will enter the 2013 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Analysis:Spencer Ware is a very talented athlete, but his underachievement at LSU gives reason to fear work ethic issues, and he was suspended for a game in 2011 for failing a drug test. Ware failed to average four yards per carry over his last two years at LSU, but if he gets his act together he should test very well in pre-draft workouts, and the success of fellow underachieving former top recruit Bryce Brown could make Ware a coveted gamble in the sixth or seventh round. He's a big back with standout balance and foot quickness, and he's a fairly talented receiver, too.
News:Joseph Randle will enter the 2013 NFL Draft, the Associated Press reports.
Analysis:Joseph Randle kind of strikes us as a poor man's Darren McFadden. He doesn't have McFadden's injury issues -- the comparison is strictly regarding build and skill sets -- but like McFadden, Randle is a bit of an upright runner with a lower build thinner than his upper, and he's a skilled slasher with standout receiving ability. He was largely a RB/WR tweener as a backup to Kendall Hunter in 2010, catching 37 passes for 427 yards in 13 games, but since then Randle added some bulk and rounded out his game, showing a solid all-around skill set by this year, when he ran for 1,417 yards (5.2 YPC) and 14 touchdowns in 13 games. Although not naturally strong, Randle does a good job of using his momentum to slide past tacklers and fall forward once he gets moving, getting narrow in traffic to slip forward for subtle yardage. If he gets open field, Randle shows good explosiveness and strong cutback ability to break free from over- and under-pursuers. We think he might be the second running back picked after Eddie Lacy, with a good chance of going in the second round.
Notre Dame's Defense Gives Up 529 Yards of Total Offense in Championship Game Loss
News:Notre Dame's defense gave up 529 yards of total offense and let Alabama be 8-of-13 on third downs in their 42-14 loss to Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game on January 7th.
Analysis: The Fighting Irish defense was unable to hold back all aspects of the Alabama offense, and before even the first quarter ended, the outcome of the game was pretty much in hand.
Notre Dame's Eifert Has Nice Night in Championship Game Loss
News:Tyler Eifert had 61 yards on six catches in Notre Dame's 42-14 loss to Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game on January 7th.
Analysis: The best tight end in the country finished his college career with 11 catches and nearly 2,000 receiving yards.
Notre Dame's Jones Has Nice Night in Championship Game Loss
News:TJ Jones had 90 yards on seven catches in Notre Dame's 42-14 loss to Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game on January 7th.
Analysis:TJ Jones ended the 2012 season with four touchdowns on 50 catches.
Notre Dame's Daniels Has Strong Night in Championship Game Loss
News:DaVaris Daniels had six catches for 115 yards in Notre Dame's 42-14 loss to Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game on January 7th.
Analysis: Unfortunately for DaVaris Daniels and Notre Dame, most of these numbers came after the outcome of the game was already decided.
Notre Dame's Riddick Rushes for Only 37 Yards in Championship Game Loss
News:Theo Riddick rushed for only 37 yards on 10 carries while having one touchdown reception in Notre Dame's 42-14 loss to Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game on January 7th.
Analysis: Alabama's defense stopped any chance of a Irish rushing game getting started.
Notre Dame's Golson Struggles in Championship Game Loss
News:Everett Golson was 21-of-36 passing for 270 yards with one touchdown and one interception while running for -7 yards and a touchdown in Notre Dame's 42-14 loss to Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game on January 7th.
Analysis:Everett Golson struggled against Alabama's top-notch defense, with most of those numbers coming after the result was already decided.
News:Eddie Lacy will enter the 2013 NFL Draft, ESPN.com reports.
Analysis:Eddie Lacy is our current favorite to be the first running back drafted. The Alabama star isn't as good as his recent Jamal Lewis comparisons would lead one to assume, but he should measure in around 5-foot-11 and at least 215 pounds, and he has playmaking athleticism to go along with that feature back frame. Lacy has excellent foot quickness that grants him elusiveness in traffic, and he has good enough long speed to break away once he creates separation. He's not anywhere near Trent Richardson's level as a prospect, but we think he's better than what Mark Ingram was. Lacy finished his 2012 season with 1,322 yards (6.5 YPC) and 17 touchdowns as a runner while adding 22 catches for 189 yards and two more scores. His departure for Alabama leaves T.J. Yeldon and Jalston Fowler (knee) as two breakout candidates for 2013.
News:DeAndre Hopkins announced he'll skip his senior season and enter the NFL Draft, according to the Associated Press.
Analysis:DeAndre Hopkins had a school record 1,405 yards and an ACC record 18 touchdowns as a junior. Martavis Bryant, Charonne Peake and possibly Germone Hopper will get the chance to replace Hopkins.
News:Stedman Bailey, a wide receiver from West Virginia, will enter the 2013 NFL Draft, the Charleston Daily Mail reports.
Analysis: Conventional wisdom has Stedman Bailey assessed as a second- or third-tier receiver in this draft, but we hold him in a regard similar to that of 2012's Kendall Wright, who went 20th overall. Bailey should measure in around 5'9.5", which limits his upside in the eyes of many, but he plays bigger than that since he has a standout ability to attack the ball when it's in the air. Bailey is a rare high-motor receiver who gives some glimpses of Steve Smith-like aggressiveness. He's not quite as fast or explosive as Smith, and he's not as powerful of a runner after the catch, but Bailey grades very well in all those categories himself and still looks every bit of a strong starting receiver in the NFL. His quarterback, Geno Smith, declared Bailey the nation's best route runner this year, which is a high compliment given that the two played on the same team as Tavon Austin, who heads into the draft with a good chance of going in the first round. Bailey caught 185 passes for 2,906 yards and 37 touchdowns in the last 26 games of his college career.
News:Le'Veon Bell, a running back from Michigan State, will enter the 2013 NFL Draft, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis:Le'Veon Bell is a big runner who should measure in around 6-foot-1, 240 pounds, possessing a build and a lean not dissimilar to that of LeGarrette Blount. Bell is a lot more reliable and versatile, however, showing an ability to stay on the field for passing downs. The downside is Bell seems to lack speed, perhaps to the point that he might struggle to stay in the 4.6-second range in the 40-yard dash. We have to believe that issue will keep him out of the first two rounds, making his likely landing spot somewhere in the third or fourth round. Despite his size and lack of speed, Bell shows surprising balance and wiggle for such a big runner, showing an ability to slip through traffic. Bell ran for 3,346 yards (4.99 YPC) and 33 touchdowns in 40 games at Michigan State.
News:Jawan Jamison announced that he would forgo the final two seasons of his college eligibility and enter the NFL draft, ESPN.com reports.
Analysis:Jawan Jamison struggled with an ankle injury in the second half of the season, but still had 1075 yards and opened the season with five straight 100-yard games. At 5-8, 200 lbs, he does not have prototypical NFL size, but he is a shifty runner who could garner some interest.
News:James Wilder has been arrested and charged with failure to appear on a previous suspended license charge, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
Analysis: No additional details are readily available. The arrest is James Wilder's third in a year, but this hardly seems like something that would keep him out of action in September.
News:Aaron Murray tweeted that he would return for his senior seasion, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Analysis: The news is somewhat surprising, as most people anticipated that Aaron Murray would declare for the NFL draft. He was expected to be taken in the early rounds, but he'll look to cement himself as one of the top quarterbacks in the 2014 NFL Draft. He finished the 2012 season with 3,893 yards, 36 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
News:Kenny Stills will enter April's NFL Draft, ESPN's Joe Schad reports.
Analysis:Kenny Stills caught four touchdowns in a game against West Virginia this season, and finished the year with 82 catches for 959 yards and 11 touchdowns. In Friday's Cotton Bowl, Still made seven grabs for 67 yards. He'll forego his senior season in order to enter the draft.
News:Michael Hunnicutt made both of his short field goal attempts and his lone extra point in the 41-13 loss to Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl.
Analysis:Michael Hunnicutt is already considered one of the nations top kickers and he wraps up his sophomore season hitting 17 of his 21 field goal attempts and connecting on 57-of-59 extra points.
News:Sterling Shepard had four catches for 43 yards and added 6 yards on one carry in a loss to Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl on Friday.
Analysis:Sterling Shepard has had an excellent freshman season for the Sooners and will be a key element of their offense heading into his sophomore season. He totaled 45 catches for 621 yards and three touchdowns this season.
News:Justin Brown had seven catches for 57 yards and a touchdown in a 41-13 loss to Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl on Friday.
Analysis:Justin Brown has been a great addition to the Sooners offense and should be drafted this spring. He had 73 catches for 879 yards and five touchdowns.
News:Jalen Saunders had nine catches for 63 yards in a loss to Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl on Friday.
Analysis: Despite being ineligible the first four games of the season, Jalen Saunders managed to grab 62 catches for 829 yards and three touchdowns. Saunders is one of two junior wide receivers for the Sooner's that may opt for the NFL draft this spring.
News:Damien Williams had 16 carries for just 41 yards but added five catches for 19 yards in a loss to Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl on Friday.
Analysis:Damien Williams had an impressive junior season that saw him take the starting running back job after running well early in the season. He'll finish with 946 yards and 11 touchdowns.
News:Brennan Clay had 10 carries for 44 yards and added a 10-yard reception in a loss to Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl on Friday.
Analysis:Brennan Clay never really had a chance to find a rhythm this seasons and finishes with 555 yards rushing and six touchdowns.
News:Landry Jones was 35-48 for 278 yards, a touchdown and an interception in a loss to Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl on Friday.
Analysis:Landry Jones wraps up his senior season and career at Oklahoma throwing for 16,646 yards and had 123 touchdowns to 52 interceptions over his 4 years as a starter.
News:Tino Sunseri had a pass picked off for the first time since September in the Compass Bowl loss to Ole Miss on Saturday. He was 16-of-32 for 185 yards and two touchdowns.
Analysis:Tino Sunseri had a streak of 271 straight passes without an interception. He also had his poorest completion rate of the season. Sunseri showed enough accuracy in his senior season to possibly be a backup quarterback on Sundays next year. At 6-2, he does not have prototypical size for an NFL quarterback.
News:Malcolm Crockett saw just his second offensive action Saturday in the Compass Bowl against Ole Miss with Ray Graham (hamstring) out. He had five carries for 18 yards and two receptions for 24 yards.
Analysis:Malcolm Crockett will likely backup Rushel Shell next year and served that role on Saturday. The Panthers fell behind early and had to pass the ball to play catch up. With Shell's back issues, Crockett will make a nice handcuff.
Pittsburgh's Street Goes for 83 Yards and a Touchdown
News:Devin Street had seven receptions for 83 yards and a touchdown Saturday in the loss to Ole Miss in the Compass Bowl.
Analysis:Devin Street has filed his papers for the NFL, but has said that he would return to the Panthers for his senior season. He finished the year with 73 catches for 975 yards and five touchdowns. After overcoming some injuries, he produced nicely.
News:Mike Shanahan had four catches for 57 yards and a touchdown in the last two minutes of the Compass Bowl loss to Ole Miss on Saturday.
Analysis:Mike Shanahan is a tight end-sized receiver who finished the season with 62 receptions for 983 yards and six touchdowns. He served as a complementary receiver for Devin Street for much of the season, but could get some interest from the next level because of his size.
News: The Pittsburgh defense allowed 224 rushing yards and surrendered 24 first half points in the blowout loss to Ole Miss in the Compass Bowl on Saturday.
Analysis: The Panthers forced two interceptions, but they had trouble stopping the Ole Miss running attack which averaged 4.6 yards per carry. This was in stark contrast to how Pittsburgh finished the season.
News:Kevin Harper kicked a season-long 47-yard field goal Saturday in the loss to Ole Miss in the Compass Bowl. He added two PATs.
Analysis:Kevin Harper finished his collegiate career by hitting his last five field goal attempts. He was 20-of-27 on field goals and hit all 40 of his PATs.
Oregon's Lyerla Nets 52 Yards in Win Over Kansas State
News:Colt Lyerla grabbed three receptions for 52 yards Thursday as Oregon downed Kansas State 35-17 in the 2013 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona.
Analysis: Lylerla seemed increasingly to become a favorite target of freshman quarterback Marcus Mariota over the latter part of the 2012 season, netting 12 receptions for a total of 190 yards and two touchdowns in the Ducks' last four contests. If that same momentum carries over into the start of the 2013 season, don't be surprised to find the then-junior becoming one of the Pac-12's premier fantasy options at tight end alongside the likes of Washington's Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Stanford's Zach Ertz.
Oregon's Thomas Erupts w/ Game-Opening TD Return in Bowl Win
News:De'Anthony Thomas notched a 94-yard kickoff return for a touchdown on the first play of the 2013 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and added four catches for 60 yards and a score Thursday as Oregon downed Kansas State 35-17 in Glendale, Arizona.
Analysis: Though averaging less yardage per carry (7.6 v. 10.8) and reception (9.9 v. 13.2) in his sophomore campaign, De'Anthony Thomas ended up with just 54 combined yards less (1146 v. 1200) in those two categories in 2012 than he did as a freshman in 2011, this while scoring an equivalent number of touchdowns (16). Look for him to play a larger role in Oregon's offense in 2013, especially given that Kenjon Barner now departs for the NFL.
Oregon's Mariota Efficient in Fiesta Bowl Win Over KSU
News:Marcus Mariota completed 12-of-24 passing for 166 yards and two touchdowns and carried eight times for 62 yards and a third score Thursday as Oregon knocked off Kansas State 35-17 in the 2013 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona.
Analysis: The first freshman quarterback to lead the Ducks as a starter under center since Danny O'Neil in 1991, Marcus Mariota this year proved himself an outstanding ring leader for the Oregon offense, finishing his debut collegiate season with 2,677 yards passing, 32 touchdowns and just six interceptions and rushing for an additional 752 yards and five scores on 106 carries.
Oregon's Barner Finishes Career w/ Ducks Rushing for 143 Yards vs. KSU
News:Kenjon Barner ran for 143 yards on 30 carries and took a single reception for 24 yards and a touchdown Thursday night as Oregon defeated Kansas State 35-17 at the 2013 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
Analysis: With Kenjon Barner, who ends his senior campaign having rushed for 1,767 yards and 21 touchdowns, now off to the NFL, fantasy owners should expect to find either De'Anthony Thomas or freshman Byron Marshall heading up the Ducks' backfield beginning next fall.
News:Ray Graham (hamstring) will miss Saturday's bowl game against Mississippi, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Analysis: Injuries have been a huge problem for Ray Graham the last two years, and this is certainly a disappointing end to his Pittsburgh career. Rushel Shell is the top backup.
News:Kansas State's defense held Oregon's potent offense to 385 yards and 35 points and blocked an extra point in a loss Thursday at the Fiesta Bowl.
Analysis: K-State's defense was surprisingly solid this season as the 35 points given up in the Fiesta Bowl marks the second most they've given up all season. They will lose at least 9 starters on defense going into the 2013 season.
News:Tyler Lockett had four catches for 35 yards in the 35-17 loss to Oregon on Thursday in the Fiesta Bowl.
Analysis:Tyler Lockett finishes a solid sophomore season with 44 catches for 687 yards and four touchdowns. He should be the top receiver for the Wildcats next season.
News:Chris Harper led all receivers on Thursday with eight catches for 71 yards in a loss to Oregon in the Fiesta Bowl.
Analysis:Chris Harper had a solid senior season grabbing 58 catches for 857 yards and three touchdowns. He'll have one last chance to impress NFL scouts during the senior bowl.
News:Angelo Pease had seven carries for 47 yards and added a 12-yard reception in a loss to Oregon in the Fiesta Bowl on Thursday.
Analysis:Angelo Pease totaled 356 yards during his senior season and found the endzone just one.
News:John Hubert had 17 carries for just 55 yards but added two catches for 16 yards and a touchdown in a 35-17 loss to Oregon in the Fiesta Bowl on Thursday.
Analysis: After a hot start to the season John Hubert was unable to find much success even with the help of dual-threat quarterback Colin Klein. He finishes his junior season with 947 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns.
News:Collin Klein struggled against a solid Oregon defense in the Fiesta Bowl on Thursday, completing 17-of-32 passes for 151 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions and adding 13 carries for 30 yards and a touchdown.
Analysis:Collin Klein finishes an impressive senior season with 2,641 yards passing and 16 touchdowns to nine interceptions. He did most of his damage on the ground, rushing for 920 yards and 23 touchdowns. Klein will probably be a late round pick in the NFL draft this spring and has likely played his last game as a quarterback.
News:Arthur Lynch caught three passes for 37 yards and a touchdown against Nebraska in the Florida Citrus Bowl on Tuesday.
Analysis:Arthur Lynch finishes his junior season with 24 catches for 431 yards and three touchdowns. He's a decent option for next season at the tight end slot, assuming QB Aaron Murray returns for his senior season.
News:Keith Marshall rushed eight times for 36 yards against Nebraska in the Florida Citrus Bowl on Tuesday, while also catching three balls for 39 yards and a touchdown out of the backfield.
Analysis:Keith Marshall was the No. 2 back this season behind fellow freshman Todd Gurley, but he still managed 759 yards and eight scores on the ground. Still, Gurley's production was even better, and Marshall could find himself on the wrong end of the timeshare heading into next season.
Georgia D Gets Safety, Three TOs in Florida Citrus Bowl
News:Analysis: The Georgia defense forced three turnovers Tuesday against Nebraska in the Florida Citrus Bowl en route to a 45-31 victory. The Bulldogs also netted a safety to begin the game. Georgia will lose Jarvis Jones, John Jenkins and possibly Alec Ogletree to the NFL, leaving gaping holes and big questions on the defensive side of the ball heading into next season.
News:Marshall Morgan missed a field goal against Nebraska in the Florida Citrus Bowl on Tuesday, though he did connect on all five of his PATs.
Analysis: The freshman was just 8-of-14 on field goals this season, though three of those makes did come from beyond 40 yards.
News:Tavarres King caught three passes for 104 yards and a touchdown against Nebraska in the Florida Citrus Bowl on Tuesday.
Analysis:Tavarres King's stellar senior season comes to an end having compiled 42 grabs for 950 yards and nine touchdowns.
News:Chris Conley caught two passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns against Nebraska in the Florida Citrus Bowl on Tuesday.
Analysis: The sophomore had the best game of his young career Tuesday, scoring on a 49-yard throw in the third quarter, and sealing the 45-31 victory with an 87-yard strike in the fourth.
News:Todd Gurley rushed 23 times for 125 yards and a touchdown against Nebraska in the Florida Citrus Bowl on Tuesday.
Analysis:Todd Gurley capped off an amazing freshman season with his ninth 100-yard rushing game of the year. In total, he ran for 1,385 yards and 17 touchdowns, averaging a ridiciulous 6.2 yards per carry. He should be viewed as one of the best backs in the nation heading into his sophomore campaign.
News:Analysis: The normally stout Florida defense allowed 27 points to Louisville and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater in the Sugar Bowl on Wednesday. Bridgewater threw for 266 yards and two touchdowns, as the Gators could muster just one turnover in the process. On the bright side, Andre Debose did return a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, so the game wasn't a total loss for the Florida DST. The Gator defense will lose safety Matt Elam and DT Sharrif Floyd to the NFL drat, and DE Dominique Easley could follow suit shortly as well. As a result, a repeat of a top-3 defense next season could be difficult.
News:Andre Debose returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown against Louisville in the Sugar Bowl on Wednesday.
Analysis:Andre Debose never made much of an impact as a receiver this season, hauling in just three balls for 15 yards. However, he remains a dangerous return man in leagues that reward points for return yardage and scores.
News:Caleb Sturgis connected on a 33-yard field goal while also hitting both of his PATs against Louisville in the Sugar Bowl on Wednesday.
Analysis:Caleb Sturgis hit 24-of-28 field goals during his senior campaign, including a perfect 3-for-3 from 50-plus yards out.
News:Jordan Reed caught just one pass for seven yards against Louisville in the Sugar Bowl on Wednesday.
Analysis: The leading receiver for the Gators this season, Jordan Reed is undecided as to whether he will go pro or return for his senior campaign. He would be among the elite tight ends in the nation should he choose to come back to Gainesville.
News:Omarius Hines caught three passes for 34 yards against Louisville in the Sugar Bowl on Wednesday. He also rushed two times for 11 yards.
Analysis: The senior finished the season with 401 yards from scrimmage and two total touchdowns.
News:Quinton Dunbar led all receivers with five grabs for 77 yards against Louisville in the Sugar Bowl on Wednesday.
Analysis: Both totals were season-highs for the sophomore, who finishes the year as the second-leading receiver for Florida behind Jordan Reed.
News:Matt Jones rushed three times for 16 yards and a touchdown against Louisville in the Sugar Bowl on Wednesday.
Analysis:Matt Jones scored with 10 seconds left in the first half to cut the deficit to 24-10. The freshman averaged 5.3 yards per carry this season, and should be the featured back moving forward as starter Mike Gillislee graduates.
News:Trey Burton rushed five times for 24 yards against Louisville in the Sugar Bowl on Wednesday.
Analysis:Trey Burton served as the Wildcat quarterback for the Gators, running with moderate effectiveness.
News:Mike Gillislee rushed nine times for 48 yards against Louisville in the Sugar Bowl on Wednesday.
Analysis: The Gators were forced to abandon the run after falling behind early, so Mike Gillislee's production was rather limited. He finishes a standout senior season with 1,152 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns on the ground, averaging 4.7 yards per tote.
News:Jeff Driskel completed 16-of-29 passes for 175 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions against Louisville in the Sugar Bowl on Wednesday.
Analysis: On Florida's first play from scrimmage, Jeff Driskel threw a pick-six, setting the tone in a game that was not as close as the 33-23 final score indicated. Still, after an 11-2 year, Driskel should be back under center next season for the Gators.
Louisville's Bridgewater Helps Cardinals Past Florida
News:Teddy Bridgewater was 20-of-32 for 266 yards with two touchdowns and an interception Wednesday against Florida in the Sugar Bowl.
Analysis:Teddy Bridgewater looked healthy after suffering a broken wrist and sprained ankle in late November. He is a wonderfully accurate thrower and completed a beautiful touchdown lob to Davante Parker in the second quarter. Bridgewater will easily be the top quarterback in the Big East next season by a wide margin.
Louisville's Wright Runs for 84 Yards, Scores Touchdown
News:Jeremy Wright had a season-high 25 carries for 84 yards and a touchdown Wednesday in the Sugar Bowl win over Florida. He added three receptions for 19 yards.
Analysis:Jeremy Wright had a breakout junior season, but the Cardinal running attack got bottled up in the last month of the season. It didn't help that Senorise Perry (knee) went out, but Wright went scoreless in his final regular season games with a combined 89 yards. He will likely be part of a running back by committee next year with Perry, Dominique Brown, and Corvin Lamb.
News:DeVante Parker hauled in a beautiful over-the-shoulder catch from 17 yards out for a touchdown in the second quarter of the Cardinals' win over Florida in the Sugar Bowl. He finished with two receptions for 31 yards.
Analysis:DeVante Parker scored at least one touchdown in eight of his last nine games and 10 of his 40 receptions went for touchdowns. As the Cardinal running game fell off in the second half, Parker became the best red zone target. The sophomore should be a nice fantasy target in 2013.
News:Damian Copeland caught a 19-yard touchdown pass Wednesday in the Sugar Bowl win over Florida. He finished with two catches for 31 yards.
Analysis:Damian Copeland bounced back after missing 2011 with a knee injury. He had 50 catches for 628 yards and two touchdowns. The 6-1 junior had four catches or more in eight games.
Louisville's Smith Has Four Receptions for 55 Yards
News:Andrell Smith had four catches for 55 yards in the Cardinal win in the Sugar Bowl over Florida on Wednesday.
Analysis:Andrell Smith had a consistent season as a senior. He did not have more than five catches or 64 yards in any game and finished with 34 receptions for 536 yards and three touchdowns.
News:Eli Rogers had four catches for 62 yards in the Cardinal win over Florida in the Sugar Bowl on Wednesday.
Analysis:Eli Rogers, a sophomore, came on strong in the second half of the season. In the last seven games, he had 35 catches for 400 yards and three touchdowns. He should be a nice pick in Big East leagues next year as a junior.
Louisville Defense Causes Three Turnovers, Scores Opening Touchdown
News: The Louisville defense had an interception for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage and had two more turnovers to help the Cardinals beat Florida in the Sugar Bowl on Wednesday.
Analysis: The Gators scored two touchdowns (one on a kickoff return) in the fourth quarter to close the gap somewhat, but the Cardinal defense came up with their best game of the season in the biggest game. They limited Florida to 286 total yards and had three turnovers.
News:John Wallace was 2-of-4 on field goals Wednesday in the win over Florida in the Sugar Bowl. He missed from 43 and had a 41-yard field goal and a PAT blocked.
Analysis: The Sugar Bowl was the first time this season that John Wallace had missed more than one field goal. He was 38-of-43 on PATs and 16-of-21 on field goals. It was a nice freshman season for the Cardinal kicker.
News:Kelvin Benjamin caught just one pass for 13 yards in Tuesday night's Orange Bowl against Northern Illinois.
Analysis:Kelvin Benjamin finishes 2012 with 30 catches, 495 and four scores, one of five 'Noles to catch at least 27 passes. He only had two grabs oevr the final three games however, and despite his ridiculous natural talent, isn't a good bet for a breakout in 2013 as FSU breaks in a new quarterback.
USC's Lee Finishes Top Trojans' WR Despite Being Held to 41 Yards
News:Marqise Lee took six receptions for 41 yards as the Trojans' top receiver Monday as Southern California fell to Georgia Tech 21-7 at the 2012 Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas.
Analysis: With Max Wittek replacing Matt Barkley under center for Monday's game, Marqise Lee was held to his second-lowest receiving performance of the year. Regardless, he ends his sophomore campaign second only to Terrance Williams in total yardage by a wideout in FBS in 2012 and should be regarded as the premier fantasy option as his position heading into the 2013 season.
USC's Wittek Struggles in Bowl Loss to Georgia Tech
News:Max Wittek completed 14-of-37 passes for 107 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions Monday as Southern California fell to Georgia Tech 21-7 in the 2012 Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas.
Analysis:Max Wittek struggled in his second official start as the Trojans' starter under center, having four of his passes deflected at the line and turning the ball over three times on the day. No doubt the additional reps received in replacing the injured Matt Barkley at quarterback helped earned Wittek gain valuable experience, but he'll likely have to turn a true corner in the off-season to hold off the competition he'll encounter heading into the 2013 season from redshirt freshman Cody Kessler and incoming freshman Max Browne.
Stanford's Ertz Tops All Cardinal Receivers in Rose Bowl Win
News:Zach Ertz pulled in three catches for 61 yards Tuesday as the Cardinal's lead receiver, this as Stanford outlasted Wisconsin 20-14 in the 2013 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
Analysis:Zach Ertz finished his junior campaign the nation's top yardage producer at tight end, taking 69 receptions for 898 yards and six touchdowns. Should he remain for his senior season, expect that Ertz once again joins Washington's Austin Seferian-Jenkins as one of the top fantasy gets at tight end heading into the 2013 season.
Stanford's Taylor Gains 88 Yards in Bowl Win Over Wisconsin
News:Stepfan Taylor took 20 carries for 88 yards and a touchdown Tuesday as Stanford shook off Wisconsin 20-14 at the 2013 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
Analysis:Stepfan Taylor finishes his final year with the Cardinal having proven himself a workhorse, taking a numbing 322 carries for 1530 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns. With the Mansfield, Texas tailback now leaving the collegiate ranks, look for current junior Anthony Wilkerson to take over the reins of Stanford's rushing attack heading into the 2013 season.
Stanford's Hogan Throws for 123 Yards in Rose Bowl Win
News:Kevin Hogan completed 12-of-19 passing for 123 yards and carried seven times for 54 yards Saturday as Stanford downed Wisconsin 20-14 at the 2013 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
Analysis:Kevin Hogan finishes an efficient freshman campaign having thrown for 1096 yards, nine touchdowns and three interceptions while also adding 263 yards and two additional scores on the ground, but leaves question marks as to his overall fantasy value for owners heading into the 2013 season. For now, consider him more of a game manager than a game changer, at least from a fantasy perspective.
News:Kenny Shaw caught six passes for a team-high 61 yards in Tuesday night's Orange Bowl against Northern Illinois.
Analysis:Kenny Shaw closes his junior season with 33 catches, 532 yards and three touchdowns. He'll be one of many talented receivers vying for balls from a new quarterback in 2013.
News:Rodney Smith caught three passes for 41 yards Tuesday night against Northern Illinois in the Orange Bowl.
Analysis:Rodney Smith hasn't been a fantasy success during his career, having never caught more than 38 balls or four scores in a season. He'll leave with a catch in 39 straight games however, so at least his owners have never been shut out.
News:Rashad Greene caught five passes for 45 yards and a touchdown Tuesday night against Northern Illinois in the Orange Bowl.
Analysis:Rashad Greene really turned his season around once October hit, and finished with 57 catches for 741 yards. Mix in his return and rushing touchdowns, and he bettered last year's scoring total as well.
News:Devonta Freeman ran 14 times for 30 yards in Tuesday's Orange Bowl against Northern Illinois.
Analysis: A disappointing end to a bounceback second half for Devonta Freeman. He finishes 2012 with 660 yards and eight touchdowns for the second consecutive year, and is the best guess to be the lead back in Tallahassee come 2013.
News:Lonnie Pryor ran five times for 134 yards and two touchdowns Tuesday in the Orange Bowl against Northern Illinois.
Analysis:Lonnie Pryor managed to eight scores this season on 47 carries. Though not all were in short yardage situations, his graduation has to be good news for James Wilder, Jr., and Devonta Freeman's 2013 prospects.
News:EJ Manuel completed 26-of-38 passes for 291 yards and a touchdownd, and ran six times for 26 yards and a score in Tuesday's Orange Bowl against Northern Illinois.
Analysis: It marked the first time EJ Manuel had topped 200 yards in the last four games. He departs FSU with a 4-0 bowl record, but is probably best described as a "good" quarterback. Clint Trickett, Jacob Coker and Jameis Winston will battle to replace Manuel.
News:Roderick McDowell ran seven times for 26 yards in Monday's Chick-Fil-A Bowl against LSU.
Analysis:Roderick McDowell managed 83 carries for 450 yards and five scores in relief of Andre Ellington in 2012, and looks poised to take over the lead role in this potent attack heading to 2013. Barring a committee approach here, McDowell is going to be drafted very early next August.
News:Andre Ellington ran 11 times for 50 yards, and caught one pass for 35 yards in Monday's Chick-Fil-A Bowl against LSU.
Analysis:Andre Ellington didn't match his 2011 rushing totals, but did manage to stay healthy in his final season, while also doubling his receptions.
News:Charone Peake caught one pass for one yard in Monday's Chick-Fil-A Bowl against LSU.
Analysis:Charone Peake finishes 2012 with 25 catches for 172 yards and two touchdowns. He failed to take advantage of injuries to Sammy Watkins, and a suspension to Martavius Bryant, and is beginning to look like a tremendously hyped athlete who hasn't put it together on the field.
News:Vad Lee completed 2-of-5 passes for 26 yards, a touchdown and an interception, while rushing 10 times for 52 yards in Monday's Sun Bowl against Southern Cal.
Analysis:Vad Lee did most of his damage on a 23 yard pass, and 24 yard rush. He struggled in the second half, and gave way to Tevin Washington. Lee will get the keys to this offense in 2013, and comes with tremendous upside. There will be growing pains, but his Week 11 performance at North Carolina (169 yards passing, 112 rushing, three TDs,) give you an idea of what he's capable of.
News:Tevin Washington completed 3-of-5 passes for 49 yards and a touchdown, and ran 16 times for 46 yards and another score Monday against Southern Cal in the Sun Bowl.
Analysis:Tevin Washington's senior season ends with 28 total touchdowns, up three from a year ago despite sharing snaps with Vad Lee. His knack for the endzone will be difficult to replace.
News:Jeremy Moore caught one pass for a team-high 27 yards in Monday's Sun Bowl against Southern Cal.
Analysis:Jeremy Moore quit football in late September, only to return a few weeks later. He hasn't been overly impressive in an offense that rarely passes, but at 6-foot-3, he's could emerge in 2013 as a downfield, jumpball option.
News:Robert Godhigh ran three times for 13 yards, and didnt record a catch in Monday's Sun Bowl against Southern Cal.
Analysis:Robert Godhigh surged towards the end of the season, and wraps up 2012 with 656 total yards and eight scores. He should see increased work in 2013 thanks to Orwin Smith's graduation, and may be work a flier in ACC circles.
News:Orwin Smith ran four times for nine yards, and caught a 17 yard touchdown pass in Monday's Sun Bowl against Southern Cal.
Analysis:Orwin Smith left the game with an injury, but managed to finish his career on the field. He wasn't nearly as explosive as he was in 2011, but put together a decent senior campaign, finishing with 970 total yards and six scores.
News:Venric Mark had 13 carries for 56 yards and two receptions for three yards in Northwestern's win over Mississippi State in the Gator Bowl.
Analysis:Venric Mark was largely bottled up in the win as Northwestern surprisingly had more success in the air. Mark finished the season with 1366 yards rushing with 12 touchdowns. He also scored two touchdowns on punt returns with a 18.7 punt return average. He should return for his senior season and will be a top fantasy pick with nearly all key players (7 of 11 starters) on the Northwestern offense set to return.
News:David Sims ran 17 times for 99 yards in Monday's Sun Bowl against Southern Cal, adding a touchdown on a three yard catch.
Analysis:David Sims somehow amassed 135 carries for the second consecutive season despite struggling with injuries in 2012. He averaged 78.6 yards over the final five games of the season, and looks poised for a solid senior campaign.
News:Shadrach Thornton ran 12 times for 39 yards, and caught five passes for 41 yards in Monday's Music City Bowl against Vanderbilt.
Analysis:Shadrach Thornton had topped 100 yards in his previous three outings, but found little room to run in Nashville. The freshman closes 2012 with 694 yards, but will compete with a re-energized Tony Creecy for carries in 2013 under new coach Dave Doeren.
News:Tony Creecy ran nine times for 43 yards, and caught five passes for 50 yards in Monday's Music City Bowl against Vanderbilt.
Analysis:Tony Creecy had just two carries over the 'Pack's final two contests, and and was averaging a plodding 3.7 yards prior to the season finale. He'll start with a clean slate under new coach Dave Doeren, and a 2013 impact can't be ruled out.
News:Quintin Payton caught three passes for 37 yards in Monday's Music City Bowl against Vanderbilt.
Analysis:Quintin Payton finishes the season as North Carolina State's leading wide receiver, going for 798 yards. He had just 11 catches in two previous seasons, but the 6-foot-4 wideout caught just two touchdowns in 2012.
News:Bryan Underwood caught one pass for five yards in Monday's Music City Bowl against Vanderbilt.
Analysis: After scoring 10 touchdowns in the season's first eight games, Bryan Underwood was held out of the endzone over the final five tilts. Thanks to Tobias Palmer's graduation, Underwood figures to see more targets in 2013, albeit in a new offense due to the arrival of Northern Illinois' Dave Doeren.
News:Tobais Palmer hauled in eight passes for 111 yards in Monday's Music City Bowl against Vanderbilt.
Analysis: It was a tale of two season's for Tobais Palmer, who had 567 of his 781 yards in the season's final six games. Bryan Underwood figures to see additional looks in 2013 after Palmer's graduation.
News:Mike Glennon completed 35-of-53 passes for 383 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions in Monday's Music City Bowl against Vanderbilt.
Analysis:Mike Glennon enjoyed a fine senior campaign, topping 4,000 yards and tossing 31 touchdowns. His interceptions rose, as did his attempts, and the 6-foot-6 signal caller offered fine value. He's got a chance to be one of the first quarterbacks selected in April, while the Wolfpack will likely turn to either Manny Stocker, or Colorado State transfer Pete Thomas in 2013.
News:Demitri Knowles didn't record a catch in Friday's Russell Athletic Bowl against Rutgers.
Analysis: The raw freshman ends the season with 19 catches for 240 yards. The Hokies' lose their top three receivers heading in to 2013, and Demitri Knowles has a chance to break out as a sophomore, should Va Tech's quarterback play improve.
News:Marcus Davis caught four passes for 62 yards Friday against Rutgers in the Russell Athletic Bowl.
Analysis:Marcus Davis ends the year with 51 catches, 953 yards and five touchdowns. The Hokies' quest for a 1,000 yard receiver continutes, while Davis will head to the NFL combine.
News:Martin Scales ran a team-high 12 times Friday against Rutgers in the Russell Athletic Bowl, but managed just 14 yards.
Analysis:Martin Scales is the latest back to struggle in this offense. No Virginia Tech running back can be recommended heading into 2013.
News:J.C. Coleman ran seven times for six yards in the Russell Athletic Bowl against Rutgers on Friday.
Analysis: The Hokies' struggled to run the ball all season, and Friday offered little change. J.C. Coleman may be best suited as a change of pace back, and will be a boom or bust pick in 2013 as a result.
News:Jamison Crowder caught six passes for 49 yards in Thursday's loss to Cincinnati in the Belk Bowl.
Analysis:Jamison Crowder finishes the season with 1,074 yards and eight touchdowns, and was one of the biggest finds of the 2012 season. With a new quarterback, and star wide receiver Conner Vernon gone in 2013, Crowder is going to be hard pressed to repeat this performance.
News:Conner Vernon hauled in 10 passes for 119 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's Belk Bowl against Cincinnati.
Analysis: For as many accolades as Conner Vernon had during his career, this marked his first season topping the century mark. The Blue Devils will sorely miss their reliable pass catcher.
News:Analysis: Ace Sanders returned a punt 63 yards for a touchdown to give the South Carolina DST a boost in the Outback Bowl on Tuesday. The Gamecocks also forced one interception and one fumble, allowing 28 points in the victory. The Gamecocks finished the 2012 campaign 13th in the nation in points allowed, yielding just 18.2 per game.
News:Adam Yates missed both of his field goal attempts against Michigan in the Outback Bowl on Tuesday, though he did hit all three of his PATs.
Analysis:Adam Yates missed a 33-yarder, and he had a 43-yarder blocked.
News:Bruce Ellington caught a 32-yard touchdown pass with 11 seconds left to give South Carolina the 33-28 victory over Michigan in the Outback Bowl on Tuesday.
Analysis:Bruce Ellington caught two passes for 36 yards and the touchdown, while also returning two kicks for 51 yards.
News:Damiere Byrd caught two passes for 63 yards and a touchdown against Michigan in the Outback Bowl on Tuesday.
Analysis: It was Damiere Byrd's first catch since October 13 at LSU. Byrd finishes his sophomore season with 14 catches for 366 yards and three touchdowns.
News:Ace Sanders hauled in nine balls for 92 yards and two touchdowns against Michigan in the Outback Bowl on Tuesday, while also returning a punt 63 yards for a touchdown.
Analysis:Ace Sanders scored nine times this season through the air, emerging as the top red zone target for the Gamecocks. He also returned two punts for touchdowns and threw for another during his junior season.
News:Kenny Miles rushed five times for just one yard against Michigan in the Outback Bowl on Tuesday, though he did catch four balls for 22 yards out of the backfield.
Analysis: Starting QB Connor Shaw did most of the rushing damage for the Gamecocks with 96 yards on the ground.
News:Dylan Thompson completed 7-of-10 passes for 117 yards and two touchdowns against Michigan in the Outback Bowl on Tuesday.
Analysis:Dylan Thompson finished the game-winning drive for the Gamecocks after Connor Shaw (foot) left the game. He found Bruce Ellington for a 32-yard touchdown strike with just 11 seconds left to give South Carolina the victory.
News:Connor Shaw (foot) completed 18-of-24 passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns against Michigan in the Outback Bowl on Tuesday. He also rushed 10 times for 96 yards, but exited late in the fourth quarter after re-injuring his foot.
Analysis: Dylan Thompson threw the game-winning touchdown pass to Bruce Ellington, and there may be a quarterback controversy brewing next season in Columbia.
News:Navy gave up 648 total yards in their 62-28 loss to Arizona State in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl on December 29.
Analysis:Navy's losses this year stemmed from giving up way too many points and yards to opposing offenses and this bowl game was a perfect example of that.
News:Matt Aiken caught a touchdown in Navy's 62-28 loss to Arizona State in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl on December 29.
Analysis:Matt Aiken, like Brandon Turner, had a very up-and-down 2012 but did end the season on a positive note with the three-yard touchdown.
News:Brandon Turner caught a touchdown in Navy's 62-28 loss to Arizona State in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl on December 29.
Analysis:Brandon Turner's up-and-down 2012 ended on a positive note, as he caught a 23-yard touchdown to cap off Navy's scoring.
News:Geoffrey Whiteside ran for 23 yards on four carries in Navy's 62-28 loss to Arizona State in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl on December 29.
Analysis:Geoffrey Whiteside finishes 2012 with one touchdown -- a receiving one against East Carolina.
News:Noah Copeland ran for 47 yards in Navy's 62-28 loss to Arizona State in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl on December 29.
Analysis:Noah Copeland is a sophomore so he presumably has more time ahead of him as one of Navy's featured backs.
News:Gee Gee Greene ran for 112 yards on 12 carries, and had a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in Navy's 62-28 loss to Arizona State in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl on December 29.
Analysis: The over 200 all-purpose yards were by far Gee Gee Greene's largest for the season.
News:Keenan Reynolds threw for one touchdown and ran for 21 yards in Navy's 62-28 loss to Arizona State in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl on December 29.
Analysis:Keenan Reynolds and the Navy offense did their jobs, putting up 21 of the 28 points, but it wasn't enough to stop Arizona State's high-powered offense.
News:Quinn Sharp connected from 42, 21, and 20 yards and knocked through all seven of his extra point attempts in the Cowboys 58-14 rout of Purdue in the Cotton Bowl.
Analysis:Quinn Sharp did not win the Groza Award but he did have a great senior season and should be able to find some interest from NFL teams. He finishes his final season converting 25-of-31 field goals and was perfect on all 65 of his extra point attempts.
News:Blake Jackson had two catches for 33 yards and a touchdown in a win over Purdue in the Cotton Bowl on Tuesday.
Analysis:Blake Jackson finishes a solid junior year with 30 catches for 598 yards and three touchdowns. He'll be a top option at tight end in Big 12-only leagues for 2013.
News:Charlie Moore had four catches for 42 yards and a touchdown in a win over Purdue in the Cotton Bowl on Tuesday.
Analysis:Charlie Moore cooled off late in the season but finishes on a high note. He totaled 35 catches for 542 yards and six touchdowns.
News:Josh Stewart had five catches for 56 yards in a blowout win over Purdue on Tuesday in the Cotton Bowl.
Analysis:Josh Stewart finishes a great sophomore season with 101 catches for 1210 yards and seven touchdowns. He has the potential to be one of the nations top receivers in 2013 and is worth watching in all leagues.
News:Isaiah Anderson had five receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown in a win over Purdue in the Cotton Bowl on Tuesday.
Analysis:Isaiah Anderson was hit or miss the season and finishes with 22 catches for 407 yards and four touchdowns.
News:Desmond Roland had nine carries for 51 yards in a win over Purdue in the Cotton Bowl on Tuesday.
Analysis:Desmond Roland has been solid backing up Joseph Randle this season, finishing with 46 carries for 301 yards and four touchdowns.
News:J.W. Walsh was 5-of-7 for 86 yards and two touchdowns in a win over Purdue in the Cotton Bowl on Tuesday.
Analysis:J.W. Walsh finishes his freshman season with 1564 yards and 13 touchdowns to three interceptions. He will likely get a shot to win the starting duties for next season but is probably behind senior Clint Chelf for now.
News:Clint Chelf was 17-of-22 for 197 yards and three touchdowns in a dominating 58-14 win over Purdue in the Cotton Bowl on Tuesday.
Analysis:Clint Chelf has looked good all year when given the chance to play. He finishes the season with 1588 yards passing and 15 touchdowns to six interceptions. It's possible that freshman quarterback Wes Lunt could be the starter next season but Chelf should be the front-runner for now.
ISU's Arceo Wraps Up Disappointing Junior Campaign
News:Edwin Arceo made one of his two field goal attempts in the Liberty Bowl on Monday, connecting from 33 yards and missing from 34 yards in the loss to Tulsa.
Analysis:Edwin Arceo's junior season wasn't anything spectacular, making just 12 of his 18 field goal attempts and missing three extra points along the way.
News:Aaron Horne had one catch for five yards in a loss to Tulsa on Monday in the Liberty Bowl.
Analysis:Aaron Horne led the Cyclones in receptions this season with 39 and added 370 yards and three touchdowns.
News:Jarvis West had two catches for just 12 yards in a 31-17 loss to Tulsa in the Liberty Bowl on Monday.
Analysis:Jarvis West could be a big part of the offense next season as he came on strong late in the season to finish with 31 catches for 290 yards and three touchdowns.
News:Josh Lenz wrapped up his collegiate career with two catches for 29 yards in a loss to Tulsa on Monday in the Liberty Bowl.
Analysis:Josh Lenz, who struggled all season with consistency and injuries, finishes his final year at Iowa State with 31 receptions for 459 yards and six touchdowns.
News:Ernst Brun provided the only spark for the Iowa State offense on Monday with a 69-yard touchdown grab, finishing with four catches for 102 yards as the Cyclones fell to Tulsa 31-17 in the Liberty Bowl.
Analysis:Ernst Brun finishes the season with six touchdowns and 330 yards receiving. He should be a solid option at tight end for the 2013 season in Big 12-only leagues, and has some sleeper potential in all leagues.
News:James White had just 10 carries for 36 yards as the lead back in the Liberty Bowl as the Cyclones fell to Tulsa 31-17 on Monday.
Analysis:James White finishes the season with 505 yards rushing, two touchdowns and a decent 5.1 yards per carry.
News:Steele Jantz finished 4-of-7 for 41 yards and turned the ball over twice with an interception and a fumble after entering late in a 31-17 loss to Tulsa in the Liberty Bowl on Monday.
Analysis:Steele Jantz finishes a disappointing senior season with 1603 yards passing, 13 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
News:Analysis: The Vanderbilt DST forced five turnovers against NC State in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl on Monday. The Commodore defense picked off NC State QB Mike Glennon three times, while also forcing two fumbles. The Vandy defense allowed just 17 points in all, finishing the 2012 campaign 15th overall in points allowed at 18.7 per game.
News:Ryan Fowler connected on two extra points against NC State in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl on Monday.
Analysis:Ryan Fowler did not attempt a field goal in 2012, as junior Carey Spear received the majority of the kicking duties. However, the senior did hit 19-of-20 PATs.
News:Carey Spear connected on 1-of-2 field goals as well as three PATs against NC State in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl on Monday.
Analysis:Carey Spear should be the placekicker for Vanderbilt next season with the graduation of senior Ryan Fowler. The two split kicking duties in 2012.
News:Chris Boyd hauled in four passes for 18 yards and a touchdown against NC State in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl on Monday.
Analysis: The sophomore wideout caught all five of his touchdown passes for 2012 in the last six games of the season.
News:Jordan Matthews caught seven passes for 61 yards and a score against NC State in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl on Monday.
Analysis: It remains to be seen whether Jordan Matthews will jump to the NFL. He had a monstrous junior campaign with 94 catches for 1,323 yards and eight touchdowns.
News:Wesley Tate rushed nine times for 14 yards and a touchdown against NC State in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl on Monday.
Analysis:Wesley Tate found the promised land in each of the last seven games for the Commodores. With starter Zac Stacy graduating, Tate could be in line for a big 2013.
News:Zac Stacy rushed 25 times for 107 yards and a touchdown against NC State in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl on Monday.
Analysis:Zac Stacy surpassed the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the second-straight season, while also rushing for double-digit touchdowns.
News:Jordan Rodgers completed 16-of-25 passes for 108 yards and two touchdowns against NC State in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl on Monday. He also rushed four times for six yards and another score.
Analysis: The senior QB finishes his career at Vandy having thrown two touchdown passes in each of his last six games under center.
Arizona State's Marshall Scores Two TDs in Final College Game
News:Cameron Marshall took nine carries for 58 yards and two touchdowns Saturday as Arizona State routed Navy 62-28 in the 2012 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl played in San Francisco, California.
Analysis:Cameron Marshall finished out his senior campaign with his third-best rushing numbers of the year and having tallied a total of nine rushing touchdowns on the season.
Arizona State's Ross Grabs Three TDs in Bowl Win Over Navy
News:Rashad Ross took four catches for 139 yards and three touchdowns Saturday as Arizona State routed Navy 62-28 in the 2012 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco, California.
Analysis:Rashad Ross ended his collegiate football career with a bang, posting a career-best 139 receiving yards and three touchdowns all in the same game.
Arizona State's Grice Tears Up Navy Rush Defense in Bowl Win
News:Marion Grice took just 14 carries for 159 yards and two touchdowns Saturday as Arizona State routed Navy 62-28 in the 2012 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco, California.
Analysis:Marion Grice, still mourning the murder of his brother in Houston, Texas last week, put on an outstanding performance in Saturday's bowl win over Navy, earning the junior the contest's Offensive MVP award. Grice ends the 2012 season having averaged 6.6 yards a carry on 103 touches for a total of 679 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. To those numbers he also added 41 receptions for 425 yards and an additional eight scores on the ground.
Arizona State's Kelly Totals Five TDs in Bowl Win Over Navy
News:Taylor Kelly completed an impressive 17-of-19 passing for 268 yards and four touchdowns and added 81 yards and a fifth score on the ground Saturday as Arizona State routed Navy 62-28 in the 2012 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco, California.
Analysis: The sophomore quarterback from Eagle, Idaho turned out to be one of the fantasy breakouts of the 2012 season, with Taylor Kelly emerging from nowhere coming out of fall practice and ending the year the Pac-12's fourth-best overall passer, thanks to throwing for 3040 yards, 29 touchdowns and just nine interceptions.
Oregon State's Cooks Finishes w/ 31 Receiving Yards in Bowl Loss
News:Brandin Cooks grabbed three catches for 31 yards and took a single carry for an additional 15 Saturday as Oregon State fell to Texas 31-27 in the 2012 Valero Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.
Analysis:Brandin Cooks finishes his sophomore campaign with the Beavers with an impressive 67 receptions for 1,151 yards and five touchdowns and should be a primary go-to target for either Cody Vaz or Sean Mannion headed into next season, especially given the departure of teammate and fellow receiver, Markus Wheaton.
Oregon State's Wheaton Kept Quiet in Bowl Loss to Texas
News:Markus Wheaton grabbed three passes for 37 yards and took four carries for an additional 26 yards Saturday as Oregon State fell to Texas 31-27 in the 2012 Valero Alamo Bowl in San Antonio.
Analysis:Markus Wheaton finishes his senior campaign with the Beavers having posted his second-lowest receiving totals of the year - only his two catches for 25 yards in an Oct. 27 loss for the Beavers at Washington proved worse.
Oregon State's Vaz Struggles in Bowl Loss to Texas
News:Cody Vaz completed 15-of-28 passing for 194 yards and two interceptions Saturday as Oregon State fell to Texas 31-27 in the 2012 Valero Alamo Bowl in San Antonio.
Analysis:Cody Vaz threw more interceptions in Saturday's game against the Longhorns than he had in all six of his previous starts this season, thanks in no small part to Texas recording a bowl record 10 sacks for minus-81 yards on the day. Vaz finishes his junior campaign with 1,480 yards passing, 11 touchdowns and three interceptions, but could easily be pushed for Oregon State's starting role under center in 2013 by current sophomore and co-starter at quarterback this season, Sean Mannion.
Oregon State's Woods Leads All Rushers in Bowl Loss to Texas
News:Storm Woods carried 21 times for 118 yards and two touchdowns Saturday as Oregon State fell to Texas 31-27 in the 2012 Valero Alamo Bowl in San Antonio.
Analysis:Storm Woods played strong throughout much of Saturday's bowl game, but missed Oregon State's last two offensive possessions after being shaken up early in the fourth quarter. Regardless, the tailback from Pflugerville, Texas finishes his freshman campaign with the Beavers on a strong note, totaling 940 yards and 13 touchdowns on 192 carries for the year - numbers which logical suggests he should easily build upon in 2013.
News:Stefphon Jefferson will declare for the 2013 NFL Draft, the Fresno Bee reports.
Analysis:Stefphon Jefferson had an enormous 2012 season for Nevada, running for 1,883 yards (5.0 YPC) and 24 touchdowns, but he's not as good as those numbers would lead you to believe. He doesn't stand out in any area, as his main strength was his ability to hit a hole and take what's there, but that's not saying much in a diversion-heavy Nevada offense that often cleared the middle a great deal thanks to quarterback Cody Fajardo's ability to break contain. Aside from his ability to run decisively between the tackles and fall forward, though, Jefferson is typically average at best. He sort of comes across as a poor man's Vick Ballard, which leads us to believe he won't be more than a sixth or seventh-round consideration for most NFL teams.
News:Donnell Kirkwood carried the ball 19 times for 77 yards and one touchdown against Texas Tech on Friday.
Analysis:Donnell Kirkwood only topped the 100-yard mark three times on the season and will face competition from Rodrick Williams Jr. in the offseason for the top spot on the Gopher depth chart.
News:Philip Nelson completed 7 of 18 passes for two touchdowns and one interception against Texas Tech in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas on Friday.
Analysis:Philip Nelson took over halfway through the season and while he had some early success, he struggled down the stretch, throwing five interceptions in his final two regular season game. Despite the struggles, Nelson should progress in the offseason when the he gets more reps with the first unit as the incumbent starter.
Syracuse's Gulley Scores Three Times and Runs for 215 Yards
News:Prince-Tyson Gulley had a huge Pinstripe Bowl against West Virginia on Saturday. He finished with 215 yards on the ground with two touchdowns and added 50 receiving yards with another score.
Analysis: The 5-9 back looked like he was untacklable against the Mountaineers and had scoring runs of 33 and 67 yards. Prince-Tyson Gulley had a nose for the endzone all season and finished with 10 scores (eight on the ground, two through the air).
Syracuse's Smith Splits Mountaineer Defense for 158 Yards
News:Jerome Smith had 29 carries for 158 yards Saturday against West Virginia in the Pinstripe Bowl.
Analysis:Jerome Smith was a wrecking ball in the middle of the Mountaineer defense and the Orange offensive lines opened nice holes for him. The junior had a huge second half for Syracuse and finished with 1177 yards.
News:Ryan Nassib was 12-of-24 for 127 yards and two touchdowns Saturday in the win over West Virginia in the Pinstripe Bowl. He was picked off once.
Analysis:Ryan Nassib took a couple of huge hits and was replaced by Charley Loeb for one play. The senior came back into the game and played well in difficult weather conditions. He threw for a school-record 3746 yards and 26 touchdowns.
News:Beckett Wales caught three passes for 38 yards including a 10-yard touchdown reception Saturday in the Pinstripe Bowl against West Virginia.
Analysis:Beckett Wales, a junior, had an inconsistent season. He had two touchdown receptions and finished with 35 receptions for 388 yards. He should have a bigger place in the offense next year after David Stevens has moved on.
News:Marcus Sales had just one catch for 19 yards Saturday in the Pinstripe Bowl win over West Virginia.
Analysis:Marcus Sales opened his senior season as Ryan Nassib's favorite target, but was surpassed by Alec Lemon in the second half. He did have career highs across with board with 64 receptions for 882 yards and eight touchdowns.
News:Alec Lemon had three receptions for 12 yards Saturday in the win against West Virginia in the Pinstripe Bowl.
Analysis: Snowy conditions impeded the Orange passing game. With the rushing attack slicing up the Mountaineers, Syracuse completed just 12 passes. Alec Lemon finished the season with 73 receptions for 1075 yards and seven touchdowns.
Syracuse Defense Finishes Season With a Pair of Safeties
News: The Syracuse defense limited the potent West Virginia offense to 287 yards and two touchdowns in the Pinstripe Bowl win on Saturday. The defense also had a pair of safeties and forced a pair of turnovers.
Analysis: The Orange defense allowed Geno Smith just 187 yards and the Mountaineers were unable to sustain drives. West Virginia had just 2.9 yards per carry, so it looked like Syracuse just enjoyed being in the state of New York.
News:Ross Krautman connected on field goals of 25 and 36 yards to start and finish Syracuse's scoring in the win over West Virginia in the Pinstripe Bowl on Saturday. He added four PATs.
Analysis:Ross Krautman, a junior, scored well in the second half of the season when the Orange offense took off. He made his last five field goals of the season and finished with 88 points.
News:Trey Miller threw one pass, a 23-yard touchdown, in Navy's 62-28 loss to Arizona State in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl on Saturday.
Analysis:Trey Miller was only inserted into the starting role at the end of the game, when the outcome had already been decided.
News:Riley Nelson came off the bench and threw an interception in the Cougars' 23-6 Poinsettia Bowl win over San Diego State.
Analysis: Injuries took a toll on Riley Nelson throughout his college career, and he lost his job to James Lark after Lark tossed six touchdown passes in BYU's final regular season game while Nelson was out with rib and lung injuries. Nelson did get to attempt two passes in the Poinsettia Bowl, so it's probably safe to assume that he is healthy even if his performance left something to be desired. He could get a shot in the NFL as an undrafted free agent, but probably isn't worth a draft pick.
News:Joseph Fauria grabbed five passes for 59 yards and a touchdown Thursday as UCLA fell to Baylor 49-26 in the 2012 Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl in San Diego, California.
Analysis:Joseph Fauria ends his senior year with the Bruins having pulled in 46 receptions for 637 yards and leading the nation at his position in overall number of scores (12). Expect UCLA's coaching staff to have a difficult time finding a replacement for that type of production in 2013, with current junior Darius Bell having totaled just seven receptions for 143 yards and a touchdown this season.
News:Shaquelle Evans grabbed seven receptions for 82 yards and a touchdown Thursday as UCLA fell to Baylor 49-26 in the 2012 Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl in San Diego, California.
Analysis:Shaquelle Evans finishes his junior season with a team-leading 60 receptions for 877 yards, but ended up finding end zone only three times all season. He could prove explosive in 2013 given a full season proving himself a reliable target for Brett Hundley, but will have to do more in the red zone to garner the interest of fantasy owners outside of Pac-12 only leagues.
UCLA's Johnson Tops 100 Yards Receiving in Loss to Baylor
News:Jerry Johnson grabbed five passes for a team-leading 116 yards receiving Thursday as UCLA fell to Baylor 49-26 in the 2012 Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl in San Diego, California.
Analysis:Jerry Johnson, a senior, finished off his final year with the Bruins on a strong note, posting career-best receiving numbers in the loss to Baylor.
News:Brett Hundley completed 26-of-50 passes for 329 yards and three touchdowns Thursday as UCLA fell to Baylor 49-26 in the 2012 Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl in San Diego, California.
Analysis:Brett Hundley wrapped up his freshman campaign with the Bruins with a season-low completion rate (52 percent) and being sacked a total of six times by an aggressive Baylor defense, but should nevertheless be a coveted piece at quarterback for fantasy owners heading into 2013 after totaling 3,740 yards passing, 29 touchdowns and 11 interceptions on the year.
UCLA's Franklin Held to Stunning 34 Yards by Baylor D
News:Johnathan Franklin carried 14 times for 34 yards Thursday night as UCLA fell to Baylor 49-26 in the 2012 Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl in San Diego, California.
Analysis:Johnathan Franklin gained 12 yards on his first carry of Thursday's game, but was otherwise held to his lowest overall rushing production of 2012 by a stunning Baylor defense that contained the Bruins to just 33 yards on 28 carries. Franklin finishes his senior year in Los Angeles having totaled 1734 yards and 13 touchdowns on the ground.
News:Gary Nova was 17-of-40 for 130 yards and an interception in the loss to Virginia Tech in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Friday.
Analysis:Gary Nova had a rough game and struggled with accuracy. In addition to his one interception, he had three passes dropped by Hokie defenders. The sophomore completed less than half of his passes in his last three games - all Scarlet Knight losses. It will be interesting to see if coach Kurt Flood opens the quarterback competition with Chas Dodd again in the offseason.
News:Savon Huggins had 18 carries for 45 yards Friday in the Russell Athletic Bowl loss to Virginia Tech.
Analysis:Savon Huggins was splitting carries with Jawan Jamison, but the started left the game when he tweaked his ankle again. The sophomore had one run for 17 yards, but was bottled up by the Hokie defense for the most part.
Rutgers' Coleman Leads Team with Four Catches for 55 Yards
News:Brandon Coleman had four receptions for 55 yards as the Scarlet Knights were beaten by Virginia Tech in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Friday.
Analysis:Brandon Coleman did most of his damage on a short crossing route for 43-yards. Quarterback Gary Nova had issues with accuracy and Coleman could not crack the Hokies defense.
News:Mark Harrison left the Russell Athletic Bowl on Friday with pain in his ribs and stomach. He was taken off the field on a stretcher and taken to the hospital in an ambulance.
Analysis:Mark Harrison had two receptions for 24 yards before leaving the game. The senior was playing his last game for the Scarlet Knights.
Rutgers Defense Scores and Blanks Hokies for Three Quarters
News: The Rutgers defense recovered a first quarter fumble for the Scarlet Knights' lone touchdown. Virginia Tech was scoreless through three quarters in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Friday.
Analysis: The Hokies only had 196 yards and three turnovers, but the Rutgers offense could not generate any points. The Scarlet Knights were somewhat susceptible to long passes throughout the season and Virginia Tech drove down the field in the early fourth quarter for their lone touchdown.
Rutgers' Borgese Misses 42-Yard Field Goal in Bowl Loss
News:Nick Borgese missed a 42-yard field goal in the first overtime to give Virginia Tech a win in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Friday. He converted from 36 yards in the first quarter, but missed from 47 at the start of the fourth quarter.
Analysis:Nick Borgese was kicking in rainy conditions, but he had his worst game since replacing Kyle Federico (hip). The sophomore was 5-of-8 on field goals and made his last 17 PATs after missing his first.
News:Austin Lopez went 2-for-2 on field goals and 3-for-3 on extra points Thursday against BGSU.
Analysis:Austin Lopez was really good as a freshman. If SJSU's offense performs well next year, he could be a kicker worth owning.
News:Jabari Carr caught seven passes for 50 yards versus BGSU on Thursday.
Analysis:Jabari Carr will only be a junior next year, but with SJSU's other key receivers also coming back, he might be too far down the depth chart to have much value.
News:Chandler Jones caught six passes for 73 yards and a score against BGSU on Thursday.
Analysis:Chandler Jones caught 11 touchdowns on the season, and he'll be back for his senior year. However, he'll probably only be worth targeting in deeper leagues, at least early on.
News:Noel Grigsby had nine catches for 134 yards against BGSU on Thursday.
Analysis:Noel Grigsby had a great season, and he will likely come back for his senior year. His quarterback David Fales will be back as well, and Grigsby will be an interesting fantasy prospect next season.
News:David Fales went 33-for-43 for 395 yards and two touchdowns against BGSU on Thursday.
Analysis:David Fales had a really good season, and he will be back next year, but with a new head coach and some of his weapons moving on, he's a question mark.
News:Case McCoy, along with linebacker Jordan Hicks, has been suspended for Texas' bowl game against Oregon State due to violating team rules, ESPN reports.
Analysis:Case McCoy and Hicks have been suspended just as the San Antonio Police Department was quoted by KENS-TV San Antonio as saying that two Longhorns players were being investigated on sexual assault allegations, though McCoy and Hicks have not been officially linked to that case. No matter the specifics, this is a big mess for Texas.
News:Jela Duncan ran 10 times for 37 yards, and caught five passes for 27 yards in Thursday's Belk Bowl against Cincinnati.
Analysis:Jela Duncan lost a fumble on the goal line, and missed some time after a helmet-to-helmet hit. He finishes his freshman campaign as Duke's leading rusher, going for 553 yards and four scores. He can be the power to Josh Snead's speed, but won't be a terrific choice in 2013.
News:Josh Snead ran 17 times for 107 yards in Thursday's Belk Bowl against Cincinnati, but lost a critical fumble late.
Analysis: The fumble will be what most folks remember, but Josh Snead showed his speed throughout the night. With QB Sean Renfree departing, it's possible Duke will run more in 2013. That said, Snead won't be more than a flier pick in ACC circles until he shows some consistency.
News:Juwan Thompson ran four times for 30 yards, and added two receptions for 35 yards Thursday against Cincinnati in the Belk Bowl.
Analysis:Juwan Thompson scored just three touchdowns in his junior campaign, after amassing eight a year ago. He'll be part of a three-headed backfield in 2013, and can't be counted on in ACC circles unless injury strikes.
News:Brandon Connette completed his only pass of the Belk Bowl for a two yard touchdown, and added another score on five carries Thursday against Cincinnati.
Analysis:Brandon Connette combined for 10 rushing and passing touchdowns as the Blue Devils wildcat option. Just a sophomore, Connette figures to vulture plenty of scores again next season, and probably can't be ruled out of the competition to replace Sean Renfree either.
News:Sean Renfree completed 37-of-49 passes for 358 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in Thursday's Belk Bowl against Cincinnati.
Analysis:Sean Renfree injured his shoulder on Duke's final play, and was taken to the hospital following the game. The senior had his best season in 2012, despite missing one game. He's got a chance at the next level, while Anthony Boone figures to be Renfree's replacement in Durham.
News:Matt Barkley (shoulder) will not play in the Sun Bowl, head coach Lane Kiffin announced.
Analysis: Max Wittek will start at quarterback. Matt Barkley's college career is over as he heads to the NFL draft.
Cincinnati's Kay Throws Four Touchdowns in Belk Bowl Win
News:Brendon Kay had four touchdowns on 17-of-25 for 332 yards in the win over Duke in the Belk Bowl. He added 76 rushing yards.
Analysis:Brendon Kay sparked the Bearcats to four wins in their last five games after he took over Munchie Legaux. He had nine touchdowns compared to two interceptions and threw for 1298 yards in five games. All four of Kay's touchdowns were from at least 25 yards against the Blue Devils.
Cincinnati's Winn Has Another Long Touchdown Run in Bowl Game
News:George Winn had 16 carries for 130 yards, including a 46-yard touchdown, Thursday in the win over Duke in the Belk Bowl.
Analysis:George Winn had a long run in the Liberty Bowl last year to open some eyes. He led the Big East in rushing as a senior with 1334 yards and 13 touchdowns. Winn had six 100-yard games.
News:Travis Kelce had a team-high five receptions for 123 yards, including an 83-yard touchdown to give the Bearcats a lead late in the fourth quarter Thursday in the win over Duke in the Belk Bowl.
Analysis:Travis Kelce finished his senior season on an upswing as he clicked with quarterback Brendon Kay. He scored seven touchdowns and had 40 receptions for a school-record 599 yards. Kelce had 25 receptions in his last five games.
Cincinnati's McClung Cracks Century Mark for the First Time
News:Anthony McClung had three catches for 110 yards, including a 55-yard touchdown Thursday in the win over Duke in the Belk Bowl.
Analysis: After scoring six touchdowns as a sophomore, Anthony McClung finished the 2012 season with just two scores. He was more productive with Brendon Kay at quarterback, but was inconsistent throughout the season.
Cincinnati's Abernathy Catches Touchdown Pass, Has No Carries
News:Ralph David Abernathy had three receptions for 44 yards and a touchdown in the win over Duke on Wednesday in the Belk Bowl. Abernathy did not have a carry from the backfield.
Analysis:Ralph David Abernathy may be the starting running back for the Bearcats next year. He has speed to spare, but he is just 5-7 and 161 pounds. The Belk Bowl was the first time this season that Abernathy did not have a rushing attempt. He finished the season with 366 yards rushing and 351 yards receiving with seven combined touchdowns.
News:Chris Moore caught his fourth pass of the season for a 25-yard touchdown Wednesday in the Belk Bowl win over Duke.
Analysis:Chris Moore is a 6-1 freshman who is very speedy. He had just four catches this year, but two of them were for touchdowns. Both of Moore's touchdowns came from Brendon Kay who may start again next year.
News: The Bearcat defense came up with two fumbles within their own five-yard line and scored on an interception in the win over Duke in the Belk Bowl on Thursday.
Analysis:Cincinnati had problems with missed tackle throughout the game and gave up 560 yards, including 200 yards rushing. The Bearcats came up with four turnovers and Nick Temple scored on a 55-yard interception return in the waning moments of the game.
Cincinnati's Miliano Hits Two Field Goals, Scores 12
News:Tony Miliano hit both of his field goal attempts from 45 and 27 yards as well as six PATs as Cincinnati beat Duke in the Belk Bowl on Thursday.
Analysis:Tony Miliano, a sophomore, finished his season well with 22 points in his last two games. He had 90 points on the season and was 15-of-20 on field goals with a long of 47 yards. Miliano has 188 points in his two-year career.
News: BYU's defense forced five turnovers and scored twice in their 23-6 win over San Diego State in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl on December 20.
Analysis: BYU's defense is what won this game for them, scoring twice on an interception and fumble return and causing two other interceptions and one additional fumble.
News:Justin Sorensen made one field goal and made two-of-three extra points in BYU's 23-6 win over San Diego State in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl on December 20.
Analysis: After missing the first four games, Justin Sorensen did most of the kicking duties the rest of the way, making 6-of-12 field goals attempted, along with 27-of-30 extra points. His longest field goal made was 35 yards.
News:Devin Mahina had one catch for 38 yards in BYU's 23-6 win over San Diego State in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl on December 20.
Analysis: Believe it or not, this was his biggest game of the season, as his 38 yards surpassed a 24 yard output against Oregon State back in October.
News:David Foote had three carries for eight yards in BYU's 23-6 win over San Diego State in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl on December 20. Foote also had two catches for 17 yards.
Analysis: It was a quiet night for David Foote and the whole BYU rushing game, which was held to 52 yards by the SDSU defense.
News:Jamaal Williams had a 14 yard touchdown run in BYU's 23-6 win over San Diego State in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl on December 20. Williams also had two catches for 27 yards.
Analysis:Jamaal Williams only ran for 31 yards but it included the only offensive touchdown of the night, capping off a breakout second half of the season with a bowl win.
News:James Lark finished with 23-of-42 passing for 244 yards in BYU's 23-6 win over San Diego State to win the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl on December 20.
Analysis:James Lark's numbers weren't flashy but they were good enough to go out a winner.
News:Jace Amaro (upper body) has been cleared to play in Texas Tech's bowl game against Minnesota, Texas Tech Associate Athletics Director of Communications Blayne Beal reports.
Analysis:Jace Amaro is a legitimate weapon when healthy for Texas Tech, so his return would be a big boost for a Tech squad that's already a reliable heavy favorite over Minnesota. The squads face off Friday.
CMU's Davis Among Three WRs Suspended for Little Ceasars Bowl
News:Titus Davis, sophomore Courtney Williams and junior Defarrel Davis were all suspended Sunday for violation of team policy and will not play for Central Michigan Wednesday as the Chippewas take on Western Kentucky in the 2012 Little Ceasars Bowl, The Morning Sun reports.
Analysis:Titus Davis' absence on Wednesday should significantly limit the Chippewas ability to move the ball downfield through the air on offense, as the sophomore leads the team's wide receiver corps with 43 passes for 860 yards and eight touchdowns.
News:Duron Carter has left the FAU football program, fauowlaccess.com reports.
Analysis: Chris Duron Carter's son transferred to FAU from Alabama before this season began. He was not granted immediate eligibility, so he practiced on the scout team for part of the season before being excused from practices to focus on his studies. Carter is expected to enter the upcoming NFL draft.
News: Coach Chris Petersen said the starting quarterback job is Joe Southwick's but also said "it's always going to be a competition," Chadd Cripe of the Idaho Statesman reports.
Analysis: This seems to be a tactic by Petersen to keep his quarterback in check. As a junior this season, Joe Southwick threw for 2,730 yards with 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Oregon State: Vaz, Not Mannion, Will Pilot Beavers in Alamo Bowl
News: Mike Riley, head coach for Oregon State, announced Sunday that junior Cody Vaz, not Sean Mannion, will start for the Beavers under center in the upcoming 2012 Valero Alamo Bowl, ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Riley might have emphasized his staff was picking "between good, not good and bad" when it came to the decision to start Vaz over Sean Mannion, but the fact the latter has thrown for 1,286 yards 11 touchdowns and just one interception in six games, while Mannion accounted for 2,446 yards, 15 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in nine games, seems to make the junior a logical choice to lead the Beavers offense against the Longhorns.
News:Kasen Williams took six catches for 95 yards to lead the Huskies in receiving Saturday as Washington fell to Boise State 28-26 in the Maaco Bowl in Las Vegas.
Analysis:Kasen Williams ends his sophomore campaign in Seattle with respectable numbers - 77 catches for 878 yards and six touchdowns - but in the minds of many fantasy owners seemingly underachieved this year thanks to the struggles of starter Keith Price under center.
Washington's Sankey Explodes in Bowl Loss to Boise State
News:Bishop Sankey carried 30 times for 205 yards and a touchdown and totaled six receptions for an additional 74 yards Saturday as Washington fell to Boise State 28-26 in the 2012 Maaco Bowl in Las Vegas.
Analysis:Bishop Sankey, who entered 2012 third on the depth chart at running back for the Huskies, ended up with a school bowl-record for rushing in Saturday's Maaco Bowl loss. He finishes his sophomore campaign having rushed for 1439 yards and 16 touchdowns on 289 carries, good enough numbers to leave the Spokane, Washington native currently fifth-best in the Pac-12 for 2012.
Washington's Price Finishes Junior Season in Disappointing Fashion
News:Keith Price completed 20-of-39 passing for 242 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions Saturday as Washington fell to Boise State 28-26 in the 2012 Maaco Bowl in Las Vegas.
Analysis:Keith Price earned a second score on the day thanks to a seven run scamper into the end zone just before halftime, but otherwise ended his junior season as the Huskies' starter under center with yet another disappointing performance, this time against an 11-2 Boise State squad in the Maaco Bowl. Price finishes the 2012 season having passed for 2728 yards and 19 touchdowns, but also adding 13 interceptions to his overall totals.
News:Holden Huff caught two balls for 35 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 28-26 win over Washington in the Maaco Bowl.
Analysis:Holden Huff is a freshman tight-end and has drawn quite a bit of interest around the end-zone in the last three games he's played in. Keep an eye on this tight-end in MWC-only leagues in 2013.
News:Matt Miller hauled in six catches for a team-high 90 yards in Saturday's 28-26 win over Washington in the Maaco Bowl.
Analysis:Matt Miller is a sophomore and led the team with 66 catches and 769 yards. With another year to mesh with quarterback Joe Southwick, Miller could be a viable fantasy option in 2013.
News:Jay Ajayi carried the ball four times for seven yards in Saturday's 28-26 win over Washington in the Maaco Bowl.
Analysis:Jay Ajayi received limited opportunities as he did much of the season because of workhorse and fifth-year senior D.J. Harper. With Harper gone in 2013, the speedy freshman will get his chance. He's definitely worth a spot in MWC-only leagues and becomes intriguing in any other format.
Boise State's Harper Ends College Career With Bowl Win
News:D.J. Harper carried the ball 16 times for 72 yards in Saturday's 28-26 win over Washington in the Maaco Bowl.
Analysis:D.J. Harper is a fifth-year senior and has ended his college career with 547 rushing attempts for 2779 yards and 39 touchdowns. The next running back in line is freshman Jay Ajayi.
News:Keith Wenning (right ankle) is expected to start Friday night against Central Florida in the Beef O'Brady's Bowl, the Muncie Star Press reports.
Analysis:Keith Wenning missed the Cardinals' regular season finale with a fractured bone in his right ankle. He has a good chance for a productive game to end his junior season on a high note.
SDSU's Muema Records Seventh 100+ Game in Bowl Loss
News:Adam Muema rushed 26 times for 103 yards and caught a 34 yard pass in San Diego State's 23-6 loss to BYU in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl on Thursday.
Analysis:Adam Muema was not only one of the best running backs in the Mountain West Conference this season, he was one of the best in all of the country. In 2013, he should be a target in any fantasy format because 1,458 yards and 16 touchdowns is nothing to blink at.
SDSU's Dingwell Forces Five Turnovers in Bowl Loss
News:Adam Dingwell completed only 12-of-29 passes for 144 yards to go along with three interceptions and two fumbles in Thursday's 23-6 loss to BYU in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl.
Analysis:Adam Dingwell is a sophomore and is surely not a lock for the starting job next season. After taking over for the injured senior Ryan Katz, Dingwell threw for only 939 yards in six games. His touchdown to interception ratio wasn't much better with eight scores and seven picks.
Rutgers' Federico (Hip) Will Be Back Up in Bowl Game
News:Kyle Federico (hip) will back up Nick Borgese in the Russell Athletic Bowl, the Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis:Kyle Federico was the starter to open the season, but injured his hip on kickoff coverage on October 6. Coach Kurt Flood said there was no reason to make a switch at this point.
News:Greg Garmon has decided to transfer away from Iowa, the Des Moines Gazette reports.
Analysis: He was given his unconditional release from his scholarship. The turnover at running back for Iowa continues into the offseason. Greg Garmon was likely to be a reserve next season, but the Iowa backfield remains unsettled.
News:Shaquille Powell has been working at safety, rather than running back, during the team's bowl practices according to the Raleigh News & Observer.
Analysis:Shaquille Powell was a top recruit, but saw just 28 carries in seven games this season. He could still move back to running back, but is clearly behind Jela Duncan and Josh Snead heading in to 2013.
News:Shontrelle Johnson will miss the Liberty Bowl after injuring his right knee during practice on Saturday, ESPN.com reports.
Analysis:Shontrelle Johnson has only seen double digit touches once in the last 10 games.
Arizona's Scott Finishes Collegiate Career w/ Bowl Win
News:Matt Scott completed 28-of-47 passes for 382 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions and rushed six times for 21 yards and a fourth score Saturday as Arizona edged out Nevada 49-48 in the 2012 Gildan New Mexico Bowl.
Analysis:Matt Scott started off Saturday's game slow, but nevertheless ended his collegiate career with a bang, leading the Wildcats to two quick scores in the span of the contest's final 46 seconds to earn Arizona its eighth win of the year. Scott leaves Tucson having thrown for 3620 yards, 27 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 2012.
Arizona's Carey Rushes for 172 Yards, Three TDs in Bowl Win
News:Ka'Deem Carey took 28 carries for 172 yards and three touchdowns Saturday as Arizona edged out Nevada 49-48 in the 2012 Gildan New Mexico Bowl.
Analysis: The nation's rushing leader finishes 2012 just 71 yards short of becoming just the 16th running back in NCAA history to reach 2,000 yards rushing in a single season.
News:Zach Sudfeld caught two balls for 45 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 49-48 loss to Arizona in the New Mexico Bowl.
Analysis:Zach Sudfeld is a senior and ended his college career with eight touchdowns. He is expected to receive some interest in the NFL Draft.
News:Cody Fajardo completed 22-of-31 passes for 256 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions while rushing for 140 yards and another touchdown in Saturday's 49-48 loss to Arizona.
Analysis: The sophomore Cody Fajardo will return as the starting quarterback next year and should be considered in any fantasy format. He finished the year with 20 passing touchdowns and 1,121 yards rushing to go along with another 12 rushing touchdowns.
News:Joe Hill rushed three times for 26 yards and a touchdown versus Toledo on Saturday.
Analysis: With Kerwynn Williams moving on, Joe Hill is probably next in line to be Utah State's starting running back, increasing his fantasy value.
News:Kerwynn Williams rushed 18 times for 235 yards and three scores against Toledo on Saturday. He also caught two passes for 34 yards.
Analysis:Kerwynn Williams ends his college career as the WAC's leader in all-purpose yardage.
News:Chuckie Keeton went 21-for-31 for 229 yards and rushed nine times for 92 yards and score against Toledo on Saturday.
Analysis:Chuckie Keeton will be back as Utah State's starting quarterback next season and could be one of the better fantasy options out there, although he is losing some of his offensive weapons.
News:David Fluellen (leg) left during the first quarter of Saturday's bowl game against Utah State.
Analysis:David Fluellen is easily Toledo's best player, so it would just about erase all hope for the Rockets if he can't return.
News:DeAngelo Smith (concussion) is questionable for the Outback Bowl, USA Today reports.
Analysis:DeAngelo Smith missed the final two games of the regular season due to the head injury. On the year, Smith caught just two passes for 46 yards and a touchdown.
News:Giovani Bernard will forego his final two seasons of eligibility and enter the NFL Draft, the school confirmed.
Analysis:Giovani Bernard scored 19 touchdowns as a redshirt sophomore while missing two games due to a knee injury. Romar Morris figures to get the first crack at replacing Bernard, while verbal commitment T.J. Logan has a chance to earn a substantial role come August.
News:Jeff Greene has left the Yellow Jackets, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Analysis: It seems as if Jeff Greene didn't see eye-to-eye with the coaching staff, who were frustrated by his attitude and effort. Greene averaged a solid 21.8 yards per catch, and his departure opens the door for Darren Waller to be the Jackets' jump ball target.
News:Justus Pickett (personal) has been granted his release, and will transfer from Maryland to an undetermined school, notes the Washington Post.
Analysis:Justus Pickett was the only Terp rusher to appear in all 12 games this season, but his role varied greatly each time out. His departure likely leaves Wes Brown to carry the load, provided he's healthy come August.
News:LaDarius Perkins will submit paperwork for a draft evaluation from the NFL Draft Advisory Board, the Jackson Clarion-Ledger reports.
Analysis:LaDarius Perkins had a strong year for Mississippi State, running for 940 yards (5.1 YPC) and eight touchdowns while catching 19 passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns. He's a legitimate dual-threat running back and should have a good shot at catching on to an NFL roster, but we can't see the board giving him anything more than a fourth-round grade at the moment, which should make the junior hesitant about declaring.
News:Marcus Lattimore (knee) will enter the 2013 NFL Draft, ESPN's Joe Schad reports.
Analysis:Marcus Lattimore might be better known for his injuries than his talent at this point, but with NFL players routinely bouncing back strongly from ACL tears in recent times, there is definitely still a place for Lattimore in the league. Although he might not go until the third or fourth round due to his injuries and the fact that he might miss the 2013 season, Lattimore would have almost certainly graded as the draft's best runner pre-injury and brings clear first-round upside to the table. With that said, Lattimore suffered a season-ending injury to his left knee, believed to be at least an ACL tear, in Oct. of 2011, and then on Oct. 27 of this year he suffered a torn ACL, torn LCL and dislocated knee cap in his right knee. He doesn't wow with his athleticism or power, but Lattimore is very well-rounded as a runner, perhaps most notably possessing rare balance for a running back in the 230-pound range, which allows him to change direction and stop-and-go at a level that's typically only seen in runners much smaller than him. He's also a very good receiver, as he caught 74 passes in 29 games at South Carolina.
News:Eric Osteen made from 21 and 41 yards but missed from 37 yards in the fourth quarter of Army's 17-13 loss to Navy on Saturday.
Analysis: One has to feel for Eric Osteen, who was not Army's regular kicker this year. If that field goal with seven minutes left is made, then all Army needs on the final drive that ended in a turnover is a field goal and not a touchdown.
News:Army's defense gave up a late fourth quarter touchdown in their 17-13 loss to Navy on Saturday.
Analysis:Army's defense played above their season average and good enough to win on Saturday, but allowed Brandon Turner to get behind them for a big play and then eventually let Keenan Reynolds score the game-winning touchdown. Good wasn't good enough for the win.
News:Larry Dixon ran for 61 yards for 16 carries but was also a part of a fumbled exchange on a potential game winning drive in Army's 17-13 loss to Navy on Saturday.
Analysis: Army-Navy is what it's all about for these two teams and that fumbled exchange between Trent Steelman and Larry Dixon will probably stick with Dixon for a long time.
News:Trent Steelman scored a touchdown yet was a part of a fumbled exchange on the final drive in Army's 17-13 loss to Navy on Saturday.
Analysis: His emotion afterwards said it all. A senior, Trent Steelman wanted to beat Navy so bad, and that fumbled exchange between him and Larry Dixon ended any hope.
News:Keenan Allen (knee) intends to forego his senior season and enter the NFL Draft, calbears.com reports.
Analysis: Despite playing only three seasons, Keenan Allen finished as Cal's all-time leader with 205 receptions, while ranking third in receiving yards (2,570) and seventh in touchdown catches (17). Most of those stellar numbers came without the luxury of playing in an upper-tier quarterback, so Allen's value could be enhanced at the NFL level. He figures to be among the first handful of receivers selected in the draft.
News:Jesse Scroggins, regarded as one of the highest-rated quarterback recruits in the Class of 2010 and a former member of the Southern California Trojans, announced this past weekend a commitment to play for the University of Arizona, The Tucson Citizen reports.
Analysis:Jesse Scroggins ran into injury and academic trouble at USC before transferring this summer to El Camino College in Torrance, California, but will reportedly enroll at Arizona this upcoming spring semester, where he will have two years of eligibility (and no redshirt) remaining. Expect the highly-touted passer to be a major contender in the race to replace senior Matt Scott under center, where Scroggins will join B.J. Denker (Scott's backup this year), sophomore Nick Isham, a walk-on transfer from Louisiana Tech, redshirt freshmen Javelle Allen and Josh Kern and walk-on redshirt freshman Jack Nykaza. The Wildcats also currently have commitments from two high school quarterbacks, Anu Solomon, a four-time state champion from Las Vegas Bishop Gorman High, and Tommy Woodson from Monroeville, PA.
News:Lyle McCombs had 860 yards and six touchdowns, which was a shade less productive than his freshman season.
Analysis:Lyle McCombs suffered through a poor October in which the Huskies had some bad match ups and the sophomore had some off the field issues. He bounced back in November with a pair of 100-yard games. McCombs will be the centerpiece of the Husky offense in 2013.
News:Damon Julian suffered an ankle injury in the win over Connecticut and will miss the Belk Bowl, USA Today reports.
Analysis:Damon Julian had 24 receptions for 377 yards and four touchdowns in his senior season. He had a bigger place in the offense with Munchie Legaux was the quarterback (four touchdowns in six games) than with Brendon Kay (six receptions, no touchdowns in three games).
News: WVU allowed just 274 yards and 10 points in their 59-10 win against Kansas on Saturday. They had one interception.
Analysis: The Mountaineers finally put together a solid defensive performance. Too bad it was against one of the worst teams in all of college football.
News:Tavon Austin carried 12 times for 77 yards and a touchdown, and caught four passes for 110 yards in WVU's win against Kansas on Saturday.
Analysis:Tavon Austin wrapped up his West Virginia career with an exceptional senior season that saw him put up gaudy numbers in the passing, rushing and return games.
News:Shawne Alston carried 10 times for 40 yards and two touchdowns in West Virginia's win against Kansas on Saturday.
Analysis:Shawne Alston battled injuries throughout his senior season, but went out on a high note with two scores.
News:Andrew Buie carried 12 times for 100 yards and a touchdown, and caught two passes for 57 yards in WVU's win against Kansas on Saturday.
Analysis:Andrew Buie finished his sophomore season with 817 yards rushing and seven touchdowns. He'll look to build on that solid season in 2013.
News:Geno Smith was 23-for-24 passing for 407 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in West Virginia's win against Kansas on Saturday.
Analysis: All 24 of Geno Smith's passes were caught by someone, 23 by WVU receivers, and one by the Kansas D. Smith ended his senior season with an incredible 40 passing touchdowns vs. 6 INTs.
Baylor's Norwood Catches Seven Passes Against OK State
News:Levi Norwood caught seven passes for 71 yards in Baylor's win against OK State on Saturday.
Analysis:Levi Norwood finished his sophomore season with 39 catches for 477 yards and a touchdown. With Terrance Williams graduated, look for Norwood to have a larger role in the offense in 2013.
News:Tevin Reese caught five passes for 108 yards and a touchdown in Baylor's win against OK State on Saturday.
Analysis:Tevin Reese ended the season with 51 catches, 889 yards and eight touchdowns. With Terrance Williams graduating, Reese will be the number one option in the Bears' passing attack in 2013.
News:Lache Seastrunk carried 16 times for a team-high 178 yards and a touchdown in Baylor's win against OK State on Saturday.
Analysis:Lache Seastrunk finished 2012 as one of the hottest running backs in the country. He ended the season with 874 yards on just 115 carries (7.6 average).
News:Glasco Martin carried 16 times for 52 yards and a touchdown in Baylor's win against OK State on Saturday.
Analysis: The junior finished the year with 791 yards and 12 touchdowns. He will most likely share the backfield with sophomore breakout Lache Seastrunk.
News:Nick Florence was 23-for-39 passing for 296 yards and a touchdown in Baylor's win against OK State on Saturday. He also ran for 71 yards and a touchdown.
Analysis: The senior did a great job replacing Robert Griffin III, throwing for 4,121 yards and 31 touchdowns with just 13 interceptions.
News:Aaron Jones was 2-for-4 on field goals and 5-for-5 on extra points in Baylor's win against OK State on Saturday.
Analysis:Aaron Jones will look to improve on his 59.3% field goal percentage when he returns for his senior season in 2013.
News:Texas surrendered 365 yards and 42 points in their 42-24 loss to K-State on Saturday. They recorded one interception and one sack.
Analysis: The Texas defense will have to improve in stopping the run if they want to return to fantasy relevance in 2013.
News:Jaxon Shipley caught five passes for 68 yards and a touchdown in Texas' loss at K-State on Saturday.
Analysis: The sophomore finished up with a solid sophomore season. He will look to build on his 51 catches, 649 yards and six touchdowns in 2013. Jaxon Shipley has a good rapport with quarterback Case McCoy, so if McCoy wins the starting job next season, Shipley's stock should rise.
News:Malcolm Brown ran seven times for 40 yards and a score, and also caught six passes for 43 yards and another score in Texas' loss at K-State on Saturday.
Analysis:Malcolm Brown had a great game after having a mostly disappointing 2012 campaign. The sophomore battled an ankle injury that cost him almost half of the season. Heading into 2013, Brown will be fighting for carries with Joe Bergeron and Jonathan Gray.
News:Joe Bergeron only carried one time for three yards in Texas' loss at K-State on Saturday.
Analysis:Joe Bergeron had 13 rushing touchdowns by Halloween, but only found the end zone once after. The emergence up freshman stud Jonathan Gray is going to make it hard for Bergeron to have much fantasy relevance in 2013, unless Texas continues to use him in goal line situations.
News:David Ash will again be in the competition for the starting quarterback job in Austin in 2013.
Analysis:David Ash and Case McCoy are again going to be locked into a heated quarterback competition going into the 2013 season. Ash won the starting gig at the start of the season, but his inconsistent play landed him on the sidelines watching Case McCoy finish out the year. Overall, Ash had a decent sophomore season, throwing for 2458 yards, 17 touchdowns and 7 INTs.
News:TCU allowed 421 yards in their 24-17 loss to Oklahoma on Saturday. They recovered a fumble and had one interception.
Analysis: The TCU defense probably had a disappointing season by their standards, but they still turned in some of the better defensive performances of the season. The young Horned Frogs will be a year better in 2013, and should again be a solid fantasy option.
News:Brandon Carter caught an 80-yard touchdown pass in TCU's loss to Oklahoma on Saturday.
Analysis:Brandon Carter finished the year with just 34 catches for 579 yards and six touchdowns. The sophomore will return in 2013 as the solid number two receiver on the TCU depth chart.
News:Josh Boyce caught a team-high five passes for 44 yards in TCU's loss to Oklahoma on Saturday.
Analysis: The junior will head into his senior season as TCU's top threat at receiver. His numbers weren't spectacular this season, but he had to deal with a lot of inconsistent quarterback play. If TCU can find some stability at quarterback, Josh Boyce will be high on a lot of preseason draft boards.
TCU's Catalon Leads Horned Frogs in Rushing Against OU
News:B.J. Catalon carried 11 times for a team-high 51 yards in TCU's loss to Oklahoma on Saturday.
Analysis:B.J. Catalon finished his freshman season with 562 yards rushing on 116 carries. Going into 2013, Catalon is going to be in the race for the starting running back spot, and could end up being a solid fantasy option if he wins the starting gig.
News:Jaden Oberkrom was 1-for-2 on field goal attempts and 2-for-2 on extra points in TCU's loss to Oklahoma on Saturday.
Analysis: The freshman is going to turn into a very solid kicker during his time at TCU. He has a huge leg, and he's going to get his fair share of opportunities on a perennial Top 25 team.
News:Matthew Tucker carried five times for 20 yards in TCU's loss to Oklahoma on Saturday.
Analysis:Matthew Tucker ended his TCU career with a quiet senior season after injuring his ankle early in the season.
News:Brandon Terry finished 2012 with 290 yards on just 15 catches.
Analysis: The 6-foot-5 receiver has some upside, and Wake Forest has a hole opposite Michael Campanaro with the departure of Terence Davis. Brandon Terry will be one to wach next August, as he could easily double his production with an opportunity.
News:Deandre Martin closed out his freshman campaign with a 24 carry, 72 yard outing against Vanderbilt, scoring his sixth touchdown of the season in the process.
Analysis:Deandre Martin used his 6-foot-2, 215 pound frame to vault up the depth chart, and become a factor in this backfield. He averaged just 3.8 yards per carry, but may be the top option for the Deacons in 2013.
News:Josh Harris finished the season with 608 yards and five touchdowns, but missed most of the team's final two contests due to a concussion.
Analysis:Josh Harris also missed time early in 2012 due to a head injury. This on the heals of missing six games in 2011 thanks to various ailments. His injury history paired with DeAndre Martin's presence makes it difficult to find value for Harris in 2013.
News:Tanner Price threw for just 2,300 yards and 12 touchdowns during his junior campaign, 700 yards less than his 2011 total.
Analysis:Tanner Price limited his mistakes, only tossing seven interceptions, but was unable to replace the loss of deep threat Chris Givens. Michael Campanaro figures to be back in Winston-Salem for his senior season, but Price's upside will be limited by the lack of a deep receiving threat.
News:William Dukes caught nine passes for 204 yards and two touchdowns Saturday against Louisiana-Lafayette.
Analysis:William Dukes finished with 63 catches for 979 yards and four touchdowns. The sophomore should be a solid option in most leagues next season.
News:Jonathan Wallace rushed for 86 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries Saturday against Louisiana-Lafayette.
Analysis:Jonathan Wallace finished the season with 668 yards and a six touchdowns. He will enter his senior season with a firm grasp on the starting role.
News:Graham Wilbert completed 25-of-38 passes for 379 yards and two touchdowns Saturday against Louisiana-Lafayette.
Analysis: After a slow start to the season, Graham Wilbert posted elite numbers to end his junior campaign. He finished with 2,814 yards and 18 touchdowns against six interceptions. He could be a nice sleeper next season.
News:Darryl Surgent caught one pass for 11 yards Saturday at Florida Atlantic.
Analysis:Darryl Surgent really tailed off at the end of the season but finished with 33 catches for 559 yards and three touchdowns. The sophomore is a big play waiting to happen but he is a little frustrating to own.
News:Harry Peoples caught one pass for two yards Saturday at Florida Atlantic.
Analysis:Harry Peoples was coming off of two monster games and finished his junior season with 61 catches for 774 yards and five touchdowns. He will be one of the top returning receivers in the Sun Belt next season.
News:Javone Lawson caught four passes for 51 yards Saturday at Florida Atlantic.
Analysis:Javone Lawson had a disappointing senior season partly due to missing four games with a broken arm. He caught 36 passes for 540 yards and four touchdowns, but that was a big step down from his 1,092 yards and eight touchdown junior season.
News:Alonzo Harris rushed for 127 yards and three touchdowns Saturday at Florida Atlantic.
Analysis:Alonzo Harris had a solid sophomore season with 761 yards and eight touchdowns. He should be one of the top running backs in the Sun Belt next season.
News:Terrance Broadway completed 13-of-20 passes for 168 yards and a touchdown Saturday at Florida Atlantic. He also rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries.
Analysis:Terrance Broadway only started nine games this season but still threw for 16 touchdowns and ran for eight more. The sophophome will enter next season as one of the top quarterbacks largely due to his rushing ability.
News:Anthony Amos caught four passes for 32 yards Saturday at Arkansas State.
Analysis:Anthony Amos was shut down the last two games, but he senior had a fantastic season with 72 catches for 992 yards and nine touchdowns.
News:Logan Kilgore completed 15-of-26 passes for 114 yards and two interceptions Saturday at Arkansas State.
Analysis:Logan Kilgore struggled against the Red Wolves but the junior finished a solid season with 2,571 yards, 16 touchdowns and only six interceptions. He will be one of the top returning quarterbacks in the Sun Belt.
News:Josh Jarboe caught two passes for 15 yards and a touchdown Saturday against Middle Tennessee State.
Analysis:Josh Jarboe started the season great but didn't do much as the year went on. The senior finished with 47 catches for 546 yards and four touchdowns.
News:Taylor Stockemer caught three passes for 50 yards Saturday against Middle Tennessee State.
Analysis:Taylor Stockemer had a disappointing senior season only catching 29 passes for 467 yards and three touchdowns. Stockemer missed four games with a knee injury and he just wasn't the same player he was last year.
News:J.D. McKissic caught eight passes for 60 yards Saturday against Middle Tennessee State.
Analysis:J.D. McKissic caught 92 passes for 909 yards and four touchdowns this season. The freshman will be one of the top returning receivers in the Sun Belt.
News:Ryan Aplin complted 19-of-21 passes for 238 yards and three touchdowns Saturday against Middle Tennessee State. He also rushed for 64 yards and a touchdown.
Analysis:Ryan Aplin got off to a slow start this season but finished with 23 passing touchdowns and only four interceptions. The senior also rushed six touchdowns.
News:Quincy Enunwa caught five passes for 51 yards against Wisconsin on Saturday.
Analysis:Quincy Enunwa was inconsistent all season and only caught one touchdown pass on the year, but if Taylor Martinez continues to improve in the offseason, he could be in for a bigger season in 2013.
News:Jamal Turner caught five passes for 63 yards against Wisconsin on Saturday.
Analysis:Jamal Turner has now had nice receiving days in two of his last three games, and could emerge as a threat next season if Nebraska's passing game takes another step forward.
News:Imani Cross carried the ball three times for 35 yards and a touchdown against Wisconsin on Saturday.
Analysis:Imani Cross's touchdown came in garbage time after the outcome of the game had been decided. He emerged as a somewhat goal line back at times for Nebraska, and could be in line to be a touchdown threat next season.
News:Rex Burkhead carried the ball 11 times for 61 yardsand caught two passes for 18 yards against Wisconsin on Saturday.
Analysis:Rex Burkhead ended his senior season that was marred by injuries in a disappointing fashion, but he should have a favorable matchup in the 'Husker's bowl game.
Nebraska's Martinez Struggles in Big Ten Championship Game
News:Taylor Martinez completed 17 of 33 passes for 184 yards and two interceptions against Wisconsin on Saturday in the Big Ten championship game.
Analysis:Taylor Martinez regressed to the passer he was last season against Wisconsin after showing improvement all year. He did salvage his day with 140 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.
Oregon State's Cummings Pulls in 64 Yards, TD vs. Nicholls State
News:Kevin Cummings took four catches for 64 yards and a touchdown Saturday as Oregon State routed Nicholls State 77-3 at home in Corvallis.
Analysis:Kevin Cummings posted season-highs for receptions and yardage and pulled in his first touchdown of the year in Saturday's game, but finishes the 2012 regular season with just 16 catches for 193 yards and a single score.
News:Malcolm Mitchell caught four passes for 40 yards against Alabama on Saturday.
Analysis: It was a clear part of Alabama's game plan to attempt to limit Malcolm Mitchell's production, as Tavarres King led the Bulldogs in receiving for this game. Should Mitchell stay on offense heading into next season, though, he has the chance to emerge as one of the top options in the nation at wideout.
News:Jay Rome hauled in a 19-yard touchdown against Alabama on Saturday.
Analysis: It was Jay Rome's second touchdown in as many weeks for the Bulldogs. Fellow tight end Arthur Lynch appears to have a stronger hold on the No. 1 tight end job heading into next season, but there should be plenty of ball to go around should QB Aaron Murray return for his senior campaign.
News:Demetris Murray had 13 yards on 12 carries against Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Analysis: The Bull offense did little against the Panthers and Demetris Murray was held to a season-low in yards. The senior finished with a career-high 665 yards and six touchdowns.
News:Andre Davis had two receptions for 12 yards Saturday against Pittsburgh.
Analysis: The receiver's sophomore season started with such promise, but he petered out badly in the last month. He had just 11 receptions in his last four games and did not score.
News:Evan Landi returned after a three-game absence and had a reception, a rushing attempt, and a passing attempt Saturday against Pittsburgh.
Analysis:Evan Landi was the emergency quarterback and was 1-of-2 for 16 yards. He lost yards on both of his offensive attempts. The senior suffered an injury-laden season.
News: The Bull defense allowed 27 points and 327 yards Saturday against Pittsburgh.
Analysis: The Panthers had the ball for nearly 42 minutes. USF was unable to force a turnover again, but Pitt only ran for 2.5 yards per carry. The Bulls will start again in 2012 and hope that injuries will stay away.
South Florida's Bonani Accounts for All of USF's Points
News:Maikon Bonani hit a 26-yard field goal in the fourth quarter Saturday against Pittsburgh.
Analysis:Maikon Bonani's kick staved off the shutout. He has just two games of more than seven points this season and 18-of-23 on field goals.
News:Brandon Smith caught one pass for an 11-yard touchdown against NMSU on Saturday.
Analysis:Brandon Smith, a true freshman, started getting more involved as the season went along. He'll be a bigger part of the offense next season, but not enough to be worth owning.
News:Terrence Franks rushed five times for 39 yards and a touchdown against NMSU on Saturday. He also caught one 22-yard pass.
Analysis:Terrence Franks will likely be Texas State's main running back next season, but he's not worth paying much attention to except perhaps in very deep leagues.
News:Tim Gay rushed twice for 78 yards and a score Saturday against NMSU.
Analysis:Tim Gay will only be a sophomore next season, but unless he gets more involved in the offense he won't be worth owning.
News:Chandler Whitmer was 16-of-31 for 264 yards with a touchdown and an interception before getting knocked out of the game on a hard hit in the third quarter of Saturday's game against Cincinnati.
Analysis:Chandler Whitmer was knocked out of his last two games. He was replaced by Johnny McEntee. The sophomore was picked off 16 times and threw for nine touchdowns in his first year as a Husky.
Connecticut's McEntee Replaces Chandler Whitmer again
News:Johnny McEntee was a second-half replacement for Chandler Whitmer again Saturday against Cincinnati. The senior was 7-of-16 for 73 yards, but was picked off twice.
Analysis:Johnny McEntee started as a junior, but was replaced by Whitmer as the signal caller for the Huskies. He finished the season 10-of-25 for 99 yards with a touchdown and two picks.
News:Shakim Phillips had seven receptions for a team-high 93 yards Saturday against Cincinnati.
Analysis:Shakim Phillips, a sophomore, had two big weeks during the season. He went for seven catches for 100 yards against Temple on Oct. 13. He finished the season with 32 receptions for 399 yards with a touchdown.
News:Ryan Griffin had three receptions for 85 yards, including a 74-yard touchdown, Saturday against Cincinnati.
Analysis:Ryan Griffin did not record a reception against Louisville last week. It was the first time this season he had been shut out. He finished his senior season with 29 receptions for 484 yards and six touchdowns.
Connecticut Defense Does Well Against Cincy Ground Attack
News: The Connecticut defense held the Cincinnati rushing attack to 72 yards, but allowed 34 points and 284 passing yards.
Analysis: When they were playing at home, the Connecticut defense was tough to run against. The team also forced a fumble. They will retool for 2013 and hope to get UConn into a bowl.
News:Chad Christen missed the season finale against Cincinnati on Saturday because of a hip injury.
Analysis:Chad Christen finished the season 14-of-21 on field goals in his junior year. He made all 22 of his PAT attempts.
News:Austin Franklin caught five passes for 91 yards Saturday against Texas State.
Analysis: This is a decent bounce back game after a bad two game stretch for Austin Franklin. He'll only be a junior next season, and is the only NMSU player worth drafting in most leagues.
News:Germi Morrison rushed 19 times for 123 yards and a touchdown Saturday against Texas State.
Analysis:Germi Morrison will likely be NMSU's lead back next season, but he's not somebody you will want to target for fantasy.
News:Andrew Manley went 16-for-29 for 248 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception Saturday against Texas State. He also rushed for a score.
Analysis:Andrew Manley struggled a lot this season, so it is no guarantee he will be NMSU's starter next season.
News:Tony Pierson had seven carries for 30 yards and a 42-yard catch in a loss to West Virginia on Saturday.
Analysis:Tony Pierson finishes a strong sophomore season, backing up James Sims for the final nine games, with 760 yards rushing on 117 carries and adding 21 catches for 291 yards and six total touchdowns. He'll likely be the starter if James Sims opts for the NFL.
News:James Sims struggled on Saturday in a blowout loss to West Virginia scoring Kansas' only touchdown, but his 57 yards on 18 carries was enough to put him over 1000 yards for the season.
Analysis: He finishes the season with 218 carries for 1013 yards and nine touchdowns after missing the first three games of the season. He may choose to skip his senior season and opt for the NFL draft after posting such strong numbers in a very weak offense.
News:Dayne Crist was 1-of-5 for 41 yards and an interception in a blowout loss to West Virginia on Saturday.
Analysis:Dayne Crist was a once promising freshman at Notre Dame but has struggled to find success at the college level after following coach Charlie Weis to Kansas. It's unlikely he'll be able to catch on with an NFL team.
News:Michael Cummings was 6-of-11 for 76 yards and added 11 carries for 42 yards in a loss to West Virginia on Saturday.
Analysis:Michael Cummings is just a freshman and most likely the starter going into next season with Dayne Crist graduating. They'll have a lot of work to do to transform the Kansas passing game to compliment a strong rushing attack.
Stanford's Terrell Nets TD in Pac-12 Title Win Over UCLA
News:Drew Terrell netted four catches for 70 yards and a touchdown Friday night as Stanford edged out UCLA 27-24 in the Pac-12 Championship game.
Analysis:Drew Terrell ends the 2012 regular season on an up note, pulling in six catches for 81 yards and two touchdowns in Stanford's back-to-back wins over UCLA last Saturday and Friday night.
News:Michael Rocco has left the Virginia football team, Roanoke Times writer Douglas Doughty reports.
Analysis: It's not clear where Michael Rocco might be headed. In a very disappointing year for Virginia, Rocco threw for 1,917 yards (7.2 YPA), 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Phillip Sims figures to be the team's primary quarterback going forward.
News:Hubie Graham (ankle) is probable for Saturday's game against USF, the USA Today reports.
Analysis:Hubie Graham has suffered through an injury-plagued senior season. He only has seven receptions for 61 yards and has ceded a great deal of playing time to freshman J.P. Holtz.
News:Jordan Lynch went 19-for-34 for 212 yards with one touchdown and one interception along with 36 carries for 160 yards and three touchdowns Friday night against Kent State.
Analysis:Jordan Lynch now has the single-season major college record for rushing yards in a season by a quarterback (1,771), and has also passed for 2,962 yards with 43 total touchdowns (24 passing, 19 rushing). He has to be considered a darkhorse Heisman Trophy candidate at this point.
NIU's Daniels Goes Over 100 Rushing Yards vs. Kent State
News:Akeem Daniels had 17 carries for 128 yards and a touchdown along with four catches for 67 yards against Kent State on Friday night.
Analysis:Akeem Daniels now has 65 carries for 432 yards and nine touchdowns this season, with five touchdowns over the last two games, along with 17 receptions for 149 yards and two touchdowns.
News:Trayion Durham had 20 carries for 72 yards and one catch for 22 yards Friday night against Northern Illinois in the MAC Championship Game.
Analysis:Trayion Durham now has 1,248 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground this season.
News:Dri Archer had 12 carries for 15 yards and a touchdown along with five catches for 81 yards Friday night against Northern Illinois.
Analysis:Dri Archer now has 23 total touchdowns (15 rushing, four each receiving and on kickoff returns) this season.
News:Spencer Keith went 15-for-36 for 190 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions along with a rushing touchdown against Northern Illinois on Friday night in the MAC Championship Game.
Analysis:Spencer Keith has now thrown for 1,864 yards with 12 touchdowns and nine interceptions this season as the Golden Flashes head toward a bowl game.
Louisville's Stein Starts, Runs for Critical First Down
News:Will Stein started for injured quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and went 8-of-11 for 59 yards. He ran for a critical first down in the fourth quarter and finished with 19 yards on the ground.
Analysis: Bridgewater could not receive snaps except from the shotgun, so Will Stein started and came in on occasion. The Cardinal offense did not do much until Bridgewater entered the game, but Stein offered a nice change of pace.
News:Corvin Lamb had a team-high 37 rushing yards on six carries Thursday against Rutgers.
Analysis: The Scarlet Knight defense is very good against the run, but the freshman was able to find some holes. The Cardinal backfield could get crowded next year, but Corvin Lamb will likely have a role.
Rutgers' Wright Gets Three Catches, but Has Critical Drop
News:Timothy Wright had three catches for 16 yards, but dropped a fourth-quarter pass that may have resulted in a touchdown.
Analysis:Timothy Wright has had a decent season for a tertiary receiver. He has 38 receptions for 438 yards and two touchdowns.
Texas Tech's Williams Finishes Solid Sophomore Campaign
News:Kenny Williams finished 2012 with 779 yards rushing on 136 carries. He scored six total touchdowns.
Analysis: Fellow running back Eric Stephens is graduating, so look for Kenny Williams and SaDale Foster to spearhead the rushing attack in 2013. Williams showed signs of brilliance in 2012, but only finished the season with one 100-yard rushing performance.
Texas Tech's Ward Aiming For Big Senior Season in 2013
News:Eric Ward finished the 2012 season strong with 75 catches for 974 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Analysis: The junior will enter his senior season with a new quarterback, but fellow receiver Darrin Moore is moving on, so Eric Ward should figure to be the primary target in Lubbock.
News:Darrin Moore finished his 2012 campaign with 81 catches for 948 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Analysis:Darrin Moore was a huge fantasy contributor in 2012, leading Texas Tech in receiving touchdowns. While he has incredible upside, injuries and off-field issues will make impact his NFL prospects.
News:Seth Doege finished the 2012 regular season with 3,934 yards passing for 38 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.
Analysis:Seth Doege had a sparkling senior season, completing 70.4% of his passes. In two seasons as the starter in Lubbock, Doege tossed 66 touchdowns and threw for nearly 8,000 yards.
News:Tre Mason ran for 82 yards against Alabama on Saturday, giving him 1,002 yards (5.9 YPC) and eight touchdowns as a runner in 2012.
Analysis: A new coaching staff for 2013 leaves Tre Mason's value a bit uncertain heading into the offseason, but his strong 2012 season generally gives him the right to head into next year as Auburn's top running back. He showed both explosiveness and dependability this year, averaging nearly six yards per carry while going over the 15-carry mark five times despite not clearly earning the starting role until mid-October or so.
News:Jonathan Wallace completed 57.5 percent of his passes while averaging 9.0 yards per attempt as the threw for 720 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions while running for 152 yards (3.0 YPC).
Analysis:Jonathan Wallace was not a highly-regarded recruit, but he impressed in practices leading up to this year and did a respectable job of managing a bad situation when he was thrown into the starting lineup late in the year. If a competent coaching staff takes over and supplies him with some surrounding talent, Wallace's dual-threat skills could make him a fantasy factor next year, though many variables will remain up in the air on that front for the foreseeable future.
News:Jaime Wilson has been named MAC Freshman of the Year, according to the Kalamazoo Gazette.
Analysis:Jaime Wilson led the Broncos with 67 receptions for 792 yards and six touchdowns in 10 games played this season, becoming the first freshman in school history to lead the team in those categories. He is in line for at least an encore in 2013.
News:Alabama shut out Auburn on Saturday.
Analysis: The Tide finished the year with an average of just 9.3 points allowed per game, and that's despite losing players like Mark Barron, Dre Kirkpatrick, Dont'a Hightower, Courtney Upshaw, Josh Chapman and DeQuan Menzie to the NFL. It seems like no matter who Alabama might lose this offseason, there will be more stars ready to pick up the slack.
News:AJ McCarron completed 67.2 percent of his passes and averaged 9.5 yards per attempt as he threw for 2,507 yards, 25 touchdowns and two interceptions in 2012.
Analysis:AJ McCarron's efficiency was jaw-dropping for the most part, but his fantasy value was predictably limited by an Alabama offense that often put away the passing game at halftime, and sometimes earlier. He might have his role expanded a bit in 2013 if he returns to Alabama, but the general theme will be the same.
News:T.J. Yeldon finished the 2012 regular season with 847 yards (6.6 YPC) and 10 touchdowns as a runner while catching 10 passes for 131 yards and a touchdown.
Analysis: Even though he came into the year with a good amount of hype, T.J. Yeldon made a much bigger impact than most expected. He'll be one of the top fantasy backs in the nation if Eddie Lacy leaves for the NFL before next year.
News: Coach Terry Bowden confirmed that Kyle Pohl is the Zips' quarterback of the future, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Analysis: Given how productive Dalton Williams was this season at the helm of Bowden's offense, Kyle Pohl has some sleeper potential for fantasy owners next season.
News:Eric Ebron caught three passes for 57 yards and a touchdown against Maryland.
Analysis: After missing some playing time due to an illness, Eric Ebron looks like he has recovered well from the illness.
Syracuse's Broyld Day-to-Day with Lower Body Injury
News:Ashton Broyld missed the win over Temple with a lower body injury, the USA Today reports.
Analysis:Ashton Broyld has missed the last two games with the lower body injury and has played in just seven games this season. He has received some experience in his freshman season and may play a bigger role for the Orange next year.
News: Michigan has applied for a medical redshirt for Devin Gardner, who missed most of his freshman year with a back injury, ESPN reports.
Analysis: If granted, the medical redshirt would allow Devin Gardner to play in both 2013 and 2014, assuming he wants to stick around for the second year. Coach Brady Hoke expects the NCAA to grant Gardner the extra year, and Gardner's dynasty league owners would be thrilled if Hoke turns out to be right. Gardner looked extremely impressive this year, throwing for 1,005 yards (11.2 YPA), eight touchdowns and four interceptions while running for seven more touchdowns. That's not to mention his 16 catches for 266 yards and four scores. He'll probably be one of the top-ranked fantasy quarterbacks for 2013.
News:Amari Cooper caught five passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns against Auburn on Saturday.
Analysis:Amari Cooper finished his freshman year with 45 catches for 767 yards and eight touchdowns. He could be a factor in most or all fantasy formats in 2013.
News:Analysis: Despite only allowing 379 total yards, and 2-of-7 third down converstions, Georgia Tech failed to force a turnover while surrendering 42 points on Saturday at Georgia. Since replacing Al Groh as defensive coordinator, the Jackets DST has been a Jekyll and Hyde type unit, who's likely to struggle in the ACC Championship game Saturday against Florida State.
News:Texas Tech surrendered 674 yards in their 52-45 OT loss to Baylor on Saturday. The recorded one sack and created no turnovers.
Analysis: The Tech defense ended the regular season on a sour note, after showing a lot of promise in the first few months of the season.
News:Matt Nelson went 1-for-1 on field goals and 4-for-5 on extra points against SJSU on Saturday.
Analysis:Matt Nelson missed quite a few kicks this season, but now the Bulldogs' regular season is over.
News:Quinton Patton caught 10 passes for 125 yards and two touchdowns against SJSU on Saturday.
Analysis:Quinton Patton had a great season, but after his bowl game his college career is over, and the NFL is likely on the horizon.
News:Blake Bell was 1-of-2 for 12 yards and had three carries for eight yards and the key four-yard touchdown that forced overtime in a win over Oklahoma State on Saturday.
Analysis: On fourth and one with just eight seconds left coach Bob Stoops called on Blake Bell to pick up at least the first down and it worked. Bell broke several tackles and bulldozed his way in for six. Bell finishes the regular season with 11 rushing touchdowns.
News:Analysis: The Missouri defense surrendered 59 points on 647 yards to Johnny Manziel and the high-flying Texas A&M offense on Saturday. The Tigers did manage one interception, though. A rough first season in the SEC saw the Tigers give up an average of 28.4 points per game.
News:Andrew Baggett hit a 43-yard field goal at Texas A&M on Saturday, though connected on just 2-of-4 PATs in the 59-29 loss.
Analysis:Andrew Baggett missed six field goals and four extra points in 2012, finishing the season 14-of-20 on three-pointers.
News:Dorial Green-Beckham caught four passes for 55 yards and a touchdown at Texas A&M on Saturday.
Analysis: The talented freshman caught fire towards the end of the season, hauling in four touchdowns over Missouri's final three contests. This should be a sign of things to come for the 6-foot-6 wideout entering next season.
News:L'Damian Washington caught four passes for 98 yards and a touchdown at Texas A&M on Saturday.
Analysis:L'Damian Washington finished a disappointing 2012 season with 25 catches for 443 yards and two touchdowns.
News:Kendial Lawrence rushed 16 times for 87 yards and a touchdown at Texas A&M on Saturday.
Analysis:Kendial Lawrence was the lone bright spot in Mizzou's rough first season in the SEC. The senior rushed for 1,025 yards and 12 touchdowns.
News:Corbin Berkstresser completed 20-of-38 passes for 276 yards, two touchdowns and one interception at Texas A&M on Saturday, while also rushing six times for 33 yards and another score.
Analysis:Corbin Berkstresser probably played much more as a freshman than Missouri would have liked due to multiple injuries to starter James Franklin throughout the year. He finishes 2012 with 1,059 yards passing, five touchdowns and seven picks, having completed just 49.7-percent of his passes.
News:Will Gregory carried the ball nine times for 59 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 48-10 win over UNLV.
Analysis:Will Gregory carried the ball 122 times for 620 yards and three touchdowns during his freshman season. As a sophomore, he should receive more time, but will most likely work behind teammate Joey Iosefa. For that reason, Gregory has limited fantasy potential.
News:Joey Iosefa rushed for 56 yards and a touchdown while catching three passes for another 51 yards and score in Saturday's 48-10 win over UNLV.
Analysis: If you're going to take a chance on a Hawaii player next year, Joey Iosefa is your guy. When healthy he received the bulk of the carries and appears to be one of the best players they have. Keep in mind how bad Hawaii is though.
News:Sean Schroeder went 13-of-24 for 201 yards and one touchdown in Saturday's 48-10 blowout win over UNLV.
Analysis: This was only the fourth game in which Sean Schroeder started and didn't throw an interception. On the season he posted 10 touchdowns compared to 10 interceptions. He's no lock to win the starting job next year.
UNLV's Spencer Catches First Career TD in Loss to Hawaii
News:Taylor Spencer hauled in three catches for 41 yards and one touchdown in a 48-14 loss to Hawaii on Saturday.
Analysis: This was Taylor Spencer's first touchdown ever, so don't expect him to be a fantasy stalwart anytime soon.
UNLV"s Cornett Posts a Season-Low in Yards Against Hawaii
News:Tim Cornett rushed 12 times for 32 yards in a 48-10 loss to Hawaii on Saturday.
Analysis:Tim Cornett went over 100 yards in eight games this season and recorded seven touchdowns. If he returns for his senior season, he's worth adding in most fantasy leagues.
News:Nick Sherry went 17-of-43 for 166 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions in a 48-10 loss to Hawaii on Saturday.
Analysis:Nick Sherry has had a few good games and a few really bad ones. He finished the year with 2,544 yards, 16 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. Unless UNLV makes huge strides, he's not set to have a huge year in 2013.
East Carolina's Hardy Catches 16 Passes Against Marshall
News:Justin Hardy caught 16 passes for 171 yards against Marshall on Friday.
Analysis: While he didn't score a touchdown in this game, he solidified his status as QB Shane Carden's No. 1 target going into 2013. Only a sophomore, he'll have two more seasons to grow with Carden as they form one of the more formidable QB/WR duos in C-USA. Expect him to be one of the more sought after WRs by fantasy owners in 2013.
East Carolina's Cooper Scores Twice Against Marshall
News:Vintavious Cooper rushed for 52 yards on 14 carries with two touchdowns against Marshall on Friday.
Analysis:Vintavious Cooper finishes the season as East Carolina's leading rusher, a title he is likely to carry in 2013 as well as he's only a junior. He'll have to contend with QB Shane Carden, who vultured eight goal line scores from him this season.
East Carolina's Carden Goes Over 400 Yards, Throws Three TDs Against Marshall
News:Shane Carden threw for 439 yards on 38-of-47 passing with three touchdowns against Marshall on Friday. He also rushed for three touchdowns.
Analysis: Only a sophomore, Shane Carden showed real improvement as the season went on. He'll enter 2013 as the team's likely starting QB and one that should be able to improve upon his 236.5 passing yards per game. His passing touchdowns are almost certain to go up as he finished the season having thrown 17 TDs in his last six games. His ability to run the ball will also serve him well as he's likely to vulture multiple scores from the RBs on his team next season. Up next for Carden and East Carolina is a bowl game.
Marshall's Haig Converts Eight Extra Point Attempts at East Carolina
News:Justin Haig made a 24 yard field goal and converted eight extra point attempts at East Carolina on Saturday.
Analysis:Justin Haig finishes the season having made 13-of-16 field goals and converting all 60 of his extra point attempts. Only a sophomore, he'll enter his junior season in one the most pass heavy offenses in the nation, which will put him in position to make plenty of kicks in 2013.
Marshall's Dobson Scores in Final Game of Career at Marshall
News:Aaron Dobson caught four passes for 61 yards and a touchdown at East Carolina on Saturday.
Analysis:Aaron Dobson finishes the season with 57 catches and only three touchdowns, two figures that likely disappointed most fantasy owners in 2012. He's a senior and Marshall is not headed to a bowl game, so this was his last game in college.
Marshall's Shuler Catche 14 Passes and Two TDs at East Carolina
News:Tommy Shuler caught 14 passes for 141 yards and two touchdowns at East Carolina on Saturday.
Analysis:Tommy Shuler finishes the season with an amazing 110 catches for 1,138 yards and six touchdowns. Only a sophomore, he still has his junior and senior season to look forward to with QB Rakeem Cato, who is also a sophomore. As Cato's unquestioned No. 1 option, expect him to enter 2013 as one of the most sought after fantasy WRs in the nation.
Marshall's Taliaferro Goes Over 130 Yards, Scores at East Carolina
News:Essray Taliaferro rushed for 130 yards on 27 carries with one touchdown and caught three passes for 50 yards at East Carolina on Saturday.
Analysis: In only his second game of serious carries, Essray Taliaferro showed he can carry the load for Marshall and potentially be their lead back going into 2013. He a junior in an underclassmen filled backfield, so seeing him emerge the starter in 2013 as a senior is a very real possibility.
Marshall's Frohnapfel Goes Over 100 Yards, Scores Two TDs at East Carolina
News:Blake Frohnapfel threw for 101 yards on 12-of-15 passing with one touchdown and one interception at East Carolina on Saturday. He also rushed for 62 yards on eight carries with a touchdown.
Analysis:Blake Frohnapfel replaced starting QB Rakeem Cato, when he went out with a lower leg injury in the fourth quarter. Cato is only a sophomore and was among the national leaders in passing yards per game this season, so it'll likely take a large fall from grace for Frohnapfel to see starting action for Marshall in 2013.
Marshall's Cato Goes Over 300 Yards, Throws Five TDs at East Carolina
News:Rakeem Cato threw for 318 yards on 31-of-40 passing with five touchdowns and an interception at East Carolina on Saturday.
Analysis:Rakeem Cato could've thrown for even more yards, if it hadn't been for a lower leg injury that forced him from the game in the fourth quarter. The severity of his injury is unknown, but he was seen on the sidelines in a brace late in the game as he tried to re-enter the contest. He finishes the regular season as one of the biggest breakout stars of 2012 as threw for the second most TDs in the nation with 37 and led the nation in passing yards per game with 350.1. What's scary is that he's only a sophomore and will have the 2013 season to improve even more. Expect him to be among the most sought after fantasy QBs in 2013 in Marshall's pass heavy offense.
News:Chris Boswell made field goals from 51 and 43 yards out and converted three extra point attempts at UTEP on Saturday.
Analysis:Chris Boswell finishes the season as arguably the best kicker in C-USA, when one considers he also led the conference in touchbacks. He's only a junior, so he'll still have one more season to help fantasy owners.
News:Vance McDonald caught nine passes for 99 yards at UTEP on Saturday.
Analysis: This was easily Vance McDonald's best game of the season as the nine catches and 99 yards were a season high for him. He's a senior, so this was his last game in C-USA play. Up next for him is a bowl game and then a trip to the Senior Bowl.
Rice's Eddington Returns Kickoff 97 Yards to Help Send Rice Bowling
News:Jeremy Eddington rushed for 59 yards on 13 carries with one touchdown and caught a 10-yard pass at UTEP on Saturday. He also returned a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown.
Analysis: Rice fans will long remember Jeremy Eddington's kickoff return as it put the game away and helped Rice solidify it's 6-6 record and place as a bowl eligible team this season. Moreover, it was the first kickoff return for a touchdown for Rice since 1984. For Eddington, he finishes the season with only one rushing touchdown as he's still firmly behind Charles Ross and Turner Petersen in terms of carries.
Rice's Ross Goes Over 150 Yards, Scores Twice at UTEP
News:Charles Ross rushed for 154 yards on 23 carries with two touchdowns at UTEP on Saturday.
Analysis:Charles Ross finishes the season as Rice's leading rusher, but with only four rushing touchdowns to show for it as QB Taylor McHargue often vultured his goal line touches. He's only a junior, so he still has one more season to go at Rice. Next season he'll need to up his yards per carry, if he hopes to be the lead back, ahead of Turner Petersen, who he split time with this season.
Rice's McHargue Helps Team Get Bowl Eligible with Win Over UTEP
News:Taylor McHargue threw for 207 yards on 21-of-30 passing and rushed for 17 yards on 15 carries at UTEP on Saturday.
Analysis:Taylor McHargue finishes the season with 11 passing touchdowns and five interceptions, but more importantly, he helped turn a 1-5 Rice team around to finish 6-6 and get bowl eligible. He's only a junior, so he'll one more season as Rice's starting QB. When healthy, he showed that he's among the most versatile QBs in C-USA.
News:Denard Robinson carried the ball 10 times for 122 yards and one touchdown against Ohio State on Saturday.
Analysis:Denard Robinson has transitioned into a straight runner since his elbow injury limited his effectiveness in the passing game.
ASU's Foster Finishes Second in Rushing, Receiving vs. Arizona
News:D.J. Foster took 16 carries for 49 yards and grabbed two catches for 38 yards Friday as Arizona State edged out Arizona 41-34 on the road in Tucson.
Analysis: The freshman dual-threat on offense for the Sun Devils finishes the 2012 regular season with 101 carries for 492 yards and two touchdowns and 36 receptions for 522 yards and four additional scores. Considering him a rising fantasy star out of the Pac-12 heading into next year.
News:LSU allowed 13 points against Arkansas on Friday.
Analysis: The Tigers sacked Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson once while intercepting one pass. The LSU defense regressed this year, allowing 16.9 points per game, presumably due to the departures of cornerbacks Morris Claiborne and Tyrann Mathieu for the most part.
News:Drew Alleman made two field goals and two PATs against Arkansas on Friday.
Analysis:Drew Alleman finishes the year with 101 points in 12 games, which averages out to just over eight per contest. As expected, he was a solid but unspectacular option.
News:Myles White caught seven passes for 126 yards and a touchdown against SJSU on Saturday.
Analysis:Myles White ended the regular season on a high note. He has a bowl game and then his college career is over.
News:Kenneth Dixon rushed eight times for 33 yards and a touchdown against SJSU on Saturday.
Analysis:Kenneth Dixon's limited usage was a bit puzzling, but he set several freshman records this season, and is a player to target in next year's drafts.
News:Colby Cameron went 38-for-59 for 468 yards, three touchdowns, and three interceptions Saturday against SJSU. He also rushed for a score.
Analysis:Colby Cameron had an amazing fantasy season, but after his bowl game his college career is over.
News:Kellen Bartlett caught two passes for 12 yards and a score against Idaho on Saturday.
Analysis:Kellen Bartlett only had a handful of catches this season, but many of them went for touchdowns. However, now Utah State's regular season is over, with only a bowl left.
News:Mike Scott caught two passes for six yards against Utah State on Saturday.
Analysis:Mike Scott's college career ended on a disappointing note with this game, but he was their best player this season. He will be hard to replace.
News:Taylor Davis went 10-for-23 for 49 yards and three picks against Utah State on Saturday.
Analysis: A miserable season for the Vandals has come to an end, and their quarterback situation is completely up in the air for next year.
Colorado State's Hansley Finishes Freshman Year With Two TDs
News:Joe Hansley had a season-high five receptions for 102 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 24-20 win over New Mexico.
Analysis: This was by far Joe Hansley's best game of the season, giving the young man a lot of confidence going into next season. He's not on the fantasy radar yet, but keep an eye on him next year to see if he's worth picking up.
Colorado State's Smith Has His Best Game in Young Career
News:Conner Smith went 19-of-26 for 254 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Saturday's 24-20 win over New Mexico.
Analysis:Conner Smith had a good game against New Mexico, but has a lot to learn as a sophomore next year. In seven games this year, he threw six touchdowns compared to six interceptions. He's no lock to win the starting job next season.
News:Donnell Alexander rushed 24 times for 112 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 24-20 win over New Mexico.
Analysis: In the four games that Donnell Alexander started, he went over 100 yards in three of them and scored a total of four touchdowns. He's worth a look in 2013 as a sophomore.
New Mexico's Gautsche Sits in Favor of B.R. Holbrook
News:Cole Gautsche rushed 10 times for 41 yards in a 24-20 loss to Colorado State on Saturday.
Analysis:Cole Gautsche was the starter the last couple of weeks, but they went with senior B.R. Holbrook in his final game this week. In the pistol offense, Gautsche becomes a intriguing play in deeper and MWC-only leagues as a sophomore in 2012.
New Mexico's Carrier Scores His 15th TD of the Year
News:Kasey Carrier rushed a team-high 16 times for 59 yards and a score in Saturday's 24-20 loss to Colorado State.
Analysis:Kasey Carrier's workload was diminished because of the team letting quarterback B.R. Holbrook pass it around in his final game. The junior running back had a productive year and should be one of the better fantasy options in the conference next season.
News:B.R. Holbrook completed 12-of-21 passes for 205 yards and a touchdown in a 24-20 loss to Colorado State on Saturday.
Analysis:B.R. Holbrook received the start over Cole Gautsche because he's a senior and it was his final game. The 21 pass attempts were the most he's attempted in any game this season.
News:Jereme Jones caught four passes for 57 yards and a touchdown Saturday at Louisiana-Lafayette.
Analysis:Jereme Jones has been one of the few bright spots for South Alabama this season with 43 catches for 501 yards and seven touchdowns.
News:Ross Metheny completed 27-of-46 passes for 358 yards and two touchdowns Saturday at Louisiana-Lafayette.
Analysis:Ross Metheny has struggled for most of the season but he now has 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
News:Robert Herron caught a season-high ten passes for 187 yards and two scores in a 42-28 loss to San Diego State on Saturday.
Analysis:Robert Herron started off the season with a great game (five catches for 173 yards and two touchdowns) and finished with one. In 2013, the senior will be looking to be more consistent and with talented quarterback Brett Smith, it could happen.
News:D.J. May carried the ball 15 times for 87 yards in a 42-28 loss San Diego State on Saturday.
Analysis:D.J. May didn't receive a lot of work this season and scored only one touchdown. Temper expectations for the 2013 season.
Wyoming's Smith Totals Four Scores in Loss to SDSU
News:Brett Smith completed 19-of-35 passes for 260 yards and two touchdowns while adding another two rushing touchdowns in a 42-28 loss to San Diego State on Saturday.
Analysis:Brett Smith passed for 27 touchdowns compared to only six interceptions and added a sneaky-nice six rushing touchdowns as well. Wyoming may have won only four games this season, but they have to be happy about Smith returning next year and so will fantasy owners.
News:Gavin Escobar recorded a team-high six catches for 36 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 42-28 win over Wyoming.
Analysis:Gavin Escobar had a bit of a disappointing year with only 41 catches and six touchdowns. He projects to be a high NFL prospect and might not return for his senior season.
News:Willis Wright caught two passes for 78 yards and a touchdown Saturday against Louisiana-Monroe.
Analysis: The junior became a starter midway through the season and finished with 25 catches for 633 yards and five touchdowns.