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BFTB Scouting: College Football Week 13

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Three great games today. Let's just get right to them.

Week 13 Key Matchups
Auburn
(11-0) vs Alabama (9-2) Friday 11/26 11:30 AM PT (CBS)
Arizona (7-3) vs Oregon (10-0) Friday 11/26 4:00 PM PT (ESPN)
Boise St.
(10-0) vs Nevada
(10-1) Friday 11/26 7:15 PM PT (ESPN)

Every week I'll also ask all of you to please share what games you'll be watching and what players you'd think would look good in blue and gold or just generally impressed/disappointed you.

Auurn vs Alabama
The Iron Bowl. One of college football's best traditions. In the last couple years Alabama has had the better share of this rivalry. Last year Alabama had to go into Auburn on route to the National Championship. This year Auburn has to go into Tuscaloosa to stay undefeated and keep their chances at a title game going. Both of these teams have been previewed here before, but rivalry will often give players a little something extra to play for. You get to see how they handle these pressure situations, how they act when things get a little chippy and of course see if they can come through with a big play when needed. As a refresher for Alabama we're watch WR Julio Jones and S Mark Barron. For Auburn its DE/DT Nick Fairley. Alabama also has a couple other interesting guys that won't be Chargers, but could end up in the NFL: RB and 2009 Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram, RB Trent Richardson, QB Greg McElroy, OG James Carpenter, Sophomore ILB Dont'a Hightower and DT and potential top 5 pick Marcell Dareus. Auburn also has QB and Heisman contender Cam Newton, OT Lee Ziemba and RB Mario Fannin.

Arizona vs Oregon
Arizona doesn't have much more to play for this season. They aren't going to win the Pac-10 or go to the Rose Bowl. They are most likely headed to the Alamo Bowl or possibly the Holiday Bowl. However, getting a chance to affect the National Championship will give the players the boost they need to put up a good performance here. They've got a solid defense that my be able to slow down the Ducks and we'll be looking at their DE/OLB Brooks Reed as a potential Charger. The Ducks have a potential NFL ILB in Casey Matthews that should mid on the Chargers mid to late rounds radar and a dynamic RB in LaMichael James who could declare early and be too good to pass up in the 2nd round.

 Boise St. vs Nevada
We haven't checked back in with Boise St. in quite a while. Frankly, it's because they don't play anyone interesting for most of the season. Their potent offense and solid defense tears through team after team that have virtually no future NFL players. That's not exactly the stuff I like to feature here. This week is different. Nevada is a talented team and has only lost one game. Last year they put up 33 points to the Broncos' 44 in a loss on the blue turf. They are lead by their scrambling QB Colin Kaerpernick who has some NFL potential. He'll probably try to stick at QB, but he has the size (6'4, 220 lbs) and athleticism to possibly be a WR. Boise St. has their two talented senior WRs that we've been tracking: Austin Pettis and Titus Young.

Dontay Moch, Nevada, DE/OLB, Senior, 6'1, 236 lbs (2nd to 4th round pick) - He's playing mostly DE for the Wolfpack, but he's very athletic and light on his feet so scouts see him as a LB in the NFL. His best fit is probably a 4-3 OLB, but if he's used to putting his hand on the ground and rushing the passer he could bulk up and play OLB. Maybe he could even be a project at ILB. Another thing that makes him a good fit is his good tackling ability. He's a solid wrap up tackler. He does need work on his pursuit angles, but that's to be expected. He's also a good character guy, a team leader and highly motivated. That should help with any transition he's forced to make.

Tracking Prospects Mentioned In Previous Articles:

Prospect Name College Position Week 4 Opponent Notes
Noel Devine West Virginia RB Pittsburgh 23 car. 58 yds. 3 rec. 61 yds.
LaMichael James Oregon RB Arizona
DeMarco Murray Oklahoma RB Oklahoma St. 13 car. 62 yds. 1 TD. 6 rec. 120 yds. 1 TD.
Jacquizz Rodgers Oregon St. RB Stanford
26 car. 128 yds. 1 TD. 7 rec. 43 yds.
Brandon Saine Ohio State RB Michigan
1 car. 11 yds.
Shane Vereen California RB Stanford 15 car. 63 yds. 3 rec. 24 yds.
Jonathan Baldwin Pittsburgh WR West Virginia
3 rec. 36 yds.
Armon Binns Cincinnati WR Connecticut 6 rec. 139 yds.
Vincent Brown San Diego St. WR UNLV
8 rec. 184 yds. 3 TDs.
Ryan Broyles Oklahoma WR Oklahoma St. 12 rec. 113 yds. 1 TD.
Michael Floyd Notre Dame WR USC
3 rec. 63 yds. 1 car. 9 yds.
A.J Green Georgia WR Georgia Tech

Leonard Hankerson Miami WR South Florida
6 rec. 79 yds. 1 TD.
Ron Johnson USC WR Notre Dame
5 rec. 45 yds.
Derrell Johnson-Koulianos Iowa WR Minnesota 2 rec. 38 yds. 1 car. -6 yards.
Julio Jones Alabama WR Georgia
7 rec. 86 yds. 2 TDs. 1 car. 7 yds.
Jeremy Kerley TCU WR New Mexico

Greg Little North Carolina WR
NCAA ruled him permanently ineligible.
Niles Paul Nebraska WR Colorado
4 rec. 53 yds.
Austin Pettis Boise St. WR Nevada
10 rec. 93 yds. 2 TDs.
DeVier Posey Ohio State WR Michigan 2 rec. 32 yds.
DeMarco Sampson San Diego St. WR UNLV
12 rec. 154 yds.
Terrence Toliver LSU WR Arkansas 2 rec. 31 yds. Stock really low.
Nick Toon Wisconsin WR Northwestern 3 rec. 57 yds.
Titus Young Boise St. WR Nevada
8 rec. 164 yds. 2 TDs.
Gabe Carimi Wisconsin OT Northwestern

 

Demarcus Love Arkansas OT LSU
Jason Pinkston Pittsburgh OT West Virginia
Derek Sherrod Mississippi St. OT Mississippi
Christian Ballard Iowa DE/DT Minnesota 1 sack
Jared Crick Nebraska DE/DT Colorado
1.0 sacks
Nick Fairley Auburn DE/DT Alabama

Stephen Paea Oregon St. DE/DT Stanford
1 sack and 1 FF.
Ian Williams Notre Dame DE/DT USC

Adrian Clayborn Iowa DE Minnesota
J.J. Watt Wisconsin DE Northwestern 1 Int.
Cameron Jordan California DE/DT/OLB Washington
Pierre Allen Nebraska DE/OLB Colorado 0.5 sacks.
Allen Bailey Miami DE/OLB South Florida

Jeremy Beal Oklahoma DE/OLB Oklahoma St. 1 sack
Da'Quan Bowers Clemson DE/OLB South Carolina
2 sacks.
Ryan Kerrigan Purdue DE/OLB Indiana
1 sack
Karl Klug Iowa DE/OLB Minnesota
Cliff Matthews South Carolina DE/OLB Clemson 0.5 TFL and 1 hurry.
Pernell McPhee Mississippi St. DE/OLB Mississippi 1 sack.
Brooks Reed Arizona DE/OLB Oregon
Greg Romeus Pittsburgh DE/OLB West Virginia Torn ACL done for the year.
Jabaal Sheard Pittsburgh DE/OLB West Virginia
Kelvin Sheppard LSU DE/OLB Arkansas

Akeem Ayers UCLA OLB Arizona St.

Bruce Carter North Carolina OLB Duke
1 sack.
Brandon Hicks Florida OLB Florida St.
1 FF.
Von Miller Texas A&M OLB Texas
2 sacks.
Jonas Mouton Michigan OLB Ohio St. 1 Fumble recovery.
Kennth Wright Mississippi St. OLB Mississippi
Obi Ezah Michigan ILB Ohio St.
Ross Homan Ohio State ILB Iowa Foot injury, out for a few games
Mike Mohamed California ILB
Washington
Nate Irving North Carolina St. ILB Maryland
0.5 sacks and 1 FF.
Greg Jones Michigan St. ILB Penn St.
1 PBU
Casey Matthews Oregon ILB Arizona

Quan Sturdivant North Carolina ILB Duke

Chris White Mississippi St. ILB Mississippi 1 sack.
Travis Lewis Oklahoma LB Oklahoma St.

Colin McCarthy Miami LB South Florida
0.5 sacks
Prince Amukamara Nebraska CB Colorado
Chykie Brown Texas CB Texas A&M Broken forearm. Done for season.
Curtis Brown Texas CB Texas A&M
Rashad Carmichael Virginia Tech CB Virginia

Chimdi Chekwa Ohio State CB Michigan
Marcus Gilchrist Clemson CB Wake Forest

Brandon Harris Miami CB South Florida
Brandon Hogan West Virginia CB Pittsburgh
Janoris Jenkins Florida CB Florida St.
Patrick Peterson LSU CB Arkansas 1 Int.
Aaron Williams Texas CB Texas A&M 2 PBUs
Shareece Wright USC CB Notre Dame
Mark Barron Alabama S Georgia 1 Int.
Ahmed Black Florida S Florida St. 1 Fumble recovery.
Quinton Carter Oklahoma S Oklahoma St.
Jermale Hines Ohio St. S Michigan
DeAndre McDaniel Clemson S South Carolina

Rahim Moore UCLA S Arizona St.
Robert Sands West Virginia S Pittsburgh
Deunta Williams North Carolina S Duke