This was a challenging week for determining our NCAA Football Zone Beast Mode Performers as there were some Prime Time games and then there were some cupcake games where you could easily rack up stats. Well, here are your Week 4 Beast Mode Performers.
Anu Solomon, Arizona: 47 of 73 for 520 yards, 5 TDs and 2 Ints vs Cal. The Freshman is back again as a Beast Mode Performer and he could not have scripted a better ending than the Hail Mary to complete the incredible comeback. Simply fantastic.
Shane Carden, East Carolina: 30 of 48 passes for 438 yards, 4 TDs and 1 Int vs North Carolina. Carden is a hark horse Heisman candidate and proved that with a dominant performance. Carden also added 2 TDs with his feet.
Blake Sims, Alabama: 23 of 33 for 445 yards, 4 TDs and 1 Int vs Florida. Sims was simply fantastic and could have gotten the record for most passing yards if not for a brief exit to look at a bruised shoulder. There is no controversy in Alabama period. Sims is the man.
Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin: 13 carries for 253 yards, 5 TDs vs Bowling Green. Gordon averaged 19.5 yards per carry and was simply a juggernaut.
Samaje Perine, Oklahoma: 34 carries for 242 yards, 4 TDs at West Virginia. Oklahoma looks to be the most complete and balanced team so far and they showed that against the Mountaineers.
Amari Cooper, Alabama: 101 receptions for 201 yards, 3 TDs vs Florida. At 20.1 yards per catch against a supposedly good defense, place him on the Heisman ballot now because he is doing this every week. This was also his 6th straight 100 yard game.
David Frazier, Miami (Ohio): 5 receptions for 162 yards, 2 TDs against Cincinnati. The school with no wins almost pulled off the upset of the season.
Cayleb Jones, Arizona: 13 receptions for 186 yards, 3 TDs vs Cal. This was a fantastic game and Arizona completed the improbable comeback.
RB Ammer Abdullah, Nebraska: On a day when Abdullah became Nebraska’s all-purpose yards leader, he had 35 carries for 229 yards and 2 TDs.
QB Taylor Heinicke, Old Dominion: Had to include ODU as they notched their first victory in Conference USA. Heinicke went 27 of 43 for 430 yards, 5 TDs and 0 Ints at Rice.
QB Connor Halliday, Washington State: 43 of 63 for 436 yards, 4 TDs and 0 Ints. He keeps slinging it in Mike Leach’s system and they needed it and still came up short against Oregon.