College Football Top Performers Week 11: Five Quarterbacks, Three Defenders

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Nov 8, 2014; Norman, OK, USA; Baylor Bears wide reciever Corey Coleman (1) catches a touchdown pass and celebrates with offensive tackle Spencer Drango (58) during the first half against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Corey Coleman, Wide Receiver, Baylor Bears (Defeated Oklahoma Sooners  48-14)

15 Receptions for 224 Yards and 1 Touchdown

We picked the Baylor Bears to beat the Oklahoma Sooners pretty handily, but after a bad start and going down 14-3, our pick was in serious jeopardy. Thanks to lots of help from the pathetic play of Trevor Knight when things started going against the Sooners and the play of Bryce Petty, that wasn’t going to happen.

There was one player, though, who stood out above all the others in making sure that didn’t happen, and it was wide receiver Corey Coleman. Coleman’s 224 yards were more than half of Bryce Petty’s 387 passing yards, and he came through all game for the Bears. Baylor is still first in the Big 12 and the only team in control of its own destiny to win the conference.

Coleman was a huge reason for that in leading Baylor to a blowout victory Saturday. Sure, there were no game-changing plays, but we have to acknowledge the numbers that he put up. Going for more than 200 receiving yards is incredibly impressive in any game, but it’s even more impressive when you do it against such a good defense.

And it’s reason enough for us to say that he is one of our college football top performers from this past weekend.

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