Team Torch is back with a vengeance!
After an awful week of picks last week by yours truly, Team Torch was able to rally this week and pull out a 108-104 victory over Ferris, bringing the score to 3-3 on the year.
As usual, the pros posted consistent numbers, which is expected since they get handed multi-million dollar deals to do so.
Shout-out to Chicago Bears’ quarterback Mitch Trubisky and Philadelphia Eagles’ receiver Alshon Jeffrey for their great performances. I couldn’t have done it without you boys.
Flipping the script, how about the valiant effort from the Bulldogs?
Ferris junior quarterback Jayru Campbell did just about everything but kick the ball in the Bulldogs’ 35-31 defeat of rival Grand Valley State University. Campbell threw for 229 yards and two touchdowns, adding 101 yards and a touchdown on the ground. He even found himself on the receiving end of a touchdown when Ferris junior receiver Jevon Shaw tossed a pass on a trick play.
While he blew up the stat sheet, Campbell was uncharacteristically inaccurate, completing just seven of 21 passes and throwing his second interception of the year, an abnormality for the nation’s most efficient passer.
Ferris redshirt freshman Sy Barnett continues to solidify himself as Campbell’s go-to target, as he hauled in three passes for 118 yards and a touchdown. Barnett has now gone over 100 yards receiving for three-straight weeks, landing him at No. 5 in the GLIAC in receiving yardage.
Barnett has really stepped up, filling the role that Ferris senior receiver Malik Taylor did last year.
Speaking of Taylor, should we send out a search party? The man has played four games this year, but only has one (yes, one) reception.
The Bulldogs are really missing Wyatt Ford right about now. While Ferris was able to bring home the Anchor-Bone Classic, the game wouldn’t have been as close had Ferris junior kicker Jackson Dieterle hit on his two missed field goal attempts.
Look, I know Ferris junior receiver Dion Earls is far from the typical tight-end with his 5-foot-8 frame, but until Ferris head coach Tony Annese decides to utilize the position, this is what we’ll have to live with.
Ferris now stands at 7-0 overall with their eyes on an undefeated season. The road there will be bumpy, however, as they must face Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) and Davenport University (DU) over their fnal four games of the regular season.Both SVSU and DU are locked in a four-way tie for second in the GLIAC behind the 5-0 Bulldogs. Ferris will travel to Saginaw 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, to take on the SVSU Cardinals.
QB – Matthew Stafford – Detroit Lions: Stafford has an absolute cannon for an arm but has not shown it off yet this year. Coming off a bye week, he’ll be looking to sling the ball around the field.
RB1 – Melvin Gordon – Los Angeles Chargers: Gordon has lightning quick speed, coincidentally he plays for a team that has a lightning bolt as its logo.
RB2 – Phillip Lindsay – Denver Broncos: Lindsay has been a bit of a surprise for the Broncos, but he currently leads them in rushing and has a chance to embarrass the Arizona Cardinals.
WR1 – Jordan Matthews – Philadelphia Eagles: Matthews was added to the Eagles’ roster just a few weeks ago, but he has already become one of Carson Wentz’s most trusted targets.
WR2 – Adam Thielen – Minnesota Vikings: Thielen is severely underrated as a receiver. He has 100 yards receiving in all six games the Vikings have played this year.
TE – Eric Ebron – Indianapolis Colts: Ebron has finally come into his own with his new team in the Colts. Let’s see if he can rack up yards.
D/ST – Cleveland Browns: The Browns are no longer the laughing stock of the NFL thanks in part to Myles Garrett and the play of their young defense.
K – Jason Myers – New York Jets: Myers isn’t a household name, but he just might be after his team plays a stingy Vikings defense. Myers will likely be the sole scorer for the Jets in this one.
FLEX – Sony Michele – New England Patriots: Michele is an explosive rookie that can catch passes out of the backfield but also run between the tackles. Look for an extended role for him this Sunday to keep Khalil Mack and the Chicago Bears on their heels.