After graduating, the football starts of Texas don’t really ever go away, they just shine bigger and brighter at the collegiate level an Saturday was no exception. Some of these players were on national television, some might have been overlooked, either way, here are 10 memorable performances that are dominating College Football this year.
Jalen Hurts, ChannelView HS, Oklahoma
Not only was ESPN’s College Gameday back Texas, but so was the former Channelview star. Hurts shook off three first half turnovers to lead No. 5 Oklahoma to a 34-31 win at No. 13 Baylor and snap BU’s 11-game win streak.
Hurts completed 30 of 42 pass attempts for 297 yards and four touchdowns. The Sooners trailed the Bears 28-3 early in the second quarter, but tied the game at 31-31 the fourth quarter when Hurts threw his final touchdown pass to Brayden Willis. Gabe Brkic hit the game-winning 31-yard field goal with 1:45 remaining.
Hurts was one of the nation’s most coveted recruits during his days at Channelview where he earned District 21-6A MVP honors as both a junior and senior.
Oklahoma improves to 9-1 overall and 6-1 in Big 12 play and hosts TCU (5-5, 3-4).
Kyle Trask, Manvel HS, Florida
The Gator signal caller has made the most of his opportunity since stepping in for injured quarterback Feleipe Franks earlier this season.
Trask pass for 282 yards and two touchdowns in No. 11 Florida’s 23-6 road win at Missouri on Saturday. Trask, a Manvel graduate, competed 23 of 35 pass attempts.
Florida is 9-2 and 6-2 in SEC Play and hosts Florida State Nov. 30.
Isaiah Spiller, Klein Collins HS, Texas A&M
Spiller surpasses the century rushing mark for the fourth time this season to help Texas A&M to a 30-6 win over South Carolina at Kyle Field.
The former Klein Collins star had 24 carries for 129 yards to help the Aggies win their fourth straight game.
A&M is 7-3 and 4-2 in SEC play and looks for its fifth straight win on Saturday at No. 4 Georgia.
Taye Barber, Cypress Spring HS, TCU
The former Cypress Spring standout helped the Horned Frogs get to within one-game of bowl eligibility by holding on for a 33-31 win at Texas Tech.
Barber, who played both quarterback and running back in high school, had eight catches for 137 yards.
Rawshawn Slater, Sugar Land Clements HS, Northwestern
The junior offensive lineman helped pave the way for the week’s top rusher and helped the Wildcats snap a seven-game losing streak by beating UMass 45-6 on Saturday.
The Sugar Land Clements alum helped pave the way for Evan Hall to rush for 220 yards and four touchdowns and helped the Wildcats improve to 2-8.
Shane Buechele, Arlington Lamar HS, SMU
The former Arlington Lamar and Texas Longhorn had a monster day passing in SMU’s 59-51 homecoming win against East Carolina.
Buechele completed 33 of 46 passes for 414 yards and five touchdowns in the win.
SMU I loved to 9-1 and 5-1 in American Athletic Conference play. The Mustangs visit Navy on Saturday.
Quinten Dormady, Boerne HS, Central Michigan
The leader of another comeback on this list, Dormady helped Central Michigan beat ball State 45-44 and erase a 16-point halftime deficit.
Dormady, a two-time all-state honoree at Boerne, had a 144.5 passer rating and completed 27 of 38 passes for 356 yards.
Central Michigan is 7-4 overall and 5-2 in Mid-American Conference play and wraps up the season against Toledo on Nov. 29.
Jett Duffey, Mansfield Lake Ridge HS, Texas Tech
The Raider junior completed 19 of 33 passes for 333 yards and four touchdowns against TCU. Duffey was an associated press all-state selection at Mansfield Lake Ridge.
Tech is 4-6 overall and 2-5 in Big 12 play and hosts Kansas State on Saturday.
Sam Ehlinger, Westlake HS, Texas
Penalties and mental breakdowns prevented Ehlinger from leading Texas to yet another dramatic conference win, instead the junior had a three-touchdown performance in a 23-21 loss at Iowa State.
The former Austin Westlake standout completed 22 of 40 pass attempts for 273 yards.
Texas looks to keep it’s slim Big 12 Championship Game hopes alive on Saturday at No. 13 Baylor.
Tom Stewart, Dallas Parish Episcopal HS, Rice
The graduate transfer helped the Rice Owls get their first win of the season by completing 18 of 23 passes for 222 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-28 win over Middle Tennessee.
Stewart, a former Dallas Parish Episcopal standout and Harvard quarterback, connected with Bradley Rozner for three touchdowns in the first half.
Rice is now 1-9 overall and 1-5 in Conference USA.
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