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Week One Top Performers

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We take a look at the top performances of our first week of action.

Ivan Pierre Aguirre-USA TODAY Sports

What would a recap of our first week of action be without taking a look at who had the best performances in each conference?

Sun Belt - This group had a number of games against inferior competition, so a lot of these are rather puff statistics, but accruing these stats still isn't easy. These are ranked, but very easily could be shuffled in any order.

  1. Tyler Jones, Texas State - 21-25, 278 yds, 4 TD, plus 6 carries for 51 yds
  2. Kevin Ellison, Georgia Southern - 9-16, 184 yds, 1 TD, plus 20 carries for 116 yds
  3. Joel Ruiz, Georgia State - 7 catches, 111 yards, 2 TD
  4. Jamal Robinson, Louisiana - 5 catches, 112 yards, 2 TD
  5. Jafus Gaines, Texas State - 4 catches, 119 yards, 2 TD

Conference USA - Yet another group with a lot of lopsided contests, though only one defense played well against remotely formidable competition. I think #1 on the list is an obvious choice.

  1. Brandon Doughty, Western Kentucky - 46-56, 569 yards, 6 TD
  2. UTSA Defense - 4 INTs, 4 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries, 4 sacks, 7 TFL
  3. Jordan Howard, Alabama-Birmingham - 19 carries, 179 yards, 2 TD
  4. Aaron Jones, UTEP - 22 carries 237 yards 3 TDs

American - This group was most often on the wrong end of a score that left little option for any MVP performances, but s few names still sprung off the stat sheet.

Isaiah Jones, East Carolina - 10 catches 150 yards TD

Marlon Mack, South Florida 24 carries, 276 yards, 4 TD

Keevan Lucas, Tulas - 13 catches, 233 yards, 3 TD, plus 3 carries for 36 yards

See any discrepancies with the order? Anybody we left off entirely? Voice your disagreement (or hell, even agreement) in the comments.