Stat Pack: Week 9 

Week 9 has come and gone, and almost the same can be said for the month of October. 

Oklahoma suffered its first loss of the season in Week 9, falling in a 38-33 showing at Kansas. 

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The Jayhawks, though, said they “live for days like this” in the win over the Sooners, their first since 1997 and snapping an 18-game losing streak to Oklahoma. 

Here are some of the top statistical performances from Week 7. 

Ollie Gordon II, Oklahoma State 

For a second-straight week, Oklahoma State running back Ollie Gordon II is the leading rusher. 

He put up over 200 rushing yards last week in his first Stat Pack appearance. Gordon hit the number once again this week against Cincinnati. 

Gordon totaled 271 rushing yards against the Bearcats, topping the next closest running back by 24 yards. He averaged 10.8 yards per carry, up from his 9.7 clip posted last week. 

Gordon broke off runs for 42 yards, 39, 22 and 17 yards. His longest run of the day came on his final carry as the Fort Worth, Texas, native dashed 75 yards for his second touchdown of the day. 

Gordon finished with 271 yards across 25 carries for two touchdowns. He also added 21 receiving yards across four catches. 

Frank Gore Jr., Southern Miss 

The son of five-time Pro Bowl running back Frank Gore makes this week’s Stat Pack. 

Frank Gore Jr. rushed for the second-most yards this week in Southern Miss’ 48-38 loss to Appalachian State. 

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Frank Gore Jr. totaled 247 rushing yards, the second-most of his career after a 329-yard performance against Rice last season. 

His longest run also came on a 75-yard play on his first carry of the second half. Frank Gore Jr. broke off runs of 43, 42 and 10 yards as well. 

Saturday marked Frank Gore Jr.’s 11th 100-yard game of his career, and his 247 rushing yards are the second-most by a Golden Eagles junior. 

Indiana draws up its biggest pass since 1993 

It had been 30 years since the Hoosiers went 90 yards down the field on one pass. 

That changed on Saturday. Indiana quarterback Brendan Sorsby found receiver Dequece Carter 90 yards later for a big touchdown against No. 10 Penn State. 

Carter found space on the right side of the field. After several steps, Sorsby lunged forward and threw a dot to Carter between a trio of Nittany Lions defensive backs. 

Carter broke one tackle and shook off another on his long run. It gave the Hoosiers the first score of the game, and they hung around as Penn State ultimately took the game 33-24

Lay’Ron Lynch-Adams, UMass 

It was a career day for the Minutemen running back Lay’Ron Lynch-Adams. 

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Lynch-Adams ran for a career-high 234 yards on a career-high 34 carries. He added three rushing touchdowns which were also a career-best in UMass’ 21-14 win over Army. 

To boot, Lynch-Adams’ longest run of the day went for 34 yards, so he added lots of chunk yardage to his performance resulting in a gritty day of play. 

Lynch-Adams averaged 6.9 yards per carry on the day, second-best among ball-carriers who had at least five carries in the game. 

Preston Stone, SMU 

This week’s lone quarterback to make the Stat Pack performed at a dominant rate. 

SMU beat Tulsa 69-10 behind a strong performance from Stone. The quarterback spearheaded the offense and threw for 371 yards, the seventh-most among passers this week. 

All Stone needed was just one half of football before he was lifted for backups Kevin Jennings and Alex Padilla. Stone went 15-for-20, completing 75% of his passes across two quarters. 

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Stone’s biggest heave came on his first pass of the day. It went 74 yards down the field for a touchdown to receiver Romello Brinson, his lone catch of the game, and Stone’s longest pass of his career. 

Stone had three touchdown passes in the first half, and they all went for big yardage of 74, 62 and 17 yards. His 371 passing yards are a career-high.