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The MVP Draft: Week 3 Recap

It’s anyone’s game after we rack up this week’s points!

Pitt v Oklahoma State Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images

Week 3 of our weekly college fantasy football competition is over and it was a heck of a game! Let’s look at how everyone’s picks worked out.

Phillip - 4 points
OSU: O - Mason Rudolph | D - Jordan Burton | ST - Matt Ammendola
PITT: O - James Conner | D - Jordan Whitehead | ST - Quadree Henderson

Cade - 2 points
OSU: O - Mason Rudolph | D - Chad Whitener | ST - Ben Grogan
PITT: O - James Conner | D - Tyrique Jarrett | ST - Quadree Henderson

Dustin - 2 points
OSU: O – Mason Rudolph | D – Chad Whitener | ST - Ben Grogan
PITT: O – James Conner | D – Ryan Lewis | ST - Quadree Henderson

Christopher - 2 points
OSU: O - Mason Rudolph | D - Vincent Taylor | ST - Ben Grogan
PITT: O - James Conner | D - Ryan Lewis | ST - Quadree Henderson

Joel - 3 points
OSU: O - James Washington | D - Chad Whitener | S- Zach Sinor
PITT: O - James Conner | D - Bam Bradley | S - Chris Blewett

Oklahoma State

Offense: This was tough, with both Rudolph and Washington having career and OSU record setting days. I realize Rudolph didn’t have a great second half and that he overthrew some receivers again. However, he led the team on the game winning drive and made the passes when the Cowboys needed them. Washington was great, but Mason made the throws that got Washington the stats.
Defense: This once came down to Whitener and Burton who had both had great games, and very similar stat lines. Whitener had 8 solo tackles to Burton’s 7. Burton had 2 tackles for a loss to Whitener’s 1. Both had a pass break up. So what is more impressive; a tackle or a tackle for a loss? TFL.
Special Teams: Grogan made a field goal and six extra points. He also missed a field goal so he’s out. Ammendola had a good day with five touchbacks on eight kick-offs, but he did have that kick out of bounds. The winner is Sinor who had a great day punting the football and helping OSU win the field position battle. He planted four of his six punts inside the 20, including two that landed at Pitt’s 10 and 11 in the fourth quarter. He averaged 47.7 yards per punt. I’ll take that every game.


Offense: We all picked Conner so we all get the point. Lame I know. I’ll say this though, Conner lived up to the reputation, especially early in the game. He ended the day with 24 carries for 111 yards and a touchdown, and 2 catches for 60 yards. Not a bad day.
Defense: It came down to Ryan Lewis vs Jordan Whitehead. Lewis had seven total tackles and a pass break-up to Whitehead’s six total tackles and a pass break-up. I do recall Lewis getting called for multiple pass interference penalties while he was covering Washington. So Whitehead gets the point. (Whitehead, by the way, played double duty carrying the ball twice for 22 yards).
Special Teams: Blewitt finally nailed his first field goal of the season (he didn’t Blew it!) which gave Pitt it’s only lead in the game (10-7 in the first quarter). He also had five touchbacks on seven kickoffs. Henderson had one punt return for seven yards and two kick returns for 31 yards. Henderson did have one good return but it was called by due to penalty. I’m giving the point to Blewitt.

So after three weeks, here are the standings:

1. Cade - 9 points
Christopher - 9 points
3. Dustin - 8 points
Joel - 8 points
Phillip - 8 points

Come back Thursday for our Week 4 picks! This week; the Baylor Bears.