SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE MONTH
San Diego State KR Rashaad Penny
San Diego State’s September as a team was an abject disappointment, but the emergence of Rashaad Penny on special teams was anything but.
Penny’s run back a pair of kickoffs for touchdowns; one against San Diego, the other last week against Penn State.
He’s been almost as effective at scoring as the entire San Diego State offense, and that’s only a slight exaggeration.
Duke KR DeVon Edwards: DeVon Edwards is the only player in FBS to match Penny’s two kickoffs returned for touchdowns, the most recent of which came last week against Georgia Tech.
Maryland PR William Likely: Coaches will sometimes overhype a weak opponent to media in an effort to keep their teams focused. Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh raved about a struggling Maryland bunch for its special teams on this week’s Big Ten conference call, but it’s not mere hyperbole.
William Likely has been a bright spot for the Terps’ otherwise dismal start, running back two punts for touchdowns in the first month.
Texas A&M P Drew Kaser: Time to get the #Kaser4Heisman movement started again? Perhaps not, but Texas A&M’s specialist is certainly in the running for the Ray Guy Award, booting near 52 yards per attempt.
Utah P Tom Hackett: Utah’s success is attributable in no small part to outstanding special teams. Tom Hackett, last year’s Ray Guy Award winner, is still setting the table for Utah’s tenacious defense with his leg, but also made national headlines this season with some offense.