October Superlatives: Trevone Boykin, Alabama Step Up

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OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE MONTH

TCU QB Trevone Boykin

Trevone Boykin went ballistic in October: 14 touchdowns passes against just two interceptions (both thrown in the same game against Kansas State), four scores on the ground and two gestures of admiration from opposing head coaches.

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Trevone Boykin is operating on another level heading into November. He’s running neck-and-neck with September Superlative Offensive Player of the Month Leonard Fournette in the Heisman Trophy race.

RUNNERS-UP

Baylor WR Corey Coleman

Corey Coleman is on pace to shatter NCAA records. Of his 18 touchdown receptions, 10 were in October.

His lone game with fewer than 100 yards receiving came Baylor’s last time out. Coleman had 85 against Iowa State, a game in which the Bears lost quarterback Seth Russell. With a new quarterback stepping behind center, freshman Jarrett Stidham, Coleman’s place in the offense takes on new importance.

TCU WR Josh Doctson

A solid portion of Trevone Boykin’s daring-do can be attributed to the outstanding play of wide receiver Josh Doctson.

The nation’s leading receiver tallied eight touchdowns in October and games of 129, 155, 190 and 183 yards.

Memphis QB Paxton Lynch

A healthy share of credit for undefeated Memphis’ ascent onto the national stage belongs to quarterback Paxton Lynch.

Lynch sliced up Ole Miss in the Tigers’ upset of the SEC West-leading Rebels, throwing for three of the 10 touchdown passes he accumulated on the month. Lynch ran for another scores in October.

Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey

Christian McCaffrey catapulted into the Heisman conversation with an outstanding past month. He rushed for more than 100 yards every game in October, headlined by a 243-yard, four-touchdown effort against UCLA.