College Fantasy Football – CFB – Preview 9-4-15
The 2015 college football season continues on Friday September 4th as the Washington Huskies will be meeting the Boise St Broncos. Fantasy GM’s can tune to ESPN TV at 10:15PM Eastern Time to check out the scoring results of their one day league rosters.
Head coach Chris Peterson enters his second year with the Huskies. The team was 8-6 a season ago and had a losing record against PAC 12 opponents. The Huskies will lack experience this year with just nine starters returning. Defensively the Huskies performed well by allowing just under 25 points a game.
Boise St had a successful 2014 campaign as the team finished the year with a 12-2 record. They defeated the Arizona Wildcats in the Fiesta Bowl. Head coach Bryan Harsin has 17 starters back but must replace starting quarterback Grant Hedrick and star running back Jay Ajayi. The Broncos have the ability to run the table this year and get into the discussion for a playoff spot. After the Washington game the team travels to BYU. In week four there is a test at Virginia. Then what follows are eight games against the Mountain West conference which doesn’t appear to be very strong and has weakened when Utah and TCU left for major conferences.
Washington Huskies QB: Jake Browning, Jeff Lindquist, K.J. Carta-Samuels
Unfortunately for Washington 2013 starting quarterback Cyler Miles was hit with a hip injury that has forced him to retire from football. Peterson says he will announce his starting QB on game day. Rumors among media members covering the team are speculating that freshman quarterback Jake Browning will get the start. Jeff Lindquist saw mop up work last year but hit just 10 of 30 throws for 162 yards with a touchdown. Lindquist did run some when he saw work with 63 rushing yards on 16 carries and two touchdowns.
Washington Huskies RB: Dwayne Washington, Lavon Coleman
Dwayne Washington was the Huskies leading rusher in 2014 with 697 yards on the ground on 132 carries. He scored nine rushing touchdowns and averaged 5.3 yards a carry. Washington had a 68 yard rushing touchdown last year. In the passing game, Washington caught 15 balls for 91 yards with his longest gain being 29 yards. Lavon Coleman in 2014 ran for 565 yards on 138 carries but only averaged 4.1 yards per attempt. Coleman wasn’t used much in passing routes with just nine receptions for 39 yards. His longest gain was 31 yards meaning he had eight catches for just 8 yards.
Washington Huskies WR: Jaydon Mickens, Joshua Perkins
Jaydon Mickens led the Huskies in 2014 with 60 catches for 617 yards. He had four touchdowns with a 54 yard touchdown reception. Joshua Perkins averaged 12.6 yards per catch last year and had three receiving touchdowns.
Boise St Broncos QB: Ryan Finley
Ryan Finley was the back up to 2014 starter Grant Hedrick last season. In limited time last year the signal caller hit on 12 of 27 passes for 161 yards with two touchdowns and one pick.
Boise St Broncos RB: Jeremy McNichols
Jay Ajayi and Grant Hedrick who have both left the program accounted for 502 of the 609 rushing attempts for the team last year. Jeremy McNichols a sophomore had 17 carries for 159 yards and a touchdown last year. McNichols contributed some in the passing game as the Boise St running back had 15 catches for 155 yards and a touchdown.
Boise St Broncos WR: Shane Williams-Rhoades, Thomas Sperbeck, Chaz Anderson, Jake Roh
Thomas Sperbeck led the Broncos with 51 catches for 877 yards and three touchdowns. He made big plays in the passing game with 17.2 yards per catch average. Chaz Anderson was another big play option for the team last year with 21 receptions for 456 yards and two touchdowns. Anderson averaged 21.7 yards per catch in 2014. Shane Williams-Rhoades was a possession target catching 68 balls for 585 yards and seven touchdowns. Jake Roh grabbed 35 passes last year for 408 yards and two touchdowns.
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QB: Ryan Finley (Boise St)
RB: Jeremy McNichols (Boise St), Dwayne Washington (Washington)
WR: Thomas Sperbeck (Boise St), Chaz Anderson (Boise St)