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Mid-Major College Football Week 2: Rocks, Papers, Scissors

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Rocks: Brandon West, RB, Western Michigan

The Broncos suffered a tough loss to Indiana this past Saturday 23-19. The offense was decent, but Brandon West averaged 2.4 yards per carry and finished with 36 yards on the ground. West didn't even find the end zone and against a team like the Hoosiers who rank 7th in the Big 10 in total defense, the Broncos should have had more success on the ground.

Paper: Ricky Bustle, HC, Louisiana-Lafayette

Although it could be easy to give this to Kevin Sumlin, of Houston or Butch Jones at Central Michigan, there has to be some recognition for the Sun Belt conference and Louisiana-Lafayette Rajin Cajuns. Ricky Bustle led his team to a 17-15 win over Big 12 foe, Kansas State Wildcats on the road. They were down early on, but then jumped out to a 14-3 lead at half. Late in the fourth quarter, KSU came back to go up 15-14 and then with less then a minute left, the ULL, kicked the game-winning field goal to solidify a 17-15 victory of KSU.


Scissors
: Tie between Case Keenum, QB, Houston and Dan LeFevour, QB, Central Michigan

Both quarterbacks took their teams into hostile environments and came away with huge wins.

Keenum brought the Cougars into Stillwater, OK and won by double digits 45-35 over the Cowboys. He went 32-46, 366 passing yards and three touchdowns. Keenum also added 16 yards on the ground and one rushing touchdown. This was the first time in over 20 years that the Cougars have beat a Top 5 team.

LeFevour narrowly escaped a victory in East Lansing as Central Michigan beat Michigan State 29-27. Similar numbers to Keenum, LeFevour went 33-46, 328 yards through the air and three touchdowns. He brought his team within one point with under a minute left in the game with an 11-yard touchdown pass which led to the successful onside kick and game-winning field goal. He also became the Mid American Conference all-time leader in total offense.