Friday evening features a pair of big matchups in college football. No. 3 Clemson travels to face Boston College at 4:30 p.m. PT, and No. 19 Boise State travels to face New Mexico at 6 p.m. PT.
We’ve talked about Clemson before, and everyone will be watching DeShaun Watson, Mike Williams, and plenty more. This will serve as an open thread for both games, but for this article, I thought I’d spotlight two running backs featured in the Boise State-New Mexico matchup. I have also listed out other talents to watch for each team. My colleague Greg Valerio will be on tomorrow giving a look at a variety of prospects to keep an eye on. Enjoy!
No. 19 Boise State vs. New Mexico
Date: Friday, October 7
Time: 6:00 P.M. PT
Location: University Stadium, Albuquerque, New Mexico
TV: CBS Sports Network
Spread: Boise State -17
Boise State prospects to watch:
Jeremy Nichols | RB | #13 | Junior | 5’9” | 212 LBS
Scouting Report: Nichols is a fierce competitor with an aggressive, relentless running style. He never shies away from contact and keeps his legs moving after colliding with defenders. He is a very balanced runner and can navigate in the hole exceptionally well due to his clean feet and elusiveness. Nichol’s above-par speed is more than enough to break free and win a foot race.
Other Boise State players to watch: (ILB) Tanner Vallejo, (WR) Thomas Sperbeck, (OG) Travil Averill, (OLB) Ben Weaver, (CB) Jonathan Moxey, (SS) Chancellor James
New Mexico prospects to watch:
Teriyon Gipson | RB | #7 | Senior | 5’8” | 182 LBS
Scouting Report: An absolute burner. Gipson is one of the most explosive running backs in the nation. He showcases amazing burst when he sees the hole open, and then displaying the shiftiness in the open field to make opposition miss. On the downside, Gipson is a bit on the small side standing just 5-foot-8 and 182-pounds. His lack of size and the level of competition he plays against should drive his draft stock down, with the sixth-round likely being the earliest he could be taken off the board.
Other New Mexico players to watch: (RB) Tyrone Owens, (RB) Richard McQuarley, (QB) Lamar Jordan, (QB) Austin Apodaca