The second week of the college football season is officially in the books and while there were some players who lived up to the hype, there were some new names that did surface following Saturday's action.
QB - Joe Burrow - LSU
The biggest performance of Week 2 came surprisingly from an LSU quarterback. Joe Burrow announced his presence with a lights out performance as he finished 31-of-39 for 471 passing yards and four touchdowns. After an impressive 45-38 victory over Texas, he became the programs first 400-plus yard passer for the first time since 2001. A lights out performance, many evaluators are beginning to do more homework on Burrow as a result.
QB - Justin Herbert - Oregon
After a subpar performance and loss a week ago in a primetime showdown against Auburn, Herbert rebounded nicely against Nevada. After being taken out midway through the third-quarter, the Duck signal-caller finished with 19-of-25 for 310 yards and five touchdowns. Joining elite company, he became the first QB since Joey Harrington and Marcus Mariota to record multiple games of five touchdowns.
RB - Anthony McFarland - Maryland
In a statement victory over No. 21 ranked Syracuse, the Terrapins offense was once again led by McFarland. Clicking on all cylinders and making a statement is exactly what the team did, but McFarland's talents were on display throughout. The Terps rusher finished the game with 14 carries for 75 yards and two touchdowns, but he also was a threat as a receiver.
RB - Jonathan Taylor - Wisconsin
Possibly one of the early favorites for the Heisman Trophy, Taylor continued on his record-setting pace following a 61-0 victory over Central Michigan as he stampeded to 102 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries. Continued growth in the passing game having already recording three receiving touchdowns is a clear area of emphasis for the Badgers rusher during the early portions of the season.
EDGE - Chase Young - Ohio State
Living up to his nickname "The Predator", Young was everywhere on the field against Cincinnati. Winning in favorable fashion, he concluded the game with five tackles, 1.5 sacks, and 1.5 TFLs. Refusing to be satisfied, he even went as far as to block a field goal. Showcasing his vertical jump and tough defender.