Commentary

Marcus Lattimore shines in Week 3

The South Carolina running back's stock is up; QB Danny O'Brien's stock is down

Originally Published: September 18, 2011
By Todd McShay | Scouts Inc.
Marcus LattimoreJeff Blake/US PresswireMarcus Lattimore showed why he is one of the top running backs in the nation against Navy.

After another exciting weekend of games, here is my stock report of the college football season. As always, I'll examine players who played well over the weekend and saw their stock rise, while also looking at the players who disappointed and saw their stock fall. This week, a South Carolina running back's stock is surging, while a Maryland quarterback's stock is going the opposite direction.

Stock Up

Notre Dame RBs Cierre Wood and Jonas Gray
Wood and Gray combined for 126 yards on 26 carries and Wood scored two touchdowns in Notre Dame's 31-13 win over No. 15 Michigan State. Wood shows very good vision and quickness, getting off to a fast start and helping settle down the Fighting Irish offense. Wood did did a nice job bouncing runs outside, while the 230-pound Gray showed a good blend of power and lateral mobility. Notre Dame got a much-needed victory after giving its first two games away with five turnovers in each.