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Ryan Mallett shines; Jake Locker falters

There were just too many positive performances in Week 3 of the college football season to put a heavy focus on the negatives, so here's my lopsided version of the stock report.

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1. Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett
Mallett completed 21 of 33 passes for 380 yards in a 31-24 win over Georgia, and no pass was more important than the winning, 40-yard connection to WR Greg Childs with 15 seconds remaining. Mallett read the Cover 2 defense, kept the backside safety honest by initially staring down a front-side receiver and then delivered a strike in the soft spot of the zone coverage between the corner and the backside safety. The safety was late arriving and thus vulnerable to Childs' double-move because he was charging so hard to get back into the play.