Freshman Focus News

Memphis Running Back Kenneth Gainwell Named FWAA Shaun Alexander Freshman Player of the Year

By Geoff Calkins


USC Quarterback Kedon Slovis Receives Inspirational Freshman of the Year Award

By Ryan Young

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- At a program acclaimed for producing NFL quarterbacks and Heisman Trophy candidates at the position, where fans are always awaiting and quick to anoint the next great one, Kedon Slovis arrived on campus quietly a year ago.

Arizona State Quarterback Jayden Daniels Wins 2019 FWAA Freshman Breakout Performance of the Year Award

By Michael Griffith


Trevor Lawrence Discusses Title Game and Freshmen in College Football

NEW ORLEANS, La. — Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence has been here before. This time last year, a freshman Lawrence led the Tigers to a historic 44-16 beatdown of Alabama in the College Football Playoff National Championship that many viewed as a changing of the guard.

Trevor Lawrence answers questions at media day.

Penn State Runs Wild in Cotton Bowl Victory Over Memphis

ARLINGTON, Texas — Penn State rushed for 396 yards, won the turnover battle, and committed six less penalties than their opponent in an impressive 53-39 victory over Memphis in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic.

UAB Marches on to C-USA Title Game With 26-21 Victory Over North Texas

DENTON, Texas — The UAB Blazers are back-to-back Conference USA West Division champions after they eked out a 26-21 victory over North Texas on Saturday night.

West Virginia Crushes TCU's Bowl Hopes

FORT WORTH, Texas — For only the third time in Gary Patterson’s 19-season tenure as TCU’s head coach, the Horned Frogs will not be going bowling.

Jayden Daniels Leads Arizona State to Upset Win Over Oregon

TEMPE, Ariz. — On an electric night in the desert, freshman quarterback Jayden Daniels played with ice in his veins en route to a 31-28 victory over No. 6 Oregon.

Daniels finished 22-of-32 for 408 yards, tossing three touchdowns and zero interceptions in a star-making performance.

Jayden Daniels passes to Eno Benjamin on 2-point conversion attempt.

Praise for Arizona State's Jayden Daniels Arrives Ahead of Matchup with No. 6 Oregon

Arizona State’s Jayden Daniels is set to become the fourth true freshman quarterback to face No. 6 Oregon this season. In a group that includes Auburn’s Bo Nix, USC’s Kedon Slovis, and Arizona’s Grant Gunnell, Daniels has been identified by the Ducks as the top freshman passer they’ve faced.

Appalachian State Overcomes Early Deficit, Defeats Georgia State 56-27

ATLANTA, Ga. — It was arguably the biggest home game in Georgia State football history, and the Panthers came out swinging in the stadium that formerly housed the Atlanta Braves.