Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/24/12

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles exploded on Sunday for 233 rushing yards, 55 receiving yards, and one touchdown. NFL fantasy dudes went ga-ga over the performance, and rightly so.

For those of us dialed into the COLLEGE fantasy game, however, this is chump change compared to what Nevada RB Stefphon Jefferson did late Saturday night against Hawaii.

How does 170 rushing yards, 76 receiving yards, and SEVEN touchdowns taste?  Pretty darn good, if S-Jeff was in your fantasy lineup.

It's the reason we play college fantasy football - for 67.5 fantasy point explosions like this.  

So drink it in, folks. It always goes down smooth.

Prior to Jefferson's dominating performance, there were 55 other games to feast our eyes on. What else did we learn on the first official day of fall?  

1. Arkansas is awful, but WR Cobi Hamilton is still a rock star (as long as Tyler Wilson is spinning the rock).  His 10-303-3 statline was just silly.

2. So much for Wyoming QB Brett Smith not playing on Saturday. He played alright.  One week after being carried off the field on a stretcher, making many wonder if he would return this SEASON, he promptly returned to action and passed for 365 yards and 5 TDs. Cap tip to you, Mr. Smith.  

3. On Thursday night, CFG colleague Erik Tjaden sent me a text asking me my thoughts on burly Iowa FB Mark Weisman. I said "I hear ya on Weisman, need to see him with my own eyes before I have a real opinion on him".  Well, I've seen enough.  Yeah the competition was subpar but next week against Minnesota isn't too much tougher.  Get him in your lineup.

4. Did this final score resonate with you: La Tech 52, Illinois 24?  The Bulldogs did this damage in Champaign. If the Tech offense keeps this up, Colby Cameron and Quinton Patton are going to lead many fantasy managers to titles this year. Why? their final six games include some juicy matchups: Idaho, New Mexico State, UTSA, Texas State, Utah State, San Jose State. 

5. Fantasy Burn Of The Week: Tyler Tettleton. We heard rumblings that he might be more banged up than the school was letting on.  We did say "be careful with this one" on Friday night in our Rapid Fire Preview, but we didn't expect a complete scratch. BURNT.

6. If you had told me last week that Marshall would score 54 points against Rice, I would not have blinked an eye.  However, if you had told me they'd score 54 points and QB Rakeem Cato would only pass for 259 yards and 2 scores, I would've told you to put down the bottle.  Sadly for Cato owners, that's exactly what happened.

7. In this week's edition of WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT, we chastise UCLA head coach Jim Mora.  Only 12 carries for Johnathan Franklin in a relatively close game against Oregon State?  What the hell was that?

8. Unless you were a Colt Lylera fantasy owner, that Arizona-Oregon game was a complete fantasy clunker.  49-0 and NO TOUCHDOWNS for Kenjon Barner or De'Anthony Thomas?  Bah.

9. "Sweep the Leg" Johnny Manziel continues his assault on the A&M cupcakes.  He dominated South Carolina State for 38 fantasy points.  Enjoy him the next three weeks when the Aggies face down-trodden Arkansas, Ole Miss and La Tech. Later in the year, LSU and Alabama loom large.

10. Outside of maybe Kenny Stills, the Oklahoma offense is a fantasy nightmare.  Oh yes, the Sooners will score plenty of points this fall, but your guess is as good as mine as to who's going to be racking up the fantasy love.



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