A wild week seven in college football had plenty of headlines. Oregon’s heartbreaking defeat at the hands of Heisman front runner Michael Penix Jr and Washington, USC’s first loss which was sealed by star Caleb Williams’ three interceptions and many others. With these stories taking the front lines, the outstanding running back performances of the week have been majorly slept on. Here are the top ten running back games of the week according to TPR’s fantasy point system.
Quinton Cooley- Liberty 28.30 PTS
The top running back performance of the week belongs to Wake Forest transfer Quinton Cooley. In a 31-13 win over Jacksonville State, Cooley tallied 163 rushing yards and two touchdowns, propelling the Flames to an easy win.
Quali Conley- San Jose State 24.90 PTS
San Jose State has struggled to start the year, but with an outstanding performance from the running back room, were able to get a 52-24 win Saturday. Conley, a Utah Tech transfer, and his backfield mate Kairee Robinson rushed for 249 and four touchdowns on the game.
Ray Davis- Kentucky 20.90 PTS
Davis is the clear leader in FPTS for running backs, and he provided another great performance Saturday. Although they lost to Mizzou, Davis provided one of the few bright spots for the Wildcats offense, which has been struggling as Devin Leary continues to disappoint Wildcat fans.
Isaac Guerendo- Louisville 20.40 PTS
In the Cardinals first loss of the year, Wisconsin transfer Issac Guerendo was the main source of offense. In a 38-21 defeat, Guerendo rushed for two touchdowns and added 31 yards through the air. Louisville will look to bounce back in a big game at home against Duke Saturday.
Dillon Johnson- Washington 20.40 PTS
In the potential game of the year, Mississippi State transfer Dillon Johnson had a huge impact. In a system where the running back is normally an afterthought, Johnson notched 20 carries for 100 yards and a touchdown. The balance provided by the rushing attack helped the Huskies get a nail-biting win.
Nay’Quan Wright- South Florida 17.10 PTS
In a 56-14 beatdown Saturday, Nay’Quan Wright may have provided the only bright spot for the Bulls. The senior running back rushed for 106 yards and a touchdown, which was essentially half of the total offense for USF.
Carson Steele- UCLA 17 PTS
The Bruins took a loss in a hostile environment at Oregon State; however, Steele continues to be a steady force for UCLA. The Ball State transfer rushed for 110 and a touchdown Saturday and will continue to get a heavy workload while true freshman QB Dante Moore develops.
Kobe Lewis- FAU 16.50 PTS
Lewis was on the right side of the USF/FAU matchup and was a major contributor, tallying 70 rushing yards and a touchdown. The senior running back who spent 3 years with CMU, before heading to Purdue for a year will finish out his career with the Owls and has been an important piece of the offense.
Logan Diggs- LSU 15.70 PTS
Notre Dame transfer Logan Diggs has been nothing but great for Brian Kelly in their new home. Diggs rushed for 97 and a touchdown this week, continuing to be a steady presence in a run heavy Tigers offense.
Gavin Williams- NIU 15.10 PTS
Iowa transfer Gavin Williams was a key factor in the Huskies win Saturday. In a low scoring affair against Ohio, Williams went for 55 and a touchdown on the ground, providing crucial offense in a defensive battle.