AJ Swann, quarterback for Vanderbilt, is set to face Wake Forest in an upcoming game. Swann has established himself as the starting quarterback, beating out his competition, Mike Wright. In the first game of the season, Swann led the Commodores to victory, completing 63% of his passes for 258 yards. He has earned a strong offensive grade so far. Wake Forest’s defense struggled against the pass last season, allowing 270 passing yards per game with a high touchdown-to-interception ratio. Vanderbilt’s defense also struggled against the pass in 2022. With the strong performances of Will Sheppard and Jayden McGowan, Swann is expected to have a successful passing game and exceed 208.5 passing yards.
Lideatrick Griffin, wide receiver for Mississippi State, is projected to face Arizona in an upcoming game. Unfortunately, Mississippi State has shifted its offensive strategy away from the pass-heavy air raid offense. The team now has a higher emphasis on running the ball. Griffin had limited involvement in the passing game in the previous game, lining up in the backfield and running only a few routes. He earned four receptions for 33 receiving yards. Due to this limited role and the change in offensive strategy, Griffin’s receiving yards are expected to be below 42.5 in the upcoming game.
Audric Estime, running back for Notre Dame, will face NC State. Notre Dame has had dominant performances in their first two games of the season against Navy and Tennessee State. Estime came close to exceeding his rushing yards total in the previous game, with the coaching staff allowing him additional carries even with a large lead. This indicates the team’s confidence in Estime as their primary running back. In the past, whenever Estime has received 13 or more carries in a game, he has surpassed 80 rushing yards in the majority of those instances. With a strong usage rate and the team’s reliance on him, Estime is expected to exceed 79.5 rushing yards.
Markeise Irving, running back for Oregon, is set to face Texas Tech. In the previous game against Portland State, Irving had limited involvement due to the lopsided nature of the game. However, in the 2022 season, Irving showcased his value as an all-purpose player, frequently catching passes for significant yardage. Texas Tech has a fast-paced offense that runs a high number of plays per game. With the potential for a high-scoring game, and Irving’s ability to contribute in the receiving game, he is expected to exceed 17.5 receiving yards in the upcoming game.
There have been notable adjustments in the projected passing and receiving yards for several players. Players such as Michael Penix Jr., Shedeur Sanders, Travis Hunter, Jalen Milroe, and Isaiah Bond have seen changes in their projected yardage totals.