College Football Week 1: 5 SEC Players Who Stood Out The Most

5 SEC Players Who Stood Out Most in Week 1

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Week 1 of the college football season has almost come to a close, and like usual, the SEC dominated the coverage and provided outstanding performances to kick off the season. The SEC will be an offensive juggernaut this year, so get used to seeing these names pop up week in and week out. Here are the top five performances of Week 1 in the SEC.

5. Cameron Artis-Payne

Cameron Artis-Payne
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5. Cameron Artis-Payne

Cameron Artis-Payne
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It has to be great to be a running back in Gus Malzahn's system. With Tre Mason entering the NFL Draft last year, there was a hole at running back. Not any more. Cameron Artis-Payne kicked off his 2014 campaign with 26 carries, 177 yards and a touchdown. Expect similar outputs throughout the year.

4. Amari Cooper

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4. Amari Cooper

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Amari Cooper is the best receiver in college football, and he will be playing on Sundays next year, but Nick Saban will take advantage of him as long as he is part of the Crimson Tide. In the first game with a new quarterback, Cooper had 12 catches for 130 yards.

3. T.J. Yeldon

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3. T.J. Yeldon

T.J. Yeldon
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The SEC will be dominated by running backs this year, and T.J. Yeldon isn't the last one on this list. Yeldon should be in for a big year and he will be relied on heavily until Nick Saban feels comfortable enough with a quarterback. Yeldon is just carrying on the tradition of great running backs at Alabama.

2. Todd Gurley

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2. Todd Gurley

Todd Gurley
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On any other week, Todd Gurley would be at the top of the list. He finished with almost 300 all-purpose yards. He had 15 carries for 198 yards and three touchdowns, and he also added a 100-yard kickoff return. I know it's early, but Gurley, if he remains healthy, will be in the Heisman race at the end of the season.

1. Kenny Hill

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1. Kenny Hill

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The game happened on Thursday night, so you may forget Kenny Hill's performance, but it was something special. Hill shredded the South Carolina defense, and he made Texas A&M fans forget about Johnny Manziel real quick. He finished the night 44-60 with 511 yards and three touchdowns.

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