Dame’s Dudes: Malik Willis headlines CFB’s top Week 5 performances


As a result of being sick, I was unable to provide my week four best performances. That being said, I am back to list Dame’s Dudes of week five. You can find week three’s list of Dame’s Dudes here

Chase Brown, RB, Illinois

Chase Brown was the best player on the field versus the Charlotte 49ers. Illinois’ passing game was nonexistent. Therefore, the offense funneled through Brown and the rushing attack. As a result, Brown rushed the ball 26 times for 257 yards and two touchdowns. He averaged nearly ten yards per attempt.

Brown forced five missed tackles and broken 10 others. After contact, he gained 198 of his 257 yards. Brown displayed his burst, power, and contact balance. He is a patient and decisive runner. Once the lanes open, Brown hits them without hesitation. A dominant performance earns a spot as one of Dame’s Dudes.

Tyler Allgeier, RB, BYU

Finally, BYU’s star running back’s breakout game happened. Tyler Allgeier is a powerful back that excels with zone blocking. Utah State felt his presence all night long. Allgeier attacked their leverage on the perimeter. As a result, he found cutback lanes as the game progressed.

Allgeier torched Utah state for 218 yards on 22 carries and three touchdowns. At 220+ pounds, he has the speed and burst to consistently outrun angles. Allgeier was one of the most impactful players of the weekend. If he can muster up more performances like this, his draft stock will trend upwards.

Josh Downs, WR, UNC

Sam Howell has rebounded after the debacle versus Virginia Tech. His rising star wideout Josh Downs is having a great season. Once again Downs came up huge for his offense this weekend against Duke. The 5’10 dynamic receiver made plays on all three levels of Duke’s defense.

Downs caught eight of his 13 targets for 168 receiving yards and one touchdown. He made plays happen after the catch for 124 yards. Per Sports Info Solutions, only 44 of Downs’s 168 yards came through the air. This was a great performance by Downs and that is what Dame’s Dudes are all about.

Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas

Bijan Robinson was more than impactful. He put Texas on his back. In a matchup against TCU, Robinson was a hassle to bring down. TCU felt his impact on the ground, through the air, and as a blocker. He is the total package. Robinson finished with career highs in carries and rushing yards.

He has elite-level agility, elusiveness, and cutting ability. Every tool in his box was on display Saturday. Therefore, he finished the game with 35 carries for 216 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Also, Robinson made life difficult for TCU defenders forcing six tackles and breaking 18 more. Not only is he the best running back in the country, but he’s a member of Dame’s Dudes.

Malik Willis, QB, Liberty

Last but not least, my top quarterback prospect Malik Willis finds himself as one of Dame’s Dudes. Finally, Willis put up a noteworthy passing stat line to pair with his dynamic rushing prowess. Against UAB, Willis put everything together offensively. He threw for 287 yards on 13 of 19 and a touchdown. Also, rushed for 144 yards on 15 carries for two touchdowns.


The play above highlights his innate ability to improvise and create out of the structure. He is the best dual-threat quarterback prospect in this class. While he is a dynamic runner, he adds a layer of brute strength/power also. Malik Willis is trending upward for the NFL Draft. Willis is one of the funniest players to study in this class.