Pick Six: Boyd, Stills are overlooked stars on losing teams
FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2019, file photo, Arkansas running back Rakeem Boyd carries against Western Kentucky during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Fayetteville, Ark. After a promising 2018, Boyd was a breakout star in the Southeastern Conference with 1,133 yards rushing and eight touchdowns last season.
(AP Photo/Michael Woods, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2018, file photo, Middle Tennessee safety Reed Blankenship (12) breaks up a pass intended for UAB wide receiver Andre Wilson (3) during the second half of the Conference USA championship college football game in Murfreesboro, Tenn. A season-ending ankle injury limited Blankenship to seven games last season and he was still second-team all-Conference USA. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2019, file photo, West Virginia defensive lineman Darius Stills (56) chases a North Carolina State runner during an NCAA college football game in Morgantown, W.Va. Stills had 14.5 tackles for loss and seven sacks last year, helping a rebuilding team put a up respectable five victories. At 6-1, 285, he isn't the typical hulking nose guard, but few linemen in the country are tougher to block. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2019, file photo, Kansas' Pooka Williams Jr. (1) runs for a long gain as Texas' Brandon Jones (19) pursues during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Austin, Texas. Williams' first two seasons with the Jayhawks have produced 2,186 yards rushing at 6.0 yards per carry and 10 touchdowns. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2018, file photo, Baylor quarterback Jalan McClendon, right, is pulled down by Duke defensive end Chris Rumph II, left during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Waco, Texas. Rumph, a fourth-year junior speed rusher, was overlooked in an Atlantic Coast Conference with lots of good defensive ends last year. His 13.5 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks were only good enough for third-team all-ACC. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune Herald via AP, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2018, file photo, South Carolina running back Rico Dowdle (5) carries the ball against Coastal Carolina's Silas Kelly (29), Tarron Jackson (9), and C.J. Brewer (52) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Columbia, S.C. Jackson led the Sun Belt in sacks last year with 10 and returns for his senior season as a contender to be the conference defensive player of the year. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)