Greg Cote

Hoot, hoot! An Owl crashes party, joins Bull, Knight & Cane in state Offensive POY chase

FAU’s Devin Singletary has catapulted to fopurth place in the Herald’s state-colleges Offensive Player of the Year rankings behind Miami’s Malik Rosier and two others.
FAU’s Devin Singletary has catapulted to fopurth place in the Herald’s state-colleges Offensive Player of the Year rankings behind Miami’s Malik Rosier and two others.

SOPY STANDINGS / WEEK 10: AN OWL CRASHES THE PARTY, ENTERS 'STATE HEISMAN' RACE: It's been a three-man race all season for the Herald's 2017 State Offensive Player of the Year award -- the "state Heisman." Well, make it four now. Add Florida Atlantic running back Devin Singletary to the quarterback troika of South Florida's Quinton Flowers, UCF's McKenzie Milton and Miami's Malik Rosier. All had huge Week 10 performances, with Flowers overtaking the No. 1 spot with a season-high 341.5-point game, Singletary scoring 287, Milton 262 and Rosier 215.5. Also in the 200 club: Florida State RB Cam Akers with 229. Our weekly rankings measure the most productive quarterbacks, running backs and receivers from the state's seven FBS teams: Miami, Florida, Florida State, FIU, FAU, UCF and South Florida. The rankings are cumulative but based weekly on average points per game: Total points divided by number of games a player's team has played. This keeps the comparison even because not all teams have played the same number of games at the same time. Our simple formula awards a half-point for every passing yard and one point for every rushing or receiving yard, with six points for every TD scored or thrown.

SOPY Top 10 entering Week 11:

RK LW Player, School-Pos. Average / Total (Games)

1 3 Quinton Flowers-SoFla qb 208.06 1,872.5 / 9

2 1 McKenzie Milton-UCF qb 205.06 1,640.5 / 8

3 2 Malik Rosier-Miami qb 197.00 1,576 / 8

4 4 Devin Singletary-FAU rb 173.11 1,558 / 9

5 5 Alex McGough-FIU qb 132.00 1,056 / 8

6 9 Cam Akers-FSU rb 113.94 911.5 / 8

7 6 Thomas Owens-FIU rec 107.31 858.5 / 8

8 7 Travis Homer-Miami rb 105.88 847 / 8

9 -- Marquez Valdes-Scantling-SoFla rec 96.11 865 / 9

10 -- Adrian Killins, UCF rb 95.63 765 / 8

Bubble: Darius Tice-SoFla rb, 94.11. Other team leader: Malik Davis-Florida rb, 74.50. Week 10 best: Flowers-SoFla qb, 341.5. Season best: Flowers-SoFla qb, 341.5 points (W10).

Cote's State of the State rankings: 1. Miami (8-0); 2. UCF (8-0); 3. South Florida (8-1); 4. Florida State (3-5); 5. Florida (3-5); 6. FIU (6-2); 7. FAU (6-3).

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