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Kirk Herbstreit Reveals Top 6 Players Of Week 9

A general photo of Kirk Herbstreit.

SAN JOSE, CA - JANUARY 05: Kirk Herbstreit of ESPN attends the Party At The Playoff at The GlassHouse on January 5, 2019 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for ESPN)

College football's Week 9 is in the books. It was certainly an exciting weekend of action marked with some impressive individual performances.

ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit took to Twitter on Monday evening to reveal his top 6 players of Week 9. To no surprise, Ohio State's star defensive end Chase Young tops the list.

You can find Herbstreit's top 6 players of Week 9 below:

  1. Chase Young, Ohio State DE
  2. Kedon Slovis and Michael Pittman, USC QB and WR
  3. J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State RB
  4. Utah's defense
  5. CJ Verdell, Oregon RB
  6. Mac Jones, Alabama QB

Young was so good on Saturday that some are starting to consider the defensive end the Heisman front-runner. The DE was a constant force against Wisconsin on Saturday, finishing with six tackles, five tackles for loss, four sacks and two forced fumbles.

USC's dynamic offensive connection between QB Kedon Slovis and WR Michael Pittman comes in at No. 2. Slovis finished with a huge 406-yard and four touchdown performance while Pittman caught seven passes for 156 yards and two touchdowns against Colorado.

Another Ohio State star checks in at No. 3. Running back J.K. Dobbins turned in a 163-yard and two touchdown performance against Wisconsin.

At No. 4, Herbstreit lists the entire Utah defense. The Utes shut down the Cal Golden Bears, holding them to zero points and 83 total yards on offense.

Oregon running back CJ Verdell had an incredible game against Washington State late Saturday night. Verdell had 23 carries for 257 yards, 57 receiving yards and three touchdowns.

Last but not least, Alabama quarterback Mac Jones did a solid job filling in for the injured Tua Tagovailoa. Jones completed 18-of-22 passes for 235 yards and three touchdowns in the Crimson Tide's win over Arkansas.