South of the Border: Eight CFC Ranked prospects put on a show in the NCAA

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  • Were you busy keeping track of the Canadian talent on Saturday afternoon? If not, you missed some big time performances across America – but don’t worry we’ve got you covered. We begin on the defensive side of the ball where CFC60 DB Enock Makonzo put together a massive 11 tackle performance along with with three quarterback hurries in Coastal Carolina’s 35-28 victory over Troy. CFC100 DB Sydney Brown wouldn’t be outdone racking up 10 total tackles including 8 solo in Illinois’ disappointing loss to Rutgers. On the East Coast we saw CFC60 DB Geoff Cantin-Arku snag 6 tackles in Syracuse’s 21-6 win over Boston College, while on the other side of the ball CFC100 DB Ezechiel Tieide also earned a tackle for the Eagles. Then lastly we stick around the ACC where CFC100 DE Daniel Joseph earned 6 tackles and half a sack in NC State’s 28-13 victory over Louisville.


  • Did you catch all that? Because we still have some headline worthy offensive performances on Saturday as well. We begin with CFC100 WR Dominic Johnson, who led the way for Buffalo in a high octane matchup catching four passes for 96 yards and a major in the Bulls 56-44 loss to Bowling Green. CFC100 WR Jared Wayne put together a very similar stat line grabbing 6 passes for 78 yards and a trip to the end zone in Pittsburgh’s 38-34 loss at the hands of Miami. Lastly we head to the land of paradise where CFC100 WR Nick Marnder caught 4 passes for 32 yards in a 51-31 loss for Hawai’i against Utah State. Sadly no wins for this group, but it wasn’t for a lack of trying on their behalf.


  • Now we head to the big leagues where Canadian players continue to make waves on Sunday. It sadly wasn’t the Los Angeles “Canadian” Chargers week again as they dropped another contest to the New England Patriots, but it wouldn’t have been as close if not for a 24 yard touchdown from rookie CFC100 WR Joshua Palmer, and a pair of good defensive performances from fellow Canucks CB Tevaughn Campbell and DT Christian Covington. Elsewhere the Canadian Cowboy continues to lead the way in Carolina as CFC100 RB Chuba Hubbard was asked to carry the load in the Panthers 19-13 victory over the Atlanta Falcons rushing for 82 yards on 24 carries and scored the only offensive touchdown for his squad. Finally we end off this edition of South of the Border with a gritty performance from CFC100 WR Chase Claypool, who caught four passes for 45 yards plus another two carries for 16 yards in the Pittsburgh Steelers important 15-10 victory over division rivals the Cleveland Browns.


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