Sports Illustrated released its college football midseason All-American team and players from the Utes and the Cougars made the list.

Utah’s Mitch Wishnowsky earned first-team recognition as the punter after leading the nation with 49.13 yards yards per punt.

BYU running back Jamaal Williams made the second-team. He is second in the nation with 942 yards and 10 touchdowns on 165 carries. Donnel Pumphrey of San Diego State and Dalvin Cook from Florida State were the first-team running backs.

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Sports Illustrated’s Luke Winn looked at the top freshman projected scorers in college basketball and BYU guard TJ Haws was high on the list coming in at No. 14.

Writes Winn, “BYU’s TJ Haws (No. 14), meanwhile, is the oldest freshman on this list; he graduated from high school in 2014, spent the past two years on an LDS mission in France and is already married. He projects to score 10.3 ppg for the Cougars — only slightly less than the 11.3 his older brother, Tyler, scored as a BYU freshman in 2009–10.”

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It was a good weekend both locally and nationally in college football as some of the game’s best players put up some impressive numbers on the way to important wins. There were big passing days, huge rushing performances and dominating defensive efforts.

Here is a look at the top Heisman Trophy candidates and the local leaders after the seventh weekend of college football.

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