College football’s Week 9 Saturday slate just happens to fall on Halloween this year. Strange plays, weird outcomes and nightmares for coaching staffs are normal on any weekend during the year, but things may get a little strange on Oct. 31.
With the Halloween theme in mind, Athlon Sports has picked the 10 scariest players in college football this season. To most fans, goblins, zombies, Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, witches and skeletons cause sleepless nights or nightmares around Oct. 31. But what about coaching staffs preparing for a game? Here are the 10 player scariest players for any coaching staff to go against on a Saturday of action during the college football season.
College Football's 10 Scariest Players for 2015
Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State
Bosa’s 2015 stats aren’t up to last year’s level. However, opposing offenses are frightened about Bosa’s presence off the edge, leading to frequent double teams and running plays to the other side of the field. Even if Bosa doesn’t reach double-digit sacks (just 3.5 in 2015), the junior still ranks as one of the scariest edge rushers for any offense to gameplan for this season.
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Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU
With the recent rise in offensive production and up-tempo attacks across the nation, defensive coordinators easily have the toughest job in college football. Big 12 defensive signal-callers have plenty of experience in slowing down high-powered offenses, but Boykin is on another level. The senior quarterback can slice through a secondary (2,927 yards and 28 scores) or gash the defense on the ground (524 yards and six touchdowns). How do you stop Boykin? That’s the big question the defensive staffs of TCU’s opponents have in the many sleepless nights of game preparation.