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Ole Miss QB Matt Corral adds to Heisman resume

Matt Corral leads Ole Miss over Tennessee

Matt Corral added the Tennessee Volunteers to his Heisman Trophy resume this weekend. As we amplify Latino voices and stories in sports and culture, Corral has been a regular presence among the players of the week on Our Esquina’s weekly recap of Latinos in college football.

There are more than 100 Latinos contributing in college football as players or coaches. None has shone more consistently this season than Corral. On the coaching side, Baylor’s Dave Aranda has the Bears rolling and in the Associated Press Top 25 poll at No. 20.

Aranda has done such a great job in his second season as a head coach, he’s now being touted as a potential choice to become Louisiana State University’s next head coach. Baylor (6-1 overall, 3-1 in the Big 12) upset favored BYU 38-24 on Saturday.

Our Esquina Latino Offensive Player of the Week, Matt Corral

Matt Corral, the Ole Miss junior quarterback, is again our Offensive Player of the Week. The Southern Californian threw for two touchdowns, 235 yards and ran for 195 yards in the No. 13 Rebels’ 31-26 road victory over the Tennessee Volunteers. 

The game was delayed for about 20 minutes after the Volunteers fans threw debris onto the playing surface and at the Ole Miss bench just a little after the minute mark in the fourth quarter.

At this pace, expect Matt Corral in New York for the Heisman Trophy presentation.

Latino Defensive Player of the Week, Ron Stone, Jr. 

Washington State redshirt junior edge rusher/ linebacker Ron Stone, Jr. helped the Cougars’ 34-31 comeback victory over Stanford. 

Stone, Jr. recorded seven tackles, two for a loss, including a sack on Stanford’s final possession of the game. With the Cougars offense stagnating, Stone single-handedly halted first quarter Cardinal drives in the red zone. He had a tackle at the line of scrimmage and a deflected pass.

Stanford settled for field goals on those drives to take a 13-point lead.  A touchdown in either of these situations might have put the game out of reach early for the Cougars. 

Stone is the son of former NFL offensive lineman Ron Stone. His sister Ronika, a professional volleyball player in Europe, was a three-time All-Pac-12 performer at Oregon.

Special Teams Player of the Week, Andrés Borregales. 

Freshman Miami kicker Andrés Borregales was perfect against North Carolina. He hit his two field goals from 44 and 42 yards. Borregales added four extra points in the Hurricanes’ 45-42 loss to the University of North Carolina. 

Other items of note:

Fresno State tight end Juan Rodriguez scored his first career touchdown, a two-yard reception for the Bulldogs’ first score of the game. It would be the only one they would need as the visiting Bulldogs’ blanked Wyoming 17-0. 

San Diego State wide receiver Jesse Matthews, a former walk-on, hauled in four passes for 54 yards and two touchdowns in a 19-13 double overtime road win over the defending Mountain West champion San Jose State Spartans.  He scored both touchdowns in overtime. 

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Latinos in College Football

Aguilar, Luis NAU K FG- 1/2PAT- 8/8 W, 59-35Southern Utah
Alcoser, Joe  Houston  DFO BYE
Alonso, Mandy Virginia  DL Tackles- 4 W, 48-0Duke
Araiza, Matt  San Diego St. P/K FG- 2/3PAT- 1/1 W, 19-13San Jose State
Aranda, Dave  Baylor  Head Coach  W, 38-24BYU
Arias, Daniel  Colorado  WR  2 rec.,12 yds.  W, 34-0Arizona
Arroyo, Elijah Miami (FL) TE NO STATS L, 45-42North Carolina 
Arroyo, Marcus UNLV Head Coach  L, 28-24Utah State
Avalos, Andy Boise State Head Coach L, 24-17Air Force
Aybar, Wilfredo Stanford LB NO STATS W, 34-31Washington State
Banda, Ephraim  Utah State Def. Coord/Safeties W, 28-24UNLV
Barr-Mira, Nicholas UCLA K FG- 1/2PAT- 3/3  W, 24-17Washington
Borregales, Andrés Miami (FL) K FG- 2/2PAT- 4/4 L, 45-42North Carolina
Calzada, Zach Texas A&M QB 13/25, 148 yds., 2 TD. 1 INT W, 35-14Missouri
Camarena, Evan  Portland State CB 2 tackles W, 31-10Idaho State
Canales, Mike “Chico” Maryland  Analyst  BYE
Cardenas, Oscar UTSA TE 1 rec., 25 yds.  W, 45-0Rice
Cavazos, Lejond Ohio State  CB BYE
Chavez, Isaiah  New Mexico  QB 1/1, 5 yds.  L, 36-7Colorado State 
Coley, James Texas A&M TE Coach W, 35-14Missouri
Corral, Matt Ole Miss  QB 21/38, 231 yds, 2 TD, 1 INT
30 rushes, 195 yds,
W, 31-26Tennessee
Corrales, Beau  North Carolina WR NO STATS L, 45-42Miami (FL)
Cristobal, Mario  Oregon  Head Coach W, 24-17California 
Cropper, Jalen  Fresno St.  WR 4 rec., 18 yds, 1 TD
3 rushes, 4 yds. 
W, 17-0Wyoming 
Cruz, Gunner  Arizona   QB 13/22, 82 yds., 0-TD, 1- INT
3 rushes, 12 yds. 
L, 34-0Colorado
Davila, Peter Albany  DB Coach  L, 17-10Villanova
Diaz, Manny Miami (FL) Head Coach  L, 45-42North Carolina
Echevarria, Jesus  Washington St.  DL 1 tackle  W, 34-31Stanford 
Escobar, Alex  NM State RB BYE
Escobar, Ivan  NM State DL BYE
Fernandez, Aaron  Southern Utah RGC/OL W, 59-35NAU
Figueroa, Nick  USC DL BYE
Flores, Joah New Mexico  WR NO STATS W, 36-7Colorado State
Flores, Justin  Maine  WR coach  W, 27-16William & Mary
Fuente, Justin  Virginia Tech  Head Coach  L, 28-7Pittsburgh
Flores, Reynaldo UTEP RB 8 rushes, 21 yds. 3 rec., 48 yds.  W, 19-3Louisiana Tech
Garcia, Albert  Fresno St.  DPP W, 17-0Wyoming 
Garcia, Elijah  Rice  DL 5 tackles, 1 QB hurry W, 45-0UTSA
Garcia, Jake  Miami (FL) QB NO STATS L, 45-42North Carolina
Garcia, Julio UNLV OL Total Offense- 330 yds. L, 28-24Utah State
Garcia, Xavier  Temple  Def. GA BYE
Garcia- Castaneda, Isaiah  NM State WR BYE
Gonzalez, Billy  Florida WR/ Passing Game Coord.  W, 49-42LSU
Gonzales, Christian  Colorado CB 6 tackles, 1 TFL W, 34-0Arizona 
Gonzales, Danny  New Mexico  Head Coach W, 36-7Colorado State
Gonzales, Paul TCU Safeties Coach  L, 52-31Oklahoma
Gutierrez, Daniel  UNLV K FG- 1/1PAT- 3/3 L. 28-24Utah State
Hernandez, Dan Eastern Illinois  OL Coach L, 28-17UT-Martin
Hernandez, Zach  Cal Poly  DB BYE
Infante, Gabe  Temple RB Coach BYE
Jackson, Jim  Rice  TE Coach  L, 45-0UTSA
Longoria, Esai Montana Tech OL BYE
Loya, Logan  UCLA WR 1 rec., 18 yds. 
PR- 2 returns, 23 yds.
W, 24-17Washington
Lozano, Alex Portland State LB 2 tackles, 1 fumble recovery W, 31-10Idaho State
Madrigal, Anthony  San Jose St. LB NO STATS L, 19-13San Diego State
Magana, Jorge  Montana Tech LB BYE
Maldonado, Dino NM State QB BYE
Maldonado, Gunner  Arizona  Safety 5 tackles  L, 34-0Colorado
Martinez, Adrian  Nebraska  QB 18/33, 241 yds. , 1 TD W, 30-23Minnesota
Martinez, Cameron  Ohio State  SAF BYE
Martinez, RJ NAU QB 23-29, 417 YDS., 5 TD
10 rushes, 65 yds., 2 TD
W, 59-35Southern Utah
Martinez, Marc Tarleton St.  LB coach W, 41-20Dixie State
Martinez, Willie  Tennessee CB coach  L, 31-26Ole Miss 
Mateos, Eric  Baylor  OL W, 38-24BYU
Matthews, Jesse San Diego State  WR 4 rec., 54 yds,. 2 TD W, 19-13San Jose State
Mejia, Christian  Washington St.  DL 1 tackle W, 34-31Stanford
Melo, Lucas  Davenport University  Run Game Coordinator/Defensive Line L, 16-3Wayne State
Mendez, Julian  Ottawa University  Offensive Coordinator  BYE
Mirabal, Alex Oregon  OL Coach  W, 24-17California 
Montano, Abraham  Fresno State K NO STATS W, 17-0Wyoming
Montero, Antonio Rice LB 6 tackles  L, 45-0UTSA
Morales, Kamari  North Carolina  TE NO STATS W, 45-42Miami (FL)
Navarro, Jaime  San Jose St.  OL Total Offense- 345 yds.  L, 19-13San Diego State
Navarro, Juan  NCCU  DL Coach BYE
Navarro, Donny  Illinois  WR BYE
Nunez, Jay Eastern Michigan Sp. TeamsAssoc. HC L, 38-31Ball State 
Olave, Chris  Ohio State WR BYE
Ornelas, Jesse Central Oklahoma  RB Coach W, 24-14Fort Hays State
Ortega, Josh  UTEP DE 1 tackle  W, 19-3Louisiana Tech
Ortega- Jones, Julian  Texas St.  WR  NO STATS L, 31-28Troy 
Ortiz, Angel Ottawa Univ. (AZ) WR Coach BYE
Pacheco, Isaih Rutgers RB 13 rushes, 15 yds.  L, 21-7Northwestern
Padilla, David Charleston Southern  Ass’t AD for Football W, 35-5Hampton
Pagan, Justice  Portland State LB 5 tackles, 1 sack,1 TFL, 1 Pass Breakup W, 31-10Idaho State
Perales, David  Fresno State DL Tackles- 3Sacks- 0.5TFL- 1.5 W, 17-0Wyoming
Ponce, Frank  Appalachian State  Offensive Coordinator  L, 41-13Louisiana- Lafayette
Ramirez, José Eastern Michigan DE 5 tackles, 1 QB Hurry L, 38-31Ball State
Ramirez, Manny  Texas Southern OL Coach  L, 34-20Grambling State
Regalado, Marco Washington State Director of On-Campus Recruiting W, 34-31Stanford
Restrepo, Xavier Miami (FL) WR 2 rec., 36 yds.  L, 45-42North Carolina
Reveles, Miguel La Verne Offensive Coordinator BYE
Rivas, Eddie  Texas State OL Total offense- 370 yds.  L, 31-28Troy 
Rivas- Sandoval, Cesar Southeastern University  Head Coach W, 20-17Keiser University 
Rodriguez, Anthony  Portland State TE NO STATS W, 31-10Idaho State
Rodriguez, Chris  Kentucky  RB 7 rushes, 7 yds.
4 rec.,10 yds. 
L, 30-13Georgia
Rodriguez, Drew Towson St.  QB coach Rhode Island
Rodriguez, Jacob Virginia  RB 2 rushes, 5 yds.  W, 48-0Duke
Rodriguez, Joel FIU OL coach  BYE
Rodriguez, Juan  Fresno State  TE 1 rec., 2 yds., 1 TD W, 17-0Wyoming 
Rodriguez, Justin  UTSA RB NO STATS W, 45-0Rice
Rodriguez, Malcolm Oklahoma St. LB 5 tackles, 0.5 – TFL, 1 QB Hurry W, 32-24Texas
Rodriguez, Oscar Akron Assoc. HC/ ILB L, 34-21Miami (OH)
Rodriguez, Robert  Arizona St. DL coach L, 35-21Utah
Rojas, Manny  Delaware  Def. Coordinator L, 34-17Stony Brook
Rubio, Cruz  Cal Poly  LS BYE
Salazar, Martin  Portland State DL 1 tackle, 1 sack, 1 TFL, 1 forced fumble  W, 31-10Idaho State
Sanchez, Angel Montana Tech CB BYE
Santa Cruz, Victor  Hawaii  Defensive Ends coach W, 34-17Nevada
Santana, Bryce  New Mexico DE NO STATS W, 36-7Colorado State
Santana, JuanCarlos  Tulsa  WR 4 rec., 49 yds.  W, 32-31South Florida
Segura, Justin  NM State DL BYE
Silva, Cesar  Fresno State K FG- 1/2PAT- 2/2  W, 17-0Wyoming
Small, Seth Texas A&M  K FG- 0/2PAT- 5/5 W, 35-14Missouri
Sori-Marin, Mariano Minnesota  LB 6 tackles  W, 30-23Nebraska 
Soto, Anthony Lenoir-Rhyne  Offensive Coordinator/ /OL W, 59-0Carson- Newman
Steele, Chris  USC CB BYE
Umana, Orlando  Ole Miss OL Total Offense- 510 yds.  W, 31-26Tennessee 
Stone, Jr., Ron  Washington State LB 7 tackles, 1 sack, 2 TFL, 1 Pass Defended W, 34-21Stanford
Velazquez, Alonzo Wyoming  OL Total Offense- 271 yds  W, 17-0Fresno State
Ybarra, Austin Montana Tech LB BYE

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