STATS named the fullback to its preseason all-America team at the Football Championship Subdivision level, and he is also a member of the Southern Conference's preseason all-conference team. Stoddard has carried the ball 16 times for 100 yards and a touchdown this season. And in a meeting between two teams that actually still employ fullbacks, Stoddard has a big role in the Terriers' triple-option attack.
Watson was a first-team all-conference honoree in 2017, and he is on the Southern Conference's preseason team as well. The senior cornerback led Wofford with four interceptions last season, good for third in the conference. So far this season, Watson, whose cousin Deshaun is the quarterback of the Houston Texans, has recorded seven tackles, six solo, with a pass break-up.
Rocket Ismail Jr.
Ismail has quickly become a key part of Wyoming's new-look passing attack. Through three games, Ismail is the receiver Tyler Vander Waal has targeted the most, 14 times. Despite having three more targets than any other Wyoming receiver, just six of those have ended in catches, tied for second, and Ismail's 63 receiving yards are third on the team. Some of that has been on Vander Waal, but Ismail has also had issues with drops, including a would-be touchdown against Washington State.
Head coach Craig Bohl noted that Wilson played about a game's worth of snaps, 46 to be exact, in the first half of the Missouri game. Wilson might not get much of a chance to catch his breath this week, though, as he centers Wyoming's defense against Wofford's triple-option attack. Wilson's 22 tackles lead the Cowboys through three games, and his 1.5 tackles for loss are second to Cassh Maluia among non-defensive linemen.