PFF rates Illinois RB Josh McCray among nation's best freshmen from Week 4
As Pro Football Focus continues to give out the top-rated performers from this past weekend of college football, more players are being put into the shining spotlight.
One of the top true freshmen from this past weekend is Illinois running back Josh McCray, who graded at 86.1 in Week 4 by PFF. He was one of the highest-graded offensive true freshmen by PFF, coming in at No. 4 nationally.
Highest-graded offensive true freshmen in Week 4:
💥 Brock Bowers, Georgia TE – 90.9
💥 Tyler Van Dyke, Miami QB – 87.9
💥 Xavier Restrepo, Miaim WR – 87.0
💥 Josh McCray, Illinois RB – 86.1 pic.twitter.com/xeosEiklfO
— PFF College (@PFF_College) September 27, 2021
In Illinois’ 13-9 road loss to Purdue, McCray rushed for 156 yards on 24 carries for an average of 6.5 yards per carry. His longest run was for 38 yards against the defense of Purdue. McCray was responsible for 156 yards of the Illini’s 275 total yards of offense.
In a game where both defenses prevailed, McCray had the best offensive performances in the game. In four games this season, McCray has rushed for 265 yards and a touchdown on 44 carries for an average of 6 yards per carry. This was his most impactful game, so far, in his collegiate career.