The Caribe Royale Orlando Hula Bowl will be played in Orlando, Florida on January 13th, 2024 and is televised on CBS Sports. The staff at NFL Draft Diamonds has worked for the past three years as the scouting staff for the Hula Bowl, and we are excited to get the 2023-24 season underway. With tons of great football games in the NCAA this week, we wanted to break down several of the Top Performers in the FBS that would have eligibility to play in our game. We are definitely watching and had scouts at 16 games this week around the country. Let’s break down some of the best performances from week 5.
Michael Penix Jr., QB, Washington – The Tampa, Florida native has the Huskies off to a hot start winning 5 games in a row. The former Indiana Hoosiers quarterback is a great manager who threw for 363 yards this week. It is his fifth straight 300 yard performance. He has 1999 passing yards on the year with 16 touchdowns and just 2 interceptions.
Tre Harris, WR, Ole Miss – The Senior wide out from Lafayette, Louisiana scorched his home state LSU Tigers this week. Harris had 8 receptions for 153 yards and 1 touchdown and brought his total on the year up to 16 receptions for 341 yards and six touchdowns. Harris the 6’2 wide out looked very good against LSU.
Ray Davis, RB, Kentucky – The Florida Gators could not stop the 5’10 running back from San Francisco, California. Davis absolutely shredded the Gators defense. He finished the game with 26 carries for 280 yards on the ground and three rushing touchdowns. Davis made history this past weekend as they routed the #22 ranked Gators 33-14.
Jalen Green, DE, James Madison – The senior defensive end for JMU deserves to be on this list. Green had a night to remember. He finished the game with 3.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, and a pick six of 24 yards. It was his first defensive touchdown of his career, and it came at an amazing time. JMU beat South Alabama 31-23.
Alex McNulty, K, Buffalo/Devin Grant, S, Buffalo – Senior kicker Alex McNulty made a 42-yard field goal in overtime and then Sophomore Devin Grant blocked a field-goal attempt to help Buffalo beat Akron 13-10 on Saturday in a Mid-American Conference opener for both teams.