SAN JOSE, CA – JANUARY 05: Kirk Herbstreit of ESPN attends the Party At The Playoff at The GlassHouse on January 5, 2019 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for ESPN)ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit has gained a reputation for being one of college football’s best TV analysts.Herbstreit calls the nation’s top game on a weekly basis. But that doesn’t stop him from seeing all of the action across the country.After the opening weekend of college football, Herbstreit names the five players that impressed him the most in week one.Here’s his list: Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma QBHank Bachmeier, Boise State QBJonathan Taylor, Wisconsin RBBrandon Talton, Nevada KDeandre Square, Kentucky LBHurts is receiving plenty of attention after his stellar debut for Oklahoma. The former Alabama quarterback scored six touchdowns (three passing and three rushing) and threw for 332 yards to go along with 176 rushing yards. The Sooners beat Houston, 49-31.Next, Bachmeier put on a show in his collegiate debut. The true freshman QB completed 30-of-51 passes totaling 407 yards and one touchdown. Bachmeier led his team to a comeback victory over Florida State.My top performances of WEEK 1Teams1-@GeorgiaStateFB 2-@BroncoSportsFB 3-@AuburnFootball 4-@OU_Football 5-@BadgerFootball Players1-Jalen Hurts OU QB2-Hank Bachmeier Boise St QB3-Jonathon Taylor Wisconsin RB4-Brandon Talton Nevada FR K 5-Deandre Square Kentucky LB— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) September 3, 2019Wisconsin’s Taylor is already one of the best running backs in the nation. After 16 carries for 135 yards, 2 receptions for 48 yards and four total touchdowns against South Florida, Taylor continues to make a name for himself.Nevada’s freshman kicker Talton nailed a 56-yard field goal as time expired to give the Wolf Pack the win over Purdue. Immediately after the game, Talton was awarded a full-time scholarship.Coming in at No. 5, Square had a solid defensive showing against Toledo. He finished with 11 total tackles, 1.5 TFL, 0.5 sacks and one interception. His defensive effort helped the Wildcats win their season opener.My top performances of WEEK 1Teams1-@GeorgiaStateFB 2-@BroncoSportsFB 3-@AuburnFootball 4-@OU_Football 5-@BadgerFootball Players1-Jalen Hurts OU QB2-Hank Bachmeier Boise St QB3-Jonathon Taylor Wisconsin RB4-Brandon Talton Nevada FR K 5-Deandre Square Kentucky LB— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) September 3, 2019Agree or disagree with Herbstreit’s top five performers in week one?
Report by Ashantha Warunasuriya Amarakoon said that the BJP will seek the protection of the Sinhalese community by contesting the election and is also calling for unity among the Sinhalese. (Colombo Gazette) The BJP, which includes members of the Bodu Bala Sena, said that there is a clear threat to the Sinhalese community from some minority groups. The Bodu Jana Peramuna (BJP) today sought unity among the Sinhalese community as it launched its election manifesto for the August 17 Parliament election.BJP General Secretary Dr. Nath Amarakoon said that the manifesto was launched after it was presented to the Kandy Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth Relic) today.