Welcome back to another edition of The Next Level. Week 5 of the college football season provided an exciting supply of memorable moments for former Baltimore-area high school football standouts.
We will start our journey in West Point, N.Y., where Baltimore native Matt Brown rushed for a career-best four touchdowns and 226 yards on 28 carries to lead Temple to a 42-35 victory over Army. Brown, a sophomore who attended the Peddie School (N.J.), accumulated 108 yards and two touchdowns in the first half before helping the Owls rally from a 15-point third-quarter deficit with touchdown runs on back-to-back possessions in the fourth. Brown became just the fourth Temple running back to rush for four touchdowns in a game while tying the Michie Stadium touchdown record that was originally set by Pittsburgh's Tony Dorsett in 1975. The landmark performance nets Brown this week's Next Level Player of the Week honors.
Brown wasn't the only Maryland native in action for Temple on Saturday as quarterback
Chester Stewart, a Hanover native, completed 7 of 16 passes for 127 yards, including an 8-yard touchdown pass to Michael Campbell with 6 minutes remaining in the third quarter. Stewart's touchdown pass marked the first of Temple's 29 unanswered points against the Black Knights. He also picked up 19 yards on five carries, fumbling once. Senior defensive back Kwame Johnson (Parkville) notched one tackle, while redshirt freshman linebacker Gary Onuekwusi (Dunbar) and junior offensive lineman Pat Boyle (Calvert Hall) received playing time, but did not record any statistics.• Maryland sophomore defensive back Eric Franklin (Archbishop Curley) made six tackles in the Terrapins' 21-16 win over Duke. Sophomore defensive lineman A.J. Francis (Severn native) registered three solo tackles, including one for a 1-yard loss, senior wide receiver LaQuan Williams (Poly) assisted with two tackles on special teams and freshman defensive back Matt Robinson (Atholton) assisted on one tackle. Freshman tight end Dave Stinebaugh (Perry Hall) hauled in a 19-yard reception during the third quarter.
• Virginia's Raynard Horne (Overlea) filled a number of roles in the Cavaliers' 34-14 loss to Florida State, returning two kicks for 49 yards and catching three passes for 28 yards. The senior also rushed for three yards on his only carry of the game. Junior defensive tackle Nick Jenkins (Westminster native, Good Counsel graduate) assisted on one tackle.
• Redshirt freshman Michael Campanaro (River Hill) returned three kickoffs for 45 yards in Wake Forest's 24-20 loss to Georgia Tech. Redshirt sophomore linebacker Joey Ehrmann (Gilman) recorded no stats, but was flagged for a 5-yard false start penalty in the first quarter.
• North Carolina junior linebacker Zach Brown (Wilde Lake) made three solo tackles in the Tar Heels' 42-17 win over East Carolina. Freshman defensive lineman Derrell Johnson (Cardinal Gibbons) clogged the North Carolina rushing lanes to the tune of seven tackles, including four solo stops.
• Last week's Next Level Player of the Week, redshirt sophomore safety Jerome Junior (Archbishop Curley), registered four assisted tackles in Connecticut's 40-21 victory over Vanderbilt. Freshman athlete Leon Kinnard (Loyola) and redshirt sophomore wide receiver Gerrard Sheppard (McDonogh) also received playing time for the Huskies, but did not record any stats.
• Junior wide receiver Xavier Martin's (Joppatowne) 79-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter helped Utah State to a 31-16 win over Brigham Young.
• Arkansas State junior defensive back Darron Edwards (Dunbar) registered nine tackles in a 34-24 loss to Louisville.
• Senior linebacker Jerry Haubuger (Eastern Tech) made five tackles, including one for a half-yard loss in Navy's 14-6 loss at Air Force.
• Ole Miss junior defensive end Wayne Dorsey (Southwestern) recorded two tackles in the Rebels' 42-35 victory over Kentucky.
• San Jose State junior cornerback Brandon Driver returned three kicks for 63 yards and made two tackles on defense in the Spartans' 14-13 loss to UC Davis.
• Remember, this list only focuses on natives of Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County and Howard County who appear on NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision rosters. Feel free to post updates in the comment section below on any other players from the state of Maryland.
Mike Miller is an intern at The Baltimore Sun. He will be providing updates each Monday on former local high school football standouts who now play for FBS schools on Recruiting Report. Mike can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.