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College Football Name of the Year: 2nd Round

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Equanimeous St. Brown dominates, Thunder Keck emerges as a serious contender, and Dicaprio Bootle fans deal with a shockingly early exit

NCAA Football: Temple at Notre Dame Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Last week, we officially kicked off this beautiful exercise to determine the ultimate name in college football. Now, with all of your help, we have whittled our number of competing names down from 68 to 64 to 32. So, without further ado, here are the 2nd Round matchups for each region, along with a quick recap of the 1st Round results.

Voting for the 2nd Round is officially open, and will close on Thursday, September 7th at 9 AM. So be sure to get your votes in, and also sound off in the comments on your reactions to the 1st Round results - is your favorite name still alive??

Barkevious Mingo Region

1st Round Recap

The Barkevious Mingo Region saw some serious chalk, as 7 of 8 favored seeds advanced, and convincingly at that.

There was one upset, however, as 10 seed Memphis RB Doroland Dorceus managed to soundly defeat East Carolina’s Dqmarcus Shaw, who has to be very sqd qbout such q disqppointing finql score.

NCAA Football: Southern Methodist at Memphis Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

2nd Round Matchups

Poll

Which Name is Best?

This poll is closed

  • 74%
    1 Lion King (DL, Eastern Michigan)
    (134 votes)
  • 25%
    8 Bearooz Yacoobi (C, Purdue)
    (45 votes)
179 votes total Vote Now

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Which Name is Best?

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  • 55%
    4 Bayle Wolf (LB, Army)
    (102 votes)
  • 44%
    5 Dee Liner (DL, Arkansas State)
    (82 votes)
184 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Name is Best?

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  • 50%
    6 Bull Barge (LB, South Alabama)
    (91 votes)
  • 49%
    3 Ceejhay French-Love (TE, Arizona State)
    (89 votes)
180 votes total Vote Now

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Which Name is Best?

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  • 38%
    10 Doroland Dorceus (RB, Memphis)
    (66 votes)
  • 61%
    2 Q’ Drennan (WR, New Mexico)
    (107 votes)
173 votes total Vote Now

Yourhighness Moore Region

1st Round Recap

Speaking of complete chalk, the Yourhighness Moore Region went EXACTLY as it was supposed to, seeding-wise. The biggest statement win had to come from 5 seed OLB from Stanford, Thunder Keck, in his convincing win over Hawaii’s Don’Yeh Patterson. Keck collected 299 of the total 346 votes for the matchup, which is surprising considering 5 seeds often fall at the hands of 12 seeds.

Look out for Thunder Keck in the coming rounds - he may just be the criminally-underseeded name that will make a run at the Final Four. Oh, and a quick fun fact about him? His middle name is JUSTICE. His full name is THUNDER JUSTICE KECK. LET’S GOOOOOOOOOO!

2nd Round Matchups

Poll

Which Name is Best?

This poll is closed

  • 66%
    1 Divine Deablo (WR, Virginia Tech)
    (118 votes)
  • 33%
    8 Quaide Weimerskirch (FB, Georgia Tech)
    (59 votes)
177 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Name is Best?

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  • 25%
    4 Brodarious Hamm (OL, Auburn)
    (57 votes)
  • 74%
    5 Thunder Keck (OLB, Stanford)
    (165 votes)
222 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Name is Best?

This poll is closed

  • 41%
    6 Jamshyer McUmber (S, Old Dominion)
    (75 votes)
  • 58%
    3 Chaz Ah You (DB, BYU)
    (105 votes)
180 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Name is Best?

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  • 44%
    7 Royal Silver (DL, Minnesota)
    (80 votes)
  • 55%
    2 Rojesterman Farris II (DB, Hawaii)
    (99 votes)
179 votes total Vote Now

D’Brickashaw Ferguson Region

1st Round Recap

For as smoothly as the Barkevious Mingo and Yourhighness Moore regions went, the D’Brickashaw Ferguson region has already begun to give the fans the chaos they crave.

12th-seeded Joquarius Savage got things really going with the upset of the 5 seed in the region, Milord Juste of FIU, absolutely annihilating him by a score of 232-95. A couple other lopsided victories occurred here as well, as the 1 seed in the region (Squally Canada of BYU) took home 86% of the vote against the overmatched 16 seed, Hawaii’s Manly Williams.

NCAA Football: Poinsettia Bowl-Brigham Young vs Wyoming Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Meanwhile, 7th-seeded Notre Dame Fighting Irish WR Equanimeous St. Brown unsurprisingly won in the biggest blowout of the tournament so far, taking 336 out of 365 votes (92%) against Louisiana Monroe’s Trequerrios Wadley. I have a feeling this MIIIIIIIGHT be because this tournament is being run on a website frequented almost exclusively by Notre Dame fans, but I can’t be positive on that.

But the huge blowouts by some of the favorites were not the biggest stories in this region. 6 seed Fundrail Quimbley of Middle Tennessee State won by just 2 votes over 11 seed Whop Philyor of IU, and in a thrilling, last-second upset, 14 seed Sam Walkingstick of Oklahoma State toppled the 3 seed, Ole Miss’ Sincere David, 159 to 158. To have multiple matchups in the same region essentially split the vote is pretty unbelievable - I guess that’s why they call this August/September Madness, am I right???

Finally, fan-favorite Naquez Pringle, the 2 seed in the region from Kentucky, struggled with a guy named Blessman from Hawaii, scraping out a 177-141 victory that does not bode well for the blue blood as he moves forward to face stiffer competition.

2nd Round Matchups

Poll

Which Name is Best?

This poll is closed

  • 68%
    1 Squally Canada (RB, BYU)
    (117 votes)
  • 31%
    8 My-King Johnson (DE, Arizona)
    (53 votes)
170 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Name is Best?

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  • 52%
    4 Lil’Jordan Humphrey (WR, Texas)
    (88 votes)
  • 47%
    12 Joquarius Savage (OL, Louisiana Monroe)
    (80 votes)
168 votes total Vote Now

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Which Name is Best?

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  • 62%
    6 Fundrail Quimbley (WR, Middle Tennessee State)
    (131 votes)
  • 37%
    14 Sam Walkingstick (LS, Oklahoma State)
    (77 votes)
208 votes total Vote Now

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Which Name is Best?

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  • 75%
    7 Equanimeous St. Brown (WR, Notre Dame)
    (139 votes)
  • 24%
    2 Naquez Pringle (DT, Kentucky)
    (46 votes)
185 votes total Vote Now

Immaculate Perfection Harris Region

1st Round Recap

The Immaculate Perfection Harris Region brought us some more chaos, as both the 13 seed (Stanford P Jet Toner) and the 12 seed (Michigan WR Eddie McDoom) took down their heavily favored opponents with big upsets (RIP Quondarius Qualls and Cru Birdyshaw).

NCAA Football: Hawaii at Michigan Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Unsurprisingly, Poutasi Poutasi (the name so nice, they named it twice?) destroyed Vosean Crumbie, taking 85% of the vote and striking fear in the hearts of the other names in the region.

What was surprising, though, was the biggest upset of the tournament so far, as 15 seed Hansome Tanielu of BYU took 72% of the vote against the 2 seed, Nebraska’s Dicaprio Bootle. Perhaps Bootle came in severely overhyped due to my own personal preferences, but I will NEVER forgive you all for eliminating one of my favorites so early on, especially just because the other guy is just really Handsome.

Learn to judge a book by more than its cover, folks.

2nd Round Matchups

Poll

Which Name is Best?

This poll is closed

  • 60%
    1 Racey McMath (WR, LSU)
    (95 votes)
  • 39%
    8 Kingjames Taylor (OL, Hawaii)
    (61 votes)
156 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Name is Best?

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  • 67%
    13 Jet Toner (P, Stanford)
    (138 votes)
  • 32%
    12 Eddie McDoom (WR, Michigan)
    (67 votes)
205 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Name is Best?

This poll is closed

  • 34%
    6 Zoauntarrious Brunt (DB, Colorado State)
    (56 votes)
  • 65%
    3 Poutasi Poutasi (OL, California)
    (106 votes)
162 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Name is Best?

This poll is closed

  • 32%
    7 Diocemy Saint Juste (RB, Hawaii)
    (51 votes)
  • 67%
    15 Handsome Tanielu (DT, BYU)
    (108 votes)
159 votes total Vote Now

Welp, that’s it. Please be sure to get your votes in before Thursday morning, and also please leave a comment below to let me know how you’re feeling after a wild and wacky first round (or just to leave a completely irrelevant comment — I’m not too picky).