ESPN reporters Andrea Adelson, Chris Low, Mark Schlabach and Adam Rittenberg debate the most pressing questions after Week 1.
Which Week 1 breakout player is poised for stardom?
Andrea Adelson: Stanford WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside. Bryce Love came into the season getting all the Heisman hype, so it's no surprise San Diego State decided to do everything in its power to contain him in the season opener.
That decision ultimately cost the Aztecs, as Arcega-Whiteside used his big frame (6-foot-3, 225 pounds) to dominate defenders. His career-high 226 receiving yards and three touchdowns earned him Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honors.
Arcega-Whiteside was already a reliable receiver for the Cardinal. But he's put himself in the national conversation and has a chance to stay there if teams continue to focus only on Love.
Chris Low: Ohio State redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins isn't going to pass for five touchdowns every week, but his ability to spread the ball around and fit the ball into tight windows is going to give the Buckeyes a whole different dimension on offense. He's plenty effective scrambling, too, as we saw in the third quarter of Ohio State's 77-31 blowout victory over Oregon State.
Haskins is surrounded by explosive playmakers and will utilize all of them. And as defenses align to stop Ohio State's running game, Haskins has the feel in the pocket, the awareness and the arm strength to do some serious damage through the air.