ORLANDO (UCFKnights.com) – Mike Hughes burst onto the scene for the Knights in 2017. He’s done it again for the Minnesota Vikings in 2018. After being selected in the first round of the NFL Draft, Hughes went out and returned an interception for a touchdown in his very first game as a pro.
Hughes finished with three tackles, two pass break-ups and the aforementioned 28-yard pick six as the Vikings defeated the San Francisco 49ers 24-16 in week one of the NFL season. Last night, Hughes then went on to throw out the first pitch at the Minnesota Twins game.
The Griffins enjoyed an emotional first game of the 2018 season, as both twins started on defense for the Seahawks on Sunday. Shaquill finished with seven tackles at cornerback, while Shaquem had two at linebacker.
Brandon Marshall, another new Seahawk, hauled in three catches on the day, including a 20-yard touchdown that tied the game with the Broncos, 17-17. Marshall totaled 46 yards on three catches as Denver defeated Seattle 27-24.
Blake Bortles and A.J. Bouye helped lead the Jaguars to a 20-15 road win against the Giants. Bortles threw one touchdown through the air, but also ran for a career-long 41-yard rush. Bouye finished with four tackles.
Speed ⛵️ pic.twitter.com/sgao1Nq0lQ— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) September 9, 2018
NFL Week 1
Jordan Akins – 2 catches for 11 yards vs. Patriots
Blake Bortles – Started, 18-of-33 for 176 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT, 4 rushes for 42 yards vs. Giants
A.J. Bouye – Started, 4 tackles vs. Giants
Clayton Geathers – Started, 7 tackles and a forced fumble vs. Bengals
Shaquill Griffin – Started, 6 tackles vs. Broncos
Shaquem Griffin – Started, 2 tackles vs. Broncos
Mike Hughes – 3 tackles, 2 pass breakups, 1 interception for touchdown vs. 49ers
Charley Hughlett – Played vs. Steelers
Kemal Ishmael – 2 tackles and a fumble recovery vs. Eagles
Brandon Marshall – 3 catches for 46 yards, 1 TD vs. Broncos
Justin McCray – Started vs. Bears
Latavius Murray – 11 rushes for 42 yards vs. 49ers
Matt Prater – 1-for-3 on FGs, 2-for-2 on PATs
Josh Sitton – Started vs. Titans
Tre'Quan Smith – Played vs. Bucs
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