NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
RB Brian Calhoun, University of Wisconsin
Omar Jacobs, Bowling Green
Sure, the Falcons' upset bid of Wisconsin fell short, but Jacobs showed why he is one of the top QBs in the country. The junior from Florida completed 30 of 51 passes for 458 yards and five touchdowns on Saturday.
Runner-Up: Matt Moore, Oregon State
TOP RUNNING BACK
Brian Calhoun, Wisconsin
Calhoun, a transfer from Colorado, dashed for 258 yards and 5 TDs on 43 carries in a Saturday morning, season-opening victory over Bowling Green. The junior averaged a half-dozen yards per carry on the day.
Runner-Up: Laurence Maroney, Minnesota
TOP WIDE RECEIVER
Chad Jackson, Florida
The junior from Birmingham, Alabama hauled in 10 passes for 138 yards and 3 touchdowns as the Gators took down Wyoming on Saturday. Jackson also had one rushing attempt that went for five yards.
Runner-Up: Greg Jennings, Western Michigan
The Jackets, a team we said would be one to watch for in the ACC this season, went into Auburn and ended the Tigers' winning streak. QB Reggie Ball and RB P.J. Daniels led GT to the nine-point victory.
Clemson over Texas A&M
After a disappointing season in 2004, the Tigers got the 2005 season off to a good start with a last-second victory over one of the Big XII favorites. CU's Jad Dean kicked the game-winning field goal with two seconds left.
Runner-Up: Illinois over Rutgers
TCU over Oklahoma
The Horned Frogs weren't even a preseason favorite in the WAC, much less a threat to Oklahoma. Or so everyone thought. Coach Gary Patterson's squad went into Norman and came away with a huge seven-point victory.
Runner-Up: Notre Dame over Pittsburgh
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