NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
RB Steve Slaton, West Virginia
31 carries, 188 yards, 6.1 ypc, 5 TDs
Cody Hodges, Texas Tech
Sure he threw two interceptions. And sure it was against lowly Kansas State. But anytime someone throws for 643 yards (643!), that player deserves to be recognized. Hodges, a senior, had five TD passes and completed 44 of 65.
Runner-Up: Colt Brennan, Hawaii - 515 yards, 7 TD
TOP RUNNING BACK
Yvenson Bernard, Oregon State
The Beavers went into Berkeley and stunned the Bears 23-20 thanks in part to the performance of this sophomore from Florida. Bernard ran 42 times for 194 yards, over 4.5 per carry, and a pair of touchdowns in the victory.
Runner-Up: Jerome Harrison, Washington State - 260 yards
TOP WIDE RECEIVER
Santonio Holmes, Ohio State
The junior from Florida helped get the Buckeyes back on track against Michigan State. Holmes hauled in just five passes but for 150 yards (30 per catch) and two touchdowns in OSU's 35-24 Big Ten win on Saturday.
Runner-Up: Jeff Webb, San Diego State - 142 yards, 2 TDs
After dropping two straight games away from home, the Cavs returned to Charlottesville and upset previously-unbeaten Florida State. QB Mauques Hagans was nearly perfect, allowing UVA to improve to 4-2 on the season.
Runner-Up: West Virginia - (W) vs Louisville 46-44 (3OT)
Southern Cal over Notre Dame
This battle proved to be everything that it was hyped to be and much more. The Irish led most of the way, but after scoring with two minutes left, UND saw Matt Leinart march down the field and score the game-winner as time expired.
Runner-Up: UCLA 44 over Washington State 41 (OT)
Cincinnati over Connecticut
The Bearcats, who had beaten E. Michigan and W. Carolina by a combined six points and who had been hammered by Miami (Ohio), knocked off the Huskies 28-17. Had UConn won, they would be tied atop the Big East standings.
Runner-Up: Oregon State 23 over California 20
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