NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
QB Brady Quinn, Notre Dame
32 of 41, 467 yards, 6 TDs, 0 INT
Brad Smith, Missouri
The senior out of Ohio helped the Tigers claim a huge Big XII win over Nebraska on Saturday. Smith manhandled the tough NU defense, running for 246 yards and three scores and passing for an additional 234 yards and one TD.
Runner-Up: Justin Holland, Colorado State - 419 yards, 4 TD
TOP RUNNING BACK
Raymell Rice, Rutgers
The freshman out of New York dashed for 217 yards on 27 carries, an average of eight per rush, against a stingy Connecticut defense. The Scarlet Knights picked up the 26-24 road victory and are now 5-2 on the season.
Runner-Up: Adrian Davis, Northern Illinois - 252 yards, 3 TD
TOP WIDE RECEIVER
Maurice Stovall, Notre Dame
The junior from Philadelphia had his biggest game of the year against BYU on Saturday. Stovall hauled in fourteen passes for 207 yards (14.8 ypc) and a school-record four touchdowns in the 49-23 Irish victory.
Runner-Up: Jason Hill, Washington State - 240 yards, 3 TD
After losing two straight to end September, the Wildcats have roared back to pick up three straight wins over Wisconsin, Purdue, and Michigan State. The most recent victory on the road at MSU was decided by five touchdowns.
Runner-Up: Alabama - (W) 6-3 over Tennessee
LSU over Auburn
LSU kicker Chris Jackson scored the only points in the fourth quarter, and the game was sent to overtime. After Jackson tacked on another three points in OT, AU kicker John Vaughn missed his fifth FG of the day, and LSU prevailed 20-17.
Runner-Up: Oklahoma (37) over Baylor (30) - 2OT
Stanford over Arizona State
First-year head coach Walt Harris has his team playing some of the best ball in the PAC 10. Stanford has won three straight games, including Saturday's 45-35 victory over Arizona State in Palo Alto. The Cardinal are now 4-2.
Runner-Up: North Carolina (7) over Virginia (5)
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