NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
QB Troy Smith, Ohio State
27 of 37, 301 yards, 1 TD; 34 rush yards, 1 TD
Jay Cutler, Vanderbilt
The senior from Indiana finished his Commodore career in style on Saturday. Cutler completed 27 of 39 passes for 315 yards and a trio of touchdowns as Vandy went on the road to knock off in-state rival Tennessee 28-24.
Runner-Up: Drew Tate, Iowa: 19 of 32, 351 yards, 4 TD
TOP RUNNING BACK
Reggie Bush, Southern Cal
The junior helped the Trojans avoid the upset against Fresno State Saturday evening. Bush, a Heisman front-runner, carried the ball 23 times for 294 yards and a pair of TDs and also had 68 receiving yards in the 50-42 win.
Runner-Up: Garrett Wolfe, Northern Illinois: 177 yards, 2 TD
TOP WIDE RECEIVER
Ed Hinkel, Iowa
The senior out of Pennsylvania, who was injured earlier this year, had a huge day against Minnesota. Hinkel hauled in seven passes from QB Drew Tate for 151 yards and four touchdowns as Iowa went on to win by a score of 52-28.
Runner-Up: Reggie Lindsey, UAB: 7 rec, 146 yards, 3 TD
The Tigers have quietly emerged as one of the best teams, if not the best team, in the SEC. AU has won four straight, including wins at Georgia and against Alabama the past two weeks. A BCS at-large selection is possible.
Runner-Up: Vanderbilt - (W) 28-24 over Tennessee
Ohio State over Michigan
It's arguably the biggest rivalry in the country, and it was certainly one of the biggest games in the country this past weekend. Down 21-19, OSU went on an 88-yard drive and scored with less than 30 seconds to go for the victory.
Runner-Up: Texas Tech (23) over Oklahoma (21)
Georgia Tech over Miami
The Hurricanes needed only to win their final two home games over GT and Virginia to make an appearance in the first-ever ACC title game, but UM stumbled on Saturday, losing a close 14-10 battle with the Jackets.
Runner-Up: UAB (35) over UTEP (23)
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