NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
RB Garrett Wolfe, Northern Illinois
36 rushes, 277 yards, 7.7 ypc, 5 TD
Zac Taylor, Nebraska
The junior from Norman, Oklahoma helped the Huskers pull the upset at Colorado on Friday. Taylor completed 27 of 43 passes for 392 yards and a pair of touchdowns without an INT in Nebraska's 30-3 road victory.
Runner-Up: Bruce Gradkowski, Toledo: 23 of 36, 4 TD
TOP RUNNING BACK
Jerious Norwood, Mississippi State
The senior led the way as the Bulldogs knocked off in-state rival Mississippi on Saturday. Norwood toted the ball 34 times for 204 yards, an average of 6 yards per carry. He ran for a trio of scores and caught another in the 35-14 win.
Runner-Up: Tyrell Fenroy, LA-Lafayette: 164 yards, 3 TD
TOP WIDE RECEIVER
Jeff Samardzija, Notre Dame
The junior from Indiana continued his great season as the Irish took down Stanford Saturday night. Samardzija hauled in nine passes for 216 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Notre Dame's 38-31 road victory.
Runner-Up: Deyon Williams, Virginia: 6 rec, 152 yds, 2 TD
Even after seeing Fresno State take USC down to the wire last week, the Wolfpack was not intimidated. Nevada jumped out in front early and defeated the Bulldogs by a score of 38-35, earning at least a share of the WAC title in the process.
Runner-Up: Florida (W) 34-7 over Florida State
Notre Dame over Stanford
The two teams combined for 35 points in the final quarter of football as the Irish prevailed 38-31. Down 30-21, Stanford rallied to take a 31-30 lead, but Notre Dame answered with a touchdown of their own to keep their BCS hopes alive.
Runner-Up: Kansas (24) over Iowa State (21) - OT
SMU over UTEP
The Mustangs proved they were dangerous earlier in the season with a win over TCU, but UTEP apparently did not take notice. Needing a win to reach the CUSA title game, the Miners came up short, falling by a score of 40-27.
Runner-Up: Connecticut (15) over South Florida (10)
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