|THE WEEKEND'S BEST
Weekend of September 11, 2004
Jonathan, SCS.com Editor
Kyle Orton, Purdue
Orton completed 23 of his 26 passes on Saturday as the Boilers knocked off Ball State. A senior, Orton totaled 329 passing yards and threw five touchdown passes on the day.
Runner-Up: Adam Barmann, Kansas
Richard Hall, Cincinnati
Hall rushed just 14 times but for 238 yards (a 17.0 yard per carry average) as the Bearcats knocked off in-state rival Miami (Ohio). The senior also scored three TDs.
Runner-Up: Cedric Benson, Texas
Santonio Holmes, Ohio State
Holmes caught ten passes for a total of 218 yards on Saturday as Ohio State escaped with a victory over Marshall. Just a sophomore, Holmes also hauled in a couple of touchdown catches.
Runner-Up: Derek Hagan, Arizona State
The WAC's Bulldogs are one of the nation's biggest giant-killers. After knocking off Washington in Seattle last week, FSU went to Manhattan and spanked Kansas State by 24 points.
Georgia Tech at Clemson
Down 24-14, Tech scored a late TD to get within three points. A Clemson punt snap was botched with less than 30 seconds to go, and GT scored the winning TD on the next play.
Runner-Up: Florida State at Miami
Troy over Missouri
The Trojans earn this honor for the second straight week. After falling behind 14-0, Troy roared back to stun the Missouri Tigers and Heisman hopeful Brad Smith by a score of 24-14.
Runner-Up: Indiana over Oregon
Past Weeks: Week One
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