The leading candidates for college football’s top individual award:
Kansas State QB
This week: 286 yards passing, 2 TDs, 3 INTs; 1 rushing TD.
Season: 2,306 yards passing with 14 TDs; 787 yards rushing with 20 TDs.
Comment: Klein’s three picks in loss to Baylor matched his season total going in.
66 yards rushing, 13 yards receiving, 0 TDs.
Season: 1,426 yards rushing, 6.5 yards per carry, 20 total TDs.
Comment: Barner was bottled up by Stanford’s defense, just like all of Oregon’s weapons.
Notre Dame LB
This week: Six tackles (three solo).
Season: 98 tackles (49 solo), 6 interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries.
Comment: The Irish held Wake Forest to 209 total yards in the defense’s first shutout since 2009.
Texas A&M QB
This week: 267 yards passing, 3 TDs; 100 yards rushing, 2 TDs.
Season: 3,047 yards passing, 21 TDs; 1,114 yards rushing, 17 TDs.
Comment: First freshman in FBS history to pass for 3,000 yards and run for 1,000.