The leading candidates for college football’s top individual award:
Kansas State QB
This week: 145 yards passing, INT; 50 yards rushing, 2 TDs.
Season: 2,020 yards passing with 12 TDs; 748 yards rushing with 19 TDs.
Comment: Thanks to another efficient game by QB, look for Wildcats atop BCS rankings.
vs. California (late).
Season: 1,295 yards rushing, 7.2 yards per carry, 20 total TDs.
Comment: Barner set a school rushing record last week with 321 yards, the most ever allowed by Southern Cal.
Notre Dame LB
This week: 5 tackles (4 solo), interception
Season: 92 tackles (46 solo), 6 interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries.
Comment: His fourth-quarter interception against BC gave him a school season record for a linebacker.
309 yards passing, 1 TD, and 2 INTs.
Season: 2,158 yards passing with 20 TDs and 2 INTs.
Comment: Though he set a career high for yards, he chose a bad time to throw his first two picks of the season.