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College Football Rankings 2012: 5 Best Performances This Week

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 20:  Wide receiver Marqise Lee #9 of the USC Trojans carries the ball against the Colorado Buffaloes at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 20, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Jeremy FuchsCorrespondent IIIOctober 27, 2012

There are always plenty of great performances on Saturday in college football. This week is no exception. Which players had the best performances this Saturday? We'll tell you. 


1. Marqise Lee, WR, USC

Lee had an absolutely remarkable game against Arizona with 16 catches for 345 yards and two touchdowns. Amassing over 200 receiving yards in a game is great; getting over 300 is incredible. In addition, he had three kick returns for 123 yards, including one of 72 yards.

Lee completely and utterly dominated Saturday, showing why he's one of the best players in college football.


2. Austin Hill, WR, Arizona

The USC-Arizona game was all about Lee, but Hill held his own too. The Wildcat receiver caught 10 balls for 259 yards. That's a dazzling 25.9 yards per catch. Hill was as solid as you can be, dependable and explosive all in one. He helped Arizona pull off an incredible upset against USC.


3. De'Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon

Thomas was on fire against Colorado. The running back rushed for 97 yards on only five carries, a healthy 19.4-yard average. He added two touchdowns, one rushing and one on a dazzling 73-yard punt return.

Thomas was one of the reasons why Oregon was able to put up 70 points in its convincing win.


4. Jarvis Jones, LB, Georgia

Jarvis Jones had a tremendous game for the Bulldogs. The linebacker had three sacks, two fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and 12 tackles. Pretty impressive.

Jones terrorized the Gators and helped lead Georgia to the upset. Surely, he made his mark with NFL evaluators too. 


5. Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia

Gurley was the key cog in Georgia's upset of Florida. He rushed for 118 yards on 27 carries and added a score. He helped to make up for the three turnovers by quarterback Aaron Murray.

Without Gurley, it's very possible that the Bulldogs would not have been in position to win.

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