College Football Week 7: Handing out MVP Awards for Every Top 25 Game
Week 7 of the '11 college football season saw many great individual performance around the nation.
Running back Trent Richardson had another big day for his No. 2 Alabama squad, adding to his Heisman bid, while Oklahoma wideout Ryan Broyles had a monster game in the Sooners' thrashing of Kansas.
Here are the most valuable players of every Top 25 game...
No. 1 LSU vs. Tennessee
MVP: Spencer Ware
The LSU back had a solid game for the Tigers on Saturday.
He picked up 80 rushing yards and 13 yards through the air, to go along with two total two touchdowns.
He also helped ignite the Tigers' ground game, who eventually won this game by the score of 38-7.
No. 2 Alabama vs. Ole Miss
MVP: Trent Richardson
The Alabama tailback had a monster game against Mississippi in week seven.
He had 213 yards from scrimmage, including 183 yards on the ground and four rushing touchdowns.
His highlight of the night came on a 76-yard TD run when he completely faked out an Ole Miss defender towards the end of the play.
No. 3 Oklahoma vs. Kansas
MVP: Ryan Broyles
Broyles just continues to impress in his senior season at Oklahoma.
In week seven, he had 13 catches for 215 yards and two more touchdowns against the lowly Kansas defense.
He also became the all-time NCAA leader in career receptions with now stands at a whopping 326 catches.
Indiana vs. No. 4 Wisconsin
MVP: Montee Ball
The Ball just keeps rolling for the Badgers' offense, no pun intended.
The Wentzville, Missouri native had 142 more rushing yards and three more TDs to add to his season totals on Saturday.
He also added 46 receiving yards to cap off his day as the most valuable player of this contest.
No. 5 Boise State vs. Colorado State
MVP: Kellen Moore
The Boise State gunslinger had a huge game vs. the Rams this weekend.
He completed nearly 90-percent of his passes for 338 yards, to go along with four TDs and zero interceptions.
The Heisman hopeful also had a QB rating of 225.3 for the game.
No. 6 Oklahoma State vs. No. 22 Texas
MVP: Jeremy Smith
The OSU running back came from out of nowhere to have a big game in this one.
He rushed for 140 yards and two TDs, including an incredible 74-yard touchdown run late in the game to help ice it for the Cowboys.
Without Smith's effort in this game, I'm not sure OSU would have defeated the Longhorns on the road in week seven.
No. 7 Stanford vs. Washington State
MVP: Andrew Luck
Is this really a surprise?
2010 Heisman runner-up Andrew Luck has been having a huge senior season for the Stanford Cardinal.
It continue Saturday with a 336 yard, four touchdown performance in a win against Washington State on the road.
No. 8 Clemson vs. Maryland
MVP: Sammy Watkins
What a day it was for Clemson wideout Sammy Watkins.
He had 207 return yards on just five returns, including an 89-yard touchdown return for the Tigers.
The freshman also added 105 receiving yards and two TD grabs in the win.
No. 18 Arizona State vs. No. 9 Oregon
MVP: Kenjon Barner
Oregon running back Kenjon Barner did a great job in stepping up his game with the absence of All-America back LaMichael James.
Barner had 164 rushing yards to help lead the Ducks to a big win over rival Arizona State at home.
He also had a touchdown and an 11-yard catch to his wonderful night.
No. 11 Michigan vs. No. 23 Michigan State
MVP: Edwin Baker
Baker was about the only player to get anything going for Sparty's offense in this one.
He had 26 carries for 167 yards and a touchdown in a big win against in-state rival Michigan.
Look out for this talented back during the rest of this season.
No. 12 Georgia Tech vs. Virginia
MVP: Perry Jones
Jones' play was huge in the Cavaliers upset win over Georgia Tech.
He had 149 yards on the ground, and average over eight yards per carry on the day.
The junior back is starting to catch fire, as he now rushed for over 100 yards in each of his last two games.
No. 15 South Carolina vs. Mississippi State
MVP: Marcus Lattimore
Even though Lattimore suffered a game-ending injury in this contest, he still did enough to earn MVP honors on Saturday.
The Gamecocks sophomore had 39 rushing yards and 29 receiving yards for his South Carolina team.
His rushing touchdown as a key score in the game, and helped the Gamecocks survive by just two points against the Bulldogs.
Ohio State vs. No. 16 Illinois
MVP: Dan Herron
Herron provided a big lift for the Buckeyes in their win against previously undefeated Illinois on Saturday.
In his first game back from his suspension, he had 114 rushing yards and a touchdown for the OSU offense.
He looks like he hasn't lost a step from his All-Big 10 season a year ago, and this is bad news for opposing defense this year.
No. 17 Kansas State vs. Texas Tech
MVP: Collin Klein
The K-State QB continued to show why he is becoming a solid dual-threat quarterback in the Big 12 conference.
He had 146 yards passing and 110 yards rushing, to go along with four TDs for the game.
Klein's play at the QB position has helped the Wildcats to a 6-0 overall start to the campaign.
No. 19 Virginia Tech vs. Wake Forest
MVP: Logan Thomas
The Hookies starting QB had another nice game in week seven.
Even though he only completed just over 50-percent of his passes, he threw for 280 yards and two touchdowns to help lead his team to a big conference win over Wake Forest.
In his last two game, he now has 590 yards passing and five TDs combined.
No. 20 Baylor vs. No. 21 Texas A&M
MVP: Ryan Tannehill
The A&M signal caller had a career game against the Baylor Bears on Saturday.
He completed 25 of his 37 pass attempts for 415 yards and an amazing six touchdowns for the Aggies offense.
The senior QB virtually put the team on his back this game, and was able to guide his squad to a big conference win in this one.
Florida vs. No. 24 Auburn
MVP: Auburn Defense
To be completely honest, it was hard to pick a most valuable player in this game.
That is why I had to pick the entire Auburn defense as the MVP of their matchup against Florida on Saturday night.
They limited the Gators to just 194 total yards, six points, and had three takeaways as well.
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