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College Football: Week 10 Studs and Duds

William PenfieldCorrespondent IINovember 5, 2011

College Football: Week 10 Studs and Duds

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    With another week of college football almost in the books, we saw some great individual performances throughout the day.

    From Andrew Luck to Montee Ball, the nation's best players came to play this Saturday, putting on a show for audiences across the country.

    Note: This list will be updated throughout the night at the conclusion of the remaining games, including "the game of the century," Alabama vs. LSU.

Stud: Montee Ball

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    In a game that was a must-win for the Wisconsin Badgers, Montee Ball came up in a huge way with a big day on the ground.

    Ball carried the ball 20 times for 223 yards and three touchdowns. Perhaps the most impressive stat in his line is the 11.3 yards per carry.

    The Badgers will need Ball to continue this hot streak to help them win out and have a chance at the Big Ten championship game.

Stud: Andrew Luck

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    The Stanford Cardinal were able to stay undefeated behind another stellar performance from their Heisman Trophy candidate at quarterback.

    Andrew Luck completed 20 of 30 passes for 206 yards and three touchdowns.

    The Cardinal will need Luck to bring his "A" game next weekend when they welcome Oregon to Palo Alto in the Pac-12's version of Alabama vs. LSU.

Stud: Aaron Murray

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    In a season that Mark Richt needed a good showing, Aaron Murray has done everything in his power to help his coach out.

    Even though Georgia played New Mexico State, Murray posted impressive numbers, completing 18 of 23 passes 238 yards and five touchdowns.

    If Murray keeps it up, he could lead his team to a match-up with Alabama or LSU in the SEC Championship game.

Stud: Lamar Miller

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    In an up-and-down season for Miami, Lamar Miller has provided the spark when the Hurricanes needed it.

    Despite a few subpar games in the past couple weeks, Miller went off against Duke this afternoon, rushing for 147 yards on 20 carries with two touchdowns.

    There is no question you will see Miller carrying the ball on Sundays next year for an NFL team.

Stud: Joe Bergeron

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    Texas is still not back to their expected level of play, but Joe Bergeron showed what could be in store for the team in the future with a stellar performance against Texas Tech.

    Bergeron carried the ball 29 times for 191 yards and three touchdowns.

    He almost doubled his total of carries on the season—31 before the game—and showed Mack Brown what he can do when he gets his hands on the ball.

Stud: Tyler Wilson

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    In a must win game for Arkansas to keep them alive in the SEC West, Tyler Wilson came up huge in the matchup against No. 9 South Carolina.

    Wilson completed 20 of 37 passes for 299 yards and two scores en route to a 44-28 victory over the Gamecocks.

    The win will put the Razorbacks in a two way tie with either Alabama or LSU at the conclusion of that game.

Stud: Derrick Coleman

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    In an upset 29-28 victory over No. 19 Arizona State, UCLA running back Derrick Coleman had a game to remember.

    Coleman rushed for 119 yards on 17 carries with two touchdowns, including the game winning score with just 49 seconds remaining.

    The win puts the Bruins at 5-4 and just one victory away from being bowl eligible.

Stud: Drew Alleman

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    Drew Alleman was able to do what Alabama's kickers couldn't do, make field goals.

    Alleman was 3-3 on the night including the game winner in overtime after a missed field goal by the Crimson Tide on their overtime possession.

    He has missed only two field goals all season.

Stud: Brandon Weeden and Justin Blackmon

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    Oklahoma State's passing game is unbelievable.

    If you get into a shootout with the Cowboys, you are more than likely to lose.

    Brandon Weeden tossed for 501 yards on 36-of-46 passing for four touchdowns.

    Justin Blackmon proved why he may be the best receiver in college football with 13 receptions for 205 yards and two touchdowns.

    It is scary how good this offense is and everyone who watches college football should want to see this offense play against an LSU defense in the BCS National Championship.

Stud: Collin Klein

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    Usually players from the losing team don't get much praise but Collin Klein's effort against Oklahoma State tonight deserves recognition.

    He completed 22 of 38 passes for 231 yards and a touchdown and added 144 yards rushing on 29 carries and three touchdowns.

    Twenty-nine carries for a quarterback is unheard of and Klein is one tough s.o.b for taking that beating.

Dud: Denard Robinson

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    It doesn't stand out in the stat line, but Denard Robinson showed his inability to lead his team to victory  through the air earlier this afternoon.

    Robinson completed just 17 of 37 passes on the day for 194 yards and two touchdowns, along with one interception.

    He will need to step up his play if the Wolverines hope to play in the inaugural Big Ten championship game.

Dud: Ryan Tannehill

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    In a game that Texas A&M needed to win, Ryan Tannehill came up small in the matchup with the Oklahoma Sooners.

    Despite throwing for 379 yards and two touchdowns, Tannehill tossed three interceptions.

    The loss moves A&M to 5-4, a tough pill to swallow for a former top 10 team.

Dud: Rex Burkhead

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    When Nebraska loses, Taylor Martinez usually shoulders much of the blame, but in the loss to Northwestern today, Rex Burkhead just could not get it going on the ground.

    Coming off three consecutive 100-plus yard games, Burkhead carried the ball 22 times for just 69 yards and a touchdown.

    The loss takes away the Cornhuskers' Big Ten championship dreams. They controlled their own destiny before dropping the game to the Wildcats.

Dud: West Virginia Defense

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    For a while it looked like West Virginia was far and away the best team in the Big East, but recently its defense has held them back.

    Earlier this afternoon, the Mountaineers allowed 38 points at home to a Louisville team that averages just 17.6 points per game.

    Now sitting at 2-2 in the Big East, the Mountaineers are no longer a guarantee to be BCS Bowl-bound, thanks in large part to their defense.

Dud: Danny O'Brien

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    After a solid freshman campaign, Danny O'Brien's performance has fallen off drastically in his sophomore season—and that continued at home against Virginia earlier today.

    O'Brien completed just 16 of 36 passes for 241 yards and two interceptions.

    Maryland now sits at 2-7 and can no longer make it to a bowl game in 2011 and O'Brien's arm shoulders much of the blame.

Dud: Connor Shaw and Alshon Jeffrey

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    In a game they needed to win to keep pace with  the Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC East, bot Connor Shaw and Alshon Jeffrey came up small.

    Shaw did have two touchdowns on the ground but he completed just 16 of 25 passes for 128 yards and an interception. Jeffrey only caught three balls for 19 yards and no score.

    It will be an uphill climb for the Gamecocks from here on out to get back into the SEC East race.

Dud: Alabama Kickers

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    Cade Foster and Jeremy Shelley have to be the sickest men alive in Alabama right now.

    Combined, they missed a total of four field goals, including one in over time by Foster.

    Foster missed three of four and Shelley had one of his two blocked.

    If I were Foster I would avoid Nick Saban after the game at all costs.

Dud: Jarrett Lee

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    Despite LSU getting the victory, Jarrett Lee looked horrible tonight.

    After throwing his first interception he was pulled for Jordan Jefferson and the first play Lee got back in to he game he threw another interception.

    Needless to say he didn't see the field again after that.

    His final stat line was 3-7 for 24 yards and two interceptions.

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