Bobby Eveld, QB, South Florida: His numbers (8-for-15, 120 yards) aren't huge. But Eveld is a true freshman walk-on quarterback who came in for the second half in place of starter B.J. Daniels and made several clutch plays to help lead the Bulls to a 23-20 overtime win at Miami.
Charlie Strong, Louisville: The Cardinals coach might not wear a helmet, but he deserves some love for getting his team to 6-6 and bowl eligibility when many thought it was impossible his first season.
Brandon Hogan, CB, West Virginia: Hogan had n 53-yard interception return to set up a touchdown, a forced fumble and recovery, plus six tackles while holding Pitt star receiver Jon Baldwin in check during the Mountaineers' 35-10 win at Pittsburgh.