Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
It's time to recognize the best and the brightest from a very intriguing Week 2 in the Big Ten.
Michigan QB Tate Forcier -- The Wolverines are on their way back, and Forcier helped them take a major step against No. 18 Notre Dame. The true freshman played way beyond his years, leading the game-winning scoring drive and finding Greg Mathews for a 5-yard touchdown with 11 seconds left. Forcier threw for 240 yards, rushed for 70 yards and accounted for three touchdowns (2 pass, 1 rush).
Iowa S Tyler Sash -- There might not be a defender in the country who had a more productive day than Sash. The Big Ten's interceptions leader in 2008 tied a school record with three picks against Iowa State. He also had a forced fumble, two tackles for loss and a team-high 10 total tackles.
Minnesota LB Nate Triplett -- Triplett made opening night at TCF Bank Stadium a memorable one, as he recorded a team-high 17 tackles and put Minnesota ahead for good with a 52-yard fumble return for a touchdown against Air Force. He's gone from a special-teams all-star to a major contributor.
Wisconsin RB John Clay -- After losing his starting job in camp, Clay showed he's back in a big way against Fresno State. He broke off a career-best 72-yard run and finished with 143 rush yards in the double-overtime win.
Indiana RB Demetrius McCray -- McCray sparked a dormant Indiana rushing attack with a career-high 134 rush yards and a touchdown on only 17 carries. He also had a 5-yard reception as the Hoosiers held off Western Michigan.
TOP 25 SCOREBOARD
12:25 4th Qtr 20 Fresno State 20 25 USC 38 7:51 2nd Qtr Buffalo 7 San Diego State 14 9:00 PM ET Tulane Louisiana-Lafayette Final Washington State 45 Colorado State 48
6:00 PM ET Pittsburgh Bowling Green 9:30 PM ET Utah State 23 Northern Illinois
2:30 PM ET Marshall Maryland 6:00 PM ET Syracuse Minnesota 9:30 PM ET Brigham Young Washington
12:00 PM ET Rutgers Notre Dame 3:20 PM ET Cincinnati North Carolina 6:45 PM ET Miami (FL) 18 Louisville 10:15 PM ET Michigan Kansas State
11:45 AM ET Middle Tennessee Navy 3:15 PM ET Ole Miss Georgia Tech 6:45 PM ET 10 Oregon Texas 10:15 PM ET 14 Arizona State Texas Tech
12:30 PM ET Arizona Boston College 2:00 PM ET Virginia Tech 17 UCLA 4:00 PM ET Rice Mississippi State 8:00 PM ET 24 Duke 21 Texas A&M
12:00 PM ET Nebraska 22 Georgia 12:00 PM ET UNLV North Texas 1:00 PM ET Iowa 16 LSU 1:00 PM ET 19 Wisconsin 9 South Carolina 5:00 PM ET 5 Stanford 4 Michigan State 8:30 PM ET 15 UCF 6 Baylor
7:30 PM ET 13 Oklahoma State 8 Missouri 8:30 PM ET 12 Clemson 7 Ohio State