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Sunday, September 16, 2012
Stepfan Taylor is national player of the week

By Ted Miller

Stanford running back Stepfan Taylor and Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o were named Walter Camp National Players of the Week on Sunday.

Here's a funny thing: Everybody thought Te'o was going to USC before he pulled a signing-day surprise. Think he might have helped the Trojans corral Taylor on Saturday?

Taylor rushed 27 times for 153 yards and a TD and caught five passes for 60 yards and a score in No. 21 Stanford's upset win over No. 2 USC.

Te'o had 12 tackles in the Fighting Irish's win at Michigan State.

And Te'o will get a shot at Taylor -- and vice versa -- on Oct. 13 when the Cardinal visits Notre Dame.