Collin Klein [Kansas State] The Wildcats were not impressed by Tommy Tuberville’s resume against top five teams. Klein completed 73 percent of his passes and posted 316 total yards and four touchdowns as Kansas State put up 55 for the second consecutive week.
Manti Te’o [Notre Dame] He had a huge game, in a major upset that leaves Notre Dame a win at USC away from an undefeated season. He has the compelling narrative and the fact he plays for Notre Dame working for him. Barring disaster he should reach the podium.
A.J. McCarron [Alabama] McCarron had another efficient performance (16/23, 208 yards, 2 TD) against Mississippi State. He still has not thrown an interception this season. He has not had much pub, but could emerge as default should other candidates falter.
Kenjon Barner [Oregon] Barner touched the ball 11 times against Colorado, producing 157 total yards and two touchdowns. Needs to do it in Oregon’s upcoming big games to move up.
Geno Smith [West Virginia] West Virginia hopefully regrouped over the bye week. Smith needs to start winning and will need a huge performance vs. Oklahoma on Nov. 17 to get back in the mix.
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