Eric Ainge, Tennessee
Passing: 11-17 passing, 291 yards, 4 touchdowns, 1 interception
Rushing: 1 attempt, 1 yard, 0 touchdowns
Welcome back to college football Mr. Ainge and Tennessee. After a season both Ainge and Tennessee would love to forget, things seem to be going a little better this year. Ainge nearly equaled last season's touchdown total (5) in his first game and averaged a whopping 17.1 yards per pass in the Vols ambushing of number 9 Cal.
Raymell Rice, Rutgers
Rushing: 31 attempts, 201 yards, 3 touchdowns
Receiving: 2 catches, 13 yards, 0 touchdowns
Adrian Peterson and Garrett Wolfe may have had more impressive lines, but the relative unknown, Raymell Rice single-handedly helped the Knights begin their quest for consecutive bowl appearances by gouging the North Carolina defense.
Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech
Rushing: 0 attempts, 0 yards, 0 touchdowns
Receiving: 7 catches, 111 yards, 1 touchdowns
Perhaps the best receiver in college football was a big part of Georgia Tech's upset bid...in the first half. He was held to one catch for 16 yards in the last 30 minutes.