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Performers of the Week
Posted: Sunday November 21, 1999 10:11 PM
Each Sunday, CNNSI.com will hand out its college football awards for the games just played. This edition is based on the games of Thursday, Nov. 18 - Saturday, Nov. 20.
Player of the WeekLaDainian Tomlinson, RB, TCU. Hard to pick against a guy who ran for an NCAA-record 406 yards. We may hear more about this guy next year because the junior has rushed for 1,725 yards this season. Might be a darkhorse to watch in next year's Heisman race, much in the same manner of Iowa State's Troy Davis a few years ago.
Team of the WeekFlorida State. The top-ranked Seminoles capped an unbeaten season and secured a Sugar Bowl bid by taking out No. 3 Florida 30-23.
Unsung heroSebastian Janikowski, K, Florida State. Booted three field goals, including a 54-yarder following a penalty, and gave the Seminoles a rare solid kicking performance in a big game.
Play of the WeekMichigan State's T.J. Duckett, who ran over several defenders before twisting his way over the goal line. His battering 11-yard run with less than three minutes to play gave the Spartans a 35-28 victory over Penn State.
Best coaching callAlabama's Mike DuBose, who showed faith in his team by going for it on fourth and 3 at the Alabama 16 with his team trailing 14-8. Receiver Freddie Milons took the snap, handed to Shaun Alexander for a 4-yard gain and a first down. The Crimson Tide scored on the drive and won 28-17.
Quote of the Week"There's no better way to end it than to let them suffer," said Utah cornerback Jay Hill after the Utes wrapped up a 20-17 upset of nemesis Brigham Young. "We just had to run out the clock and we used that minute and a half to celebrate."
Honor RollPassing: Dan Robinson, Hawaii vs. Navy, 37-63-530 yards, 5 TDs, 1 INT; Vic Penn, Central Florida vs. Bowling Green, 26-38-374, 1, 0; Dusty Bonner, Kentucky vs. Tennessee, 32-50-361, 3, 5; Josh Heupel, Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech, 32-50-352, 1, 1; Quincy Carter, Georgia vs. Mississippi, 26-41-349, 1, 0; Chris Redman, Louisville vs. Southern Miss, 24-42-345, 2, 2; Scott Mullen, Iowa vs. Minnesota, 28-51-340, 3, 1.
Rushing: LaDainian Tomlinson, TCU vs. Texas El Paso, 43 carries-406 yards; Lamont Jordan, Maryland vs. Virginia, 37-306; Morgan Kane, Wake Forest vs. Georgia Tech, 39-224; Robert Cooper, Cincinnati vs. Memphis, 36-204; Kevin Mcdougal, Colorado St vs. Air Force, 26-200; Reuben Droughns, Oregon vs. Oregon St, 38-197; Shaun Alexander, Alabama vs. Auburn, 33-182; Travis Henry, Tennessee vs. Kentucky, 23-179.
Receiving: Trevor Insley, Nevada vs. Utah St, 14 catches-242 yards; Dwight Carter, Hawaii vs. Navy, 10-208; Arnold Jackson, Louisville vs. Southern Miss, 11-161; Cody Cardwell, SMU vs. Tulsa, 10-146; Chris Cunningham, SMU vs. Tulsa, 8-141; Margin Hooks, BYU vs. Utah, 8-139; Kenny Clark, Central Florida vs. Bowling Green, 6-139; Rodney Wright, Fresno St vs. San Jose St, 7-139; Rod Gardner, Clemson vs. South Carolina, 6-138; Broderick McGrew, North Texas vs. New Mexico St, 6-132