From the same people who told you in the preseason that the Oregon Ducks would finish at the bottom of the Pac-10 pond, here are our postseason awards.
Offensive Player of the Year: Make that players—tackles Zach Wiegert and Rob Zatechka and the rest of the Nebraska line. Whether it was Tommie Frazier, Brook Berringer or Matt Turman at quarterback, this unit, flagged just four times for holding, put the Huskers on top and kept them there.
Defensive Player of the Year: Warren Sapp. Miami's junior tackle should—but won't—win the Heisman. During a preseason scrimmage Sapp single-handedly outscored the Hurricane offense when he returned an interception and a fumble for touchdowns.
Coach of the Year: Sonny Lubick, Colorado State. The new green uniforms weren't the only improvement in Fort Collins. Lubick, a former Miami defensive coordinator, guided the Rams to their first Top 10 ranking. Runner-up: Rich Brooks, Oregon.
Offensive Play of the Year: The Catch! Stewart-to-Anderson-to-West-brook. Colorado 27, Michigan 26.
Defensive Play of the Year: The Stop! Texas noseguard Stonie Clark stayed home on a fourth-down, last-minute counter play to stop Oklahoma's James Allen one yard short of the goal line. Texas 17, Oklahoma 10.
Upset of the Year: Southern Methodist 21, Texas A&M 21.
Military Intelligence Award: Navy. After surrendering 56 points to San Diego State on Sept. 3, the Middies fired their offensive coordinator.
Best Off-Campus Housing: Tommy Knecht. An Idaho linebacker, he house-sits for a friend in a palatial pad in Pullman, Wash. The homeowner, whom Knecht beat out for the quarterback spot in seventh grade, is Drew Bledsoe.