1. PETE GONZALEZ
Pittsburgh's fifth-year senior quarterback, a native of Miami, didn't realize his dream of playing for the Hurricanes because they didn't recruit him. After his 187 passing yards and three touchdowns (two passing, one rushing) led the Panthers to a 21-17 upset of Miami last Thursday at Pitt Stadium, Gonzalez was asked what the victory meant to him. "It means I'll be a stud when I go home," he said.
The Blue Devils ended their 15-game losing streak, the longest in Division I-A, when Sims Lenhardt kicked a 27-yard field goal in the final minute to defeat Army 20-17. Duke on third-down conversions: 5 of 12. Duke on goalpost conversions: 1 of 2. Police surrounded the one in the north end zone before students could reach it.
3. CECIL COLLINS
While filling in for LSU's injured All-America tailback Kevin Faulk, Collins, who's known as the Diesel, rushed for 232 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-28 loss to Auburn.
1. JIM LAMBRIGHT
The Washington coach ordered an onside kick after the Huskies scored a touchdown to pull within 21-14 of Nebraska in the third quarter. Randy Jones booted the ball out of bounds at the Washington 47-yard line, Nebraska drove for a field goal, and the Huskies never threatened again.
2. NORTHERN ILLINOIS
Twenty-five miles from Wallace Wade Stadium at Duke, the Northern Illinois Huskies lost 41-14 to North Carolina State, extending their losing streak to 11 games, now tops (or bottoms) in the nation, along with Iowa State.
3. PHILLIP FULMER
Bear Bryant couldn't beat Notre Dame. Joe Paterno couldn't beat Bryant. Now Fulmer, the coach at Tennessee since 1992, is 1-5 against Steve Spurrier of Florida and 45-5-0 against other opponents. If it makes you feel any better, Phil, Spurrier is 3-4-1 against Bobby Bowden. On the other hand he beat Bowden to win a national championship. Never mind.