He finished the regular season with only 242 yards, but in a 31--10 win Pryor torched Northern Illinois for 134 on five carries in the Orange Bowl—including TD runs of 60 and 37.
Senior DE, Northwestern
The 6' 4" 255-pounder returned a pick 29 yards for a TD on the third play of the Gator Bowl, setting the tone for a 34--20 victory over Mississippi State—the Wildcats' first bowl win since 1949.
Soph. QB, Louisville
His stats weren't gaudy (266 yards, two TDs), but Bridgewater's Sugar Bowl was a gem. He filleted Florida's top-ranked pass efficiency defense in one of the biggest upsets (No. 22 over No. 4) in BCS history.
Junior WR, Clemson
The 191 receiving yards and two touchdowns he racked up against LSU in the Chick-fil-A Bowl included a 26-yard grab on fourth-and-16 to set up the decisive field goal in a 25--24 victory.