Tate wins this award again as he led the Tar Heels to a 44-12 win over Rutgers on the road. Tate had two TDs and 219 all-purpose yards.
Big 12 Player of the Week: Baylor QB Robert Griffin
Griffin ran for 217 yards and two TDs and also threw one TD to help Baylor beat Washington State 45-17.
Big East Player of the Week: Connecticut RB Donald Brown
Brown wins this award for the second week in a row as he ran for 206 yards and three TDs against Virginia.
Big 10 Player of the Week: Wisconsin RB P.J. Hill
Hill ran for 112 yards on 26 carries to lead the Badgers to a 13-10 win at Fresno State.
Conference USA Player of the Week: Texas Tech WR Michael Crabtree
Crabtree had eight catches for 164 yards with three TDs as Texas Tech whipped SMU 43-7.
MAC Player of the Week: Buffalo WR Naaman Roosevelt
Roosevelt had eight catches for 132 yards against Temple. He caught a 35-yard pass with no time left in the fourth quarter to help Buffalo win 30-28 over Temple.
Mountain West Player of the Week: UNLV DT Maio Taumua
Taumua blocked a 35-yard field goal attempt by Arizona State in overtime to help UNLV upset the Sun Devils.
Pac-10 Player of the Week: Oregon CB Jairus Byrd
Oregon was down 20-6 to Purdue when Byrd caught a punt and returned it for a 87-yard TD. Byrd also played well on defense to help the Ducks come from behind to defeat the Boilermakers 32-26 in double overtime.
SEC Player of the Week: Auburn RB Ben Tate
Tate ran for 92 yards on 20 carries to help Auburn beat Mississippi State 3-2.
Sun Belt Player of the Week: Troy QB Jamie Hampton
Hampton was 26-37 for 323 yards with four TDs as Troy defeated Alcorn State 65-0.
WAC Player of the Week: San Jose State RB Yonus Davis
Davis ran for 143 yards with one TD as the Spartans defeated San Diego State 35-10.
Upset of the Week: Maryland 35 -27 over Cal
Cal was riding high after two big wins in the Pac-10 but they lose to Maryland on the road. It was a tough game for Cal as Maryland looked sloppy in their first two games, and Cal may have underestimated them. Cal also had to travel East for the game.