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December 8, 2008
The envelope, please: Dienhart's awards
Rivals.com senior national writer Tom Dienhart gives us a quick look at what he liked and what he didn't like from Week 15:
Photo of the week
Wish I were him: Urban Meyer, Florida
Glad I'm not him: Gary Pinkel, Missouri
Lucky guy: Bill Stewart, West Virginia
Poor guy: Steve Kragthorpe, Louisville
Desperately seeking a clue: Tyrone Willingham, Washington
Desperately seeking a P.R. man: Greg Schiano, Rutgers
Desperately seeking sunglasses and a fake beard: Jeff Jagodzinski, Boston College
Desperately seeking ... anything: Stan Brock, Army
Thought you'd kick butt, you did: Oklahoma
Thought you'd kick butt, you didn't: Ball State
Thought you'd get your butt kicked, you did: Washington
Thought you'd get your butt kicked, you didn't: Pittsburgh
Dang, they're good: Florida
Dang, they're bad: Arizona State
You ain't fooling anybody (in a bad way): West Virginia
You're fooling everybody (in a good way): Cincinnati
Did the season start? Louisville
Can the season end? USF
Can the season never end? Oklahoma
Play this again: Florida 31, Alabama 20
Never play this again: Oklahoma 62, Missouri 21
What? Pittsburgh 34, Connecticut 10
Huh? East Carolina 27, Tulsa 24
You kidding me? Buffalo 42, Ball State 24
Oh … my … God! Rutgers 63, Louisville 14
Told you so: Virginia Tech 30, Boston College 12
Strike the pose: Florida QB Tim Tebow was 14-of-22 for 216 yards and three TDs, and also ran 17 times for a team-leading 57 yards in the Gators' 31-20 win over Alabama.
Did you see that? Cal RB Jahvid Best ran 19 times for 311 yards and four TDs in the Golden Bears' 48-7 victory over Washington.
That hurts: Oklahoma's DeMarco Murray hurt a knee on the opening kickoff and missed the entire Big 12 title game. It didn't matter; the Sooners still routed Missouri 62-21.
Isn't that special: Arizona's Mike Thomas raced 52 yards with a punt return for a TD in the Wildcats' 31-10 win over Arizona State to help clinch Arizona's first winning season since 1998.
Tom Dienhart is a national senior writer for Rivals.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.