After several weeks without much of a change, I think its safe to say we have a strong leader.
- Reggie Bush, USC-Ran for three breathtaking touchdowns against Notre Dame, on overgrown grass, and contributed three critical plays on USC's game winning drive. Its performances like Saturday's that make Bush so special.
- Vince Young, Texas-Five total touchdowns and another easy win against Colorado. Problem is, nobody was watching.
- Matt Leinart, USC-Subpar game against Notre Dame, but had two amazing plays when it mattered most, audibling into a 61-yard pass to Dwayne Jarrett on 4th-and-9 on the final drive, and his awkward standing-up sneak into the end zone for the winning touchdown.
- Brady Quinn, Notre Dame-As a quarterback, he had a very average performance, but as a team leader he was incredible. His patience and playmaking kept Notre Dame's offense afloat enough to keep the ball away from USC for nearly 40 minutes.
Passing the Heisman torch to Bush
- Laurence Maroney, Minnesota-Ran for well over 200 yards in a nail-biter against Wisconsin, including a memorable 93-yard touchdown romp.
- Maurice Drew, UCLA-Powered a UCLA comeback against Washington State, scoring the game winner.
- D.J. Shockley, Georgia
- Marcus Vick, Virginia Tech
- Brodie Croyle, Alabama
- Drew Stanton, Michigan State