Looking for an early favorite for the Heisman Trophy? Take your pick, there are already plenty to go around.
Like quarterbacks? Try Kentucky's Tim Couch, or Washington's Brock Huard, or Central Florida's Daunte Culpepper.Prefer running backs? Can't go wrong with Arizona State's J.R Redmond, or either Ricky Williams - one plays for Texas, the other for Texas Tech.
Anyone else? How about Louisiana Tech wide receiver Troy Edwards, who has 34 catches for 611 yards and five TDs in two games?
"I'm emotional right now," Arizona State coach Bruce Snyder said, "but J.R. Redmond is the best football player in the country."
He's got tough competition.
At Tempe, Ariz., Redmond had 254 all-purpose yards, but Huard threw for 318 yards and four touchdowns as No. 11 Washington beat No. 14 Arizona State 42-38. Huard threw a 63-yard TD pass to Reggie Davis on fourth-and-17 with 28 seconds left.
"This is the greatest game ever," Huard said. "It was meant to happen. It was just destined with divine intervention to happen."
- Couch threw for seven TDs and a school-record 498 yards as Kentucky routed Louisville 68-34 in the first game at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.
- Culpepper threw for 370 yards and four TDs and ran for 69 yards and two more scores in Central Florida's 64-30 win over Louisiana Tech in Ruston, La. The Bulldogs' Tim Rattay threw for 524 yards and three TDs, while Edwards caught 13 passes for 206 yards. Last week, Rattay threw for 590 yards and Edwards set an NCAA record with 405 yards receiving in a loss to Nebraska.
- Texas' Ricky Williams ran for 215 yards and a school-record six TDs in a 66-36 victory over New Mexico State as he opened his quest to become the NCAA's leading career rusher. Williams' next goal: He needs 75 yards to surpass Earl Campbell's school record of 4,443 yards.
- Texas Tech's Ricky Williams carried 41 times for 251 yards and three TDs as the Red Raiders beat Texas-El Paso 35-3.
The top teams have stars of their own, but were happy to come away with victories instead of individual praise.
Joe Germaine threw for 301 yards and two TDs and wideouts David Boston and Dee Miller combined for 13 catches, 239 yards and two scores as No. 1 Ohio State beat No. 20 West Virginia at Morgantown, W.Va.
"I'm a happy football coach," Cooper said after the Buckeyes stuffed Amos Zereoue - another Heisman hopeful - for minus 3 yards in the second half and 77 for the game. "We walked into a great hostile crowd and we won the game."