By Cody Elliott, sports staff writer
Week 11 featured the upset of star quarterback Andrew Luck and the Stanford Cardinal and began to create a bit of a mess in the BCS rankings. Let’s take a look at some of the best individual performances for this week:
Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma State: Weeden continues to climb up Heisman candidate lists as his team rises in the BCS rankings. Weeden completed 31 of 37 passes vs. Texas Tech while amassing 427 yards through the air and four touchdowns. The Cowboys proceeded to win the game 66-6.
Jeremy Ebert, WR, Northwestern: Ebert had a monster day for Northwestern. The star wide receiver had seven receptions for a career-high 208 yards and two touchdowns. The team defeated Rice 28-6.
Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia: Murray is here for the second straight week as he continues to lead the Bulldogs closer to an SEC East title. He threw for four touchdowns in the team’s 45-7 blowout win over Auburn and now has 27 touchdown passes for the season. That breaks Matthew Stafford’s school record of 25.
Logan Thomas, QB, Virginia Tech: The Hokies quarterback had another big primetime game as he accounted for five total touchdowns in the team’s 37-26 Thursday night victory over Georgia Tech. Thomas threw for three and ran for two more touchdowns. He finished with 209 yards in the air and a career-high 70 on the ground.
Connor Halliday, QB, Washington State: The freshman quarterback came off the bench and showed no signs of fear. He went 27-36 passing for 494 yards and four touchdowns and led the Cougars to a 37-27 upset of Arizona State. The team needed a win in order to stay in contention for a bowl bid, and Halliday helped deliver.