Monday, October 31, 2005

Wendell Mathis nominee for College Football Player of the Week at

Wendell Mathis is one of five nominees of USA Today's College Football Player of the Week. Voting will continue throughout today and the winner will be announced Tuesday, you can vote for Mathis here.

Vince Young's monster game will be hard to overcome, but Mathis' performance deserves some national hype.

The nominees (from USA

This week's nominees:

Todd Blythe

The Iowa State receiver caught eight passes for 214 yards and scored four touchdowns in the Cyclones' 42-14 win at Texas A&M. He scored on Iowa State's opening drive on the way to setting the school record for most touchdowns in a game.

Brian Calhoun

The Wisconsin running back ran for 197 yards and five touchdowns in the Badgers' 41-24 win at Illinois. He tied the school record for touchdowns in a game he already shared with two other players.

Wendell Mathis

The Fresno State running back dashed for 229 yards and three touchdowns in the Bulldogs' 27-13 win at Hawaii. It was his 78-yard run for a score in the fourth quarter that iced the game to keep Fresno State tied atop the WAC with Boise State.

Dwayne Slay

The Texas Tech safety powered the Red Raiders' 28-0 win at Baylor with 18 tackles, a forced fumble and a sack. He led a Texas Tech defense that recorded its first shutout since 2002.

Vince Young

The Texas quarterback accounted for 506 total yards of offense and four touchdowns — two passing and two rushing in the Longhorns' 47-28 win at Oklahoma State. It was his 80-yard scramble for a score that began Texas' second-half comeback from 19 points down.


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