With his team's playoff chances and his own Heisman hopes hanging in the balance, Louisville star Lamar Jackson threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Jaylen Smith with 13 seconds left to avoid an embarrassing upset loss to Virginia.
In doing so, Jackson retained his season-long stranglehold on the No. 1 spot. But man, the rest of the field is getting more crowded.
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San Diego State RB Donnel Pumphrey
The nation's leading rusher (183.6 ypg) racked up his fourth 200-yard game of the season against Utah State and moved up to fifth on the NCAA all-time career rushing list (5,741).
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Florida State RB Dalvin Cook
FSU could not hold on against Clemson, but Cook served a reminder how special he is, dashing for 169 yards and four TDs on just 19 carries. He's averaging 180 yards from scrimmage.
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Washington QB Jake Browning
He didn't have his finest game against Utah, but the Huskies prevailed on the road against a Top 20 foe. He's thrown for 28 touchdowns and just three interceptions on the season.
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Michigan LB Jabrill Peppers
He was everywhere against Michigan State, notching seven tackles, two TFLs, a sack, a rushing touchdown and a defensive PAT on a recovered fumble and return the other way.
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Louisville QB Lamar Jackson
The sophomore has entered a stretch where he's expected to hold a beauty pageant every week. Against Virginia, he produced 461 yards and four TDs, raising his season total to 38.