Gold star: Alshon Jeffrey. The true freshman wide receiver at South Carolina was the difference in South Carolina’s victory over Vandy, He caught passes totalling 161 yards for Steve Spurrier’s Gamecocks.
Silver star: Chris Rainey. The speedster has become kind of a forgotten man in the Florida backfield, but on Saturday night he rushed for 90 yards on 12 carries and scored a touchdown.
Bronze star: Jonathan Crompton. It’s one thing to light up Georgia’s secondary, but Crompton threw for 265 yards against Alabama’s stingy defense and had his team in position to win the game.
No star: Vandy’s passing game. It’s bad. Really bad. Against South Carolina, the ‘Dores had only four first downs passing and a measly 132 yards in the air.
Quote: “Everybody assumes because a guy is a highly touted recruit when he comes in, that he can automatically step into college football and be an instant star or an instant savior. Well, it’s really hard. It is really, really hard.” — Kentucky coach Rich Brooks on freshman Morgan Newton