WR Dez Bryant helped keep Oklahoma State undefeated with five catches for 106 yards and three touchdowns. He also had a 78-yard punt return for a touchdown in a 56-28 win over Texas A&M.
USF did not have an answer for Pittsburgh RB LeSean McCoy, who carried 28 times for 142 yards and two touchdowns in a 26-21 win Thursday.
UTEP picked up its second conference win, against Southern Miss, thanks to QB Trevor Vittatoe. He was 26-of-44 for 282 yards and four touchdowns, including the game-winner in double-overtime, in a 40-37 victory.
Eastern Michigan shocked conference contender Bowling Green with a 24-21 win. Andy Schmitt was 21-of-29 for 253 yards and a touchdown in the victory.
Louie Sakoda kept Utah undefeated in a win over Oregon State. Sakoda was 3-for-3 on field goals, including the 37-yard game-winner, and averaged 44.5 yards on six punts in a 31-28 victory.
Mark Sanchez proved USC isn't out of the Pac-10 race yet by going 19-of-28 for 323 yards and three touchdowns in a 44-10 win over Oregon.
Kentucky hadn't allowed a team to rush for more than 142 yards all year. Alabama's Glen Coffee kept the Crimson Tide undefeated with 25 carries for 218 yards and a touchdown in a 17-14 win.
Louisiana-Lafayette amassed a school-record 728 yards, led by 297 rushing yards and three touchdowns from RB Tyrell Fenroy in a 44-35 win over archrival Louisiana-Monroe.
Hawaii QB Inoke Funaki started the season buried on the depth chart but led the Warriors to a 32-29 upset of host Fresno State in overtime. Funaki was 17-of-25 for 170 yards and two touchdowns and also led Hawaii in rushing with 79 yards.
Army earned its first win of the season, thanks to RB Collin Mooney's 187 rushing yards and four touchdowns in a 44-13 win over Tulane.
All three achieved their goals this week to earn Rivals.com national awards.
Williams showed no hangover from last week's loss at Penn State with a record-setting performance at Michigan. He accounted for 431 yards of total offense (310 passing, 121 rushing), a record for any player in Michigan Stadium history.
Passing for two touchdowns and rushing for two more, Williams led the Illini to 45 points - the highest total for Illinois against Michigan since 1924. That team was led by Red Grange.
More important, Williams kept Illinois alive in the Big Ten race.
• Miami may have a playmaker on offense in WR Travis Benjamin, who had two touchdowns and 89 yards from scrimmage in a 41-39 loss to Florida State. LB Sean Spence also stood out for the Hurricanes, with 10 tackles and an interception for a touchdown.
Suddenly, everyone in the Big East is chasing Pittsburgh, who is 2-0 in the league. Pittsburgh held UCF to just 245 of offense in a 26-21 upset of the Bulls. USF QB Matt Grothe finished with just 154 yards of offense.
ALSO CONSIDERED FOR COORDINATOR OF THE WEEK:
• Behind coordinator Nick Holt, USC's defense rebounded against Oregon, allowing only 239 total yards and 60 rushing in a 44-10 win. The Ducks had averaged 308.6 rushing yards going into the USC game.
• Ted Roof's defense held Indiana to 49 rushing yards and forced three turnovers in Minnesota's 16-7 win. Kellen Lewis was held to 185 yards of offense.
• Bob Gregory's Cal defense allowed Arizona State to put up only 236 yards. The Sun Devils rushed for 71 yards and turned the ball over three times in a 24-14 loss.
• Behind Dave Wommack, Georgia Tech shut out Duke 27-0. The Blue Devils amassed only 35 rushing yards and 97 passing yards in the loss.
• Florida State has found answers on offense under Jimbo Fisher. The Seminoles rushed for 281 yards and Antone Smith rushed for four touchdowns in a 41-39 win over Miami.
David Fox is a national writer for Rivals.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.