ANDRE BROWN, NORTH CAROLINA STATE
Freshman, Running Back, Greenville, NC/Greenville Rose
Freshman running back Andre Brown rushed for 179 yards on 26 carries and one touchdown as North Carolina State upset ninth-ranked Florida State, 20-15. Brown's 65-yard touchdown run 17 seconds into the game gave the Wolfpack (4-4, 2-4 in the ACC) the start they needed against the Seminoles. After totaling just 42 rushing yards through the team's first six games, Brown has now rushed for 427 yards in his last two contests - both NC State victories. In addition, North Carolina State is the only team in the Atlantic Coast Conference to have beaten Florida State on their home field - having now done it twice.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
TAMBA HALI, PENN STATE
Senior, Defensive End, Teaneck, NJ/Teaneck
Senior defensive end Tamba Hali registered a career-best four sacks - tying a school record - and added nine tackles to lead 10th-ranked Penn State to a 35-14 victory over 14th-ranked Wisconsin. Led by Hali, the Nittany Lion defense held the Badgers to minus-11 yards rushing and 14 points - well under their season averages of 186.9 yards and 39.7 points, respectively. With the victory, Penn State improved to 9-1, 6-1 in the Big Ten.
Walter Camp, "The Father of American football," first selected an All-America team in 1889. Camp - a former Yale University athlete and football coach - is also credited with developing play from scrimmage, set plays, the numerical assessment of goals and tries and the restriction of play to eleven men per side. The Walter Camp Football Foundation - a New Haven-based all-volunteer group - was founded in 1967 to perpetuate the ideals of Camp and to continue the tradition of selecting annually an All-America team. For more information on the Walter Camp Football Foundation, go to www.waltercamp.org.