The opportunity is there every Saturday. Some players seize it. Others let it slide away. Here's a look at the players who shined or slipped in Week 5:
Brodie Croyle, QB, Alabama
The Crimson Tide defense was the story in Alabama's 31-3 drubbing of Florida Saturday, holding Urban Meyer's spread-attack to a measly field goal. However, capitalizing on the defense's smothering performance was equally crucial, which is why Croyle deserves notice for his efficient, 15-for-17, 287-yard, three-touchdown afternoon. So long as the historically fragile Croyle stays healthy, Alabama is a serious contender for the SEC title.