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Playmakers will need help in winning conference title games

While all eyes are going to be on the Heisman hopefuls Saturday (Pat White, Chase Daniel and Matt Ryan), many players flying under the radar also will have an impact on the biggest games of the season.

Originally Published: November 29, 2007
By Mel Kiper Jr. | ESPN.com
All eyes are going to be on Heisman hopefuls Pat White, Chase Daniel and Matt Ryan this weekend, and with very good reason. White and Daniel are playing for a shot in the national title game and Ryan is trying to lead Boston College to its first BCS bowl game. However, they can't do it all by themselves. Watch their teammates who might be flying under the radar, because they too will have something to say about the outcomes of the biggest games of the season.

No. 1 Missouri vs. No. 9 Oklahoma
Missouri: Everyone talks about the Tigers' offense and the weapons at Daniel's disposal, but they have a player in the secondary who is really on the rise. Junior William Moore (6-foot-1, 215 pounds) is a quality prospect who has great range in the secondary (89 tackles) and is an absolute ball hawk (team-best seven interceptions), and he's getting better and better each week.

Mel Kiper Jr.

Football analyst

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