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 13:
Jarvis Herring, Safety, Florida
Herring made the most of his final showing at The Swamp, leading a Gator defense that held Florida State to only seven points when the heated rivals met 0n Saturday. The senior safety was in on two of Florida's four takeaways in the game and his team-high nine total tackles played a big part in limiting the Seminoles to just 49 net rushing yards.
Stephen McGee, QB, Texas A&M
It may have come in a losing effort, but McGee's performance last Friday was inspiring. The redshirt freshman showed a great deal of moxie rushing for 108 yards and two touchdowns in his first collegiate start, which came as a result of Reggie McNeal's ankle injury. McGee has some work to do in terms of his accuracy and field vision as a passer, but that should come with more experience. In what was a disappointing season for fans in College Station, at least McGee can serve as hope for the 2006 season now that McNeal's eligibility is up.