1. Stanford RB Toby Gerhart
Gerhart is a grinder and his toughness was on display against Oregon. He churned out 223 yards and three scores on 38 carries in the upset win, wearing down the Oregon defense and doing an outstanding job of finding creases inside the red zone. Gerhart's presence between the tackles set up the play-action passing attack for Andrew Luck, who used his rifle arm to exploit mismatches on the perimeter. The Cardinal are now one game back in the loss column in the Pac-10 with three conference games remaining.