Tajh Boyd: One of the bowl season's 'wow' performances - 36-of-50 passing, 346 yards, two touchdowns, clutch all the way. He carried the football 29 times, took a beating, and kept rising to the occasion in a big-game breakthrough and a springboard for next year's Heisman.
DeAndre Hopkins: He delivered again and again - 13 catches, 191 yards, two touchdowns, and the fourth-and-16 play of the game (with a little help from Boyd). Not to mention records galore.
Brandon Ford: Nine catches for 69 yards. Is there a better tight end in America?
Adam Humphries: No big plays, but otherwise he played Sammy Watkins' role to perfection, with eight catches.
Andre Ellington: He finished with 50 hard-earned yards and averaged 4.5 yards per carry against one of the nation's top defenses.
Spencer Benton: He gave the Tigers a bit of everything - two touchbacks, a 43.3 punting average, and a perfect spot on the game-winning field goal.
Rashard Hall: He finished the game as the Tigers' top tackler with nine.
Malliciah Goodman: He saved his best for last - three tackles, all sacks, and a crucial PBU bat-down.
Grady Jarrett: He's a tough man to block - four tackles and a pair of sacks.
Spencer Shuey: The Tigers' mainstay in the middle, he had seven tackles and a sack.
Tig Willard: Tough against the run, with strong pursuit, four tackles and a sack.
Travis Blanks: Solid play from start to finish, with an interception.
Isaiah Battle: He helped stop the bleeding after Gifford Timothy went down with an early injury.