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2007 Midseason Report & All-Americans
Texas Tech WR Michael Crabtree
Texas Tech WR Michael Crabtree
CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Oct 17, 2007


The first half of the 2007 season was as fun and exciting as any in the history of the game with wild upsets, crazy twists, and a record-setting seven games from Texas Tech WR Michael Crabtree. Check out the CFN Midseason All-America Teams, conference roundups, predictions for every team and every game, and more.



Midseason Reports

- ACC | Big East | Big 12 | Big Ten | C-USA
- MAC | M-West | Pac 10 | SEC | Sun Belt | WAC
- 2006 CFN Midseason All-America Teams

Player of the Midseason -
Michael Crabtree, WR Texas Tech
Not only is Crabtree the nation's leading receiver; it's not even close. The redshirt freshman has 78 catches, eight more than anyone else. He has 1,244 yards, with the number two man with 884, and his 17 touchdown catches are six more than New Mexico State's Chris Williams. He's been consistent, spectacular, and unstoppable.


Coach of the Midseason
- Jim Leavitt, South Florida
Call this a lifetime achievement award as much as anything else. USF was supposed to be good, but second in the BCS rankings is something special for a program that wasn't even on the map nine years ago.

Game of the Midseason -

LSU 28 ... Florida 24, Oct 6
LSU chose to go for it on fourth down deep in Florida territory, rather than kick the field goal that would've tied it, got it, and finished off the drive with a two-yard Jacob Hester touchdown run with just over a minute to play. Tim Tebow's last gasp Hail Mary was batted down in the end zone. Florida jumped out to a 10-0 lead on a 31-yard field goal and a two-yard touchdown catch from Kestahn Moore, and took a 17-7 lead into halftime on a one-yard Tebow run. LSU dominated the second half, controlling things on the ground, with Keiland Williams scoring from four yards out and Demetrius Byrd catching a four-yard scoring pass, but a 37-yard Cornelius Ingram scoring play helped Florida stay ahead until the final moments.


Biggest Surprise -
The entire year
Where do you want to start? Kicking off the year with Appalachian State's win over Michigan, and continuing on week after week with upset after upset. These aren't just upsets; these are Stanford over USC all-timers. How crazy has the year been? Just look at the initial BCS rankings with South Florida second, Boston College third, Kentucky is seventh, and Kansas ranked ahead of USC.


Biggest Disappointment -
The Big Ten
Oh sure, Ohio State is number one, but so far, the league has received little in the way of national respect with Michigan the league's second best team in the BCS rankings, and coming in at just 25th. Penn State, Wisconsin and Illinois are in the top 30, but that's hardly anything to crow about when the SEC has seven teams in the top 25, the Big 12 has five, the ACC has three, the Big East three, and the Pac 10 has four.

 
Best performance so far -  In a losing cause, Texas Tech QB Graham Harrell completed 46 of 67 passes for 646 yards and five touchdown passes in the 49-45 loss to Oklahoma State.
 
2007 First Team Midseason All-American Offense

QB - Graham Harrell, Jr. Texas Tech
RB - Mike Hart, Sr. Michigan
RB - Rashard Mendenhall, Jr. Illinois
WR - Michael Crabtree, RFr. Texas Tech
WR - Jordy Nelson, Sr. Kansas State
TE - Travis Beckum, Jr. Wisconsin
OL - George Robinson, Jr. Oklahoma
OL - Jonathan Luigs, Sr. Arkansas
OL - Mike Pollak, Sr. Arizona State
OL - Alex Mack, Jr. California
OL - Jake Long, Sr. Michigan
PK - Louie Sakoda, Jr. Utah
KR - Marcus Herford, Jr. Kansas

2006 First Team Midseason All-American Defense
DL - Chris Long, Sr. Virginia
DL - Jonal Saint-Dic, Sr. Michigan State.
DL - George Selvie, Soph. South Florida
DL - Glenn Dorsey, Sr. LSU
LB - Jordon Dixon, Sr. Colorado
LB - Sean Lee, Jr. Penn State
LB - Ben Moffitt, Sr. South Florida
DB - Aqib Talib, Jr. Kansas
DB - Craig Steltz, Sr. LSU
DB - Terrence Wheatley, Sr. Colorado
DB - Rashad Johnson, Jr. Alabama
P - Kevin Huber, Jr. Cincinnati
PR - Leodis McKelvin, Sr. Troy

CFN Midseason Second Team All-America Offense
QB - Matt Ryan, Sr. Boston College
RB - Felix Jones, Jr. Arkansas
RB - Darren McFadden, Jr. Arkansas

WR - Jabari Arthur, Sr. Akron
WR - Chris Williams, Sr. New Mexico State
TE - Fred Davis, Sr. USC
OL - Jason Leger, Sr. Kentucky
OL - Martin O'Donnell, Sr. Illinois
OL - Sam Baker, Sr. USC
OL - Ryan Stanchek, Jr. West Virginia
OL - Branden Albert, Jr. Virginia
PK - Thomas Weber, RFr. Arizona State
KR - Bryan Williams, Jr. Akron

CFN Midseason Second Team All-America Defense
DL - Calais Campbell, Jr. Miami
DL - Greg Hardy, Soph. Ole Miss
DL - Sedrick Ellis, Sr. USC
DL - Greg Middleton, Soph. Indiana
LB - Shawn Crable, Sr. Michigan
LB - J Leman, Sr. Illinois
LB - Dan Connor, Sr. Penn State
DB - Trey Brown, Sr. UCLA
DB - Kenny Phillips, Jr. Miami
DB - Reggie Smith, Jr. Oklahoma
DB - Antoine Cason, Sr. Arizona
P - Chris Miller, Sr. Ball State
PR - Eddie Royal, Sr. Virginia Tech

2007 Honorable Mention Midseason All-American Offense
QB - Brian Brohm, Sr. Louisville
RB - Javon Ringer, Jr. Michigan State
RB - Kevin Smith, Jr. UCF
WR - Donnie Avery, Sr. Houston
WR - Brian Robiskie, Jr. Ohio State
TE - Martin Rucker, Sr. Missouri
OL - Ryan Clady, Jr. Boise State
OL - Herman Johnson, Jr. LSU
OL - Garrett Reynolds, Jr. North Carolina
OL - Andre Smith, Soph. Alabama
OL - Michael Oher, Jr. Ole Miss
PK - Swayze Waters, Jr. UAB
KR - A.J. Jefferson, Soph. Fresno State

2007 Honorable Mention Midseason All-American Defense
DL - Mitch King, Jr. Iowa
DL - James McClinton, Sr. Kansas
DL - Chase Ortiz, Sr. TCU
DL - Quentin Groves, Sr. Auburn
LB - Beau Bell, Sr. UNLV
LB - James Laurinaitis, Jr. Ohio State
LB - Wesley Woodyard, Sr. Kentucky
DB - DeJuan Tribble, Sr. Boston College
DB - Alphonso Smith, Jr. Wake Forest
DB - Jack Williams, Sr. Kent State
DB - Tavoius Polo, RFr. Florida Atlantic
P - Ryan Weigand, Sr. Virginia
PR - Jeremy Maclin, Fr. Missouri