09/20/2011 08:36 am ET Updated Nov 20, 2011

Best College Football Pictures From Week 3

While week 3 of college football season didn't quite have the excitement of week 2 -- we're still getting our voice back following that Michigan-Notre Dame thriller -- there were plenty of contests that were worth watching until the very last second.

If there was a discernable theme for the weekend, it was the notable play of some heralded sophomores.

San Diego State running back Ronnie Hillman rushed for 191 yards and four touchdowns, including two in the fourth quarter, to elevate his team to a 42-24 victory over Washington State. Marcus Lattimore of South Carolina gave Heisman voters a reason to keep a close eye on him the rest of the season with an astonishing 246-yard effort in a victory over Navy. And Case McCoy proved that like his brother, he's the (thought I was going to use another word there?) in leading the Longhorns to a 49-20 victory over UCLA in Pasadena.

As a result of their big weekends, Lattimore and Hillman rank first and second in the nation respectively in rushing yards, and it appears McCoy has locked up the starting quarterback position at Texas for the foreseeable future.

Sophomore slump? Not this week.