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This week’s top performances feature multiple career-best games, including a running back going for more than 300 yards and wideouts racking up 200 yards apiece.

Indiana players shined in what was a losing effort and three defensive players across college football gave quarterbacks fits in some ball-hawking outings. Still, three signal callers didn’t do too bad after they threw for more than 400 yards and five touchdowns to make an appearance on this week’s list.

Ranking the top 10 performances from Week 12:

1. Jaret Patterson, Buffalo, RB: In the 42-17 win over Bowling Green, Patterson racked up 301 yards on the ground and found the end zone four times. He carried the ball 31 times in the career performance.

2. Desmond Ridder, Cincinnati, QB: Known a dual-threat quarterback, the junior