USC's Bush leads Doak Walker Award finalists

Updated: November 23, 2005, 7:46 PM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- Southern California's Reggie Bush, Washington State's Jerome Harrison and DeAngelo Williams of Memphis were selected finalists Wednesday for the Doak Walker Award honoring the nation's top running back.

Bush, a strong contender for the Heisman Trophy, has rushed for 1,398 yards and 16 touchdowns for the top-ranked Trojans. He had 513 total yards, including 294 rushing, in a 50-42 victory against Fresno State on Saturday. It was the second-highest single-game total in NCAA history.

Harrison is the nation's leading rusher with 1,900 yards and 16 touchdowns.

Williams, a senior who holds the Division I-A record for career all-purpose yards with 7,210, has rushed for 1,599 yards and 13 touchdowns.

The winner will be announced Dec. 8.


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