Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Heisman Hopefuls III - October 07, 2008



10. Jarett Dillard (WR - Rice) - Dillard is up here for the same reason that Brown is on the list: his stats have been ridiculous - 674 yards and 11 TDs with two of his more impressive games against Vanderbilt and Texas makes Dillard a dark horse; however, as the competition depletes Dillard's stats will need to remain transcended.

9. Javon Ringer (RB - Michigan St.) - Javon Ringer was held to 92 yards by the Hawkeyes which is still solid considering it was against the Hawkeye defense but it finally brings him down to earth in the eyes of everyone that had Ringer in the top three.

8 . Donald Brown (RB - Connecticut) - excellent game for Brown against to UNC brings him up over 1000 yards for the season. As the nation's leading rusher, Brown is slowly creeping up the ballots. If he can keep up this pace, Brown can easily be a contender for the Heisman Trophy at the end of the season.

7. Michael Crabtree (WR - Texas Tech) - another 100 yard game for Carbtree with nine receptions, two going for TDS. Crabtree now has 8 TDs, and 564 yards (7th in division I a). Crabtree may have to watch out for Rice' Jarett Dillard who has 11 TDs and over 600 yards; however, Dillard doesn't face the same defenses that Crabtree is up against which is a bit of a setback.

6. Charles Scott (RB - LSU) - an off week for Scott and the Tiger, but this week should be an appealing game as Scott looks to continue his 100 yard streak against the Gators. Scott will be the second definate feature back that the Gators will see this season - the first was Arkansas' Michael Smith who ran for over 100 against the Gators, so lets see what he can do.

5. Knowshon Moreno (RB - Georgia) - week off accompanied by solid games by Sam Bradford, Max Hall, and Colt McCoy drop Moreno down to five. He hasn't been on the highlight reel for a bit and we have forgetten about Moreno. Tennessee's defense is averaging under 100 yards per game on the ground, so it may be difficult for Moreno to sustain his position.

4. Colt McCoy (QB - Texas) - another efficent game by McCoy proves that this early season success is not stint. McCoy is a legitamite Hesiman candidate as of now and with the matchup against the Sooners this weekend, McCoy can creep up even higher in the standings with an impressive performance.

3. Max Hall (QB - BYU) - Hall had a fair game againstan exiguous Utah St. team. When BYU faces these below par teams, Hall will need to seize the opportunity and rack up some impressive stats in order to keep himself up here

2. Sam Bradford (QB - Oklahoma) - solid game against Baylor with well over 300 passing yards, two TDs via air and one via ground. This week will be an exciting week as the Sooner face the Longhorns which will guarantee a shakeup in the Heisman race as there are high expectations for both Bradford and McCoy.

1. Chase Daniel (QB - Missouri) - The tigers were off last week, so Daniel becomes the leading candidate after an insufficient game by Moreno. Daniel definitely deserves this position as number one with over 1400 yards and only a single pick.

Honorable Mention: Graham Harrell, Percy Harvin, David Johnson, Jeremy Maclin, Joe McKnight, Todd Reesing, Marc Sanchez, Matt Stafford, Tim Tebow , Chris Wells, Pat White, John Parker Wilson

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