Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Heisman Hopefuls IV - October 15, 2008


10 . Charles Scott (RB - LSU) - a 35 yard game against Florida won't help Scott receive an recognition when he is already being ignored for contention. Playing in the SEC provides some leeway for Scott, but poor games will only hold him back.

9.Knowshon Moreno (RB - Georgia) - Moreno rushed for over 100 yards after a few lumpish weeks but it is too little to keep him in contention with the impressive numbers of the other running backs.

8. Jarett Dillard (WR - Rice) - JD had another ludicrous game with 142 yards and a TD. It is highly unlikely that Dillard will have any impact on the race, since he plays in Conference USA on a Rice team that is 3-3. I have seen some video of Dillard and he is an explosive receiver. At only 5'11" has a the ability and dependence to be an NFL receiver. He is a fine wide-out and it's nice to have him on the list as a long-shot.

7. Donald Brown (RB - Connecticut) - DB is a running machine. Him and LeSean McCoy (Pittsburgh) must be worrisome for defensive coordinators in the Big East. Brown ran for 161 yards, bringing him over 1000 for the season. It was even more impressive that it was against the tough UNC squad.

6. Javon Ringer (RB - Michigan St.) - Ringer ran for another 100 yard game bringing him over 1000 yards for the season as well. He also ran in two TDs bringing his TD total to 14 for the season. This week Ringer will go up against the fearful Buckeye defense; this will be a big game for Ringer since the last time he played a capable defense he was held under 100 yards and without a touchdown. Look for Ringer to move up with an impressive performance.

5. Michael Crabtree (WR - Texas Tech) - Crabtree scored 2 TDs against Nebraska bringing him to 10 for the season. Crabtree is a sophomore wide out playing alongside Graham Harrell. This season should be a campaign for a possible Heisman next year, so staying in the race throughout the season will keep him in the minds of voters.

4. Max Hall (QB - BYU) - Again Max Hall had another decent game, but it will not be enough to contend with the quarterbacks ahead of him considering the competition. Hall will begin to slip if he cannot put up dazzling numbers.

3. Chase Daniel (QB - Missouri) - Daniel had a rough game with 3 INTs and a loss against the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The game definitely cost him in the Heisman race, but he still in contention since he still has more opportunities to redeem himself against Texas this week and Kansas at the end of the season.

2. Sam Bradford (QB - Oklahoma) - If fantasy points counted for the Heisman race then Bradford would have already won the trophy; however, his 387 yard and 5 TD game against the Texas defense will only be overshadowed by defeat. If Bradford is capable of keeping up this number we will be able to take the top spot even with the loss on his resume.

1. Colt McCoy (QB - Texas) - big time win for the Longhorns against Oklahoma earns them a spot at the top of the polls and Colt McCoy a spot at the top of the Heisman race. His stats weren't as impressive as Bradford's stats, but McCoy has efficient and his team came out with the win

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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