Sunday, October 4, 2009

2009 Heisman Hopefuls VI

Top 10

1. Tim Tebow (QB - Florida)
- The Gators had the week off and are preparing for their biggest obstacle of the regular season in LSU.

2. Colt McCoy (QB - Texas) - Like the Gators, the Longhorns had the week off too and are preparing to play the less formidable - but not to be overlooked - Colorado Buffaloes.

3. Tony Pike (QB - Cincinnati) - In addition to leading the Big East in passing yards and touchdowns, Pike also lead the Big East in wins as he has guided the Cincinnati Bearcats to an undefeated record of 5-0.

4. Jimmy Clausen (QB - Notre Dame) - In an exciting match-up between two prospective NFL quarterbacks, Clausen led his Fighting Irish to a overtime victory over Jake Locker's Huskies. Clausen threw for 423 yards, two touchdowns, and a completion percentage of 74.2% as he hit his most explosive target - Golden Tate - 9 times for 244 yards and a touchdown.

5. Case Keenum (QB - Houston) - Wow. 5 Touchdowns, 50 completions, and 500 yards. I guess five isn't Case Keenum's lucky number since all those fives came with a big L.

6. Jahvid Best (RB- California) - After another lame performance, one must wonder whether Best is even the best back in the Pac-10 (considering Tony Gerhart's recent success) let alone in the nation.

7. Eric Decker (WR - Minnesota) - With 8 reception against Wisconsin, Decker has caught at least 8 passes in each game this year accumulating to six consecutive games with at least 8 receptions dating back to last season. In addition to the 8 receptions, Decker also had 140 receiving yards and a TD. Decker was a critical component in Minnesota's late surge against Wisconsin in an attempt to win or at least tie up the game as Wisconsin cued up on Decker, thus opening up voids for other receivers. Unfortunately, the Golden Gophers could not come through.

8. Jacquizz Rodgers
(RB - Oregon St.) / Ryan Williams (RB - VT) - Both backs ran for 80 yards on Saturday; however, Rodgers registered two scores while Williams was held without a touchdown for the first time this season.

10. Max Hall
(QB - BYU) - Hall had a mediocre game with 218 passing yards, 3 TDs, and 2 INTs against Utah State. Still he led the team to another victory. With the most interceptions thrown in the nation, Hall will need a monumental victory against TCU in order to remain in contention.

Honorable Mention

QBs: Daryll Clark (Penn St.),
Jacory Harris (Miami-FL), Dan LeFevour (Central Michigan), Kellen Moore (Boise St.), Taylor Potts (Texas Tech), Terrelle Pryor (Ohio State), Todd Reesing (Kansas), Zac Robinson (Oklahoma St.), and Jevan Snead (Ole Miss)

RBs: Ralph Bolden (Purdue), Noel Devine (WVU),
Jonathan Dwyer (Georgia Tech), Toby Gerhart (Stanford), Dion Lewis (Pittsburgh), Ryan Mathews (Fresno St.), Joe McKnight (USC), Evan Royster (Penn St.), and C.J. Spiller (Clemson)

WRs: Dezmon Briscoe
(Kansas), Dez Bryant (Oklahoma St.), A.J. Green (Georgia), and Marshawn Gilliard (Cincinnati)

High Tide &
Deep Water

Arrelious Benn (WR - Illinois), Sam Bradford (QB - Oklahoma),
Graig Cooper (RB - Miami-FL), Kendall Hunter (RB - Oklahoma St.), Julio Jones (WR - Alabama), Charles Scott (RB - LSU), Joe Webb (UAB), and Juice Williams (QB - Illinois)

Spotlight Players

Landry Jones (QB - Oklahoma) - While filling in for Sam Bradford, Jones only lost one game in which he started - which was over this past Saturday to Miami of Florida by one point.

Golden Tate (WR - Notre Dame) - Tate had 9 receptions for 244 yards, a touchdown, and a memorable somersault in which it seemed that Tate was suspended about three feet in the air. All of this accumulate to the second best receiving game in the historic Notre Dame history and a win over the Washington Huskies.


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