Saturday, October 10, 2009

2009 Heisman Hopefuls VII

Top 10

1. Tim Tebow (QB - Florida)
- Tebow didn't have the great performance against LSU, but he did earn the win keeping Florida undefeated and atop the college football rankings.

2. Colt McCoy (QB - Texas) - McCoy threw for another efficient game as he completed 32 of 39, for 265 yards and a touchdown. McCoy is preparing the Longhorns to play three consecutive weeks against ranked Big 12 opponents.

3. Tony Pike (QB - Cincinnati) - The Bearcats were off this week. Next week will be a critical match-up for Pike and the Bearcats as they take on the South Florida Bulls who are the other undefeated team in the Big East on Thursday Night College Football.

4. Jimmy Clausen (QB - Notre Dame) - The Fighting Irish were resting this week as they prepare to play the season defining game against USC next week.

5. Case Keenum (QB - Houston) - With the nation's most passing yards and touchdowns, Keenum had another statistics stocking stuffer against SEC opponent Mississippi St. Not only did Keenum pick up the victory against the SEC team, but he also put up another 400 yard game with 4 touchdowns. Without any notable East Conference USA games against teams such as East Carolina, UAB, or Marshall, Houston's remaining test will be against Tulsa; thus, Keenum will be deprived of any vindictive games to catapult himself to the top of the Heisman standings.

6. Jacquizz Rodgers
(RB - Oregon St.) - Quizz stepped up against Stanford and Toby Gerhart. Quizz led the Beavers in rushing with 189 yards and 4 rushing touchdowns. He also out received his brother James Rodgers with 82 yards and 5 receptions. Rodgers not only stapled himself as the best back in the Pac-10 over Gerhart and Best, but he is also running a strong case for being the nation's best back.

Ryan Williams (RB - VT) - Williams has run himself up in the Heisman standings with a big 159 yard performance along with a rushing TD and a 23 yard catch. Williams averaged 8.8 yards per carry against Boston College as he and Tyrod Taylor led an offensive onslaught against the Golden Eagles.

8. Eric Decker (WR - Minnesota) - Eric Decker had only 3 catches and 51 yards yards (which included a 47 yard grab accounting for most of Decker's yards on the day). This was Decker's first game with less than 8 receptions on the season; however, Minnesota took care of business on defense and on the ground as the Golden Gophers had two key interceptions (one for a TD and one putting Minnesota on the goal-line) and, the Gophers ran for 205 yards on the ground. Decker's catch did come on Minnesota first scoring drive.

9. Jahvid Best (RB- California) - The last mishap Jahvid Best needed was a off week right after two horrible performances.

10. Max Hall (QB - BYU) - Hall threw for 320 yards, 2 TDs, and a completion percentage of 77.8%. Hall did refrain from throwing an interception - a stat he has become quite acquainted with as he is tied for the nation's lead with thrown interceptions. Hall has one more game (which is against San Diego St.) until the BYU Cougars square off against TCU in what will define Hall's Heisman campaign.

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), and Zac Robinson (Oklahoma St.)

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.), C.J. Spiller (Clemson), and Ben Tate (Auburn)

WRs: Dezmon Briscoe
(Kansas), A.J. Green (Georgia), Marshawn Gilliard (Cincinnati), and Jordan Shipley (Texas)

High Tide &
Deep Water

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

Spotlight Players

Bill Stull (QB - Pittsburgh) - Down two touchdowns with 4 minutes left in the third quarter against UConn, Stull along with the assistance of Dion Lewis and Ray Graham led the run based offense on three consecutive drives to cut the lead, tie the score, and then win the game on the final play. Great clock management and error free decision making by Stull helped the Panthers pull this game from right another Big East rival Connecticut.


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1 comment:

  1. Keep looking at Ryan Matthews from Fresno State. He is averaging 148 yds/game against the likes of Wisconsin, Boise State, Cincinnati, and nowhe gets to light it up against the WAC. If he stays healthy he will lead the nation. Gerhardt from Stanford leads Matthews in Total yards rushing by 4 yards however hes played in 6 games and Matthews has had a bye and only played in 5.