Thursday, September 30, 2010

2010 Heisman Hopefuls VII

Top 10

1. Kellen Moore (QB - Boise St.) - Moore helped clinch what was considered the second most important game of the schedule for the Broncos in an out-of-conference game against Oregon St. In a smooth victory, Moore had an efficient completion percentage of 70.4%. Moore also threw for 288 yards and 3 TDs. Moore is currently has the eleventh highest passer rating in the nation proving his efficiency.

2. Mark Ingram (RB - Alabama) - Ingram led the Crimson tied to a win versus Arkansas by punching in the game-winnings touchdown with 3:18 left in the fourth quarter. Throughout the game, Ingram ran for 157 yards and 2 TDs showing that he will continue to perform against the toughest opponents.

3. Terrelle Pryor (QB - Ohio State) - Foremost, Pryor led the Buckeyes to a win versus Eastern Michigan. He put on an efficient ariel show with 224 yards, a completion percentage of 76.9%, and 4 passing TD. Pryor also did some damage on the ground with 104 rush yards and 1 rush TD. Pryor needs to gear up as Big Ten play kicks off against Illinois this week. Miami was a tough test, but the Big Ten schedule will really prove the durability of Pryor and this Buckeye team.

4. LaMichael James (RB - Oregon) - 114 yards, 1 TD; James has yet to rush for less than 100 yards as he ran for 114 yards and a TD in a victory against Pac-10 opponent Arizona State. James will have an opportunity to showcase his skill in a nationally televised game against Stanford this week.

5. Denard Robinson (QB - Michigan) - In only one quarter of play versus Bowling Green, Robinson managed to complete all four of his passes. What was more impressive was that he ran for 129 yards on 5 attemps. This included 2 rushing TDs; a short one for 2 yards to start the game off and another one for 47 yards.

6. Andrew Luck (QB - Stanford) - 238 passing yards and passing 1 TD were enough for Andrew Luck to lead Stanford to a victory over Notre Dame. Up next is a nationally televised game at Oregon. This will be Luck and Stanford's opportunity to prove that this cardinal squad is a serious national contender.

7. Ryan Mallett (QB - Arkansas) - Mallet maintained his status as the nation's leading passer as he added 357 more passing yards. Mallet also tacked on 1 passing TD and 1 rushing TD. Unfortunately, this performance came with three interceptions and a loss to the nation's top team. Mallet had a chance to lead the Razorbacks against Alabama late in the fourth quarter, but he was unable to convert in the clutch.

8. DeMarco Murray (RB - Oklahoma) - Murrary had a touch game as he ran for 67 yards. Murray averaged only 2.4 yards per carry which was quite a burden on the Sooner offense; however, Murray did managed to a score a TD in what was a close win at Cincinnati.

9. Patrick Peterson (CB/KR - LSU) - Peterson is an absolute lock-down defender. Oppoising teams rarely throw at Peterson, so it is difficult to notice him on defense. When teams have thrown at him, Peterson has managed to snag two interceptions. Where Peterson has earned national attention is in the return game. Peterson is potentially the most dangerous punt returner in college football. He is also one of the most lethal kick returners too.

10. John Clay (RB - Wisconsin) - Clay has run for over 100 yards and scored a touchdown in all four games this season. His consistency has earned him a spot in the top 10.

Honorable Mention

QB: Matt Barkley (USC), John Brantley (Florida), Andy Dalton (TCU), Nick Foles (Arizona), Jacory Harris (Miami-FL), Landry Jones (Oklahoma), Jake Locker (Washington), Greg McElroy (Alabama), Christian Ponder (Florida St.), Taylor Potts (Texas Tech), Ricky Stanzi (Iowa), and Tyrod Taylor (Virginia Tech)

RB: Ralph Bolden (Purdue), Noel Devine (WVU), Kendall Hunter (Oklahoma St.), Marcus Lattimore (South Carolina), Dion Lewis (Pittsburgh), Jacquizz Rodgers (Oregon St.), Evan Royster (Penn St.), Daniel Thomas (RB - Kansas St.), and Ryan Williams (Virginia Tech)

WR: Jonathan Baldwin (Pittsburgh), Ryan Broyles (Oklahoma), Michael Flyod (Notre Dame), A.J. Green (Georgia), Damaris Johnson (Tulsa), Julio Jones (Alabama), and James Rodgers (Oregon St.)

High Tide & Deep Water

Graig Cooper (RB - Miami-FL), Case Keenum (QB - Houston), Tate Forcier (QB - Michigan), & Jeremiah Masoli (QB - Mississippi)

Spotlight Players

Cameron Newton (QB - Auburn) - Newton helped the Tigers defeat South Carolina in a early SEC game. Newton was part of all five touchdowns against the Gamecocks as he passed for two touchdowns and ran in three. Newton also ran for 176 yards in this impressive victory.

1 comment:

  1. Denard Robinson has passed and run for 200 yards in a game twice already this season. He has to be the leading contender at this point in the season.