Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Week 1 has changed the Heisman Trophy race more than anyone expected. We have gone from a closed three man race to a wide open race. Sam Bradford is out by all accounts, not only because of his injury, but he did not look Heisman-esque in the half he did play. Jimmy Clausen is the early leader. I don't care who you played, you don't put up those kinds of numbers without being legit. Jahvid Best has started strong as well. Max Hall has to be included as an early front runner. His two interceptions don't look very good, but how much can we penalize him for that? Even Tim Tebow threw two interceptions against Oklahoma. In addition to Bradford, Tyrod Taylor will no longer be tracked. His performance shows he still needs to mature as a player, but for the others, I am willing to give them a few more weeks to prove themselves before axing them. As for adding new candidates, I will wait to have other players justify their amazing week 1 performances. One final note for clarification, on quarterbacks the first TD number is the touchdown passes and the second in parentheses is rushing touchdowns in addition to the passing touchdowns, so 2TD (2 rush TD) means the quarterback accounted for 4 touchdowns.

Tim Tebow, Florida, 10 completions 15 attempts, 188 yards, 1 TD (1 rush TD)

Colt McCoy, Texas, 21-29, 317, 2 TD 1 INT

Sam Bradford, Oklahoma, 10-14, 96, 1 TD, injured and will not continue to track.

Max Hall, BYU, 26-38, 329, 2 TD, 2 INT

Jevan Snead, Ole Miss, 12-22, 175, 2 TD, 2 INT

Jahvid Best, Cal, 10 rushes 137 yards, 2 TD

Terrell Pryor, Ohio State, 14-21, 174, 1 TD, 1 INT (1 rush TD)

Daryl Clark, Penn State, 29-40, 353, 3 TD, 1 INT

Jaquizz Rodgers, Oregon State, 16-103, 3 TD

Kellen Moore, Boise State, 19-29, 197, 1TD

Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech, 9-20, 91, will not continue to track.

Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame, 15-18, 315, 4 TD

Eric Barry, Tennessee, 3 total tackles (1 solo)

One of the Oklahoma State trio (Zac Robinson, 11-22, 135 2 TD (1 rush TD), Kendall Hunter, 23-75, Dez Bryant, 3 receptions 77yards, 2TD)

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