Countdown to the Heisman Week 2

Posted on November 13, 2011


By Jeremy Sickel

5. Justin Blackmon – Blackmon is as dominantly consistent from the wide receiver position as any college player we have ever seen. It is expected to see 100 yards and at least 1 TD from him on a weekly basis. If Oklahoma State keeps winning and he keeps doing his thing, there is no way that Blackmon is left out of the ceremony.

Season Stats: 93 receptions for 1142 yards and 14 TDs


4. Montee Ball – The Wisconsin running back is relentless and has supplanted Trent Richardson as the only running back candidate in this group. Ball has at 3 least total TDs in half of the Badgers games this season. His stats speak loudly and if Wisconsin were still undefeated, Ball would definitely be higher on this list.

Season Stats: 1242 rushing yards and 23 rushing TDs, 14 receptions for 234 yards and 4 TDs


3. Andrew Luck – The Heisman talk took a huge hit with Luck’s out-of-body experience against Oregon. Rest assured for this can’t miss prospect, that although his Heisman stock is dinged, he is still the consensus top pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

Season Stats: 221-of-313 (70.6 percent) for 2,695 yards and 29 TDs, with 7 INTs; 134 yards and 2 TDs rushing and 5th in passing efficiency.


2. Brandon Weeden – The Oklahoma State quarterback makes the biggest leap this week with his Madden-like performance against Texas Tech on Saturday. If the Cowboys finish up undefeated, and Weeden is simply average the rest of the way, he will have his ticket punched to the Downtown Athletic Club for sure.

Season Stats: 313-of-428 (73.1 percent) for 3,635 yards and 31 TDs, with 9 INTs and 9th in passing efficiency


1. Case Keenum – Houston is almost sure to finish the season undefeated and if Keenum stays healthy he will continue to put up great numbers. The only thing I am worried about is that he won’t get the full game opportunity that others on this list will get. Keenum was taken out of the game on Thursday night in the middle of the 3rd quarter, only to see his backup put up an additional 118 yards and 1 touchdown, stats that would have looked good padding Keenum’s Heisman resume.

Season Stats: 279-of-376 (74.2 percent) for 3,951 yards and 37 TDs, with 3 INTs; 35 yards and 2 TDs rushing and 2nd is passing efficiency

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