1. Phillip Rivers, QB, North Carolina State – Rivers completed 81 percent of his passes this week against Texas Tech, but the Wolfpack didn't need him much this week with the running game returning. Rivers was 18 of 22 for 253 yards with a Touchdown, which brings his numbers to 118 of 153 for 1,321 yards with 11 Touchdowns. Look for another big game this week against North Carolina at home.
2. Chris Rix, QB, Florida State – He has played well all year long and is one of the reasons the Seminoles are having success. He was 30 of 39 for 394 yards and 3 Touchdowns against Colorado. Keep a close watch on Chris Rix because he is climbing up the charts with completing 78 of 124 for 1,014 yards for the year with 6 Touchdowns.
3. Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Pittsburgh – Fitzgerald had 12 catches for 201 yards with 1 Touchdown, so you can't blame the loss to Toledo on him, but they will have a tough test again this week with a road game at Texas A&M. With his totals of 25 catches for 648 yards and 6 Touchdowns Larry is still a major force for the Heisman.
4. Chris Perry, RB, Michigan – With just 11 carries and 26 yards against Oregon on the road Chris has an important game against Indiana at home to establish himself as one of the front runners for the Heisman. Chris Perry and the Offensive Line must run the football with the same success they had earlier in the year. I expect an outstanding performance this week to add to his numbers of 91 carriers for 575 yards with 7 Touchdowns.
5. Kevin Jones, RB, Virginia Tech – A dream game for Kevin Jones and the Hokies, which have now answered the call to the top ten ranking. Kevin Jones has done the same for himself in the Heisman race with 63 of his 188 yards coming in the fourth quarter, while scoring one of his three touchdowns. The Hokies are 3-0, a top 10 ranking, and Kevin Jones is in the Heisman race with 64 carriers for 328 yards and 5 Touchdowns.
6. Rashaun Woods, WR, Oklahoma State – He is capable of anything, has we saw this week against SMU with 7 Touchdown and 13 catches for 233 yards. He has great numbers with 30 catches for 502 yards and 9 Touchdowns. He is a big time receiver like Fitzgerald and will make a run at the Heisman.
7. Darren Sproles, RB, Kansas State – A tough loss at home against Marshall and without QB Ell Roberson in the lineup they are ganging up on Sproles. He is still right on the heels of Chris Perry with 90 carries for 554 yards and 7 Touchdowns. He has an average of 6.2 yards a carry and must have a good game against Texas to stay in this race.
8. Brock Berlin, QB, Miami (Fl) – Didn't play outstanding versus the Eagles, but is the top Quarterback on the number 2 team in the country. He is 73 of 123 for the year with 884 yards and 5 Touchdowns. Needs to put up better numbers, but does have the capability of doing that before the year is over.
9. Frank Gore, RB, Miami (Fl) – Ran decent against Boston College to get his numbers up to 85 carriers for 453 yards with an average per carry of 5.3 yards. He has 4 touchdowns for the year and host West Virginia this week, so stay tuned to the Hurricanes top back.
10. Jason White, QB, Oklahoma – A good blowout win at home against UCLA going for 17 of 26 for 241 yards with 2 Touchdowns. He is on the best team in the country and numbers to show for it, so he will be in the race for awhile. He has gone 86 of 132 for 1,088 yards with 11 Touchdowns, so don't count him out.
11. Brad Smith, QB, Missouri – An exciting player who is showing what a great double threat that he can be to a defense, with great numbers to show for his ability as a Quarterback. He is 71 of 100 for 642 yards passing and 50 carries for 354 yards rushing with a total of 9 Touchdowns. He had four touchdowns against Middle Tennessee State and has and average of 7.1 yards per carry on the year. Stay tuned, because the Tigers play Nebraska in two weeks.
Outside Looking In:
David Greene, QB, Georgia – Didn't have the greatest day on the road against LSU, having two interceptions and left the game early after being shaken up. He was 20 of 44 for 314 yards, which brings his totals to 69 of 116 for 992 yards and 4 Touchdowns for the year. A tough challenge this week against Alabama will let you know if he really has a shot at the Heisman.
Eli Manning, QB, Mississippi – A tough loss a couple of weeks ago at Memphis, but good numbers so far with 69 of 107 for 920 yards and 8 Touchdowns. He has to have a good game against Texas Tech this week, so stay tuned.
Casesy Clausen, QB, Tennessee – Watch out for this guy, because his team is undefeated and just beat Florida in the Swamp. He has decent, but not great numbers. He is 51 of 87 for 629 yards with 6 Touchdowns. Stay tuned to both Clausen and the Vols, because Georgia game is coming fast.
Fred Russell, RB, Iowa – With the next two games against MSU and Michigan this kid will have a chance to try and prove that he belongs in this race. He has good numbers with 87 carriers for 494 yards and 3 Touchdowns.
Matt Leinart, QB, USC – The Trojans are a great team and Matt has decent numbers with completing 51 of 85 for 647 yards with 6 Touchdowns to go with those numbers. They had a bye this week, but travel to California this week.
Walter Reyes, RB, Syracuse – He is having a great season so far with 75 carriers for 519 yards and 8 Touchdowns. He is averaging 6.9 yards a carry and is coming of 241 yard effort against Central Florida. Stay tuned, because the Orangemen play host to Toledo this week.
Antonio Perkins, DB/PR, Oklahoma – A great return man who had 277 yards and 3 Touchdowns against UCLA this past week, so stay tuned and see if Mr. Perkins has continued success.
Will Allen, DB, Ohio State – With Chris Gamble falling off the Heisman radar screen Will is the best player on this team now. He keeps making plays all year long, but lets see how long he can keep it up.
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