Ouimet's Heisman Watch (week 7)

There seems to be a definite top five in the Heisman race coming out of the September games. Is Chris Perry still in it?

1. Phillip Rivers, QB, North Carolina State – This guy will definitely be in New York City this winter. Rivers was 25 of 33 for 432 yards with 3 Touchdowns this week against North Carolina. He has the best stats in the country and plays Georgia Tech this week. Overall he is 143 of 186 with 1,753 yards and 12 Touchdowns, which does not include two touchdowns rushing. He needs to continue to win and the Heisman might just fall in his lap.

2. Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Pittsburgh – Fitzgerald just keeps on making great catches and great plays so there is no doubt that he will be in New York for the presentation. With 7 catches for 135 yards and 3 Touchdowns against Texas A&M Larry continues to have a strong year. Overall he has 32 catches for 783 yards and 9 Touchdowns and will have a week to rest before playing a bad Notre Dame team.

3. Kevin Jones, RB, Virginia Tech – This guy just continues to have success and delivered this weekend against UConn with 105 yards on 12 carries plus 1 Touchdown. They play at Rutgers this weekend so look for Mr. Jones to have another wonderful day. He should be able to add some major stats to his overall stats of 433 yards on 76 carriers and 6 Touchdowns in a big victory this week.

4. Chris Rix, QB, Florida State – Continues to play well in a big victory this past week against Duke. He is 94 of 149 for 1,288 yards with 8 Touchdowns to go with those stats. He will have a big game in two weeks against the Hurricanes, which will probably make or break him for the Heisman race and the chance for a chair in New York City.

5. Chris Perry, RB, Michigan – An average game against a bad football team in Indiana with 21 carriers for 112 yards. Does have decent stats for the year with 112 carriers for 687 yards with 7 Touchdowns. He has a big game on the road this week at Iowa and needs to out-rush Mr. Fred Russell. Look for another day with a lot of carries and hopefully a good day up front for the Offensive Line, which turns in successful stats for Mr. Perry.

6. Rashaun Woods, WR, Oklahoma State – This guy is capable of jumping up in the ranks at anytime with the ability that he has on the field. This team did not play this week so these numbers are 30 catches for 502 yards and 9 Touchdowns. Watch out as this guy is the real deal and will try to make a run at the Heisman.

7. Darren Sproles, RB, Kansas State – Haven't played a game since the loss to Marshall at home, but he will get his Quarterback this week against Texas. He has 90 carries for 554 yards and 7 Touchdowns, which if he can have a big day against Texas he will jump back up into the Heisman race. Stay tuned because he will go either way this week!

8. Jason White, QB, Oklahoma – Hasn't played since the 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.

9. 10. Brock Berlin, QB, Miami (Fl) – Didn't play outstanding versus Boston College, 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 against West Virginia this week and continue to win.

11. Frank Gore, RB, Miami (Fl) – Hasn't played since the Boston College game and his total numbers are 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.

12. Cedric Cobbs, RB, Arkansas – A guy that keeps delivering big days for the Razorbacks with 88 carries for 562 yards and 5 Touchdowns for an average per carry of 6.4 yards. If this guy can keep up the numbers in might sneak into the mix for the Heisman and will have good opponents down the road to try to make that run at it.

Outside Looking IN:
David Greene, QB, Georgia – Didn't have the greatest day on the road against LSU and did not play this week, but will have a chance at Alabama to improve his chances if he can put up some numbers. His totals on the year are 69 of 116 for 992 yards and 4 Touchdowns. This will be a tough challenge, but a must to stay in the Heisman race.

Rod Rutherford, QB, Pittsburgh – A great win on the road against Texas A&M and great numbers so far this year with completing 74 of 120 for 1,171 yards and 16 Touchdowns. Keep an eye on him and his go to guy in Mr. Fitzgerald as we move well into the season.

Casesy Clausen, QB, Tennessee – The Vols keep on winning and Mr. Clausen keeps up with good stats on the year. He is 64 of 109 for 778 yards and 8 Touchdowns, so stay tuned has they travel to Auburn to play against a good defense.

Fred Russell, RB, Iowa – He is having a decent year so far and gets to host the Wolverines this week. Look for a possible big day from Mr. Russell to add to those numbers of 110 carries for 616 yards and 3 Touchdowns. He is averaging 5.6 yards per carry and if he can find some holes in that defense he will make it hard for the Wolverines to pull out a victory.

Michael Clayton, WR, LSU – This man does everything for the Tigers and with 28 catches for 477 yards to show so for this season he will be their big play guy. Watch out for this team and Mr. Clayton!

Walter Reyes, RB, Syracuse – Mr. Reyes is having an outstanding season as he is averaging 7.4 yards a carry. He has rushed the ball 94 times for 681 yards and 10 Touchdowns. If this team can keep winning and keep giving the ball to Walter he might be able to move up in the balloting.

Antonio Perkins, DB/PR, Oklahoma – Had a great game two weeks ago, but with the bye many people have already forgotten about this man. To stay in this race he needs to make some great returns again this week against Iowa State.

Derek Anderson, QB, Oregon State – An outstanding season so far this year with completing 83 of 175 passes for 1,445 yards and 7 Touchdowns, while just beating the Sun Devils this past week. Keep an eye on this guy as we move towards the halfway point in the season.

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