Heisman Watch: Rivers in Great Shape

According to ESPN.com and SI.com, NC State Quarterback Philip Rivers is one of the early front-runners for the Heisman!

ESPN.com: Heisman Watch -- ESPN Experts' Poll

"Philip Rivers -- QB, NC State
6-5, 236 lbs., Sr.

Last Performance -- We're saying it now -- save a seat in NYC for Rivers. He had his fourth 400-yard passing game of the year and even added two rushing TDs in a win over UNC to show one more why he is one of the nation's best QBs.

Last Game Stats -- Rivers was 25-of-33 for 432 yards with 1 TD passing and 2 more rushing. Season Stats -- Rivers is 143-of-186 with 1,753 yards and 12 TDs and 4 INTs. He also has 2 rushing TDs.

Next Game -- Saturday, Oct. 4, at Georgia Tech."

SportsIllustrated.com: Heisman Watch

"If Philip Rivers keeps passing at his current pace (and N.C. State goes to a bowl game), he would finish with 4,545 yards, good enough for 10th on the NCAA's all-time list for yards in a single season.

Rivers' completion percentage -- currently 77.1 -- would be light-years above any of the QBs in that top 10 list, however. Ex-Tulane QB Tim Rattay would come in a distant second: He fired at a 68 percent clip for the Green Wave in 1998."

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