QUIZZ: Did you say over? Nothing is over

A LOT HAS been made over the last week about how a rather ordinary performance in the TCU game has pretty much shuttered Jacquizz Rodgers' Heisman chances. Don't believe that, not for a second. And one need only look at last year to understand why..

Last year, it was only in the late stages of the season that Stanford's Toby Gerhart became a viable candidate. Heck, as late as Nov. 2, he wasn't even in most pundit's top ten.

Yet Gerhart finished second to Alabama's Mark Ingram -- in the closest Heisman voting in its 75-year history.

And at last check, Jacquizz Rodgers and Oregon State still have the Oregon, USC and Boise State games to play.


IF, AFTER THIS bye week, Quizz runs wild against Louisville, and there's reason to believe he might, he'll be right back on the radar.

And if he has an impressive showing against Boise State, you'll see a boatload of people clamoring to jump right back up on the bandwagon.

Quizz might be in line for a big day against Louisville, the Beavs' second game of the seasons after the bye week. And he might do it early.

The Cardinal allowed 230 rushing yards to Kentucky in their opener, although they did tighten things up a bit in the second half. At one point in the second quarter, Kentucky led 20-3 and had outgained Louisville 261 to 30. The final score was 23-16. Kentucky had a 466-317 edge in total yards.

AFTER THE SEASON opening loss to No. 6 TCU, Mike Riley lamented the Beavs didn't use Quizz as much as they wanted to – in the passing and running game.

He had 18 carries, a lighter than normal load for him, and caught zero passes.

Those numbers might just change a bit against Louisville. Ya think?

And the more touches Quizz has, the more opportunities he gets to shimmy, shake and draw oohs and aahs from the fans, and Heisman voters watching on TV alike.

Heisman campaign over for Quizz? Not a chance. Not while Quizz is still running.

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