LSU's Peterson flashes signs of Trophy contender, Boise QB shines
It certainly wasn't subtle. But an in-your-face signal that he was officially throwing his hat into the ring was exactly what
The LSU corner/return man had just
"The attention he receives for that will be off the charts," LSU associate sports information director
Peterson faces the longest of odds (something
LSU may not have begun its Peterson Heisman campaign, but for all intents and purposes, it's officially underway.
The knee, according to Michigan's staff
This was Moore at his very best. With Oregon State's
Pryor did everything but the laundry. He accounted for six touchdowns, becoming the third player in OSU history to throw for a TD, run for a TD and catch a TD pass in a game, all while leading the Buckeyes to their largest point total since 1950. Four weeks into the season, it looks like
It's the Watchman's dilemma: Having missed two games, how high can Ingram move up? He's averaging 9.3 yards per carry in two weeks of work and he's arguably the reason the Crimson Tide dodged an upset in Fayetteville, so he's making a strong case. But another national title seems more obtainable than equaling
Newton simply took over against the Gamecocks, but like Michigan with Shoelace you have to wonder if the Tigers are riding Newton too much? Of Auburn's 131 points, Newton has been responsible for 84 of them and he leads the SEC in rushing with 75 carries, trailing only Robinson and Georgia Tech's
After terrorizing Wake Forest in a game that started at 11:15 p.m. ET in Week 3, Luck failed to take advantage of a nationally televised date with Notre Dame as he threw two picks against a defense that came in 90th against the pass. He'll have plenty of opportunities to get back into my good graces in what could be the biggest Pac-10 game of the year as he leads the Cardinal into Oregon's Autzen Stadium.
There's no way around it: Mallett had a chance to seize the lead in the Heisman race and failed. The Razorbacks had the No. 1 team in the nation on the ropes, but he threw two fourth-quarter interceptions and tossed a career-high three picks. He's not out of the running following his third straight game with at least 300 yards, but he has some serious work to do.
It certainly wasn't pretty against a Sun Devils defense that James called "the best defense I've faced in my whole career." Averaging nearly 12.5 yards per carry coming in, James tallied just 2.7 yards on 27 of his career-high 28 carries, but a 40-yard TD run in the first quarter helped him break 100 yards. He'll be on his biggest stage yet as the focal point of the Ducks' offense against the Cardinal.
I'm skeptical that another player can equal Charles Woodson, but Peterson is that rare defender in the same mold as the 1997 Heisman winner. Peterson is the only player in the nation to rank in the top 15 in yards per punt return (28.1) and kick return (31.6), but without a role on offense, like Woodson had, can his return exploits make up for the fact that his defensive stats will be limited since most quarterbacks won't throw his way?
Clay extended the nation's longest string of 100-yard games to 10 as National Big Ten Thump a Little Guy Day was celebrated everywhere but Purdue. Clay hasn't had a monster game (he averages 125.5 ypg) but that's by design. Badgers coach