Search

A Freshman Front-runner

Oct. 18, 2004
Oct. 18, 2004

Table of Contents
Oct. 18, 2004

SCORECARD
LETTERS
CATCHING UP WITH
SI Players
SI PLAYERS
Baseball Playoffs
BASEBALL PLAYOFFS
College Football
PRO FOOTBALL
Pro Football
Inside
  • Inside 80

    The Week In Sports

Inside College Football
Inside The NFL
Departments

A Freshman Front-runner

HEISMAN WATCH

Halfway through the season, here are the leading candidates.

This is an article from the Oct. 18, 2004 issue Original Layout

• Adrian Peterson, Fr., RB, Oklahoma (119 carries, 771 yards, 6 TDs)

After shredding Texas for 225 yards, he has emerged as the leading candidate. No freshman has ever won the Heisman, but Peterson is the nation's best player.

• Kyle Orton, Sr., QB, Purdue (119 for 172, 1,642 yards, 18 TDs)

Orton has put up PlayStation-like numbers, but tough games against Wisconsin and Michigan will make or break his season.

• Reggie Bush, Soph., RB-KR, USC (197.8 total yards per game, 7 TDs)

He may be the most explosive player in the nation, but he has to share carries with LenDale White and will split votes with Matt Leinart.