Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Heisman Watch: Round 2

Some interesting changes in the early-season Heisman Sweepstakes took place this week. Here's a look at the second week winners and losers:

STOCK RISING

Knowshon Moreno, RB, Georgia
Week 2: 18 Carries, 168 Yards, 3TD. 3 Catches, 30 Yards.
This guy is obviously as good as everyone thought he would be, and apparently deserving of the preseason love-affair the national media had with him. Expect to see him on even more magazine covers as long as he continues to be a TD factory.

Todd Reesing, QB, Kansas
Week 2: 32/38, 412 Yards, 3TD, 0 INT.
The completion percentage, total yards, and TD/INT ratio are no joke, even against Louisiana Tech. Reesing set the tone for what was the Week of the Big 12 Quarterback.

Chase Daniel, QB, Missouri
Week 2: 16/17, 245 Yards, 3TD, 0 INT.
Chillingly efficient as only 16 completions produced 3 touchdowns. And he only played for one-and-a-half quarters.

Sam Bradford, QB, Oaklahoma
Week 2: 29/38, 396 Yards, 5TD, 2 INT.
Young Bradford goes Boomer Sooner all over Cincy's face, but the 2 picks take some of the shine off his 5 TD's.

Jahvid Best, RB, California
Week 2: 24 Carries, 200 Yards, 3 TD.
Best emerges after a beastly performance in week 2. His stat line looks like 2007 Adrian Peterson shiz.

Tim Tebow, QB, Florida
Week 2: 21/35, 256 Yards, 2TD, 0 INT. 13 Carries, 55 Yards.
Teabow had a heavier workload in week two, but the completion percentage and rushing efficiancy are fairly pedestrian by his standards.

HOLDING EVEN

Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech
Week 2: 7 Rec., 158 Yards, 1TD.
Another week, another TD for Crabtree. Lets see if he can live up to the TD-every-game prediction I made about him.

Chris "Beanie" Wells, RB, Ohio State
Week 2: DNP
Many would consider a missed game a big blow to a Heisman hopefull. However, I don't think a second-week game against Ohio is going to make or break a season. Being fully-healthy for a prime-time matchup with idle USC could be a restatement that Beanie wants to get paid.

Mark Sanchez, QB, USC
Week 2: DNP
An off week for USC before a huge matchup with Ohio St, and they still take the #1 spot in the poll anyways, so I guess Sanchez is just that good even when he doesn't play.

DROPPING LIKE TROW

Pat White, QB, West Virginia
Week 2: 11/18, 72 Yards, 0 TD, 0INT. 20 Carries, 97 Yards.
After a spectacular start to the season, White shat the bed like Marwan after eating Chipolte. Losing to an unranked opponent makes this all the worse.

Jeremy Maclin, WR, Missouri
Week 2: 2 Catches, 20 Yards. 3 Punt Returns, 34 Yards.
Maclin failed to score or even make much of an impact against a SEMO team that he should have lit up like a wet fart. He needs to make an impact in the passing game as well as special teams to take any votes away from his own QB, much less any other candidate.

1 comment:

young illiniwek said...

after two weeks (which is way too early), I'd have to rank the top two as Chase Daniel and Knowshon.

I think Knowshon is the best player in college football, but I think Daniel is going to end up winning the Heisman.

By the way, it is Tebow.