Luck maintains lead in tight race

October 3, 2011, 7:29 pm
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Rank PlayerPositionSchool Recent game stats Next game Comment 1 Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford 23-27, 227 yards, 3 TD in 45-19 win over UCLA Colorado To maintain the lead while playing against weak opponents he will have to be close to perfect -- does anybody doubt that he won't be? 2 Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama 29 rushes, 181 yards, 2 TD in 38-10 win at 12 Florida Vanderbilt He's the best running back in the country for the 2 team, and has more TDs and just 55 fewer yards than Marcus Lattimore, despite 31 less carries. 3 Russell Wilson, QB, Wisconsin 14-20, 255 yards, 2 TD, rush TD in 48-17 win over 8 Nebraska Idle, then Indiana Nobody did more for himself, or his team over the weekend than Russell Wilson -- only ranked opponent left is at 19 Illinois November 19. Will this hurt him? 4 Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor 23-31, 346 yards, 5 TD, INT in 36-35 loss at Kansas State Iowa State Would be sitting right behind Luck had K-State not converted his first INT of the season into the game-winning score. Nobody has been better in 2011, however. 5 Kellen Moore, QB, Boise State 19-33, 142 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT in 30-10 win over Nevada. At Fresno State (Friday) Lackluster performance dropped him significantly this week -- will be difficult to make up with no more ranked opponents on schedule. Come on Kellen, I picked you! 6 Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma 23-33, 425 yards, 5 TD, INT in 62-6 win over Ball State 11 Texas Coach Stoops didn't need to have Jones throwing touchdowns with OU leading 45-6 in the 4th, unless of course, he's trying to elevate his QB's Heisman stock. 7 Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma State Idle Kansas 74.3 completion and 1,592 yards in four games for the 6 Cowboys. After Kansas, two road tests at 11 Texas and Missouri, then 25 Baylor and 20 K-State yikes 8 Denard Robinson, QB, Michigan 15-19, 169 yards, 2 TD, 6 rushes, 51 yards, rush TD in 58-0 win over Minnesota At Northwestern Ten years later, and we have ourselves another Eric Crouch (who did win the Heisman in '01). No chance for Robinson until the Wolverines beat somebody noteworthy. 9 LaMichael James, RB, Oregon Idle California (Thursday) Has 613 yards on just 65 rushes, for a cool 9.4 yards per carry! Oddly enough, he's flying under the radar right now, much like the Ducks. He, and they, won't be for long. 10 Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina 17 rushes, 66 yards, TD in 16-13 loss to Auburn Kentucky Without LSU or 'Bama on the schedule, it could have been a special year for Lattimore and South Carolina. But then they realized their QB was the inept Stephen Garcia.

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