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Entries in Heisman Watch (3)


Heisman Watch: Nov. 16

Picture Of Cam Newton

One Great Season

As you know, I've become a big Oregon fan since I spent a week in Eugene last year. I like Chip Kelly a lot and I love watching LaMichael James. So it pains me to write the following.

Cam Newton is the best football player in the country and deserves to win the Heisman Trophy. I've been critical in recent weeks of the presumptuousness shown by analysts, speaking as though it's been a given for the last month that the trophy is Newton's to lose. I kind of thought James, despite his gaudy numbers, was being wrongfully ignored.

It took me a minute, but now I'm a believer. Newton is definitely a one-man wrecking crew, and he showed his Heisman worth once again on the national stage in Auburn's defeat of Georgia on Saturday. Here is my list of top five candidates:

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Heisman Watch: Oct. 13

Picture Of Kellen Moore

One Great Season

Turns out Denard Robinson is human after all. The Michigan quarterback was everybody's Heisman front-runner until last week, when he faced the first decent defense he's seen all season.

Michigan State held the slippery sophomore to a mere 301 total yards and a couple of touchdowns, but forced Robinson into three interceptions in Michigan's first loss of the season, pushing him back into the middle of the pack of the top contenders for the most coveted individual trophy in sports. Here's my top five heading into Week 7:

  1. Kellen Moore, QB, Boise State: His

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Heisman Watch: Sept. 28

Picture of Terrelle Pryor

One Great Season

On Tuesdays here on OGS, we'll alternate an updated Heisman list with a new list of conference rankings.

Last week, OGS declared the PAC 10 the No. 2 league in the country behind the incumbent SEC. This week, let's take a look at some of the top individual performers.

  1. Denard Robinson, QB, Michigan -- After two otherworldly performances to open the season, then a third that was only outstanding, Robinson got nicked early in Satuday's blowout of Bowling Green. Still, overall, his numbers are disgusting, and he's expected to return to start again against Indiana this week. The small-but-speedy sophomore will stay in the Heisman hunt for as long as he can avoid injuries.
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