Denard Robinson (QB/Michigan) – Denard Robinson’s knee is the talk of Ann Arbor following the Wolverines 65-21 win over Bowling Green on Saturday. Robinson injured his knee in the first quarter of the game, but it was said to just be a strain and he is expected to return to action this Saturday on the road against Indiana. Even though Robinson was knocked out midway through the first quarter, Robinson put up great numbers. He completed all four of his passes for 60 yards and he had 129 rushing yards on just five carries with a pair of touchdown rushes. It was Robinson’s fourth straight 100+ yard rushing performance and he continues leading the nation in rushing yards. He’s still the front runner for the Heisman Trophy after four weeks.
Terrelle Pryor (QB/Ohio State) – Terrelle Pryor is hot on Denard Robinson’s heels at the moment and if both continue having these kind of seasons, the Heisman Trophy as well as the Big Ten Title could be on the line at the Horseshoe at the end of the season. Ohio State crushed Eastern Michigan 73-20 and while it was just Eastern Michigan, his numbers were incredibly impressive. He completed 20 of his 26 passes for 224 yards and four touchdowns, rushed for 104 yards on 7 carries and a touchdown, and caught a 20 yard touchdown pass. Pryor and the Buckeyes will now be in Big Ten play full swing starting on Saturday on the road against Illinois.
Kellen Moore (QB/Boise State) – Kellen Moore and Boise State passed one of their final tests of the 2010 season with a 37-24 win over Oregon State on Saturday. Moore had an efficient night of passing as he went 19/27 for 288 yardds and three touchdowns; he also added another touchdown on the ground to lead the Broncos past the Beavers. Kellen Moore has been very impressive through three games this season and with Boise State sitting at #3 in the nation, he is firmly in the Heisman race.
Andrew Luck (QB/Stanford) – I touted Andrew Luck as a Heisman candidate coming into the season and he is making me look very smart so far this season. He led his Cardinal into South Bend for a game against Notre Dame on Saturday and he led them out victorious with a 37-14 win over the Irish. He did throw his first two interceptions of the season, but through four games he has thrown for 912 yards, 11 touchdowns, and just two interceptions. He’s been brilliant for Stanford and his Heisman candidacy will be put to the test on Saturday in Eugene against the 4th ranked Oregon Ducks.
Mark Ingram (RB/Alabama) – Why is Mark Ingram a front runner if he missed the first two games of the season? It’s because he’s the best running back in college football by far and might even be the best player in college football. In a game against Arkansas where two Heisman candidates were put to the test, Ingram stood out head and shoulders better than Ryan Mallett with 157 rushing yards on 24 carries and two touchdowns to lead Alabama out of Fayetteville with a come from behind 24-20 win over Arkansas. The two games hurt, but he’s put his name right back in the race with two very impressive performances. He’s still got some work to do, but he could very well win the Heisman Trophy for a 2nd time.
2010 College Football Heisman Watch: Week 4