Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Big 12 Heisman Watch: Week 10
By David Ubben
Here's the Big 12's best hopes for the Heisman this season.
1. Collin Klein, QB, Kansas State: Notre Dame's Manti Te'o made a move this weekend in the race, but Klein is still alone at the top of the charts, and deservedly so. As long as K-State keeps winning, it'll stay that way. His lead is still pretty enormous. He's known as a runner ... but is second nationally in passer rating. How about that?
2. Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia: Smith is out of the race for now after two bad games and a bye week, but if he finishes strong and maintains his crazy TD-INT ratio, he'll have a good shot to attend the ceremony in New York. If madness occurs at the top with losses to lots of teams, you never know, either.
3. Seth Doege, QB, Texas Tech: Doege missed an opportunity to really insert himself into the Heisman race but still played well against Kansas State. He completed 35 of 50 passes for 331 yards and two touchdowns, although his interception was returned for a score and he also had a fumble early in the game.
4. Joseph Randle, RB, Oklahoma State: Randle will absolutely be in the race if he stays at his current pace and Oklahoma State starts racking up wins against ranked teams over the next month of the season. OSU has had a low profile this season, but that could change quickly. Randle is averaging nearly 130 yards a game, which ranks ninth nationally.
Here's how I voted in this week's ESPN Heisman Watch, a weekly panel of 15 voters across ESPN platforms:
- Collin Klein, QB, Kansas State
- Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State
- Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame
- AJ McCarron, QB, Alabama
- Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia