Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Big East Heisman Watch: Week 3
By Matt Fortuna
One Big East quarterback has been as impressive as any signal caller in the country through two weeks. Another is the nation's No. 2 passer, though his team will need to win more games to pick him up.
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville: All Bridgewater did was complete 30 of 39 passes for 344 yards and two touchdowns, one week after he completed 19 of 21 throws for 232 yards in less than three full quarters. Missouri State and Kentucky have not been top competition, but you can't ask for much more than what the sophomore has done through two weeks. I had him No. 3 on my Heisman watch this week.
Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse: The Orange need to win games or Nassib will never get national recognition. Which is too bad, because he actually has the second-most passing yards in the nation, his 804 trailing Marshall's Rakeem Cato by just one yard through two weeks. His 37.5 completions per game are also second, behind Louisiana-Monroe's Kolton Browning (42). Nassib's 324 yards and two total touchdowns gave Syracuse a fighting chance against heavily favored USC. He should have a much easier time this week against FBS Stony Brook.