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Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Pac-10 Heisman update: Week 3

By Ted Miller

Here's a look at what the Pac-10's top Heisman Trophy candidates did over the weekend. This list will start to be whittled down starting next week (for real this time). Or some other names could be added.

Jake Locker
Jake Locker can make a loud Heisman statement this week against Nebraska.
Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Oregon State: Off. Trending: Neutral.

Jake Locker, QB, Washington: Locker completed 22-of-33 for 289 yards with four TDs and no interceptions. If HE leads the Huskies to a win over Nebraska, he'll be in the middle of the race. Trending: Up.

LaMichael James, RB, Oregon: He returned from a one-game suspension and rushed for 134 yards on just 16 carries, with a highlight-reel 72-yard TD scamper that was all him. Trending: Up.

Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford: Luck didn't throw terribly well vs. UCLA  -- 11-of-24 for 151 yards, two TDs -- but he also rushed seven times for 63 yards. Trending: Neutral.

Nick Foles, QB, Arizona: Didn't do much vs. The Citadel, but he didn't need to: completing 17-of-22 for 214 yards with a TD and an interception. Trending: Neutral.

Matt Barkley, QB, USC: Another solid performance. Barkley completed 20-of-35 for 202 yards with two TDs and no picks. He also had an impressive -- and surprising -- 20-yard scramble. Trending: Neutral.

James Rodgers, WR, Oregon State: Off. Trending: Neutral.

Shane Vereen, RB, California: Vereen rushed 16 times for 59 yards and a TD and caught three passes for 18 yards and a TD in the blowout win over Colorado. Trending: Down.

Chris Polk, RB, Washington: He rushed for 117 yards on 20 carries, including a 52-yard scamper for a TD. Trending: Up.

Ronald Johnson, WR, USC: He caught five passes for 58 yards with a couple of drops. Trending: Down.