Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Pac-12 Heisman Watch: Week 9
By Ted Miller
Here's a look at what the Pac-12's top Heisman Trophy candidates did over the weekend. Names will be added or subtracted to the list, as warranted.
Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford: Luck completed16 of 21 for 169 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the win over Washington. He ranks fifth in the nation in passing efficiency. Trending? Same.
LaMichael James, RB, Oregon: James sat out the Colorado game with a dislocated elbow. While his 170.4 yards rushing per game would lead the nation, after missing two games he no longer qualifies for NCAA statistical rankings. Trending? Down.
Chris Polk, RB, Washington: Polk rushed for 144 yards on 15 carries and scored on runs of 61 and 46 yards at Stanford. He ranks fifth in the nation in rushing with 124.6 yards per game. Trending? Same.
Matt Barkley, QB, USC: Barkley completed 24 of 35 passes for 224 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in the win over Notre Dame. He ranks 15th in the nation in passing efficiency. Trending? Up.
Robert Woods, WR, USC: Woods caught 12 passes for 119 yards with two touchdowns in the win over Notre Dame. He also had a 26-yard punt return. He ranks No. 2 in the nation with 128.9 yards receiving per game. Trending: Up.
Darron Thomas, QB, Oregon: Thomas didn't play against Colorado due to a knee injury. He ranks 9th in the nation in passing efficiency. Trending? Down.
Keith Price, QB, Washington: Price completed 23 of 36 passes for 247 yards with a touchdown and an interception in the loss at Stanford. He ranks six in the nation in passing efficiency. Trending: down.