Heisman ballot, Week 4
September, 27, 2011
By Kevin Gemmell | ESPN.com
A showdown in the Big House ended the hopes of one Heisman dark horse while a Bronco and Bear continue to impress. Here's the results of the ESPN.com poll and how my ballot looked this week.
- Kellen Moore, quarterback, Boise State: Yawn. Another four-touchdown passing day. Yawn, completing 79 percent of his passes. He continually resets the bar every week to the point that we'll consider a three-touchdown game a bad performance.
- Andrew Luck, quarterback, Stanford: His team moved up in one poll and down in another during the bye week. I figured I'd split the difference and keep him static.
- Robert Griffin III, quarterback, Baylor: His numbers continue to amaze. The 13-to-0 touchdown-interception ratio and 85.4 completion percentage are jaw-dropping. He was 29-of-33 and threw five touchdowns against Rice and he seems to be getting better every week. He's skyrocketed from an early-season anomaly to a legitimate contender.
- Marcus Lattimore, running back, South Carolina: Not the best rushing week -- 77 yards and a touchdown. But the 73 yards receiving -- including a 52-yard touchdown showed he's more than a one-trick pony. His breakaway speed on the screen pass was NFL-esque.
- Denard Robinson, quarterback, Michigan: He was the best running back on the field in Michigan's win over San Diego State, Brady Hoke's old team. He had 200 yards on 21 carries and three touchdowns -- including a ridiculous 53-yard run. He makes it look so easy. Oh yeah, he threw a couple of balls, too.
- Ronnie Hillman, running back, San Diego State: Despite the 100-yard game, you can't fumble twice in possibly the most hyped game in school history. Mid-major guys have zero room for errors in Heisman runs. Denard Robinson was everything the Aztecs needed Hillman to be on Saturday.
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11:00 AM ET Nevada Louisiana-Lafayette 2:20 PM ET Utah State UTEP 3:30 PM ET 22 Utah Colorado State 5:45 PM ET Western Michigan Air Force 9:15 PM ET South Alabama Bowling Green
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State