Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Heisman ballot, Week 4
By Kevin Gemmell
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.