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Blog: Heisman Trophy Projection Week Four

By Patrick Pierce

The Heisman trophy is one of the most sought after awards in all of sports, it’s an elite fraternity made up of what is considered to be the top players in college football. So who will the Heisman Trust invite toNew Yorkin 2012? 

What we know week four:

Geno Smith keeps putting up Heisman numbers, but hasn’t been tested in a big pressure packed game. They have Baylor next, but I think in two weeks at Texas for a night game will tell us a lot more about Geno.  

EJ Manuel burst into the race after a huge night with the nation watching.   

Johnathan Franklin magic has run out as he was stuffed by theOregon State defense.

These projections will evolve throughout the season as they battle it out on the gridiron. 

Projected Top Five:


  1. Geno Smith QB, West Virginia: Completed %69.8 of his passes for 338 yards and 3 touchdowns versus Maryland.  


  1. EJ Manuel QB, Florida State: Completed %77.1 of his passes for 380 yards and 2 touchdowns versus Clemson.


  1. Collin Klein QB, Kansas State: Completed %61.9 of his passes for 169 yards and rushed for 79 yards accounting for 1 touchdown in the road win over Oklahoma.


  1. Aaron Murry QB, Georgia: Completed %75 of his passes for 250 yards with 2 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing touchdown.     


  1. Matt Barkley QB, USC: Completed %64.7 of his passes for 192 yards with 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.


Just outside the Top 5:

  • De’Anthony Thomas RB, Oregon: Had an off game versus Arizona, but is still averaging 11 yards per carry.  
  • Le’Veon Bell RB, Michigan State: Rushed for 253 yards on 36 carries with 1 touchdown.
  • Johnathan Franklin RB, UCLA: Oregon State held him to only 45 yards rushing.
  • Tajh Boyd QB, Clemson: Completed %55.6 for 237 yards with 3 touchdowns and one interception.
  • Braxton Miller QB, Ohio State: Completed %60 for 143 yards with 2 rushing touchdowns.

 The Dark Horses:

  • Teddy Bridgewater QB, Louisville
  • Casey Pachall QB, TCU
  • Stepfan Taylor RB, Stanford
  • AJ McCarron QB, Alabama
  • Landry Jones QB, Oklahoma

Alabama Tonight Sports Blogger – Patrick Pierce @Patrickp13

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