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 to New Yorkin 2012?
What we know week seven:
Heisman leader Geno Smith can be an average quarterback.
Johnny “Football” Manziel is maybe the best freshman quarterback I’ve ever seen. His video game like performance versus #24 La-Tech gives him a huge push into the Heisman race.
Collin Klein once again had to take the team on his back to avoid an upset at Iowa State.
These projections will evolve throughout the season as they battle it out on the gridiron.
Projected Top Five:
- Geno Smith QB, West Virginia: Completed %52.7 of his passes for 275 yards and 1 touchdown versus Texas Tech.
- Collin Klein QB, Kansas State: Passed for 187 yards and rushed for 105 yards and 3 rushing touchdowns versus Iowa State.
- Braxton Miller QB, Ohio State: Passed for 127 yards and 1 touchdown and rushed for 186 yards and 1 touchdown versus Indiana.
- Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M: Passed for 395 with 3 touchdowns and 1 interception plus rushed for 181 yards adding 3 more touchdowns versus La-Tech
- Manti Te’o LB, Notre Dame: 11 tackles with 3 of them solo versus Stanford.
Just outside the Top 5:
- Matt Barkley QB, USC: Completed %50 of his passes for 167 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception.
- EJ Manuel QB, Florida State: Completed %79.4 of his passes for 439 yards with 4 touchdowns and 1 interception.
- De’Anthony Thomas RB, Oregon: Off week.
- Landry Jones QB, Oklahoma: Completed %56.8 of his passes for 321 yards with 2 touchdowns and 1 interception.
- AJ McCarron QB, Alabama: Completed %76.2 of his passes for 171 yards.
The Dark Horses:
- Tajh Boyd QB, Clemson
- Aaron Murry QB, Georgia
- Kenjon Barner RB, Oregon
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