Top 10 Heisman Hopefuls after Week 12
Troy Smith - In the words of the great Keith Jackson "HELLLLLLOOOOOOO HEISMAN!!!"
2. Steve Slaton - Slaton had a big day against the Panthers running for over 200 yards while having another 100 yards in the receiving column. I really believe that Slaton is the best back in college football right now, and he showed his versatility in the Backyard Brawl.
3. Michael Hart - Even though Michigan came up short Hart had another impressive day. He ran for 142 yards against the #1 team in the Nation at their home field. This guy has been a model of consistency all year long.
4. Brady Quinn - Smith's performance against the Wolverines will negate anything that Quinn does against USC this weekend. Quinn has been a little disappointing this year in my eyes. He has all this offensive firepower around him, yet only has a few standout games.
5. Darren McFadden - McFadden did not have a great day statically against the Bulldogs, but his big profile games are yet to come. With Arkansas fighting for a spot in the BCS title game he will have big spotlight games against LSU and Florida coming up. If he can put up some big numbers against those defenses, the college football world will have to notice him.
6. Colt Brennan - Brennan still has two games remaining and he has 48 touchdowns and only 8 interceptions. Any QB would die for those numbers. He has a good shot at 60 TDs because the two teams the Warriors have left to play do not have very good defenses.
7. Patrick White - White is really coming into his own. He is showing that he is not only a great running QB but he can also throw the ball too. As long as he and Slaton stay healthy WVU will have a shot at going to a BCS bowl in the years to come.
8. PJ Hill Jr. - Not an exceptionally great day against Buffalo but he did not play the entire game. None the less, 1500 yards and 15 touchdowns for any play is impressive, not to mention a freshman.
9. Calvin Johnson - You have to at least consider this guy in top 10 since he is the best receiver in college football.
10. Ray Rice - Rice along with the entire Rutgers team fell flat on their faces against Cincinnati, but that should not take away from the great year and the feel good story that the are the Scarlet Knights.