Saturday, September 02, 2006

Updated Heisman Picture

Let me first start off by saying Michael Bush was having a great game when in the 3rd quarter, a Kentucky defender took him down awkardly and rolled over his right leg. It was obvious that he was hurt bad when ESPN showed a replay it was easy to tell that his leg had completely snapped. It was later confirmed that he had a broken right tibia, and he will be lost for the season. At the time of his injury he currently had 17 car 128 yds 3 TDs. That was just for the first half. Not only does this hurt Louisville's chances for BCS bid, it hurts Bush's first round draft dreams. In this mock draft, they had Michael Bush going number 12. He will sadly but likely fall to maybe a late 1st round or an early 2nd round. Good luck to Michael and his family.

This is the way I see the top 10 Heisman canidates after week 1 of the College Football season.

1. Troy Smith QB(OSU) 18/25 297 yds 3 TDs

2. Kenny Irons RB(AUB) 21 car 184 yds 1 TD, 3 rec 38 yds(222 total yds)

3. Adrian Peterson RB(OU) 24 car 136 yds 1 TD, 1 rec 69 yds(205 total yds)

4. Calvin Johnson WR(GT) 7 rec 110 yds 1 TD

5. Ted Ginn Jr. WR(OSU) 4 rec 123 yds 2 TDs

6. Brian Brohm QB(LOU) 19/31 254 yds 1 TD

7. Garrett Wolfe RB(NIU) 26 car 171 yds, 5 rec 114 yds 1 TD(285 total yds)

8. Brady Quinn QB(ND) 23-38 246 yds, 7 car 8 yds 1 TD

9. Steve Slaton RB(WVU) 33 car 200 yds 2 TD, 1 rec 12 yds(212 yds)

10. Mike Hart RB(MICH) 31 car 146 yds, 1 rec 2 yds(148 yds)

Troy Smith looked very good against Northern Illinois. I decided to put him at #1 because well...I had him at #1 before the game and he didn't do anything that would bring him down. Kenny Irons looked great in his first game against Washington State, he mixed speed with power and got himself over 200 yards. Irons went up from #8 to #2. I dropped three people completely off my list because they didn't perform(except for Bush.) The players that were dropped are Marshawn Lynch, Michael Bush and Dwayne Jarrett. Lynch had 12 car 74 yds and 0 TDs. He had a very difficult time running north and south, because his offensive line was completely over matched by the speedy Tennessee defensive. Jarrett only had 5 catches for 35 yards and 0 TDs. The player that dropped the lowest is Brady Quinn. He didn't have a bad game, but he didn't have a great game. To be considered a Heisman canidate you must have great games. He was hit way too much by the Georgia Tech defense. The three new additions are Garrett Wolfe, Steve Slaton and Mike Hart. Slaton had 200 yards rushing, and in my mind that made him good enough to make it on the list. Garrett Wolfe had an insane game against Ohio State. 285 total yards.

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