Cam Newton vs. Terrelle Pryor: Who Ya Got?

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Cam Newton vs. Terrelle Pryor: Who Ya Got?
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When deciding who is the current front-runner to take home the Heisman Trophy, there is only one answer.

First, for the unaware, there are some unspoken ground rules for Heisman nominees. It is "supposed" to be the most outstanding player in the nation. However, the qualifications are as follows: it has to be a quarterback or running back; he has to be on a top ranked team, in the top 10, preferably in the top two; he has to be playing well to round out the season.

So, when we factor everything in, going into the third weekend since the BCS poll was released, there are only a few nominees. Those men are Kellen Moore, LaMichael James, and Cam Newton, and the clear leader is Cameron Newton. He has been so good this season. He already has the SEC quarterback rushing record, with a handful of games left to play. His numbers are staggering, and his play has been as well. He is untackleable. And yes, I made that word up.


The funny thing is, coming into the year, one of the Heisman favorites was a man who very much resembles the aforementioned Newton. Terrelle Pryor, before the season started, was many people's pick as he would fit all the qualifications and was due for a monster year.

After a loss to Wisconsin, Pryor dropped from Heisman contention for now.

But this begs the question: taking everything into account, all information, all intangibles and tangibles...who ya got?

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