For as much as Cam Newton has captured the attention of the nation from the quarterback spot, LaMichael James deserves nearly as much praise from his spot in the backfield.
Oregon's sophomore running back is more than halfway on his way to having an outstanding season and we have to think if the Heisman voting ended today, he'd be sitting comfortably as the runner-up.
Week after week he's produced while other backs have stumbled or struggled with inconsistency.
He's our clear-cut favorite No. 1 back heading into Week 9.