Heisman Watch 2008: Week Three

Austin DrakeSenior Analyst ISeptember 16, 2008

Believe it or not, we are a quarter way done with the 2008 College Football season.

I plan to write an article on the Heisman Watch every three weeks. The first edition shows some young talent on the list that we could see in the NFL next season.

Without further adieu, here are the Heisman Hopefuls through Week three.


5. Mark Sanchez, QB (U.S.C.  2-0) JUNIOR
510 Pass Yards, 7 Pass TD, 166.57 Rating, 2 INT

Remember, he is playing for the No. 1 team in the country at the moment. Despite being a starter for the first time this season, he is performing out of his mind. Sanchez helped put up 52 points against Virgina and an astounding 35 against the then No. 5 Ohio State Buckeyes. If he keeps winning, expect him to keep moving up.


4. Max Hall, QB (B.Y.U.  3-0) JUNIOR
1,095 Pass Yards, 12 Pass TD, 186.82 Rating, 2 INT

The BYU Cougars are tearing apart the competition, with a big help from Max Hall. He tore apart the UCLA defense last Saturday, throwing for 271 yards and seven (that's right, seven) touchdowns. This team, currently ranked 14th, dosen't have the hardest schedule, but if Max Hall keeps putting up those numbers, you'd be wise to remember his name.


3. Sam Bradford, QB (Oklahoma  3-0) SOPHOMORE
882 Pass Yards, 12 Pass TD, 214.43 Rating, 2 INT

Sam Bradford has brought serious fire power to the Sooner offense. Bradford has thrown five touchdowns in consecutive weeks and averages 10.9 yards per completion. This Sophomore could follow up Tim Tebow and become the second ever Sophomore to win the historic award.


2. Chase Daniel, QB (Missouri  3-0) SENIOR
973 Pass Yards, 10 Pass TD, 197.48 Rating, 1 INT

With arguably the best receiver in the nation to throw to in Jeremy Maclin, Chase Daniel has played up to expectations this season. The Tigers are playing some weak competition, but a 72.2 completion percentage ain't bad at all. Daniel has also led 13 consecutive scoring drives.


1. Knowshon Moreno, RB (Georgia  3-0) SOPHOMORE
46 Attempts, 306 Rush Yards, 7 Rush TD, 0 Fumbles

Ah, the man who's name is confusing to spell. Knowshon Moreno isn't getting much love from ESPN analysts, but he's getting the love from me. He has scored three touchdowns each in the first two weeks against Georgia Southern and Central Michigan; those numbers are good no matter who you are playing. Moreno has fantastic hands as well, with 7 catches for 96 yards. Plus, he has not put the ball on the turf once this season.


Honorable Mention: Jeremy Maclin, WR (Missouri) 12 Receptions, 223 Yards, 4 TD
                             Tim Tebow, QB (Florida) 393 Yards, 3 TD, 148.80 Rating
                             Graham Harrell, QB (Texas Tech) 1,251 Yards, 8 TD, 143.74 Rating


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