Heisman Watch: Did Robert Griffin Do Enough Against Texas to Sway Voters?

Colby LanhamCorrespondent IDecember 4, 2011

WACO, TX - DECEMBER 03:  Robert Griffin III #10 of the Baylor Bears runs onto the field before a game against the Texas Longhorns at Floyd Casey Stadium on December 3, 2011 in Waco, Texas.  (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
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College Football Championship Week is perhaps one of the best weeks to gauge the potential Heisman candidates in the big lights, whether they're playing in conference championship games or not. And this Saturday, Robert Griffin III showed he is still very much on the ballot for another consecutive week after upsetting Oklahoma the previous week.

Griffin has had one of the best performances as a quarterback in the whole nation. But despite his performance this week, will it be enough to sway voters back to the RG3 bandwagon?

Looking at his performance this week, Griffin was very efficient passing the ball, completing 15 of 22 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns to only one interception after Baylor's 48-24 win over the Texas Longhorns.

Griffin continues to dominate and lead the Bears' passing attack that no one has ever been able to truly stop.

After all, this is the guy who, for the first few weeks in the season, had more touchdowns than incomplete passes.

Out of all the quarterbacks who are still being considered for the Heisman Trophy, Griffin has continued to post the best and most consistent numbers of the main contenders in Stanford's Andrew Luck and Boise State's Kellen Moore.

If the Heisman Trophy is given to the best player in college football, that has been Robert Griffin.

While Andrew Luck and Kellen Moore are indeed great players, they are both not making the kind of impact or putting on the kind of show Robert Griffin has been putting on for a Baylor that has not been a prominent factor in the Big 12 up until this point.

Whether Griffin can sway those last few voters will remain to be seen, but guiding Baylor through their difficult schedule compared to those of Stanford and Boise State, Robert Griffin should, or deserves, to sway those last few voters and be in more serious contention for college football's biggest honor: the Heisman Trophy.