Denard Robinson: Has He Won the 2010 Heisman Trophy In Just Two Weeks?
It looks like Michigan has begun its climb to rejoin the college football elite, and Denard Robinson may be solely responsible for the Wolverines' return to grandeur.
After today's performance against Notre Dame, Robinson has many people thinking "Heisman Trophy."
This week has separated the men from the boys in college football, and there are 10 Heisman hopefuls that have really stood out in Week Two.
Here is a list of the top 10 early contenders in the Heisman race after the second week of college football.
10. Cameron Newton
For those of you that didn't watch Auburn take on Mississippi State on Thursday, I feel sorry for you (And I hope you enjoyed the Saints game).
So far this season, Auburn quarterback Cameron Newton has a total of 322 yards and five touchdowns.
Not bad for only two games.
9. DeMarco Murray
Oklahoma running back DeMarco Murray can put his name on two of the touchdowns in the Sooners' blowout of Florida State.
According to the Oklahoman, Sooners coaching staff will be giving Murray 25 to 30 carries per game. If he keeps this up and the Sooners keep winning, we could see Murray's name rising on Heisman lists.
8. Case Keenum
Last night, the Houston Cougars were out for revenge over UTEP.
And Case Keenum delivered for his team, racking up 279 yards passing for Houston. And he did all of this in just three quarters of action before leaving the game with an injury.
Even though Keenum might not have the largest stage on which to showcase his skills at quarterback, he will continue to be a contender for the Heisman Trophy if he keeps leading his Cougars to victory.
7. Jake Locker
Locker and his Huskies finally pulled off a victory!
We all have to feel a little bad for this Washington quarterback because it must be hard to be head and shoulders better than every single other player on your team.
Oh well. Something tells me that a Heisman Trophy would make it all worthwhile for Jake Locker.
6. Landry Jones
Jones is the second Sooner to make our list.
And for good reason! Jones had an outstanding 75 percent completion percentage and 380 yards passing. Oh yeah, and four touchdowns.
The Sooners taught the Florida State Seminoles a very hard lesson today:
No. 10 Oklahoma is not Samford.
5. John Clay
Poor San Jose State.
First they visit the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide and then they have to travel to Camp Randall to get beat again by No. 11 Wisconsin Badgers.
On 23 carries, John Clay rushed for 137 yards and two touchdowns.
Clay is like a boulder, rolling over anything (and anyone) that gets between him and the end zone.
4. Ryan Mallett
Mallett and his fellow Hogs provided Louisiana-Monroe with a swift butt-kicking today, and this junior quarterback can take most of the credit.
Mallet threw for 301 yards and three touchdowns against the Warhawks.
3. Kellen Moore
Boise State is off this week, but we saw what Moore was capable of when he pulled out a clutch victory over Virginia Tech.
Against the Hokies, Moore passed 215 yards and two touchdowns. And zero interceptions.
2. Terrelle Pryor
The Ohio State Buckeyes have secured their high college football ranking today by defeating the Miami Hurricanes 36-24.
Terrelle Pryor had an incredible game, passing for 233 yards and a touchdown and also rushing for 113 yards and another touchdown.
1. Denard Robinson
Blue is back in business, and Denard Robinson is the reason that the Wolverines will return to the top.
Let's look at the numbers, shall we?
502: Robinson's total number of yards against Notre Dame and a single-game school record.
9: The total number of quarterbacks in NCAA history to both rush and pass for over 200 yards in a single game.
2006: The last time a quarterback achieved this feat.
87: Robinson's longest rushing touchdown of the day...and the longest rushing touchdown in Notre Dame stadium history.
I smell a Heisman. Don't you?