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NCAA Heisman Watch: The Doctor’s Top 10 November 1, 2011 — Week 9


Nine weeks into the 2011 college football season and injuries continue to knock out some of the Heisman hopefuls. The 2011 Heisman is between the third and fourth turns and picking up steam. There have been several great individual game performances this year but in the end a player’s school’s political clout will have a say in who walks away with the 2011 Heisman Trophy.

QB Kellen Moore had a bye but will be back in action this coming weekend against UNLV. Moore continues to be a solid Heisman candidate.

Stanford’s QB Andrew Luck beat USC, barely (56-48 in 3OT). Luck put up nice numbers but it took triple overtime to get them. Stanford and Luck had some luck in pulling out the win over USC.

Well Collin Klein made it into the Heisman Watch Top 10 for one week and couldn’t take the prosperity. He is now on the outside looking in. Collin went 8 out 16 passing for 58 yards in a blowout loss(58-17) to Oklahoma.

Even though Baylor has lost 3 of its last 4 games, Robert Griffin III has put up Heisman numbers in all of those games and continues as a Top 10 Heisman Watch pick.

After throwing up 534 yards on Rice with 9 TD passes Houston Cougar Quarterback Case Keenum took a step forward on everyone else in the Heisman Watch in week nine.

Coming off an injury Oregon’s RB LaMichael James played sparingly against Washington State and unless he puts up triple digits rushing in each of his remaining games, with a couple more 200 yard efforts, he will not be making a trip to the New York Athletic Club this year.

University of Wisconsin lost their second game in a row on a Hail Mary type pass but Quarterback Russell Wilson continues to put up Heisman type numbers. If Wisconsin played Wilson both ways, at QB and Free Safety, they might still be undefeated.

Clemson Quarterback Tajh Boyd is now on the bubble after a mediocre game and a loss against Georgia Tech.

Wisconsin Badger running back Montee Ball still leads the nation in scoring with 21 TDs, shing and receiving, Montee should get back to putting up big numbers this coming weekend when Wisconsin plays Purdue.
Alabama’s running back Trent Richardson had a bye week but will be in action this weekend against LSU.

This week’s Doctor’s 2 to watch continue to be undefeated (8-0) Oklahoma State Quarterback Brandon Weeden but Seth Doege, Texas A&M has dropped out and been replaced by QB Landry Jones from Oklahoma. Landry threw for 505 yards and 5 touchdowns against previously unbeaten Kansas State. Honorable Doctor’s 2 to Watch mention goes to Missouri running back Henry Josey after rushing for 162 yards on 20 carries against Texas A&M. Josey has jumped up to number three in the nation in rushing with 1,017 rush yards (8.5 yards per carry) but only 7 TDs.

Top 10 Heisman List by the Doctor’s Gut Feeling



1Russell WilsonWisconsin


2Kellen MooreBoise State


3Case KeenumHouston


4Montee BallWisconsin


5Trent RichardsonAlabama


6Andrew LuckStanford


7Landry JonesOklahoma


8Brandon WeedenOklahoma State


9Robert Griffin IIIBaylor


10LaMichael JamesOregon


Let’s see how the numbers stack up at the end of the year when the Heisman ballots are cast and counted.