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NCAA Heisman Watch: The Doctor’s Top 10 November 6, 2011 — Week 10


Ten weeks into the 2011 college football season and some Big Names are putting up Big Numbers!

Boise State’s Quarterback, Kellen Moore, had a typical Kellen Moore game. Boise State won for the 8th time this year and the 48th time, including bowl games, in Kellen Moore’s career as the starting QB for Boise State. Moore had 5 TD passes against UNLV on 18 completions in 31 attempts for 219 yards. Kellen, for the season, has thrown for 2,229 yards on 192 completions on 259 attempts for a 74.1 % completion percentage with 29 TD passes and only 5 INTs. Boise State, during Kellen Moore’s career to date is 48-3 for a 94.1% winning percentage.

Stanford’s QB Andrew Luck beat an out-manned Oregon State team and added 206 passing yards with 20 completions in 30 attempts with 3 TDs and 1 INT. Luck’s numbers for the season are 2,424 passing yards with a 71.3 completion percentage on 194 completions in 272 attempts with 26 TDs and only 5 INTs. Luck has also rushed 29 times for 147 yards (5.1 yards per carry) and 2 TDs and also 1 reception for 13 yards.

Robert Griffin III, Quarterback Baylor, was back in form against Missouri completing 27 passes out of 41 attempts (65.9% completion percentage) for 406 yards and 3 TDs. Griffin, for the season, has 202 completions in 273 attempts for a 74.0% completion percentage and 2,781 passing yards with 26 pass TDs and 4 INTs. He has added 4 rush TDs to his stats gaining 386 on 106 carries (3.6 yards per carry).

Case Keenum, Quarterback Houston, only had 2 TD passes against Univ. Alabama Birmingham but he had 39 completions out of 44 pass attempts (88.6% completion percentage) for 407 yards and he rushed for 2 TDs as well. For the season, Keenum has passed for 3,626 yards with 257 completions on 347 attempts (74.1% completion percentage) with 34 TDs and only 3 INTs.

LaMichael James got back on track with 156 rushing yards on 25 carries (6.2 yards per carry) with 1 rush TD. James now has 1,061 rushing yards on 133 carries (8.0 yards per carry) but only 11 total TDs for a team averaging 6.0 points per game.

University of Wisconsin got back on the winning track in a big way as QB Russell Wilson made sure that the Defense could not let another win slip away. Wilson completed 75% (15 completions in 20 attempts) of his passes for 204 yards and 2 touchdowns and added to his passing numbers with some rushing stats as well. Wilson rushed 10 times for 76 yards a one TD. For the season, Wilson has completed 71.6% of his passes (144 out of 201) with 21 TD passes and only 3 INTs with an NCAA Passer Rating of 196.7. In addition to his passing numbers Wilson has rushed 48 times for 276 yards (5.75 yards per carry) and 4 TDs, plus he has a 25 yard TD reception.

Wisconsin Badger running back Montee Ball added 3 rushing TDs to his nation leading TD total and now has 24 total touchdowns and added a season and career high 224 yards rushing on 20 carries. Montee Ball now has 1,076 rushing yards on 162 carries (6.6 yards per carry) and has quietly jumped up to 10th in the nation in rushing yards. He has already set personnel records for scoring and rushing yards and by the end of the 2011 season should be the all time Big Ten single season scoring leader. He has added to his rushing numbers with 13 receptions for 229 yards (17.6 yards per reception).

Alabama’s running back Trent Richardson played against a real big time rush defense and had arguably his worst game of the season, only Tennessee (17 carries for 77 rushing yards but 2 TDs) and that vaunted defensive power Kent State (13 carries for 37 yards and 3 TDs) kept Richardson to a lower rushing total than LSU (23 carries for 89 yards and 0 TDs) and only Kent State held Richardson to a lower per carry average and per carry average (2.8 yards per carry) than did LSU (3.9 yards per carry). Only his total body of work for the 2011 season is keeping Trent in the Top 10 Heisman Watch after this dud of a game. Richardson has, for the season, rushed for 1,078 yards on 172 carries (6.3 yards per carry) with 23 receptions for 292 yards (12.7 per reception) with 18 total TDs.

Landry Jones, Quarterback Oklahoma, had a mediocre game against a no defense Texas A&M team with less than 50% completion on 18 of 38 passing for 255 yards and 2 TDs. For the season, Landry has completed 254 of 393 attempts for a 64.6% completion percentage for 3,349 yards and 28 TD passes with 9 INTs.

Brandon Weeden, Quarterback Oklahoma State, put up some really good numbers against a tough Kansas State team that stayed step for step with Oklahoma State but fell just a Heisman caliber Quarterback short of coming up with the upset. Weeden threw for 502 yards on 36 of 46 passing with 4 TD passes and 2 INTs. For the season, Weeden has completed 72.1% of his passes (282 completions out of 391 attempts) for 3,212 yards and 26 TDs with 9 INTs.

This week’s Doctor’s 2 to watch are Missouri running back Henry Josey and Houston wide receiver Patrick Edwards. Josey amassed 132 yards on 15 carries (8.8 yards per carry) with 2 rush TDs against Baylor this week. Josey, for the season, has gained 1,149 yards rushing on 134 carries (8.6 yards per carry) with 9 rushing TDs. Unheralded wide receiver Patrick Edwards for the season has 56 receptions for 1,148 yards (20.5 yards per reception) and 11 TDs.

Top 10 Heisman List by the Doctor’s Gut Feeling



1Montee BallWisconsin


2Kellen MooreBoise State


3Case KeenumHouston


4Russell WilsonWisconsin


5Andrew LuckStanford


6Trent RichardsonAlabama


7Robert Griffin IIIBaylor


8LaMichael JamesOregon


9Brandon WeedenOklahoma State


10Landry JonesOklahoma


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