After his seven week run of terror on top of the Bloguin Heisman Poll, Stanford's Andrew Luck, was finally unseated. Head on over to Crystal Ball Run to see who took the honors of being king of the mountain this week. As we've done the last few weeks I figured I would share how the voters from our site voted in the poll. Here you go:
#1 Andrew Luck (QB- Stanford)- Luck is fortunate that the Heisman race has widened again as the season draws to a close. He remains the front runner among a number of very good (but no outstanding) candidates. His game against Cal was better than the previous one against Oregon, but he is not playing at his peak and could be eclipsed this week.
#2 Case Keenum (QB- Houston)- Keenum has had an outstanding season. With nearly 4,300 yards passing and 38 TDs, he has the numbers. Question is: Does he have the support? RG3’s resurgence could hurt him among voters. He is the best choice, but may not be the first choice.
#3 Trent Richardson (RB- Alabama)- Though an excellent tailback in his own right, Richardson has profited by injuries to Maurice Lattimore and LaMichael James. He should receive votes on a fair number of ballots as the nation’s best running back, but not enough to put him over the top.
#1 Robert Griffin III (QB- Baylor)- This season has been lacking in players stepping up in the moment but if anybody has this year it's been this guy. RG3's game winning TD toss against Oklahoma was a thing of beauty as he used his feet to buy time and then slung the rock 34 yards, as he was getting smashed, to win the game. Oh yeah, he's got pretty good stats too. He has the second highest QB rating in the FBS, has thrown for the sixth most yards, and he has a 33:5 TD to INT ratio. Not bad. He's got my vote.
#2 Case Keenum (QB- Houston)- In a year lacking of Heisman Moments (other than RG3 dagger to the Sooners last week), Keenum deserves as much or more consideration as Andrew Luck and the other usual suspects in contention. Keenum has a couple of tough games left against Tulsa and (probably) Southern Miss. He still has a chance to make a better Case for the Heisman.
#3 Trent Richardson (RB- Alabama)- Richardson is the best player (by far) on the #2 team in the country and has put up consistent numbers week in and week out. Imagine what he could do if Bama had a vertical passing game.