NCAAF Week 11 Heisman Race – Graham Harrell Has Arrived!
Though the betting circles around the country have been keeping Graham Harrell down because of the program he plays in now have no choice but to give him the credit he’s rightfully due. After turning the Texas Longhorns on their head with Michael Crabtree, Harrell and the Texas Tech Raiders have vaulted to second in the AP Rankings.
The next stretch of games will prove two things: Is Texas a legitimate BCS contender…and is Harrell the new favorite to win the Heisman?
Sam Bradford (QB) – Oklahoma Sooners
Bradford continues to put up monster numbers. After destroying Nebraska in a game that went from hilariously lopsided to tragic in the matter of three quarters, Bradford has stayed ahead in the Heisman sports betting race with another masterful performance. Bradford had 311 yards and 5 freaking touchdowns bringing his season total to 34 touchdowns on the season with only 6 picks. Nobody is ready to knock the consistent favorite off the top of their list right now, but Harrell is pressing hard and fast from behind.
Next Game: Oklahoma -26.5 vs. Texas A&M
Graham Harrell (QB) – Texas Tech Raiders
You could tell from the post game interview that Harrell was just relieved that he had walked out with a win on Saturday night. It took a near-miracle to get it done, but a creative performance from Harrell had him finish the day with 67.9% passing with 474 yards and two touchdowns. He now has 30 touchdowns, but faces a stiff test in Oklahoma State. Are the Raiders in store for a letdown game, or will they rise to the challenge again? If they do, you can expect Harrell’s train to pick up speed en route to New York and the Heisman coronation.
Next Game: Oklahoma State vs. Texas Tech -4
Colt McCoy (QB) – Texas Longhorns
The Longhorns suffered a heartbreaker against the Raiders, but not because of McCoy. The Heisman candidate tossed a brutal pick, but nontheless led the Longhorns back to within one inch of winning. The problem for McCoy will be his numbers. With 2,579 passing yards and 23 touchdowns, they won’t compete with either Bradford’s stats or Harrell’s success rate.
Tim Tebow (QB) – Florida Gators
Tim Tebow’s Gators are chomping at the heels of their BCS brethren. While Tebow’s numbers won’t drop jaws, but he has jacked up the pace lately. He has 12 touchdowns in the last three weeks. Though his totals won’t compete with the quarterbacks ahead of him on this list, if he can will his team to wins, then that’s what will count.
Next Game: Florida -23 vs. Vanderbilt
Shonn Greene (RB) – Iowa Hawkeyes
With Ringer putting up a 54 yard game against woeful Wisconsin, Shonn Greene looks like the definitive running-back candidate to hoist the Heisman at season’s end. He put up 103 yards rushing against the Fightin Illini, and had a score as well. Averaging 6.3 yards per carry will get you noticed. But Greene needs to hold off the talented Knowshon Moreno from Georgia and hope his Hawkeyes keep winning. With a premier matchup going down with Penn State this weekend, Greene will get the opportunity to show the world how good he really is.
Next Game: Penn State -9 vs. Iowa