5. OSU QB Braxton Miller
A new name to the list, Braxton Miller has shown that he is more than capable of producing. While his 362 yards passing and 3 TDs don’t exactly pop out at you, his 302 yards rushing and 4 TDs added on may add to his new Heisman hype. In Urban Meyers new spread attack, Miller is showing off all of his skills. Last week, he put everything on full display with 155 yards passing and 144 rushing, and 4 total touchdowns (1 passing & 3 rushing).
4. ORG RB De’Anthony Thomas
Things were quiet for the Black Mamba, even though he did score 2 touchdowns and total 128 total yards (102 rushing & 26 receiving). He is the victim of being so great, the nation expects outstanding, eye-popping numbers every game. A great day for everybody else is just ok and nothing special for him.
3. USC WR Marqise Lee
The total yards weren’t there, but the touchdowns were. He totaled 11 receptions for 66 yards and with 23 yards rushing (89 total) and 3 TDs. Although some are still dismissing it as “He has Matt Barkley throwing to him”, he is still finding his way to highlight films and Heisman discussions all across the country.
2. WV QB Gino Smith
Even though Gino Smith was absent from the field, he did not disappear from the Heisman talks. After putting the world on notice once again that he can put up the best numbers in the nation, the nation awaits what he can do against James Madison.
1. USC QB Matt Barkley
Matt Barkley has done absolutely nothing to leave doubt so far about his #1 status on top of the Heisman leader board. Even in a game that most felt was pretty uneventful, his stats came out impressive as he passed for 187 yards and 6 TDS. He leads everybody in TD passes this year (10), and could be looking to solidify his stance if he can impress against Stanford this week.