The Pregame Warm-Up AA Team

I have watched as many college football games over the past 4 months as physically possible, taking notes and rewatching games along the way.  After all the games have been watched, here is my attempt at an All-American Team for The Pregame Warm-Up.  The PGWU team features the most players from the Nebraska Cornhuskers with 4.  Auburn, Oregon and Florida each had 2.

Head Coach– Jim Harbaugh Stanford Cardinal


Player of the Year- Cam Newton Auburn Tigers

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 04: Quarterback Cam Newton  of the Auburn Tigers celebrates after their 56-17 win over the South Carolina Gamecocks during the 2010 SEC Championship at Georgia Dome on December 4, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

QB- Cameron Newton Auburn Tigers

RB- LaMichael James Oregon Ducks

RB- Jordan Todman Connecticut Huskies

WR- Justin Blackmon Oklahoma State Cowboys

WR- Ryan Broyles Oklahoma Sooners

TE- Michael Egnew Missouri Tigers

OT- Gabe Carimi Wisconsin Badgers

OT- Derek Sherrod Mississippi State Bulldogs

OG- Rodney Hudson Florida State Seminoles

OG- Justin Boren Ohio State Buckeyes

C- Chase Beeler Stanford Cardinal


Player of the Year- Da’Quan Bowers Clemson Tigers

AUBURN, AL - SEPTEMBER 18: Da'Quan Bowers  of the Clemson Tigers against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on September 18, 2010 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

DE- Da’Quan Bowers Clemson Tigers

DE- Ryan Kerrigan Purdue Boliermakers

DL- Nick Fairley Auburn Tigers

DL- Jared Crick Nebraska Cornhuskers

LB- Justin Houston Georgia Bulldogs

LB- Mason Foster Washington Huskies

LB- Luke Kuechly Boston College Eagles

CB- Prince Amukamara Nebraska Cornhuskers

CB- Patrick Peterson LSU Tigers

S- Eric Hagg Nebraska Cornhuskers

S- Ahmad Black Florida Gators


K- Alex Henery Nebraska Cornhuskers

P- Chas Henry Florida Gators

RET- Cliff Harris Oregon Ducks

AP- Randall Cobb Kentucky Wildcats


The Pregame Warm-Up Heisman Watch: Week 13

This week we once again have Cameron Newton at the top of our list. If somebody else were to win, this is the week to put on a show and hope that Cam plays below average or loses. I really think the Oklahoma State trio will hurt one anothers chance in the Heisman race, just because of the whole splitting votes in that region thing.

In The Discussion:
Justin Blackmon WR Oklahoma State- He is the best WR in the country, his team is winning and has the stats to be here.

Brandon Weeden QB Oklahoma State- The problem with Blackmon and Weeden being here is that they might take votes away from each other. I guess that’s not really a problem for the Cowboys and their fans.

Ryan Mallett QB Arkansas- If he plays a great game against the tough LSU Defense, he should have a spot.

Top 5

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 20: Denard Robinson  of the Michigan Wolverines dives into the enzone for a fourth quarter touchdown over Devin Smith  of the Wisconsin Badgers at Michigan Stadium on November 20, 2010 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Wisconson won the game 48-28. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

5th His team isn’t the greatest, but Denard Robinson’s stats are very comparable to Cam Newton’s this season.  He has carried the Wolverines as far as he could this season.  Just think, if the Wolverines had a defense, they could very well be in the running for the Big10.  Thanks Greg Robinson for stealing Shoelace’s Heisman.

BERKELEY, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Andrew Luck  of the Stanford Cardinal celebrates after beating the California Golden Bears at California Memorial Stadium on November 20, 2010 in Berkeley, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

4th Andrew Luck has the Stanford Cardinal’s offense running smoothly right now.  He makes all the throws and is a great leader.  He may not win the Heisman, but he should win the NFL Draft jackpot in the Spring.

Nov 6, 2010; Boise, ID, USA; Boise State Broncos quarterback Kellen Moore (11) throws a pass in the first quarter against the Hawaii Rainbows at Bronco Stadium. Photo via Newscom

3rd Kellen Moore is about as good as they come.  His smooth lefty release is a thing of beauty.  I still think he gets the shaft because of the level of competition the Broncos play in the WAC.  If BSU beats Nevada they have a very good chance to play in the Nat’l Championship game.  I’m sure Moore would trade the Heisman for a BCS Championship trophy.

BERKELEY, CA - NOVEMBER 13: LaMichael James  of the Oregon Ducks warms up before their game against the California Golden Bears at California Memorial Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Berkeley, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

2nd  LaMichael James is the best running back in college football, playing on the number 1 ranked Oregon Ducks.  Any other year he would probably walk away with the trophy, but the year of Cam has pushed him to 2nd.  He needs to have great games the last 2 weeks and keep his team undefeated to have a shot.

AUBURN, AL - NOVEMBER 13: Quarterback Cameron Newton  of the Auburn Tigers rushes for a touchdown past Bacarri Rambo  of the Georgia Bulldogs at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

1st Cam Newton has to be the number one vote for every Heisman voter in the country.  He is such an incredible talent that can do everything on the field.  The only thing holding him back is off the field concerns about getting paid to play.  I hope voters don’t make a big deal out of this until there is concrete proof that shows he was paid.

Game Day Open Thread

This is your spot to talk some College Football with The Pregame Warm-Up crew.  I’m going out this morning to get a new set of tires on the Jeep and play some pick up football in honor of the #wrigleypickuprules on Twitter.  I’ll be back around 2PM to comment on what I’ve seen so far.  Here are a few things to watch for and some predictions to chew on.

The Big 10 kicks us off this week with my upset pick of the week.  Wisconsin @ Michigan is going to be a very high scoring game, one which I think Denard Robinson has a special day.  I like the Wolverines 48-44.

Pitt is @ South Florida this week, a game that they need to win to keep their BCS hopes alive, HAHAHAHAHA.  It really is a joke that this conference will get a guaranteed spot in a BCS game.  I like Pitt to win big today, 31-17.

Stanford @ Cal has the potential to be avery good game, if the Bears defense can play like they did against Oregon.  We discussed this matchup in the PGWU podcast and came to the conclusion that Stanford is a different style that will cause more trouble for Cal.  Stanford wins, 38-10.

Army vs  Notre Dame @ Yankee Stadium.  It’s a big game because after the season that the Irish have suffered through, a win gets them to bowl eligible.  I’ll take the Irish 24-19.

Nebraska @ Texas A&M I think theses teams are headed in different directions.  Nebraska has struggled the past two weeks, playing below average competition, while the Aggies have installed Tannehill at QB and taken off.  Look for the balance of run and pass from TAMU to put the huskers away in a close game.  I like TAMU, 24-20.

Utah @ SDSU is going to be a fun game.  I really like everything the Aztecs are doing right now and they could jump on a deflated Utes team.  I’ll go with the “upset” here and take SDSU 35-34.

PGWU Heisman Watch: Week 12

It’s getting down to crunch time in the 2010 Heisman race. We have, in my opinion, 3 players out ahead of every body else. As always we will give you our top 5, plus a handful of players on the outside looking in. You will notice quite a few Oklahoma State Cowboys mixed into this list.

In The Discussion:
Denard Robinson QB Michigan- Electrifying player that can do almost anything with the ball in his hands, needed to win more ballgames though.
Brandon Weeden QB Oklahoma State- If the Cowboys keep winning and he keeps playing great, he could very well be invited to the presentation.
Ryan Mallett QB Arkansas- He has the stats, just not enough wins to take the award home this year.


STILLWATER, OK - SEPTEMBER 5:  Running back Kendall Hunter #24 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys rushes for a nine yards during the third quarter of the game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Boone Pickens Stadium on September 5, 2009 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

5th Kendall Hunter RB Oklahoma State

STATS-  226 Carries 1356 Yards 16 TD 17 Receptions 90 Receiving Yards

The heart and soul of the Cowboy offense, he contributes something different every week.  Finally getting the recognition he deserves his senior season.  This isn’t a lifetime achievement award though.  He has the stats and the top 10 team to prove he belongs here.

Remaining Schedule: November 20 @ Kansas,  November 27 Oklahoma

STILLWATER, OK - SEPTEMBER 05:  Wide receiver Justin Blackmon #81 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys warms up before the college football game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Boone Pickens Stadium on September 5, 2009 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  The Cowboys defeated the Bulldogs 24-10.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

4th Justin Blackmon WR Oklahoma State

STATS-  84 Receptions 1430 Yards 16 TD 4 Rushing Attempts 77 Yards 1 TD

Just ridiculous!  His stats and playmaking ability are just that.  Blackmon leads the nation in Receiving yards, TD and Yards per game and is second in receptions.  This kid has made people forget about Dez Bryant in Cowboy country.

Remaining Schedule: November 20 @ Kansas,  November 27 Oklahoma

Nov 6, 2010; Boise, ID, USA; Boise State Broncos quarterback Kellen Moore (11) reacts after a Broncos touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Hawaii Rainbows at Bronco Stadium. Boise State defeated Hawaii 42-7. Photo via Newscom

3rd Kellen Moore QB Boise State

STATS-  2588 Yards 71.9 Completion %  24 TD 4 Interceptions

Mr. Efficiency is what I like to call Kellen Moore.  He makes all the throws without mistakes and has tremendous stats.  I know this is discussed every week, but he is usually out of the game in the 3rd quarter du to how bad the Broncos are beating their opponents.  His weak schedule really hurts him in my opinion.

Remaining Schedule:  November 19 Fresno State, November 26 @ Nevada

AUBURN, AL - NOVEMBER 6: Quarterback Cam Newton  of the Auburn Tigers runs for a gain against the Chattanooga Mocs November 6, 2010 at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

2nd Cameron Newton QB Auburn

STATS- 2038 Yards 68.2 Completion % 21 TD 6 Interceptions 1297 Rushing Yards 17 Rushing TD

If the whole investigation never takes place, he walks away with the Heisman Trophy easily.  It did happen and this may sway quite a few voters in different directions.  Hands down, Cam Newton has been the most spectacular player in college football, but with the whole pay-to-play allegations arising, I just can’t make him my winner at this time.  I honestly think this is going to hurt his chances to win.

Remaining Schedule:  November 26 @ Alabama, December 4 SEC Championship Game vs South Carolina

BERKELEY, CA - NOVEMBER 13: LaMichael James  of the Oregon Ducks runs with the ball against the California Golden Bears at California Memorial Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Berkeley, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

1st LaMichael James RB Oregon

STATS- 225 Carries 1422 Yards 17 TD 10 Receptions 149 Yards 1 TD

After watching most of the Cal-Oregon game on Saturday night, LaMichael James earned my vote.  He had a leg injury, but the team still leaned on him throughout.  His tough running in the 4th quarter helped run out the clock to seal the Ducks victory.  He left the game on crutches Saturday night, but luckily for the Ducks they have a bye this week.

Remaining Schedule: November 26 Arizona, December 4 @ Oregon State

Gameday: Week 10

It’s week 10, and I still have horrible internet service!  Thanks Time Warner Cable.  Since I am posting this from my Blackberry, let’s dive right into the top games and a few storylines to keep an eye on. 

Baylor looks to continue their magical season this week in Stillwater, OK.  The Bears face a Cowboys team that will get their top playmaker back in Justin Blackmon.  Look for a lot of points to e scored in this game and a few mind blowing plays by RG-3.  I like Bears to win a tight one.  If Baylor does win this game, look for their confidence to skyrocket and be a big time contender in the Big 12 South.

The Arizona Wildcats head to Stanford for a battle with The Cardinal.  This game has the potential to be a very good one.  One thing to keep an eye on is the Stanford defense getting pressure on a self proclaimed 100% healthy Nick Foles.  If they can get to Foles at all, Stanford should be in good shape to pull out the W.

The Razorbacks and Gamecocks square off in Columbia, SC in an SEC inter-division battle.  Look for points to be scored in bunches, but if the Gamecock secondary can coax Arky QB Ryan Mallett into a mistake or 2, that could be the difference.  The loss of WR Greg Childs for the Razorbacks is huge, but they have weapons to spare.  I like the Razorbacks to outscore the Gamecocks.

Baton Rouge, LA is the site off a huge SEC West battle, as the Alabama Crimson Tide face the LSU Tigers.  This game features some big time, future NFL talent.  The LSU defense is loaded with players that will head to the next level, Patrick Peterson, Kelvin Sheppard and Drake Nevis to name a few.  Those talents on the Tiger Defense will battle with top prospects like: Julio Jones, Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson.  Bama, in my opinion, has too much on both sides of the ball for this game to be close.  I like the Crimson Tide to take this game easily, simply because LSU can’t score.

The biggest game of the week has to be the Mountain West battle between TCU and Utah.  This is an elimination game, as the loser has no shot to make the BCS.  I like both these teams a lot, TCU’s speed is unrivaled and Utah is about as complete of a team as their is.  I know that TCU is 0-3 in Salt Lake City and Utah is a great team, but I like TCU to take a very tight game, it’s gonna come down to the last possesion. 

Other games to keep an eye on:

Maryland @ Miami

Navy @ ECU

Hawaii @ Boise State

Gameday:Week 9

If you can only watch 4 games this week, these are the 4 I recommend. Missouri, Oregon, Michigan State and Auburn are the top 4 BCS schools left with National Title implications on the line. Here is a little info on each game to improve your viewing pleasure, as well as my predictions. I’ll go over a few other games below the Big 4.

The battle for the Big 12 North, not to mention, the final time these 2 teams will play for a while is a big one.  Nebraska needs to prove they can play a complete game at home, something they haven’t done yet this season.  They have trouble stopping the run and their offense is turnover prone.  Missouri needs to prove they can win a big game away from Columbia, MO.  The Tigers defense has been great so far this season, but this will be a unique test.  Martinez is a special player at QB for the Huskers.  If T-Magic is on, the Huskers are tough to beat.  That being said, I like the Missouri Tigers to win this game 28-19.  The keys to the win for Mizzou are running the football and a couple costly turnovers from Martinez.

The Oregon Ducks head to The Coliseum to face the USC Trojans in the late game tonight. College Game Day is there as well, but that isn’t a good thing for the number 1 ranked team lately. I’m sure Oregon doesn’t care that Alabama, Ohio State and Oklahoma have all lost their #1 ranking while being a part of Game Day. This weeks game is going to feature a lot of offense on both sides of the ball. The Ducks are incredible at putting the ball in the endzone, and I think the Trojans can go score for score with them. Matt Barkley has been the best college QB this season in my opinion. That is why I like the Trojans to pull off the upset, 41-38.

Michigan State heads to the home of the Hawkeyes, Kinnick Stadium, for a huge Big 10 matchup. The Michigan State defense, running game and solid QB play has led them to this tremendous start. Now they have the biggest test on the schedule, when the pressure is on. THe Hawkeyes have the front 4 on defense to slow the Sparty running game and their offense can put up points. Look for a low scoring battle here, I like the Hawkeyes 20-17.

Cameron Newton carries his Tigers into Oxford, MS to face the Rebels from Ole Miss.  I have heard a few people saying this game will be the Tigers downfall, I don’t see it at all.  The Rebels aren’t very good and even if they were, U still think the Tigers would outscore them.  This is just another game for Cameron Newton to pad his Heisman stats.  Give me the Tigers, 52-24.

A few other games to keep an eye on this week:

East Carolina @ UCF  This is the battle for the CUSA East division, ECU’s offense vs UCF’s defense.  ECU QB Dominique Davis is a stud, keep an eye on him.

Baylor @ Texas  This is Baylor’s first real shot to beat the Longhorns in a very long time, I still think Texas gets it done though.

Georgia @ Florida  “The Cocktail Party” is usually a big game, but with both these teams struggling, not many people care.  I will still watch regardless.

Kentucky @ Mississippi State Kentucky hasn’t put very many wins together this season, but they have been impressive on offense.  Miss St should muscle out a win here.

Oklahoma State @ Kansas State Justin Blackmon is suspended for this game because of a DUI, lets see how much he really means to the Okie St offense.  Daniel Thomas is always a good watch.

PGWU Heisman Watch: Week 9

What a huge weekend in college football!  We had huge upsets, devastating losses, point explosions and Cameron Newton keeps it going.  We had so many names to choose from this week, so we decided to add in some players that should be in the discusion.  Cameron Newton has a strangle hold on the top spot, but we have some movement this week.

Boise State Broncos quarterback Kellen Moore (11) warms up prior to their NCAA game against the Oregon State Beavers at Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho, September 25, 2010. REUTERS/Brian Losness (United States - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

5th  Kellen Moore QB Boise State Broncos  

He is nearly flawless this season, but with his schedule he should be.  He takes a step back this week due to the bye, but he holds on in the top 5.  I really think he will continue to drop because he plays a weak schedule the rest of the way. 

STILLWATER, OK - SEPTEMBER 05:  Wide receiver Justin Blackmon #81 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys warms up before the college football game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Boone Pickens Stadium on September 5, 2009 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  The Cowboys defeated the Bulldogs 24-10.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

4th  Justin Blackmon WR Oklahoma State Cowboys

Another week, another huge game.  This week he put up giant numbers on the vaunted Nebraska defense.  With 5 catches for 157 and 2 scores against the Huskers he continues to lead the nation in a number of statistical categories.  The Cowboys need to win a few more games and keep putting up the offensive numbers for Blackmon to get more attention.

IOWA CITY, IA - OCTOBER 23: Running back John Clay  of the Wisconsin Badgers is tackled by line backer Lance Tillison  of the University of Iowa Hawkeyes as he drove the ball up the middle of the Wisconsin Badgers during the second half of play at Kinnick Stadium on October 23, 2010 in Iowa City, Iowa. Wisconsin won 31-30 over the Iowa Hawkeyes. (Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images).

3rd  John Clay RB Wisconsin Badgers 

John Clay helped lead the way for the Wisconsin Badger’s victory over the Iowa Hawkeys on Saturday.  He rushed for 91 yards and 2 scores, churning out yards against the future NFL D-line of the Hawkeyes.For the season Clay has close to 900 yards and 13 TD.

Oct 21, 2010; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks running back LaMichael James (21) during the game against the UCLA Bruins at Autzen Stadium. Oregon defeated UCLA 60-13. Photo via Newscom

2nd  LaMichael James RB Oregon Ducks 

The most explosive player on the number one team in the country deserves some love, right?  James has been consistent all season, rushing for 123 yards and 2 TD in the Ducks 60-13 romp over the UCLA Bruins.  He should continue his tremendous season throughout the Pac-10.

AUBURN, AL - OCTOBER 23: Quarterback Cameron Newton  of the Auburn Tigers looks to pass upfield against the LSU Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on October 23, 2010 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

1st Cameron Newton QB Auburn Tigers

Did you see his long touchdown run on Saturday against LSU?  If you didn’t check it here(that song is pretty good too, Winner by Jamie Foxx).  Plays like that are nothing new for Newton, he has been doing it all year.  He has the Auburn Tigers at 8-0, with their next toughest match coming at Alabama on November 26.  He could have a TD number in the mid 40’s by then.

In The Discussion

DeMarco Murray RB Oklahoma Sooners, Robert Griffin QB Baylor Bears, Kirk Cousins QB Michigan State, Matt Barkley QB USC Trojans, Taylor Martinez QB Nebraska Cornhuskers, Terrelle Pryor QB Ohio State Buckeyes, Denard Robinson QB Michigan Wolverines

PGWU Heisman Watch: Week 8

We had some great showings on Saturday and others weren’t.  Deanrd Robinson and Taylor Martinez fell to the back of the line after last weeks performances.  Terrelle Pryor failed to follow up a great pasing game against Indiana with a horrible game vs the Badgers.  Kellen Moore and Cam Newton continue to win and put up ridiculous stats.  Here is the top 5 for week 8:

STILLWATER, OK - SEPTEMBER 05:  Wide receiver Justin Blackmon #81 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys warms up before the college football game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Boone Pickens Stadium on September 5, 2009 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  The Cowboys defeated the Bulldogs 24-10.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

5th Justin Blackmon WR Oklahoma State Cowboys  He leads the nation in most major categories for receiving and is a major reason behind his Cowboys being 6-0 with a big time battle against Nebraska this week.  He will be matched up with stud CB Prince Amukamara for the Huskers.  If he has a big game here, he will climb on this list.

University of Oklahoma running back DeMarco Murray dives into the end zone for a touchdown against the University of Texas in the second half of their NCAA Big 12 football game played in Dallas, Texas, October 2, 2010.  REUTERS/Mike Stone (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

4th DeMarco Murray RB Oklahoma Sooners   The All-Time leader in Touchdowns for the Oklahoma Sooners keeps getting it done every week.  He padded his stats against a weak Iowa State team last week, but he will have a national spotlight on Saturday night when his Sooners head to Mizzou for a battle with the Tigers.

3rd LaMichael James RB Oregon Ducks  He dropped a spot after the bye week, but LaMichael still has a great shot to hoist the trophy in December.  Look for him to have a huge game against the Bruins this Thursday night.

BOISE, ID - SEPTEMBER 25: Quarterback Kellen Moore  of the Boise State Broncos looks for a receiver against the Oregon State Beaversat Bronco Stadium on September 25, 2010 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images)

2nd Kellen Moore QB Boise State Broncos 14-16 fro 231 yards and 2 TD, and that is just in the half he played.  His stats would be twice as impressive if he played in the 2nd half of any games this year.  The fact that he plays a weak schedule in the WAC is what bothers me about him.

AUBURN, AL - SEPTEMBER 25: Quarterback Cameron Newton  of the Auburn Tigers reacts after rushing in a touchdown against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Jordan-Hare Stadium on September 25, 2010 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

1st Cameron Newton QB Auburn Tigers His performance in the shootout against the Razorbacks was incredible.  He added another 4 TD’s to his tally this season and almost rushed for 200 yards.  He has the Tigers up to number 5 in both polls and 4th in the BCS rankings.  He finds a way to get it done every week.

GameDay: Week 7

This week brings us a few big time games to keep an eye on as Conference play starts to heat up.  Make sure to check out the PGWU podcast, Power Poll, Heisman Watch and every conference breakdown.  We have some great writers who really know their stuff.

This is your open thread for the day in college football, so let us who who your teams are, favorite players or what games you will be watching today.  I will be on my couch for the long haul, trying to avoid MLB playoffs.

PGWU Heisman Watch: Week 7

Welcome to week 7 in the college football season. This weekend we get our first BCS standings and quite a few big games, but we are here this week to talk about the Heisman Trophy candidates. Terrelle Pryor is back on the map this week, as is Taylor Martinez. Did Denard Robinson hurt his chances with last week’s performance? Check it out.

5th Kellen Moore QB Boise State   He has 14 TD to 1 INT this season, and is averaging 9.9 yards per completion.  These stats are great considering he hasn’t played much in the 2nd half of the last few games.

4th Taylor Martinez QB Nebraska Wow!  That is all I can say about his performance last Thursday against KSU.  He made the Wildcat defense look silly with his blazing speed.  Martinez leads all FBS schools with 10.8 yards per rush and 12 rushing TD.

3rd Terrelle Pryor QB Ohio State  Slowly, but surely Pryor is beginning to quiet his critics.  He is throwing the ball better this season than he ever has, coming off a great performance against Indiana.  He was 24-30 for 334 yards and 3 TD.  For the season he has 15 TD to 3 INT and is completing nearly 70% of his passes.

2nd LaMichael James RB Oregon  Had an impressive game last week with 223 total yards and 3 scores.  He has been an extremely consistant performer so far this season and that is what it takes to win the Heisman Trophy.

1st Cameron Newton QB Auburn  He continues to put the Tigers on his shoulders and they continue to win.  He had 4 rushing TD last week, adding to his impressive total TD mark of 21.  If the Tigers keep winning, he will stay atop this list.