Submitted by Wayne Allyn Root on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 10:51 AM
2014 HEISMAN WATCH WEEK 2
by WAYNE ALLYN ROOT
"Looking for the Best College Football Player"
1) MARCUS MARIOTA---QB; OREGON
In the best marquee match-up game last Saturday it was Mariota showing the nation and Michigan St. just how good he was. Down by 9 points in the 3rd quarter, he turned up the after burners and outscored the Spartens 28-0 on the way to a 46-27 huge Oregon win. Mariota ended the day with 318 yards passing and 3 TD's. Added to his stats were 42 yards of rushing which not only makes him the top candidate for the Heisman, but also the best player in all of college football thru 2 weeks.
2) TODD GURLEY---RB; GEORGIA
Georgia was off last week so no updated stats to add for RB Todd Gurley. We are still in amazement of his week 1 performance against Clemson where he rushed for 198 yards and 3 touchdowns. His Heisman show hits the road this week as the Bulldogs travel to South Carolina.
3) KENNY HILL---QB; TEXAS A&M
Kenny Hill has 2 games under his belt with 1 quality win at South Carolina. His stats were skewed upwards last Saturday as A&M plummeted Lamar. But those numbers will be washed into the final totals as all teams get a few cupcakes during the season. After 2 games, we are impressed. He has thrown for 794 yards with 7 touchdown passes. He's completed 71% of his passes and sat out the entire fourth quarter of last weeks game.
4) JAMEIS WINSTON---QB; FLORIDA ST.
Jameis Winston has 2 games so far under his belt and is piling up his stats. He has a test coming up this week against Clemson and will bring his 626 total passing yards thru week 2 with him. His downside are his 2 interceptions this year that almost match his 3 touchdowns. He will be just fine if he continues to complete 70% of his passes for the remainder of the season. Note that he had zero TD passes against Oklahoma St in one of his worst games ever and his 3 TD's came against The Citadel last week.
5) EVERETT GOLSON---QB; NOTRE DAME
It's time to give some love to the Irish after defeating Rice and then crushing Michigan in week 2. They followed their 48-17 win against Rice with a 31-0 shutout against Michigan in their final scheduled meeting between these 2 storied teams. Golson was awesome as he threw for 226 yards with 3 TD's and 0 INTs in a well managed game. He has 5 TD throws on this years resume and will continue to build on those stats. Purdue is up next and we see no letdown in his immediate future.
6) BRYCE PETTY,QB; BAYLOR
Bryce Petty is putting up the numbers and his team is piling on the points despite a cracked vertebrae in his back...ouch! He is the perfect fit in Art Briles throw often offense and so far so good. He'll continue to pad his stats as Baylor doesn't play a noteworthy opponent until October. But if Baylor is smart, they should forget about a trip to the Big Apple in December and let him rest after those 28 point halftime leads.
7) BRETT HUNDLEY, QB; UCLA
Brett Hundley has had to open there first 2 weeks on the schedule behind a bad offensive line. He needs time to flow around the backfield and room to roam while looking downfield. His teams defense is on the field too long for him to get the ball enough times to pad his stats into Heisman numbers. He's completed almost 70% of his passes with 3 TD's and 1 INT on 638 yards of passing. He's also been sacked 9 times in his first 2 games.