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Week one of college football is in the books and some players stood out while others came up small in their games, i.e. LaMichael James. With all that said it is time to take a look at our Heisman rankings after week one of the college football season.
1. Landry Jones, QB Oklahoma
Stat Line: 35-47, 375 yards, 1 TD
Landry Jones connected on 74.5 percent of his passes as the Sooners cruised by Tulsa 47-14. Jones came into the season as my preseason pick to win the Heisman. This is his third season under center and last season Jones passed for 4,718 yards and 38 touchdowns. After week one all signs point to Jones putting up similar if not better numbers than last year. Up next for Jones is a trip to Florida State on Sept. 17.
2. Kellen Moore, QB Boise State
Stat Line: 28-34, 261 yards, 3 TDs
Kellen Moore once again shined in a big game. He picked apart Georgia’s defense to the tune of 261 yards and three touchdowns. A lot of questions were surrounding how Moore would play now that Titus Young and Austin Pettis moved on to the NFL. Moore put all those questions to rest as he connected with nine different receivers. You have to believe that Moore has a very good chance of winning the Heisman now that Boise beat Georgia. The Broncos will likely run the table setting Moore up for a return trip to New York City. Next game at Toledo.
3. Robert Griffin III, QB Baylor
Stat Line: 21-27, 359 yards, 5 TDs
RG3 as everyone is calling him lit up a TCU defense that has finished No. 1 in total defense the past three seasons. Coming into the year Griffin was a dark horse candidate because of his athleticism. Well it was on display in Waco as he threw for over 350 yards and rushed for another 38. His biggest play of the game didn’t even come from him throwing or running, rather it was him running down the middle of field catching a pass on third and ten that led the Bears past TCU. It is going to be tough for Griffin to remain on this list because Baylor is just an average team, but this week he is certainly on it. Next game versus Stephen F. Austin.
4. Robert Woods, WR USC
Stat Line: 17 rec, 177 yards, 3 TDs
Justin Blackmon has received all the hype this offseason, but the best receiver in the country may be playing on the west coast. Robert Woods was the No. 1 receiver in his class a couple years ago and against Minnesota he showed why. Woods and Matt Barkley were on the same page all day as Woods caught all three of Barkley’s passing touchdowns. I believe that Woods has staying power as a Heisman candidate because he has one of the best quarterbacks throwing him the ball. If USC can have a good season then look for Woods to be a mainstay on our Heisman standings. Next game versus Utah.
5. Marcus Lattimore, RB South Carolina
Stat Line: 23 carries, 112 yards, three touchdowns
There were a lot of other running backs that had a better week than Lattimore, but I believe Lattimore is the best running back in the country and his three touchdowns justifies his place on the list. Lattimore never really got it going against East Carolina as his longest run was only 16 yards. With that said though he plays in the SEC where he will have plenty of games to showcase just how good he is. With questions still surrounding the quarterback situation for the Gamecocks you can expect Lattimore to get plenty of touches. Next up for South Carolina at Georgia.