With Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson sidelined and
Northern Illinois running back Garrett Wolfe suddenly bottled
up, the competition for the Heisman looks no more interesting than a
race between a Corvette and a guy on a unicycle.
Is there really a serious challenger to Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith? If so, who is it?
If you read between the numbers, maybe you'll find a possibility or
two. And hopefully some other numbers that just might be of interest.
Receptions, yardage and touchdowns for Oklahoma
State wide receiver Adarius Bowman in his first five games
yardage and touchdowns for Bowman last week against Kansas
Number of players in the ACC with more receiving yards
this season than Bowman had against the Jayhawks
Oklahoma State's Adarius Bowman.
Illinois QB Juice Williams.
Average yards on the seven TD passes of Illinois
freshman quarterback Isiah Williams (he hasn't thrown one
percentage of the 14 Division I-A teams that are averaging 90
percent or higher in red zone offense
Winning percentage of the two Big Ten teams
(Illinois and Michigan State) that are averaging 90 percent or higher
in red zone offense
Yards below his average per-game rushing total that
Garrett Wolfe was held to by Western Michigan (Wolfe had 25
yards on 18
in NCAA Division I-A history who have surpassed the 1,000-yard
rushing mark in their first seven games (last week P.J. Hill
Wisconsin joined Emmitt Smith, Marshall Faulk and Adrian Peterson)
Illinois RB Garrett Wolfe.
record of Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith as a starter
games with positive rushing yards for Penn State under Joe Paterno (every game he has coached) until Michigan limited the
Lions to negative rushing yards on Saturday
this season in which Arizona has had negative rushing yards