Heisman Watch: Injuries blur the picture

BY foxsports • October 1, 2009

This isn't a ranking of the best players or the top NFL prospects. This is an attempt to put the finger on the pulse of the Heisman chase. So without further ado, here are the current favorites at the moment, and this will change week after week with players moving in and out of the categories.

No current chance to win it, but with finalist potential

QB Todd Reesing, Sr. Kansas

This week: Home vs. Iowa State.

Last week: 30-of-41, 331 yds, three touchdowns, one interception in the win over Southern Miss.

He's amassing the numbers. The nation's No. 9 passer has thrown for over 300 yards with three touchdown passes in two straight games as he's showing a total command of the offense. The stats should pile up against Iowa State and Colorado over the next two weeks, but he needs to rock against Oklahoma on Oct. 24 to jump-start a Heisman campaign.

RB Ryan Williams, Soph. Virginia Tech

This week: at Duke.

Last week: 34 carries for 150 yards and two touchdowns, and he caught two passes for 40 yards in the win over Miami.

The hot back of the moment, the nation's sixth leading rusher is on the map after ripping through the rain and the Hurricanes. There was a buzz about him before the season as a possible star in place of the injured Darren Evans, and he has more than come through with 492 yards and eight touchdowns with three straight 100-yard games.

On the radar, but the world is looking for more

QB Sam Bradford, Jr. Oklahoma

This week: at Miami.

Last week: Out with injury, off week.

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