Posted October 20th, 2005 by Matt
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1. Vince Young 1. Vince Young 1. Reggie Bush
2. Reggie Bush 2. Reggie Bush 2. Vince Young
3. Omar Jacobs 3. Laurence Maroney 3. Matt Leinart
4. Laurence Maroney 4. Marcus Vick 4. Maurice Drew
5. Matt Leinart 5. Matt Leinart 5. Brady Quinn
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Brian – If it wasn’t for the Notre Dame defense forgetting USC’s Dwayne Jarrett was on the field Saturday night, Leinart’s Heisman hopes and and the Trojans’ national title dreams would both be over. Right now, when you compare Young and Leinart’s stats Vince matches up very favorably. Total yards, Leinart leads by about 150. TD’s Vince leads by 2. Interceptions they’re even. Vince has a higher completion percentage and QB rating. They’re close enough in almost every category except one, “who is more important to their team?” Vince wins that one easily.

Matt – It is amazing how one play at the end of the game can change the Heisman race. If Matt Leinart doesn’t get that touchdown, Brady Quinn is probably a Top 3 candidate. But with the USC win, I still don’t even have Quinn in my Top 5. I think Vince is still the best player in the game, with Bush being the best playmaker. If Bush touched the ball as much as Vince does, then maybe I would consider moving him to the top spot. With Bush’s performance so far this year, I really don’t see a way for Leinart to repeat has the Heisman trophy winner.


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  1. reply to  #1


    Yeah I definitely agree Leinart is out of it unless things drastically the next month or so. We’ll see how Bush performs from here on out, but I still think Vince should be comfortable ahead of him. There’s weeks where Bush has virtually no impact on the game for USC (whether it’s because they’re throwing the ball a lot or LenDale White is getting the carries) and I don’t think that should be the case with a Heisman winner.

  2. reply to  #2


    i would like to see mauricedew go go for heisman

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