Gap widens in Heisman race, Pryor may not be the Big Ten's top man (Cont.)
Last Week: 16-of-24 passing for 219 yards, two TDs and one INT; 16 rushes for 17 yards and one TD in 30-22 win over Texas
Season: 196-of-294 passing for 2,592 yards, 20 TDs and five INTs; 92 rushes for 401 yards and seven TDs; one punt for 59 yards
One week after getting the Bears bowl eligible for the first time as a Big 12 member, Griffin helped Baylor make team history, snapping a 12-game losing streak to Texas. He now ranks third nationally in total offense at 332.5 yards per game and is averaging 41.7 yards per TD pass. The Watchman hates to break it to you ladies, but he's also taken.
Next Up: Saturday at No. 19 Oklahoma State
Last Week: 18-of-22 passing for 222 yards, two TDs and one INT; five rushes for 55 yards and one TD
Season: 152-of-225 passing for 1,997 yards, 20 TDs and seven INTs; 84 rushes for 463 yards and four TDs; two receptions for 19 yards and one TD
Pryor completed as least 10 straight passes for the third time this season and now trails only Art Schlichter on the Buckeyes alltime list for total yards and career TDs. But he continued to flash lapses in judgment as he threw a bad interception near the goal line, his fourth of the season inside the opponents' 39-yard line.
Next Up: Saturday Nov. 13 vs. Penn State
Last Week: 11-of-15 passing for 190 yards and three TDS; one rush for 26 yards in 37-6 win over Michigan State
Season: 135-of-197 passing for 1,922 yards, 19 TDs and two INTs; 34 rushes for 12 yards and two TDs
The clock-management issues in the loss to Wisconsin hurt, but his poise and numbers are hard to ignore. When stacked up against other Heisman-contending passers, he's thrown for more yards than Newton, Moore and Luck and Stanzi is on pace for more yards and TDs than Drew Tate when he was named first-team all-Big Ten.
Next Up: Saturday at Indiana
Last Week: 32-of-46 passing for 453 yards and four TDs; two rushes for four yards in 43-10 win over Colorado
Season: 227-of-338 passing for 2,547 yards, 21 TDs and five INTs
Before last weekend, Jones was the only one of the Big 12's top eight passers without a completion of at least 50 yards. He threw two in a performance that ranks only behind 2007 Heisman winner Sam Bradford (468 yards) in the Sooners' record book. Jones is now tied for second in FBS with 318.3 passing yards per game and that number could swell with none of Oklahoma's remaining opponents ranking better than 87th vs. the pass.
Next Up: Saturday at Texas A&M
Last Week: 11-of-23 passing for 190 yards and one TD; 27 rushes for 191 yards and three TDs in 41-31 loss to Penn State
Season: 108-of-166 passing for 1,509 yards, 10 TDs and five INTs; 164 rushes for 1,287 yards and 12 TDs; one punt for 30 yards
This was vintage Shoelace ... well, vintage as in early October. He piled up 380 yards of offense, including his sixth 100-yard game in seven games and broke Antwaan Randle-El's 10-year-old Big Ten single-season record for most rushing yards by a quarterback (1,270). But like we've come to expect from Robinson of late, he was also knocked out of a game for the fourth time this season and he couldn't will Michigan to a win.
Next Up: Saturday vs. Illinois