Heisman Watch: Week 8

QB Denard Robinson
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QB Denard Robinson

Michigan, Jr.

Last week: Idle

Season (seven games): 76-of-141 passing for 1,253 yards, 11 TDs and 10 INTs; 120 rushes for 762 yards and nine TDs.

How will Shoelace respond after suffering a major setback his last time out? He'll face a Purdue defense that gave up 460 yards to Middle Tennessee State and 551 to Notre Dame. The bottom line is Robinson is in need of a strong outing, not just to keep his spot on this list, but also to squelch the growing sentiment that he should be demoted in favor of sophomore Devin Gardner. Coach Brady Hoke has said Robinson remains his quarterback, but when's the last time that fans were calling for the benching of a Heisman candidate?

Next up: Saturday vs. Purdue

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