Heisman Watch: Week 10

RB Trent Richardson
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#2

RB Trent Richardson

Alabama, Jr.

Last week: 23 rushes for 89 yards; five receptions for 80 yards; one kick return for 23 yards in 9-6 overtime loss to No. 1 LSU.

Season (nine games): 172 rushes for 1,078 yards and 17 TDs; 23 receptions for 292 yards and one TD; three kick returns for 66 yards.

Where was the offense in the Game of the Century? Most of it came courtesy of Richardson, whose 169 total yards were 97 more than anyone outside of Crimson Tide quarterback A.J. McCarron's 199. On Richardson's opening carry he ran for 18 yards, eclipsing the 1,000-yard mark for the first time in his career, and seemed well on his way to becoming the only back to hit the 100-yard mark against the Tigers with 98 yards on his first 20 carries. But he was held to minus-9 yards on his final three attempts, giving him a sub-100-yard game and his first without a TD this season. It hurts, but not enough to drop him.

Next up: Saturday at Mississippi State


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