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The player who puts the blur in the Ducks' Blur offense leads the nation in rushing, averages 7.4 yards a carry and has two games of 227 or more rushing yards. If a sophomore is to win the trophy for the fourth straight year, James is the best bet.
3. Kellen Moore
QB, Boise State, Junior
No player from outside the BCS conferences has won the award since Ty Detmer of BYU in 1990, but Moore is making an interesting case as the leader of the No. 2 Broncos. His passer rating of 190.3 puts him on pace to break Colt Brennan's single-season record of 186.0.
4. Denard Robinson
QB, Michigan, Sophomore
Nicknamed Shoelace, Robinson was sensational before back-to-back losses to Michigan State and Iowa. Still, he's well on his way to becoming the first player from a BCS school with at least 2,000 yards passing and 1,000 rushing in a season since 2005.
5. Terrelle Pryor
QB, Ohio State, Junior
Pryor couldn't produce any magic at Wisconsin, but he has still shown improvement in his third year as a starter, taking more command of the offense. He has generated three 100-yard rushing games and has hit on a career-best 65.2% of his passes.