Watching the Heisman Watchmen Week 11: James and Moore Battle For Second Position

 
 
 
 

A pecking order that had seemingly been set in stone for weeks now is in flux, as a poor performance from LaMichael James and continued high production from Kellen Moore has brought the Boise State quarterback to the No. 2 spot in many ballots.

James failed to rush for 100 yards for just the second time all season against California, rushing for just 91 yards and not scoring a touchdown — a season’s first for the sophomore running back.

Moore, on the other hand, had one of his more proficient games in week 11 against Idaho, passing for three touchdowns and barely making any mistakes in the Broncos pasting of the Vandals.

The two performances have certainly shaken things up in the race to catch Auburn quarterback Cam Newton in the Heisman race as it comes down the stretch.

Add to that the intrigue surrounding Newton’s NCAA investigation, which has now stretched to the FBI and other authorities, and this year’s Heisman race may be filled with an unusual amount of tension.

Off to the races!

Heisman Pundit Heisman Poll

1. Cam Newton
2. LaMichael James
3. Kellen Moore
4. Andrew Luck
5. Justin Blackmon

ESPN Experts Poll

1. Cam Newton
2. Kellen Moore
3. LaMichael James
4. Andrew Luck
5. Justin Blackmon

CBS Sports Heisman Watch

1. Cam Newton
2. Kellen Moore
3. LaMichael James
4. Justin Blackmon
5. Andy Dalton

Sports Illustrated Heisman Watch

1. Cam Newton
2. LaMichael James
3. Kellen Moore
4. Justin Blackmon
5. Andrew Luck

BCS Know How Heisman Watch

1. Cam Newton
2. Kellen Moore
3. LaMichael James
4. Andrew Luck
5. Justin Blackmon

Consensus

1. Auburn QB Cam Newton (25)
2. Boise State QB Kellen Moore (18)
3. Oregon RB LaMichael James (17)
4t. Stanford QB Andrew Luck (7)
4t.  Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon (7)

Others Receiving Votes: TCU QB Andy Dalton (1)

Again a first-place vote is worth five points, a second-place four, and so on until a fifth place vote is worth one point.

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