Lache Seastrunk made some headlines over the summer when he predicted he would win the 2013 Heisman Trophy. Thus far, he’s backed it up with his play. He was a big part of the ridiculous onslaught that was the Baylor offense against Buffalo this past Saturday, where the Bears put up 70 points and 781 total yards. After seeing what happened with the BYU running game against Texas, the scoreboard might catch fire when Seastrunk faces the Longhorns.
Last game: 17 rushes, 150 yards, 3 TDs
4. Johnny Manziel
The reigning Heisman Trophy winner didn’t earn a spot on last week’s rankings because he only played a quarter and a half, but he couldn’t be denied this week. It was against Sam Houston State but Manziel still looked terrific and put the ball in some perfect spots. 403 yards and four touchdowns is impressive against any defense. I don’t care who you’re playing. Now, it sets the stage perfectly for the showdown with Alabama.
Last game: 28-41, 403 yards, 3 Passing TDs, 1 Rushing TD
3. Todd Gurley
Todd Gurley has taken advantage of playing in marquee games for two consecutive weeks by having two outstanding performances. He was unstoppable against Clemson last weekend and the Gurley train kept rumbling along against South Carolina this past Saturday. The play where a South Carolina defender ripped off his helmet but Gurley escaped and still tried to run down field will definitely be on the highlight video if he can make his way to New York for the trophy presentation.
Last game: 30 rushes, 134 yards, 2 TDs
2. Teddy Bridgewater
Another week - another offensive clinic for Teddy Bridgewater. Looking at the teams on Louisville’s schedule, there’s a great chance Bridgewater will be picking apart defensive secondaries for most of the year. He was nearly flawless against Eastern Kentucky and spread the ball around to eight different receivers. It’s ridiculous how effortless Teddy makes the whole game look.
Last game: 23-32, 397 yards, 4 TDs
1. Marcus Mariota
He’s not getting the attention he deserves because people think he’s just a product of Oregon’s style of play, but Marcus Mariota has been amazing through the first two weeks of the season. His rushing numbers are insane for a quarterback. Mariota has 235 yards rushing on only nine carries. Nine! And of those nine, three have gone for touchdowns. Those are XBOX stats.
Last game: Passing: 12-21, 234 yards, 1 TD | Rushing: 5 rushes, 113 yards, 2 TDs