Tuesday, September 16, 2014

HeismanPundit Has Everett Golson in his Top 5 Heisman Trophy Watch List




Week 3 of the HeismanPundit.com Heisman Watch has a familiar face entering at #4...


4. Everett Golson, SO, QB, Notre Dame

Golson continues to play at a high level as Notre Dame moved to 3-0 after beating Purdue, 30-14. He threw for 259 yards and two touchdowns and added 56 yards and a touchdown on the ground. He’s off to a great start, but circle October 4 (Stanford) and October 18 (Florida State) on the calendar. Those dates will be Golson’s Heisman proving ground.

Season Stats: 62 of 92, 780 yards, 64.6%, 7 TDs, 0 INTs, 156.8 rating, 83 rush yards, 4 TDs.

Season Pace: 3,120 passing yards, 28 TDs, 332 rushing yards, 16 TDs.

No argument here.  3 weeks into the season and Golson has gone from Heisman outsider to one of the favorites just behind Marcus Mariota, Todd Gurley, and Nick Marshall.  If and it's a big IF Notre Dame goes undefeated during the regular season and Golson puts up anything close to those season pace stats of 44 TDs it doesn't matter what those other 3 guys do in front of him.  Golson will win the Heisman because it's a national program and voters are more inclined to vote for someone out of their region but then you got Gurley and Marshall splitting the vote in the Southeast, Mariota winning the Northwest but then you got the whole rest of the country voters leaning toward Golson.

Of course we still get 9 games to go and anything can happen.  This is college football after all.

Bovada SportsBook has Golson at 10/1 odds which is also 4th among betting favorites behind Mariota, Gurley, and Texas A&M's Kenny Hill.



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