As we all know, the Heisman is awarded purely based on statistics. There’s no politicking or manipulation of the media involved. So who is performing well through six weeks of the 2013 season? Well…
Boston College Eagles running back Andre Williams is by no means a household name, but the senior is having a monster year so far. Williams is currently first in the nation in rushing yards per game (153.60), and he’s tied for twelfth nationally with seven rushing touchdowns. Lache Seastrunk of the high-octane Baylor Bears is in second at 147.25 yards per game, and he’s averaging a ridiculous 11.11 yards per carry. Rounding out the top three is Western Kentucky’s Antonio Andrews, himself averaging 147.00 yards per game.
Oregon State junior Sean Mannion is the only quarterback in the country to be averaging over 400 yards per game through the air. He’s also thrown for 21 touchdowns, good for best in the nation. He’s closely followed in both categories by Fresno State senior David Carr, who has thrown for 19 TDs and is averaging 372.8 yards per game.
Thanks to the aforementioned Mannion, Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks is leading the nation in both receiving touchdowns (nine) and receiving yards per game (161.4). He’s closely followed by Paul Richardson of Colorado, who is averaging 155.3 yards per game and has caught five touchdowns. Texas A&M’s Mike Evans is third in receiving yards per game (138.2).
Well, there ya have it. I am sure every single one of these players will inevitably be invited to New York.