Race For The Heisman: Week One

By Richard Kent
Updated: September 17, 2008

CONNECTICUT — Here’s a brief look at my top five Heisman Trophy award candidates entering this weekend’s action.


USC QB Mark Sanchez: Right now the best in the country. He led his team in a rout over Ohio State, going 17-of-28. The best player for the best team.


Missouri QB Chase Daniel: As good as last year. His numbers are staggering. Is at 72.2% and has 10 TD throws. Missouri would be ordinary without him.


Florida QB Tim Tebow: He won it last year so he has to be the favorite this year. Not off to that great a start but fabulous notoriety. Watch him improve as the games get tougher.


BYU QB Max Hall: He was beyond great in the 59-0 throttling of UCLA, a team that has already beaten Tennessee. A school with a history of great QB’s.Yet another one.


UConn RB Donald Brown: Our surprise pick. The Huskies are 3-0 and Brown is the reason. The Redbank Catholic HS great went out on a limb and chose UConn. Right now, he is the best player in the Big East. Baylor will see that in person this Friday.