Each week on SDS, we’ll recap the previous week for all legitimate SEC Heisman candidates.
Let’s roll post week four:
1. Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
Last week’s stats: 346 total yards, 3 TDs
Season stats: 1,483 total yards, 17 TDs
Buzz: Kevin Sumlin took Johnny Manziel out just after halftime against SMU, because they were torching the Mustangs. Manziel finished 14 of 21 for 244 yards, one TD and one INT, along with adding 102 rushing yards and two TDs. He’s the clear frontrunner from the SEC through week four.
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2. Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
Last week’s stats: 21 carries, 91 yards, 1 TD
Season stats: 63 carries, 377 yards, 4 TDs
Buzz: Georgia’s offense is clearly more potent with Gurley on the field as opposed to Keith Marshall. Gurley will have Saturday as a big pedestal for the college football world to see.
3. Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia
Last week’s stats: 22 of 30 for 408 yards, 3 TDs
Season stats: 1,040 passing yards, 7 TDs
Buzz: Murray had another strong performance against a solid defensive effort by North Texas. He threw his 100th career TD pass with a 98-yarder to Reggie Davis and set a school record on the same play. Murray is right behind Gurley, and both will have the platform to shine this weekend against LSU.
4. AJ McCarron, QB, Alabama
Last week’s stats: 20 of 26 for 258 yards, 1 TD
Season stats: 50 of 78 for 702 yards, 6 TDs
Buzz: McCarron has been up and down through three games. The lack of a potent running attack is hurting the impact McCarron has in the passing game. The Tide will have to continue to remain undefeated in their quest to Atlanta, with McCarron having a big SEC Championship game.
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5. Jeremy Hill, RB, LSU
Last week’s stats: 25 carries for 183 yards, 3 TDs
Season stats: 42 carries for 350 yards, 6 TDs
Buzz: Jeremy Hill officially announced his presence last week against Auburn, and he’ll go head-to-head with Todd Gurley this weekend in Athens, creating one of the most formidable rushing battles we’ll see this season.
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