One player made a huge move in the Heisman race on the opening weekend of 2011. We’re talking Robert Griffin III of Baylor.
Griffin was 21 of 27 for 359 yards and 5 touchdowns in a thrilling 50-48 win over TCU on Friday night.
The season is young, but it’s going to be hard to top that game as far as drama and memorable plays go.
In fact, Griffin also owns the Play of the Year in this young season and I wager it will probably remain such the rest of the way.
I’m talking Griffin’s remarkable reception on a seam route (when do you see that by a QB?) that gave Baylor a key first down on its game-winning drive. Despite getting sandwiched by two defenders, he held on to the ball.
For all this, Griffin is Heismanpundit’s Player of the Week for this week. He is a legit Heisman candidate and one we’ll be keeping a close eye on as the season progresses.
Note: One way to keep a close eye on Griffin is to check out his new web site: Bu-RG3.com. It’s one of the most well-done Heisman sites I’ve seen.