Pitt’s Ray Graham ran for 226 yards and 2 touchdowns on 26 carries to lead the Panthers to a 44-17 rout of South Florida last Thursday.
For this, Graham is Heismanpundit’s Player of the Week.
We’ve always liked Graham’s potential here at HP. We liked him better last year than his more highly-touted teammate, Dion Lewis. He’s likely to be a future high NFL draft pick, so the temptation was there to put Graham on our early-season watch list, but we worried that his team’s struggles might pull him down.
There’s no doubt he’s got the talent to put up one of the best season’s in Pitt history. He’s currently third nationally in rushing with 146.8 yards per game and he is second nationally in carries per game with 25.2.
At this pace, he’ll end up with 1,764 yards and 19 touchdowns. Not too shabby.
If he ends up having that kind of season, he’ll look back at this week as the week that really got things going.