HP’s Heisman Player of the Week — Johnny Manziel

Redshirt freshman Johnny Manziel is all the rage in college football right now following his SEC-record 576 yards of total offense put up against Louisiana Tech on Saturday night.

Manziel threw for 395 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 181 yards and three scores to lead his team to a thrilling 59-57 win over a pesky Bulldog squad.

For this, he is our Heisman Player of the Week.

It’s not the first time that Manziel has gone crazy this season. Two weeks earlier, he had 557 yards of total offense against Arkansas. This season, he has 1,680 passing yards, 14 touchdown passes, three interceptions, 676 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground.

Is he a serious Heisman candidate? I’m beginning to think so. If he leads an upset of LSU this weekend or of Alabama on Nov. 10, all hell might break loose.

It helps that he’s on pace to have 3,360 passing yards, 28 touchdown passes, six picks, 1,352 rushing yards and 20 more scores on the ground by the time the Heisman vote is due.

A 3,000/1,000 season with 48 touchdowns against SEC competition would definitely send Manziel to New York. If all goes right, he might even come back with more than a T-shirt.

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Chris Huston, A.K.A. ‘The Heisman Pundit‘, is a Heisman voter and the creator and publisher of Heismanpundit.com, a site dedicated to analysis of the Heisman Trophy and college football. Dubbed “the foremost authority on the Heisman” by Sports Illustrated, HP is regularly quoted or cited during football season in newspapers across the country. He is also a regular contributor on sports talk radio and television.

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