Teddy Bridgewater leads the nation in touchdown passes after two weeks of play and now, as a result, he also leads the HeismanPundit Heisman Straw Poll.
The Louisville quarterback collected four first place votes and 17 points overall to sit atop the weekly survey of Heisman voters for the first time this season. He replaced last week’s leader, Tajh Boyd of Clemson, who feel to second with 12 points and two first-place votes.
“Bridgewater has been close to flawless so far this year,” said one voter.
Marcus Mariota of Oregon was third with nine points and two first-place votes, while Jameis Winston of Florida State was fourth with four points.
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The HeismanPundit.com Heisman Straw Poll, 9/10/2013
Total Points (with first place votes in parentheses)
1. Teddy Bridewater, QB, Louisville — 17 (4)
2. Tajh Boyd, QB, Clemson — 12 (2)
3. Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon — 9 (2)
4. Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State — 4
5. (tie) Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia — 3 (1)
Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M — 3
7. (tie) De’Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon — 2
Paul Richardson, WR, Colorado — 2
9. (tie) Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina — 1
Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor — 1