Cam Newton (Auburn): Newton ran for 217 yards and two touchdowns, rendering the country’s best defense powerless. He has averaged 195 yards and three touchdowns against his last four SEC opponents. He is the most dominant force in college football. There has been Bo Jackson talk, but the more apt comparison may be Tecmo Bo.
Kellen Moore (Boise State): The bye week did not help his claim. Moore is the nation’s most efficient passer. He has eviscerated what little competition he has faced. He was a media friendly face with no outstanding favorite. Cam Newton is clearly an outstanding favorite.
LaMichael James (Oregon): He needed a stupendous performance against UCLA to put him on par with Moore and Newton. He only gave a solid one, 20 carries for 123 yards and two touchdowns. He could re-enter the conversation with a dominant showing against USC.
Blaine Gabbert (Missouri): He threw 30/42 for 308 yards and a touchdown during the Oklahoma win. He has eleven touchdowns to only three interceptions. If he wins next week at Nebraska, and leads Mizzou to an undefeated regular season, he should make the trip to New York.
Robert Griffin III (Baylor): He has been the biggest reason Baylor is the best team in the Big 12 South, 6-2 and heading to their first bowl appearance since 1994. After a modest start his October has been exceptional: 73.4% completion percentage, 1402 yards on only 143 attempts, 10 touchdowns to two interceptions, only two sacks and 40 carries for 227 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.
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