We are 8 weeks into the College Football season and LaMichael James is the lone running back in the Heisman race. Previous Heisman winner Mark Ingram was discussed as a possible candidate, until the last few weeks. James however has continued to rack up monster stats as he’s moved higher and higher up the board. LaMichael James has been nothing short of impressive this year and very comparable to Ingram’s stats from his Heisman winning season last year. Lets take a second to compare how James’ numbers so far this year stack up against Ingram’s through 8 weeks in 2009.
|Through 8 Weeks||-GP||– Att||– Rush Yds||– Rush Avg||– TD –|
|Mark Ingran (2009)||8||153||1004||6.6||8|
|LaMichael James (2010)||6||134||971||7.2||11|
|Heisman Season and 2010 Projected||-GP||– Att||– Rush Yds||– Rush Avg||– TD –|
|Mark Ingram 2009||271||1658||6.1||17|
|LaMichael James 2010 (Proj)||230||1665||7.2||19|
As you can see LaMichael James’ stats at this point of the season are better then Mark Ingram’s were 8 weeks into his Heisman winning season. Even with James playing two less games then Ingram did at this point of the season. So of course James projects to have better numbers in every major statistical category then Ingram did when he won the Heisman Trophy. LaMichael James still has some tough games left on the schedule. Including an away game against USC this weekend. If James can continue his dominance he’ll give Cam Newton a run for his money in the Heisman race this year.
– Jacob –