6. FLORIDA STATE RB DALVIN COOK
— Safid Deen (@Safid_Deen) November 14, 2015
“‘Cause I’m Dalvin.”
Dalvin Cook’s three-word pitch for the Heisman might not be enough to book the Florida State sophomore’s ticket to NYC, but his numbers are more than deserving consideration.
Among other Heisman-contending running backs, Cook’s 8.05-yard per carry average is close to two yards better than that of new front-runner Derrick Henry.
Cook also has 14 rushing touchdowns in just 170 carries. The only comparably prolific ball-carrier is Houston quarterback Greg Ward, who has 16 rushing touchdowns in 147 carries.
5. NAVY QB KEENAN REYNOLDS
The NCAA’s new career rushing touchdown leader didn’t just surpass Montee’ Ball’s record Saturday. With four scores on the ground, Keenan Reynolds smashed it.
He added a fifth touchdown for good measure, throwing a 72-yard pass — a rarity in Navy’s triple-option offense.
Laken Litman’s chronicle of Reynolds’ record-setting afternoon for USA Today brings up 1963, the last time the Mids started 8-1 and the year Roger Staubach won the Heisman.
As Navy continues winning, and Reynolds adds to his two new NCAA records, he may not join Staubach in the game’s most exclusive fraternity, but he’ll be front and center for the presentation in New York City.