Collin Klein has to be the Heisman frontrunner after his performance earlier today against West Virginia. He out dueled former Heisman frontrunner Geno Smith while posting over 350 yards of offense and 7 TD’s. This kid continues to impress and improve week after week.
His numbers are very similar to 2001’s Heisman Trophy Winner’s Eric Crouch. Could he end up with the same accolades?
Through seven games in the 2001 season here were Eric Crouch’s numbers:
672 Rushing yards 13 Rushing TDs
790 Passing Yards 4 Passing TDs
Here are Colin Kleins numbers through 7 games
551 Rushing Yards 14 Rushing TDs
1,397 Passing Yards 10 Passing TDs
Klein has the edge there with 486 more yards and 7 more TDs than Crouch had in 2001. This years Wildcats are also in a similar position as the 2001 Cornhuskers. Both teams were top 5, leading the Big 12 with championship hopes. We know what this recipe tastes like…
Klein is the best player on the #4 team in the nation. If they win out against Texas Tech, TCU, Texas, and bring home the Big 12 crown, you can bet your wife’s favorite flat iron that Collin Klein will be the Heisman frontrunner by seasons end. All we know for now is that after tonights performance, Collin Klein will be mentioned as one of the greats to grace the field at Snyder Stadium.
Can Klein do what Darren Sproles couldn’t? Only time will tell.