Heisman hopefuls display talents
Posted: Monday, October 17, 2011 7:03 pm
By The Associated Press
Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson one-upped Andrew Luck, padding his Heisman resume with a touchdown catch.
Wilson led No. 4 Wisconsin to a routine 59-7 victory Saturday against Indiana, catching a 25-yard touchdown pass from Montee Ball in the process.
A couple weeks ago, Stanford used Luck as a receiver and the star quarterback made a spectacular one-handed catch near the sideline. But it wasn’t a touchdown like Wilson’s in Madison.
No. 2 Alabama got a Heisman-worthy performance from Trent Richardson, who scored four touchdowns in the Crimson Tide’s 52-7 victory at Mississippi.
Ryan Broyles and No. 3 Oklahoma pulled away from Kansas in the second half and won 47-17 in Lawrence.
The BCS standings debut Sunday and LSU, Alabama and Oklahoma figured to be in the top three spots if they all won Saturday.
Alabama 52, Ole Miss 7
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Trent Richardson rushed for 183 yards and a career-high four touchdowns and Alabama’s defense smothered foundering Mississippi in the Tide’s highest scoring SEC game since 1990.
Richardson put the Rebels (2-4, 0-3 SEC) away with an electric 76-yard run midway through the third quarter and now leads the nation with six straight 100-yard games. He’s scored 16 touchdowns this season for the Crimson Tide (7-0, 4-0) and displayed his rare combination of power and speed as he tossed aside Rebels with ease.
It was the most-lopsided defeat since a 49-3 loss to Florida in 1981 for Ole Miss, playing the first of three straight games against ranked opponents.
Auburn 17, Florida 6
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Onterio McCalebb opened the fourth quarter with a 14-yard touchdown run, Ikeem Means recovered a muffed punt late and Auburn beat Florida in a game that had seven players take snaps at quarterback.
The Tigers (5-2, 3-1 SEC) got a spark from No. 2 quarterback Clint Moseley but also got plenty of help from Florida (4-2, 2-3), which committed three turnovers and muffed two punts.
Florida started Jacoby Brissett (5-of -10 passes for 45 yards) for the second straight game, but he also was replaced in the second half.
Published in The Messenger 10.17.11