Todd Gurley and Jameis Winston Showed Why They Are Heisman Favorites on Saturday (Videos)
Week one of the 2014 college football season is in the books, and while Texas A&M QB Kenny Hill more or less stole the show with his 44-for-60, 511-yard, three-TD, zero-pick performance, a couple of other preseason Heisman favorites also turned in some strong performances.
The first is Georgia running back Todd Gurley. On Saturday against the No. 16 Clemson Tigers, Gurley ran for 198 yards on just 15 carries, scoring three touchdowns. That’s an average of 13.2 yards per carry, which is insane. However, it’s not quite as insane as his 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, which tied the game at 21-21 midway through the second quarter.
As for the other big performance by a Heisman hopeful, that came from crab-lover Jameis Winston. While most people have talked about how Winston and the defending national champion Florida State Seminoles looked rusty against Oklahoma State in week one, the fact is a rusty Winston is still capable of beating most teams. On Saturday night he did throw more picks (2) than touchdowns (1), but he also threw for 370 total yards and scored a touchdown on a very Heismanesque 28-yard run.
Take a look:
If that’s what Jameis Winston looks like before everything is fine-tuned, it’s going to be a long season for ACC defenses.