Monday, September 14, 2009

ESPN: Jahvid Best #2 on Menez's Heisman Watch



2. RB Jahvid Best, Jr., Cal

Last week: 17 rushes, 144 yards, 1 TD; 2 receptions, 19 yards, 1 TD in a 59-7 victory over Eastern Washington

Season: 27 rushes, 281 yards, 3 TDs; 4 receptions, 42 yards, 1 TD; 1 kickoff return, 18 yards

Heisman-o-meter: The Bears' game-breaker was at his "Best" on Saturday, scoring on a 22-yard pass and a one-yard run. He proved he's got the smarts to match the athleticism when he grabbed a bouncing ball that quarterback Kevin Riley had thrown his way. Instead of assuming it was an incomplete pass, Best snatched the ball (good thing, because it was a lateral) and ran for a 15-yard gain. Despite his stellar play, though, this game against an FCS foe will have very little impact on Best's Heisman chances as the season ends.

Up next: Saturday at Minnesota

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