College GameDay: Heisman picks. Trev picks Adrian Peterson. Mark May picks Adrian Peterson. Lee Coro picks Matt Leinart (Lee Matt & Jason White have almost IDENTICAL STATS). Kirk picks Reggie Bush. (he averages 69 yards per game if you take away the special teams yards!!!!!)

Adrian Peterson makes a run for the Heisman 11/06

Adrian Peterson Early Heisman Run 11/05

Adrian Peterson vs. Texas A&M? OU wins 24-0. Adrian Peterson carried the ball 36 times for 182 yards, that's 5.0 yards per carry. Adrian Peterson scored 2 touchdowns on the ground. His longest run was only 13 yards. (NCAA 2005, on xbox, I picked each play and let the cpu run it)

Matt Leinart vs. Jason White  Compare the QB's

Adrian Peterson article 11/04/04 Benson's Heisman hopes?

Beano cook answers a question about Adrian Peterson
Daniel (Dallas):
Beano, do you think A. Peterson is better now than Maurice Clarrett was as a freshman?

Beano Cook: (3:42 PM ET ) I would say yes. But somebody might disagree with me and they might be right. I think Peterson has better speed and may be better in the open field. Clarett might be more powerful. But again, I might be 100 percent wrong.

Beano Cook: (3:43 PM ET ) Peterson is the best freshman back since Herschel Walker in 1980.

Adrian Peterson story: Second Effort 11/03
Incredible Adrian Peterson statistic from this story: Of his 1,272 yards this season, he has gained 1,177 after contact. That's 92.2 percent

Adrian Peterson getting Forde's Heisman vote 11/03

Adrian Peterson article on Once in a generation back 11/03

Adrian Peterson 80 yard TD run video clip thanks to BigCrimsonTX

Adrian Peterson humble despite sucess 11/03 Why can't a freshman, ( Adrian Peterson ) win the Heisman? 11/03

Adrian Peterson named Freshman of the Week, again

Peterson for Heisman talk was on SportsCenter, Pardon the Interruption, I Max, Around the Horn, the Sports Reporters, hell, I'm guessing Cold Pizza. Can someone at tell me who voted Adrian Peterson 4th on their Heisman Poll?

It's looking more and more like a two-player race for the Heisman between Oklahoma's Adrian Peterson and USC's Matt Leinart.

The Heisman Poll samples ESPN college football experts to provide the definitive look at the race for the Heisman Trophy.
  Pos. School Year 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Total
 Adrian Peterson RB Oklahoma Fr. 7 3 0 1 0 49
 Matt Leinart QB USC Jr. 4 3 2 0 0 38
 Aaron Rodgers QB Cal Jr. 0 1 4 1 2 20
 Reggie Bush RB USC So. 0 1 2 3 0 16
 Alex Smith QB Utah Jr. 0 1 2 3 0 16
 Jason White QB Oklahoma Sr. 0 1 1 1 2 11
 Cedric Benson RB Texas Sr. 0 1 0 1 2 8
 Jason Campbell QB Auburn Sr. 0 0 0 1 1 3
 Braylon Edwards WR Michigan Sr. 0 0 0 0 4 4

Sooner Freshman Clearly Leads Heisman Race from SW Times Arkansas
While today’s presidential election is too close to call, if the Heisman Trophy vote was held today there would be a runaway winner — Oklahoma’s Adrian Peterson.

As a Heisman elector, I get scads of promotional materials each week. The various universities should save their time and money because Oklahoma’s Adrian Peterson is hands down the best player in college football.

Without him, the Sooners might have lost two or three games this year. If he stays healthy, Peterson might be the driving force behind yet another national championship for OU.

One of the things that makes Peterson especially special is how he puts up PlayStation-like statistics in important games. The kid ran for 225 yards against Texas and then 249 against Oklahoma State. He’s averaging 6.1 yards per carry. (For comparison, Arkansas’ running back by committee yields just 4.3 yards per carry.)

Adrian Peterson is the Cingular/ABC Sports All America Player of the Week For the Second Time!!!!

Adrian Peterson article: Ricky  Who?

Adrian Peterson named National Player of the Week, again!

Sunday morning SportsCenter, Mark May calls Adrian Peterson the best freshman, ever!
The Sports Reporters, start off with the Heisman is already Adrian's, if he stays healthy
You have to admit, the Heisman field is muddled, I don't see any QB putting up unreal numbers. It's AD's trophy to win.
And talk about big time running? Adrian Peterson, in OU's two biggest games, runs for 225 yards vs. Texas and 249 yards vs. OSU. Adrian Peterson is a big time runner, running wild in the big games.

Adrian Peterson runs over the Pokes. 33 carries for 249 yards and a TD
Adrian Peterson is all over the news, radio, internet now and lets keep the Heisman hype going

ESPN Heisman Watch
Last Performance -- If Adrian Peterson isn't in NYC for the Heisman ceremony after this, then voters have a serious bias against freshmen. This week, he only broke the NCAA record for consectuive 100-yard games by a freshman (Peterson now has eight) and OU's freshman rushing record of 1,184 yards set by De'Mond Parker in 1996.
Last Game Stats
-- Adrian Peterson ran for 249 yards on 33 carries and a TD in No. 2 Oklahoma's 38-35 win over No. 20 Oklahoma State.
Season Stats -- Adrian Peterson has 210 carries for 1,272 yards and 8 TDs.
Next Game -- Saturday, Nov. 6, at No. 17 Texas A&M