Despite idle week, Alabama’s star RB still leads Heisman pack

Oregon trashed USC behind the 1-2 punch of LaMichael James and Jeremiah Masoli. But does either belong in the Heisman hunt? Time to answer that and more in this week’s Watch.
1. Mark Ingram, Alabama, RB, Soph.

Last week: Idle
Season: 153 rushes, 1,004 yards, 8 TDs; 19 receptions, 186 yards, 3 TDs
Heisman-o-meter: Someone has to be No. 1 in this Heisman traffic jam, and Ingram makes a case better than anyone right now. He is the nation’s fifth-leading rusher and would be higher had he not sat most of the Florida International game due to illness. He has been great against the Tide’s toughest opponents. And he had a signature moment in the game-sealing drive against South Carolina. On Saturday, he has another chance to win the favor of voters in the weekend’s marquee matchup.
Up next: Saturday vs. No. 9 LSU
2. Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska, DT, Sr.

Last week: 5 tackles, 3 solo; 3 tackles for loss; 1 sack; 1 quarterback hurry in a 20-10 victory at Baylor
Season: 49 tackles, 28, solo; 13 tackles for loss; 5 sacks; 1 interception; 7 passes broken up; 14 quarterback hurries; 1 forced fumble; 2 blocked kicks