Talking Points: Keith Price for Heisman
Sunday, October 16, 2011
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With all due respect to the great Andrew Luck, how about some love for Washington quarterback Keith Price as the premier Heisman candidate in the Pac-12?
Price was 21 of 28 for 257 yards and four touchdowns Saturday as the Huskies romped over Colorado. Most importantly, that game doesn’t stand out as particularly exceptional for him.
Price has thrown for at least three TDs in every contest this season, totalling 21 touchdown tosses against four interceptions. He has completed at least 68 percent of his passes in every game except one, and completed 57 percent in the Huskies’ lone loss, against Nebraska.
Price might never be considered a shoo-in as the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, but his numbers through six games are tough to beat.
Speaking of passing, Ohio State completed 1 of 4 passes for 17 yards Saturday in a win over previously unbeaten Illinois. Woody Hayes would have been proud.
Kudos to Woodland and Washougal for delivering a thrilling high school football game Friday — a 35-28 double-overtime win for the Beavers.
In a season that has seen a lifetime’s worth of blowouts in Clark County — witness scores such as 61-9, 59-6, 45-0, 58-0, and 46-0 Friday night — an exciting game was a welcome relief.
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