After his incredible game against Boise State (44 carries for 210 yards and two TDs), Le’Veon Bell instantly shifted from a “dark-horse” Heisman candidate to a “front-runner” Heisman candidate, jumping two players in his own conference, Denard Robinson (Heisman Hopes vanished after the first half against Alabama and will never ever ever return) and Montee Ball.
The real question is: Is this Heisman candidacy for real?
My answer is possibly. I know, it’s not definitive, but we have to remember that it’s just the first week of the season. Right now, yes, I believe Bell is the frontrunner. But in two weeks it could be some guy we’ve never even heard of, so it’s so early.
If Bell keeps this up, yes, he’ll win the Heisman. But will he? Also, another thing to ask is will Dantonio run him ragged? If so, he might taper off at the end of the year.
The main thing is, there’s so many variables in the season that will change the outlook for Bell. If you asked me right now if Le’Veon Bell would become the Heisman winner, I’d say no because of the tough schedule that MSU have and the amount of Heisman Candidates there are around the country.
With that being said, it would be AWESOME to see Bell take home MSU’s first Heisman. I just don’t see it happening.
On the other hand, if he keeps doing this, he may just win the Heisman after all.