Best Offensive Players From Each BCS Conference In College Football Through Week 4
September 29th, 2010-  By Bryan Cross

Southeastern Conference-  Mark Ingram, Alabama Running Back

After winning the 2009 Heisman Trophy and the BCS National Championship as a sophomore, expectations could not have been higher entering into the 2010 College Football Season for Alabama Crimson Tide running back Mark Ingram.  The season didn’t start as many expected however, with Ingram undergoing a knee scope and missing the Crimson Tide’s first two games of the season, including one against a ranked Penn State team.  Alabama was able to win those comfortably in spite of Ingram’s absence.  The same can probably not be said for Alabama’s last outing against Arkansas had it not been for Ingram.  After returning a week earlier against Duke and rushing for over 150 yards in just one half of play, Ingram put the Tide offense on his back and rushed for 157 yards and two touchdowns.  The second touchdown capped off Alabama’s come-from-behind win on the road against the Razorback 24-20, and has vaulted Ingram back atop the betting odds for the 2010 Hesiman Trophy.  Ingram will get another opportunity to shine this week when No.7 Florida comes to Tuscaloosa.

Big 10 Conference-  Denard Robinson, Michigan Quarterback

If the name Denard Robinson didn’t ring any bells at the start of the season, it’s not surprising.  Now however, the Michigan Wolverines’ quarterback is on the radar of virtually every sports media publication covering college football in the country, after leading Michigan to 4-0 start and a No.19 ranking.  Robinson has done it with his arm and his legs, leading the nation in rushing with 688 yards and six touchdowns.  He averages close to nine yards per rush.  Through the air, he has thrown for 731 yards and four touchdowns.  Against Notre Dame in Week two of the season, Robinson tacked up 258 rushing yards on the Fighting Irish defense.  As a result, USA Online Sportsbooks have set Robinson among the betting favorites for the 2010 Heisman Trophy.  Michigan opens up their Big 10 conference schedule this week on the road against Indiana.

Big XII Conference-  DeMarco Murray, Oklahoma Running Back

There may not be a more explosive player in the country than Oklahoma Sooner running back DeMarco Murray.  Murray has been one of the main reasons that the Sooners remain undefeated through four weeks of the season despite several close calls.  He has totaled 436 rushing yards and seven touchdowns while also being an asset out of the backfield catching passes.  Murray has 16 receptions for 111 yards and a touchdown.  Oklahoma has played three tight games, against Utah State, Air Force and most recently Cincinnati.  Murray has scored at least one touchdown in each game.  He was equally effective rushing and receiving in the Sooners lone blowout win over the Florida State Seminoles back on September 11.

Pac 10 Conference-  Andrew Luck, Stanford Quarterback

Few players in the country have been as productive as Stanford Cardinal quarterback Andrew Luck so far this season. Luck has the Cardinal ranked in the top-10 in the country, with a huge match up looming this Saturday against No.4 Oregon.  Luck leads the nations fourth rated scoring offense into Oregon after winning convincingly in each of the first four games.  Luck has thrown for 912 yards and 11 touchdowns on the year to just two interceptions.  He has thrown four touchdown passes twice this season, including in a 68-24 throttling of Wake Forest out of the ACC.

Atlantic Coast Conference-  Russel Wilson, North Carolina State Quarterback

Russell Wilson is also a name that many people outside of the North Carolina State community may not know.  However, after four games of the season, Wilson has the Wolf Pack ranked in the top-25 and undefeated.  The dual threat quarterback has thrown for 1,112 yards and 11 touchdowns to just one interception when looking at College Football Stats. He had his best outing against ACC conference foe Georgia Tech last Saturday to open up conference play, throwing for 368 yards and three touchdowns in a 45-28 victory.  Now, as the lone unbeaten in the ACC, North Carolina State will have a target on their back, and as the leader of the offense it will be up to Wilson to handle the pressure that comes along with winning.

Big East Conference-  Ryan Nassib, Syracuse Quarterback

While West Virginia might be the best team in the Big East conference, the Syracuse Orange have gotten off to a surprise 3-1 start to the year.  That, is in large part due to the play of quarterback Ryan Nassib, who has thrown for 860 yards and nine touchdowns on the season.  Five of those touchdown passes came in a week-three win over Maine.  While the Orange have yet to open up conference play, Nassib has been a bright spot for Syracuse in the first four weeks, coming off a 4-8 season in 2009.

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