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October 19, 2008|Lonnie White

Texas quarterback Colt McCoy probably convinced a few more nonbelievers in a win over Missouri, and Oklahoma's Sam Bradford and USC's Mark Sanchez had record-setting games Saturday. However, the day was not kind to Michigan State's Javon Ringer and Missouri's Chase Daniel, who both struggled in defeats. A look at their performances and those of other Heisman hopefuls:

COLT McCOY, junior quarterback, Texas

* After last week's impressive effort in a win over Oklahoma, McCoy made it look even easier in the Longhorns' blowout victory over Missouri. Stats: 29 for 32 passing for 337 yards, two touchdowns; 11 carries for 23 yards and two touchdowns rushing.

SAM BRADFORD, sophomore quarterback, Oklahoma

* Bradford has been outstanding all season, and he had another great game in the Sooners' win over Kansas. Stats: 36 for 53 passing for 468 yards, three touchdowns.

MARK SANCHEZ, junior quarterback, USC

* Against an overmatched Washington State defense, Sanchez had his "A" game going as he led the Trojans to an easy victory. Stats: 15 for 20 passing for 253 yards, five touchdowns.

GRAHAM HARRELL, senior quarterback, Texas Tech

* Harrell's numbers continue to impress and the Red Raiders remained undefeated with a win over Texas A&M. Stats: 44 for 56 for 450 yards passing, three touchdowns with two interceptions; three carries for four yards and two touchdowns rushing.

DARYLL CLARK, junior quarterback, Penn State

* Clark may not be flashy, but he made enough plays to lead the Nittany Lions to a win over Michigan. Stats: 18 for 31 passing for 171 yards and one touchdown; nine carries for 45 yards and two touchdowns rushing.

CHASE DANIEL, senior quarterback, Missouri

* Daniel can probably kiss his Heisman dreams goodbye after the Tigers' lopsided loss at Texas. Stats: 31 for 41 passing for 318 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

JAVON RINGER, senior running back, Michigan State

* The day after Ringer's Heisman Trophy website made its debut, Ohio State's defense shut him down in a win over the Spartans. Stats: 16 carries for 67 yards; six catches for 19 yards.

TIM TEBOW, junior quarterback, Florida

* Idle.

-- Lonnie White

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QUOTE, UNQUOTE

'I said, "Are you all right, Big Dog?" When he gives me that grin, that means he'll be all right.'

Josh Chapman,

backup nose tackle for Alabama, about starter Terrence Cody, who suffered a knee injury in the third quarter of the Crimson Tide's 24-20 victory over Mississippi

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