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Marcus Lattimore for Heisman

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Marcus Lattimore for Heisman, will Marcus run for the Heisman?


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  • COLUMBIA — With Marcus Lattimore lying on the ground in pain after being tackled in the second quarter of Saturday's game against Tennessee, South Carolina receiver Ace Sanders stood by Lattimore's side with one question on his mind.

    "Why did it have to be Marcus?" he asked. "Only thing we could do was just play for him and pray for it. It was real hard."

    A year after tearing a ligament in his left knee that cost one of USC's greatest recruits the second half of the 2011 season, Lattimore once again suffered another devastating leg injury Saturday.

    Late in the first half, the junior running back took a short carry to his left and was hit low and high while his leg was planted in the ground. He didn't get up and was eventually carted off the field with an injury to his right leg that is expected to end his season.

    USC coach Steve Spurrier called it "severe," and he wouldn't speculate on the extent of Lattimore's injury; he'll leave it to the doctors.

    A USC spokesman said after the game that Lattimore is out indefinitely and that he'll be evaluated next week.

    "He's such a good young man," Spurrier said. "It is a very, very unfortunate thing that happened to Marcus. We'll all pray for him. Hopefully he'll be back. Maybe he'll be back next year. Maybe it won't be quite as severe as it appeared on the field out the...

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  • SEC Heisman Watch: Week 3

    by Featheredcock Sep 12 2012 11:44 PM

    SEC Heisman Watch: Week 3
    posted by Featheredcock

    After this weekend, we're down a player on our Heisman Watch list, and another took a significant stumble.

    We have a new No. 1 and our list is very quarterback heavy:

    1. Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia: There has always been that stigma that Murray can't win the "big game." Well, he led Georgia to a pretty big one when the Bulldogs toppled Missouri 41-20 in Columbia, Mo. Sure, it wasn't a ranked team, but when it comes to the SEC race, this was a big win for Murray and the Dawgs. The junior passed for 242 yards and three touchdowns against the Tigers. On the season, Murray has passed for 500 yards and six touchdowns to one interception.

    2. Tyler Bray, QB, Tennessee: Bray continues to dazzle with his arm. He leads the SEC with 643 yards and is tied for first with six touchdown passes. He's also completing 73.8 percent of his passes. On stats alone, Bray could easily be No. 1 on our list, but when you look at the competition he's played, he takes a little dip. A strong showing against Florida's defense this weekend could push him to the top of our list.

    3. Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina: Lattimore didn't have a great day against East Carolina. He rushed for just 40 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries, but the Gamecocks went to the...

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  • Lattimore named Offensive Player Of The Week
    GF Staff

    Junior Tailback Wins Accolades for Fourth Time in Career

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (September 3, 2012) -- University of South Carolina junior tailback Marcus Lattimore has been selected as the SEC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance at Vanderbilt in week 1, it was announced today.

    Lattimore, a 6-0, 218-pounder from Duncan, S.C., returned to the gridiron for the first time since last October when he suffered a season-ending knee injury in a win at Mississippi State. He responded with a game-high 110 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 23 carries to lead the Gamecocks to a 17-13 conference win over the Commodores. He also caught three passes for 21 yards. Lattimore’s 29-yard touchdown run in the first quarter put the Gamecocks in front early by a 7-0 score. His second score, a one-yard run in the fourth quarter, proved to be the winning points in the contest.

    Lattimore, who leads all current collegiate players in average yards per game for a career, was selected as the league’s Offensive Player of the Week for the fourth time in his career.

    Lattimore and the Gamecocks will host East Carolina on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia. That 12:21 p.m. contest will be televised regionally on the SEC Network with Dave Neal, Andre Ware and Cara Capuano calling the action

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  • Kirk Herbstreit says Lattimore is the best RB in the country
    Jadeveon Clowney 6th best DE. Lots more info in this as well

    ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit released his annual Herbie Awards on Tuesday, honoring the best college football players in the nation in different categories.
    South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore is named the top running back in the nation and is also listed as No. 3 on the old school throwback players list. The junior is also No. 3 on the Ultimate Herbie and is a running back on the list of what a college team should look like.

    Fellow Gamecock Jadeveon Clowney is also on the list. The sophomore was named the No. 6 defensive end and No. 2 for dress for success: looks the part. Clowney also joined Lattimore on the list of what a college team should look like.

    In addition, Herbstreit predicted Lattimore to be named the conference player of the year and predicted Alabama over Georgia in the SEC Championship game.


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  • South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore is one of the most talented preseason Heisman Trophy candidates in all of college football.

    The 2012 Heisman race looks to be pretty wide open, without one distinct favorite heading into the season.

    Many quarterbacks such as USC's Matt Barkley, Tyler Wilson of Arkansas, Aaron Murray of Georgia and West Virginia's Geno Smith have been tabbed as potential contenders for 2012.

    On the other side, Lattimore and other talented backs, such as Wisconsin's Montee Ball and Kenjon Barner of Oregon, also have both the opportunity and talent to put up Heisman-worthy numbers.

    However, many recognize the 6'0", 218-pound Lattimore as the most talented running back in the college game, including CBSSports.com, which selected Lattimore as a first-team preseason All-American.

    If he can stay healthy, Lattimore has as good of a chance as anyone to take the Heisman in December.

    Unfortunately, that is a serious "if" for the junior who was hampered by injury last year during his sophomore campaign.

    Not unlike 2012, the Duncan, South Carolina native began 2011 on the short list to win the Heisman.

    However, after just seven games, he went down with a season-ending knee injury after compiling 818 yards and 10 to...

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