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Kellen Moore Shadowing Andrew Luck In 2011 Heisman Race

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In 2010, Stanford Cardinal quarterback Andrew Luck and Boise St. Broncos quarterback Kellen Moore finished No. 2 and No. 4, respectively, behind winner Cam Newton. In 2011, it is likely that they will finish in the first two spots. The most likely order is Luck ahead of Moore, but things could change if Moore has a poor game against TCU or San Diego in the next two weeks or if Luck and Stanford come out flat against Oregon.

On Saturday, Luck threw for three touchdowns and just 206 yards against the Oregon St. Beavers. Moore, though, threw five touchdown passes against UNLV. It was weak competition for both, but Moore did pick up his 46th career victory, a new NCAA record.

Passing Rushing Sacks
G Rating Comp Att Pct Yds Y/G Y/A TD INT Rush Yds Y/G Avg TD Sack YdsL
2011 - Andrew Luck 9 103.0 194 272 71.3 2424 269.3 8.9 26 5 29 147 16.3 5.1 3 - -

Passing Rushing Sacks
G Rating Comp Att Pct Yds Y/G Y/A TD INT Rush Yds Y/G Avg TD Sack YdsL
2011 - Kellen Moore 8 103.0 192 259 74.1 2239 279.9 8.6 29 5 9 -16 -2 -1.8 0 - -

Luck's stiffest competition came in a triple-overtime victory over the USC Trojans two weeks ago while Moore was able to do quite well against the SEC's Georgia Bulldogs and then overcame mild struggles against the Air Force Falcons.

ESPN's Heisman Tracker still has Luck ahead of Moore by 25 votes. At No. 2, Moore has just a three-point lead over Alabama Crimson Tide running back Trent Richardson, who received one first-place vote (the other 14 went to Luck). USA Today's Heisman Watch saw Moore move into No. 2 behind Luck this week. Moore is all over the 10 ballots, taking at least one spot in Nos. 1-5.

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