Michigan State Spartan Le'Veon Bell is ranked second in SB Nation's Heisman race, an effort to track Heisman candidates throughout the season. Points are assigned based on the rankings, giving you a way of tracking players' chances throughout the season.
Bell collected an astounding 51 touches in Michigan State's 17-13 opening-week victory over Boise State. He racked up 210 yards on 44 carries (an average of 4.8 per carry), and caught six passes (out of seven targets) for an additional 55 yards, as well as scored two touchdowns.
It's not realistic to expect that kind of production to continue, but it seems likely that Bell will surpass his 2011 season totals of 1215 total yards (948 rushing, 267 receiving) and 13 touchdowns. Fans will have to wait and see how the season develops, but after Week 1 the junior running back is well placed in the Heisman conversation.
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