The Notre Dame Fighting Irish began making noise in the College Football Playoff race after destroying the USC Trojans, 49-14, on Saturday. But that’s not the only discussion in which the Irish are gaining steam.
That’s in thanks to the play of Notre Dame running back Josh Adams. After gaining 191 rushing yards against the Trojans, many analysts are now considering Adams a top Heisman Trophy candidate. That includes former Irish quarterback and current CBS Sports college football analyst Brady Quinn.
Quinn listed Adams his No. 5 candidate for the most coveted individual trophy in college sports. Here’s what the former signal caller said about him:
Welcome to the party, pal. Notre Dame’s shifty running back had 191 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-14 win over USC. That puts Adams at 967 yards for the season and marks his fourth 100-yard game. In a year of big-name running backs, Adams’ performance in a primetime game has launched him straight into the Heisman discussion.
Through seven games, Adams has 967 rushing yards and 8 touchdowns, but his efficiency is really what has him in the Heisman race. He is averaging 9.2 yards per carry and 138.1 yards per game, which is ranked fourth and sixth in the nation, respectively.
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