Continuing with our weekly voting on Maxwell Pundit. Here are my 5 choices for the MVP from week 4:
Mario Manningham, WR, Michigan: Mario with another monster game following his breakout performance against the Irish. This time it was against Wisconsin, helping the Wolverines eat up the Badgers at the Big House: 7 catches for 113 yards and 2 TDs following the ungodly performance in front of TD Jesus (no pun intended). If he keeps this up he will be challenging the legacy of the other Bog-10 moron on Game Day set aka Desmond Howard.
Adrian Peterson, RB, Oklahoma: It is becoming impossible to ignore AP's consistent performances every Saturday. No whining from Norman this week as the Sooners are coming off mauling of Middle Tennessee St. Peterson had 128 yards on 27 carries. He now has 652 yards of the season average a little more than 5 yards a carry.
Steve Slaton, RB, West Virginia: A ho hum day for Slaton. He had 80 yards rushing against East Carolina. But gotta keep him here. He now has 583 yards still averaging 8 yards a carry. West Va gets a bye this week. But Slaton should be all revved up when the Moutaineers get back in action. Some coaches unlike Dorrell has their teams prepared after a bye week.
Troy Smith, QB, Ohio State: Had his first so so outing of the season. Throwing 2 picks against PSU. But still he managed to throw a key TD in the 4th quarter, which helped seal OSU's win against Joe Pa's Lions. If Smith keeps leading the Buckeyes to win, he will stay on this list.
Chris Leak, QB, Florida: Apparently some Gators fans are silly enough to salivate over Leak's backup super recruit Tebow. But all this kids does is keep winning working with Meyer's scheme. Meyer threw for 257 yards, 2 TDs in Florida's 26-7 win over Kentucky, keeping the Gators in the hunt for the BCS championship. Certainly worthy a top-5 spot to win this award.
Others I considered:
Brady Quin,QB, ND
John David Booty, QB, Southern Cal
Lots going on this week. As always just let me know is there someone else we should keeping eye on. Because as the season goes the focus will be shifting towards aggregate performances of the entire season instead of just looking at what players are doing week to week.