ACC Heisman watch

Don't snooze on this post today, I've got a new name for you: Miami running back Lamar Miller.

In case you haven't been paying attention, Miller started running in the Canes' spring game and hasn't stopped. He is fourth in the country with 151.5 yards per game. He's averaging almost seven yards per carry. And he's done it against Maryland and No. 17 ranked Ohio State, not William & Mary and Ohio.

If Miami can make some sort of championship run out of this season and Miller can somehow find a way to keep up this pace, he could be a dark horse. So far, he's definitely putting up the numbers and has proven to be a special back.

Unfortunately for Florida State quarterback EJ Manuel, his opportunity for a Heisman moment has likely already come and gone.

We've talked before about how the ACC's best hope for a Heisman candidate must come from a team that wins big, and Florida State was one of the league's best options. Manuel injured his shoulder, though, in the Seminoles' 23-13 loss to Oklahoma, and his status is now in question for the Clemson game.

And so we return our attention to Virginia Tech running back David Wilson, who has been another legitimate dark horse candidate. Wilson had a slow day by his standards against Arkansas State, finishing with 88 yards and one touchdown on 21 carries. That was 62 yards below his average through two games, and didn't do much to improve his stock. He is still seventh in the country, though, with 129 yards per game.