Non-AQ Heisman Watch

Here is a look at some of the top non-AQ players who are on the Heisman watch this week.

Case Keenum, QB, Houston. Through two games, you would never know that Keenum sat out nearly all of 2010 with a torn ACL. Keenum followed up his 300-yard opening-day performance with 458 yards and five touchdowns in a 48-23 win against North Texas. He is now fourth on the FBS career list for passing yards (14,354) and tied Danny Wuerffel for sixth in career passing touchdowns with 114. On the season, Keenum is 56-of-81 for 768 yards, seven touchdowns and no interceptions.

Kellen Moore, QB, Boise State. Moore was off this past week after a big performance against Georgia. The Broncos play at Toledo on Friday night.

Long shot, but worth mentioning

Ronnie Hillman, RB, San Diego State. Hillman ranks No. 2 in the nation in rushing with 306 yards and four touchdown runs through two games. Even better, he is averaging 6.8 yards per run against defenses that have been stacked to try to stop him. The next three games are going to be important to get people outside the West to notice. San Diego State has Washington State this weekend, then plays at Michigan and TCU at home.

T.Y. Hilton, WR, FIU. His is a longer than long shot, but Hilton deserves mention for his performance last week against FIU, in which he set a career and school record with 201 yards receiving. Hilton hardly did any damage in the return game, but he still ranks No. 2 in the nation in all-purpose yards, averaging 275.5 yards a game.