Aug 30, 2014; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley (3) runs against the Clemson Tigers during the second half at Sanford Stadium. Georgia defeated Clemson 45-21. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia Football: Todd Gurley Heisman Trophy tracker

If you didn’t know that Georgia running back Todd Gurley was a Heisman Trophy candidate in 2014, you most certainly know after his scintillating performance against the Clemson Tigers in Georgia’s opening game.

There have been whispers about Gurley as a potential Heisman winner during his first two seasons, and then this year those whispers turned into some fairly loud rumbles.

Being a Heisman winner doesn’t necessarily make for a great season for the team, but it can’t hurt. And while the trophy doesn’t have the impact or meaning that it once did, having a third Heisman winner come out of the Georgia football program would be an impressive accomplishment.

It’s also fair to say that given the last few Heisman winners (excluding Robert Griffin III) it would be refreshing to have a player who represented not only his school, but what the Heisman Trophy is supposed to mean for a college player. Todd Gurley is certainly worthy on all accounts.

So here is where we’ll track how we see Gurley’s chances of winning the Heisman Trophy based on each week’s performance, and the play of other top candidates. We’ll give you his stats, and whether we think he’s move up, down or remained the same in terms of his chances of winning.

#GurleyForHeisman was all the rage on Twitter after the Aug. 30 game. We’ll see if that trend continues this season.

After week one: We’ll have to say that Gurley is the clear frontrunner, with no one else in the country having a performance even close to his.

Week 2 Update: Gurley didn’t do anything to hurt his chances in the loss to South Carolina. He rushed for 131 yards and scored another touchdown, and had an incredible reverse-direction run for a first down during the game. We’ll call it an neutral, although Marcus Mariota may have passed him for the top of the list.

Todd Gurley Heisman Tracker

Opponent
Rushing Yards
Rushing TDs
Receiving Yards
Receiving TDs
Special Team Yards
Special Team TDs
Up/Down/Neutral
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South Carolina13114000
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Tennessee
Vanderbilt
Missouri
Arkansas
Florida
Kentucky
Auburn
Charleston Southern
Georgia Tech
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