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Bell mentioned in Heisman talk, grabs Big Ten honor

First and foremost, I hope that everyone is having a good Labor Day.

Secondly, Graham Couch has joined the LSJ team covering MSU and you can read his first piece in tomorrow’s paper. Please welcome him aboard.

Here is some MSU info and it centers around Friday’s star Le’Veon Bell (by the way, how was he a two-star recruit?).

Bell was mentioned by some in the preseason as a darkhorse candidate for the Heisman Trophy.

He solidified that talk with his dominant performance against Boise State in the opener, and possibly could be the best candidate for the award in the Big Ten. Denard Robinson’s case after Michigan’s performance against Alabama has derailed that talk for him.

Sports Illustrated’s Cory McCartney mentions Bell and Taylor Martinez soaring in the watch for the award after their performances. CBSSports.com also has mentioned Bell in its early season talk in their Big Ten notebook.

Speaking of both Bell and Martinez, they share Big Ten offensive player of the week honors after their dominant performances.

Here is the info from the Big Ten release recapping their performances.

Offensive Co-Players of the Week
Le’Veon Bell, Michigan State
Jr., RB, Columbus, Ohio/Groveport Madison
• Recorded career-highs with 210 rushing yards and 44 carries, scoring two touchdowns to help Michigan State defeat nationally ranked Boise State on Friday night
• Amassed a career-best 265 all-purpose yards, more than Boise State’s total offensive yards (206) for the game
• Scored the Spartans’ only touchdowns of the game, including the game-winner midway through the fourth quarter
• Records his first Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week selection and third overall honor, having earned two Freshman of the Week awards during the 2010 season
• Last Michigan State Offensive Player of the Week: Kirk Cousins (Oct. 24, 2011)

Taylor Martinez, Nebraska
Jr., QB, Corona, Calif./Centennial
• Threw for a career-high 354 yards and tied a career best with five touchdown strikes to lead the Huskers to an opening-day victory over Southern Miss
• Completed 26 of 34 passes (76.5 percent) and became the sixth Nebraska quarterback to throw for more than 4,000 career yards
• Guided Nebraska to 632 yards of total offense, the most in fifth-year coach Bo Pelini’s tenure
• Wins his second career Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week award
• Last Nebraska Offensive Player of the Week: Taylor Martinez (Oct. 10, 2011)

In other Big Ten news, this is bad news for the secondary for Michigan with corner Blake Countess out for the season.

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11 Responses to Bell mentioned in Heisman talk, grabs Big Ten honor

  1. avatar Spartan 81 says:

    Welcome aboard Graham, Bell deserves this accolade, he did a lot of that yardage purely on his own expecially the 30 yarder that got us out of the hole.

  2. avatar Spartan 81 says:

    Congrats to Mr. and Mrs.Chris Solari
    Rexrode is now to be among you at the calling of your hearts
    Rest assured this plagiarist is acting on His part.
    The cash bar with free spirits, here, has caused Him to remain
    For whenever two or more of you fans are posting in His name
    There is Love,
    there is Love.

    Well a man shall leave his editor and a woman leave her home
    They shall travel on to a pub where the price of two drinks shall be as one.
    As it was in the beginning is now and til the end
    Rexrode draws his rent from Chris and gives it back again.
    And there is Love,
    there is Love.

    Well then what’s to be the reason for becoming Solaris wife?
    Is it only to teach Chris to eat cheese fries with a fork and knife?
    For if Graham Couch is the answer, then who’s the expense account for?
    Do you believe in something that you’ve never read before?
    Oh there is Love,
    there is Love.

    Oh the open bar with free spirits here has caused Joe to remain
    For whenever two or more of you are posting in Chris name
    There is Love,
    there is Love.

  3. avatar Conversations with Jim Beam(JB) says:

    Pride goeth before a fall my Spartan friends, a non conferance game demphasised by a head coach as not relevant to the Rose Bowl, look at the second half Michigan went toe to toe and won that half 14-10 thats the one thing you can not take away. October 20 is 47 days away.

    Is this guy really a QB I’ll say my mans @TommyVento16 is a better QB lol,” linebacker Denicos Allen tweeted, referencing Michigan State’s walk-on quarterback. “S/O to my boy vento by the way.”

    Added safety Kyle Artinian, “Bama why are you such a bully!? Let them get maybe a yard….”

    And when Robinson hooked up with Jeremy Gallon for a 71-yard completion late in the second quarter, running back Nick Hill said, “Even a blind squirrel can get a nut ever once in a while…”

  4. avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

    Folks you know I am not one to mince words with Paris Hilton’s drunk, but I’ll for once say something nice.

    A) they have yellow filters at Wallmart you can affix to the screen of any TV to provide just this sort of spin.

    B) We all knew that the apologies, excuses, and spin would flow like LiLo’s apologies, excuses, and spin when she’s arrested for DUI.

    C) (facts from the game) Dreadlocks has NOT learned how to pass, the left tackle who may miss significant time, is the dirtiest player in the B1G – my limit of interest and observation – Paris Hilton can NOT run the ball and won’t get any better when the miscreant returns, Paris can NOT defend the run – can anyone imagine what bell will do to these kids? – Paris can NOT tackle very well, now that they lost their best cover DB, Paris can NOT defend the pass very well, Paris Hilton fan base was a “NO Show” in Dallas.

    D) Paris Hilton is still famous for being famous (except as noted above) but they were extremely over rated and ranked in preseason (the “writer” in Illinois who ranked them 1 has back peddled very quickly on twitter, so I guess as an apology network it has a function.)

    So lets leave the wet-brain alone, after all, Jim Beam is about eighth on the list of good KY Jelly, but it is cheap.

    For those who find these comments of interest, I do have one other: dreadlocks needs to have his head examined for suicidal tendencies.

    • avatar A difference??? says:

      Last week he Consulted
      This week he Conversed
      Saturday night he Convulsed
      Next week after losing to Air Force, he’ll be Constipated

  5. avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

    This is a pretty down to earth piece on the first game(no author listed, Joe?)

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/bigten/michiganst/notes/49831238/1

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