Marcus Lattimore's Heisman stock is way up after his career-high rushing effort against Navy.
Lattimore had 37 carries for 246 yards and three touchdowns vs. the Midshipmen. He added four receptions for 25 yards.
Lattimore is leading the nation in rushing and only 44 teams in the country have more than his 178 yards per game.
Here is a roundup of where he stands in several of the national Heisman watch lists.
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The HeismanPundit.com Heisman Watch has Lattimore second in its rankings, behind only Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. That's two spots higher than last week. Lattimore is ahead of Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore and Baylor QB Robert Griffin III.
The Web site says of Lattimore: "He’s a workhorse of a back and on pace for over 2,000 yards, but can he take all that pounding without getting hurt? The late October, early November part of the schedule will determine his Heisman fate."
Lattimore moved up one spot to third in the Heismanpundit.com Heisman Poll, comprised of voting by 13 Heisman voters from around the country. According to the poll report: "At this point, it looks like Luck, Moore, Lattimore and Griffin are the main Heisman contenders, with the rest of the field well behind."
Lattimore surged from sixth to first in the CBS Sports Heisman projections after his performance against Navy. According to the report: "That's one way to push yourself to the front of the Heisman race. Lattimore pounded out 246 yards rushing with three touchdowns in the win over Navy. Lattimore is definitely the top RB in the Heisman race."
In ESPN's Heisman Watch, Lattimore moved up a spot to third (behind Luck and Moore). According to the weekly report: "The numbers tell the story" on Lattimore.
ESPN's "Stats & Info" blog ranked Lattimore's Week 3 performance against Navy the best among Heisman candidates.
Rivals.com ranked Lattimore's efforts the best of the week among Heisman hopefuls. Lattimore was named Rivals' national player of the week.