Bama RB emerges in Heisman race

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AP: If you’re searching for the leading Heisman contender, take a look at Crimson Tide running back Mark Ingram.

It was the sophomore who had the breakout performance this past weekend, running for 246 yards and the game-sealing touchdown in Alabama’s 20-6 victory against South Carolina.

“He really inspires the offensive line when we know we have a good back like him.” Tide tackle Drew Davis said.

Ingram ranks fourth in the nation in rushing at 129 yards per game and is averaging 6.7 per carry with 11 touchdowns. He has been the backbone of the offense for the No. 1 team in the nation and if he keeps it up he might become Alabama’s first Heisman Trophy winner. (read more in the AP report embedded in this post.)