These two QBs play very similar football, but different enough to classify them in two unique camps: Denard is in the Pat White camp, Pryor in the Vince Young camp. High praise for both young men.
But one thing both players share is their importance to their offenses. Both Michigan's and tOSU's offense will go only as far as each QB can take it. While Tate Forcier provides some insurance for Michigan if Denard is out, that doesn't make Michigan fans sleep any better at night now does it?
What we're going to do each week throughout the season, is give you a side-by-side stats comparison. While there's a lot more than just stats that go into a He16man vote, stats can at least get you on a plane to New York in December.
Is this all a bit premature? Yes. But when the top 2 Heisman candidates, so far, are from Michigan and tOSU...you better believe we're going to discuss it. We're a Michigan blog, this is what we do.
Stats through Week 2 (9-11-10)
Denard Robinson photo credit: AP Photo/The Michigan Daily, Sam Wolson
***Update: Reader "jusgre" pointed out that I didn't include the passer rating stat. This was my mistake, and it has been added. And no, tOSU fans, I didn't forget to include it because it makes Pryor look better.