EAST LANSING, Mich. -- LeVeon Bell is used to the crush that comes from defensive fronts.
But the Michigan State tailback has yet to see anything like the media attention that's only just beginning should he have many more games like his 210-yard rushing effort in the Spartans' 17-13 victory over Boise State.
National web sites needed just one game to begin singing his Heisman Trophy praises. No one gushed more than ESPN.coms Adam Rittenberg, who wrote:
Forget Montee Ball or Denard Robinson. Bell might be the Big Tens top Heisman Trophy candidate. He helped his cause and earned a long soak in the tub.
Sports Illustrated, ESPN and CBSSports.com had separate straw polls of Heisman voters this week, and each poll came up with the same top three:
1. Matt Barkley, QB, USC
2. Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
3. Le'Veon Bell, TB, MSU
Should Bell rush for even close to 200 yards Saturday at Central Michigan and again the next week against Notre Dame, heaven help the two quar...