If Wisconsin Badger quarterback Russell Wilson is going to win the Heisman

Russell Wilson

Trophy, he’s going to earn it the good old-fashioned way, by his performance on the field. 

Wilson entered the week No. 1 in the nation in passing efficiency with a rating of 216.89.  He’s completed 74.8% of his passes for 1,391 yards with 13 touchdowns and only 1 interception.

UW’s Heisman campaign features a Twitter page and a Facebook page, both titled RussellManiaXVI.  Coach Bret Bielema said Wilson will win the Heisman with his play, not his campaign.

AUDIO: Bret Bielema says Wilson will earn the Heisman on the field :18

Wilson is currently second behind Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck on a number of Heisman lists, including ESPN and Sports Illustrated.

AUDIO: Russell Wilson says his focus isn’t on the Heisman campaign, but he is flattered :21

Wilson and the Badgers (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) had the week off last week.  They’ll host Indiana (1-5, 0-2 Big Ten) this Saturday at Camp Randall.

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