When it comes to the race for the Heisman trophy, there are already a couple of players who appear to be frontrunners. Among the names of those who have stood out so far this season, there are few who have had the kind of start that #Stanford Cardinal running back #Bryce Love has had.

Already posting solid numbers this season, Love exploded on Saturday afternoon, likely cementing himself as the early front-runner for the award. The Cardinal back ran for 301 yards and three touchdowns, carrying his team to a 34-24 win over Arizona State. Love had such an incredible game that his head coach, David Shaw had a hard time finding the words to describe just how dominant his running back was.

“So, the opening statement is Bryce Love. And the answer to every question is Bryce Love. Never seen anything like that. Ever. It was unbelievable.” Shaw told the media after the contest, according to the Mercury News.

Bryce Love reaches 1,000 yards

Love didn’t just have himself a great Saturday. The 301 yards on just 25 carries means that he has 1,088 yards for the 2017 season. Love not only broke the school record for yards in a game, but he’s hot on the heels of the #NCAA football record for yards in a season. He’s doing it thanks in large part to the fact that he’s averaging 11.1 yards-per-carry.

That per-carry average is insanely high in the modern college football era. Love, who is 5-10 and weighs in at just 196 pounds has unfortunately not been able to lead his team to a record that is competing for the best team in the Pac 12.

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Stanford struggling even with Bryce Love’s super season

Despite the fact that Love has already put together the kind of season college running backs dream of, Stanford has been struggling mightily. The Cardinal’s win over Arizona State has improved the team to just 3-2. That is one of the reasons the squad just tried out a new quarterback.

Freshman K.J. Costello threw for 173 yards and a touchdown. More importantly for Stanford and head coach David Shaw, Costello didn’t turn the ball over even once. Love has been doing what he’s doing since before this special season started. Even when he was running alongside former starting running back Christian McCaffrey, he was running for over 100 yards.

Bryce Love topped 100 yards in the final two games of 2016, meaning he’s done so in seven straight games. This season, he’s put up video game type numbers, running for 180, 160, 184, 263 and 301 yards.