By Luke Winn, SI.com
I'm not sure how many sermons in central-Ohio churches mentioned Beanie Wells this morning, but more than a few reporters emerged from service with the Buckeyes' wounded running back on their minds. (Wells, in case you were in a cave, left Ohio State's 43-0 win over Youngstown State after collapsing to the turf with a third-quarter foot injury.) OSU sports information director, Shelly Poe, just sent out an e-mail that, in part, said:
So many of you have left messages this morning similar to this one: "I just got home from church and was wondering if there was any update on Beanie Wells???"
Her answers, in brief: As coach Jim Tressel said on Saturday, the X-rays are still negative on Wells' right foot and there's unlikely to be an update until Monday. Poe also added a nice line:
Beanie will be extremely pleased that so many of you are praying for him; thanks for thinking of him.
If Beanie does have to drop out of the Heisman race due to turf toe, or whatever this injury might be, here's a candidate to take his place: Navy senior Shun White, who went for 348 yards on 19 carries in the Midshipmen's 41-13 win over Towson on Saturday. Sure, it was Towson, but White still averaged an insane 18.3 yards per carry. He had been averaging 9.4 per carry over his career, but has never truly been the Academy's featured back until now.