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Heisman Watch: Week 11

by DJ Boyer on Nov. 10, 2014

Heisman Watch: Week 11

 

1. Marcus Mariota - QB Oregon: 186-277 67.1% 2,780 yards 29 touchdowns 2 interceptions 89 carries 524 yards 5.9 YPC 8 TD rushing 1 catch 26 yards 1 TD. LW 2.

Back in front of Prescott for now but if Mississippi State beats Alabama expect that order to change.

 

2. Dak Prescott – QB Mississippi State: 146-239 61.1% 2,231 yards 18 TD 7 INT 143 carries 779 yards 6.1 YPC 11 TD 2 catches 35 yards 1 TD. LW 1.

This looks like it will be the defining game for Dak Prescott. There is no question that Prescott and Mariota are 1-2 on virtually every ballot. Now it just comes down to what order will these quarterbacks finish on the ballots.

 

3. Melvin Gordon – RB Wisconsin: 198 carries 1,501 yards 7.8 YPC 19 TD 11 catches 83 yards 2 TD. LW 3.

Starting to distance himself from Ameer Abdullah as the top running back on the list, but these foes face off this week and that should go a long way in determining who is the dark horse behind Mariota and Prescott.

 

4. Ameer Abdullah - RB Nebraska: 186 carries 1,250 yards 6.7 YPC 17 TD 13 catches 169 yards 2 TD 11 KR 24.7 AVG. LW 4.

A week off to prep for the big game against Melvin Gordon and Wisconsin. Will see if the knee injury suffered by Abdullah will keep him out of action or if he will play.

 

5. Trevone Boykin – QB TCU: 203-350 58.0% 2,691 yards 23 TD 4 INT 111 carries 546 yards 4.9 YPC 7 TD. LW 7.

Big win against Kansas State puts Boykin back on the short list to be a finalist in New York.

 

6. Amari Cooper – WR Alabama: 79 catches 1,215 yards 15.4 YPC 10 TD.LW 8.

He was too much to handle for a very good and deep LSU secondary.

 

7. Jameis Winston – QB Florida State: 196-294 66.7% 2,540 yards 17 TD 11 INT 3 rushing TD. LW 5.

Winston has admittedly stated that the interceptions are starting to cost his team and they need to be eliminated.

 

8. Everett Golson – QB Notre Dame: 206-334 61.7% 2,757 yards 24 TD 11 INT  261 yards rushing 7 rushing TD. LW 6.

Four interceptions and a big loss to Arizona State will knock you down the list a few pegs.

 

9. Rakeem Cato – QB Marshall: 145-247 58.7% 2,316 yards 22 TD 6 INT 52 carries 347 yards 6.7 YPC 6 TD. LW 10.

Cato still has a solid running game with Marshall and the depth is helping the passing game.

 

10. Jay Ajayi – RB Boise State: 229 carries 1,146 yards 5.3 YPC 14 TD 38 catches 418 yards 3 TD  LW NR.

Not the back with the top gear but he is a workhorse who is a valuable asset with his hands out of the backfield.

 

Honorable Mention: Cody Kessler, QB, USC;  Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor;  Hau'oli Kikaha, DE, Washington.