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Heisman Watch: Week 6

by DJ Boyer on Oct. 6, 2014

Heisman Watch: Week 6

1. Marcus Mariota - QB Oregon: 91-128 71.1% 1,411 yards 15 touchdowns 0 interceptions 42 carries 215 yards 7.1 YPC 3 TD rushing 1 catch 26 yards 1 TD. LW 1.

Yes, Oregon was upset by Arizona but don't blame Marcus Mariota. Mariota did have two fumbles due to being blasted by an awful offensive line all night. He still has not thrown an interception and against Arizona he added TD tosses 14 and 15 and added a 26-yard touchdown reception. Dak Prescott's performance against Auburn should decide if he or Mariota is the Heisman favorite after this week.

 

2. Dak Prescott – QB Mississippi State: 77-121 63.6% 1,223 yards 13 TD 2 INT 85 carries 455 yards 6.0 YPC 6 TD. LW 9.

Prescott can put himself into the coveted frontrunner position if he performs well and/or the Bulldogs take care of Auburn. That win would likely move them into the #1 spot overall in the polls.

 

3. Everett Golson – QB Notre Dame: 144-178 64.0% 1,383 yards 13 TD 3 INT 46 carries 138 yards 4.6 YPC 4 rushing TD. LW 6.

4th and 11 late in the game and Golson throws a touchdown pass to beat Stanford. That is what we call a "Heisman moment".

 

4. Ameer Abdullah - RB Nebraska: 138 carries 878 yards 6.5 YPC 10 TD 7 catches 130 yards 2 TD. LW 2.

Yes, Abdullah was held under 50 yards by a great defense but he came alive and scored a pair of touchdowns late when his team needed him.

 

5. Todd Gurley - RB Georgia: 94 carries 773 yards 8.4 YPC 8 TD's 11 catches 58 yards and a 100-yard kickoff return TD. LW 3.

With Georgia getting some receivers healthy more balance could make Gurley even more dangerous.

 

6. Melvin Gordon – RB Wisconsin: 105 carries 871 yards 8.6 YPC 9 TD 1 receiving TD. LW 8.

Gordon ran for well over 200 yards against Northwestern in a Wisconsin loss but he continues to be a one-man show.

 

7. Shane Carden – QB East Carolina: 142-219 64.8% 1,879 yards 15 TD 3 INT 3 rushing TD’s. LW 7.

410 yards and 4 touchdowns and 0 interceptions is the kind of game that definately won't hurt your Heisman chances.

 

8. Vic Beasley – DE/LB Clemson: 14 total tackles 8 TFL 7 sacks 1 FF 1 fumble recovery. LW 10.

Defense seems to have picked up on the spark that freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson has brought to the offense and Beasley is leading the charge.

 

9. Kenny Hill – QB Texas A&M: 155-242 64.0% 2,110 yards 21 TD 5 INT 34 carries 171 yards 7.1 YPC. LW 4.

Bad game against Mississippi State but still a fantastic season overall.

 

10. Anu Solomon - QB Arizona: 131-206 63.6% 1,741 yards 14 TD 4 INT 51 carries 167 yards 4.8 YPC. LW NR.

Throws a game winning Hail Mary against California and then follows that up by leading his team into Oregon and winning...another freshman quarterback phenom.

 

Honorable Mention: Jameis Winston QB Florida State; Rakeem Cato, QB, Marshall; Rashad Greene, WR, Florida State; Danny Shelton DT Washington.