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Heisman Watch: Week 7

by DJ Boyer on Oct. 12, 2014

Heisman Watch: Week 7

1. Dak Prescott – QB Mississippi State: 96-156 61.5% 1,478 yards 14 TD 4 INT 106 carries 576 yards 6.0 YPC 8 TD 2 catches 35 yards 1 TD. LW 2.

Prescott is now the frontrunner but the lead over Mariota is not staggering. Mariota is still playing at a high level and has yet to throw an interception. Prescott is just willing his team to win but his passing has not been lights out and he had a pair of interceptions against Auburn.

 

2. Marcus Mariota - QB Oregon: 108-155 69.7% 1,621 yards 17 touchdowns 0 interceptions 49 carries 290 yards 7.6 YPC 5 TD rushing 1 catch 26 yards 1 TD. LW 1.

Big win from Oregon and the return of a couple of offensive lineman made a huge difference for the team and Mariota. Oregon is still in the Championship hunt in the Pac-12 and nationally.

 

3. Everett Golson – QB Notre Dame: 135-216 62.5% 1,683 yards 16 TD 4 INT 58 carries 209 yards 5.1 YPC 4 rushing TD. LW 3.

Not sure if Notre Dame was caught looking ahead to Florida State or it was just another wild game involving North Carolina, but Notre Dame was outplayed much of the game. Golson did what great Qb's do, found a way to win and come through in the clutch.

 

4. Melvin Gordon – RB Wisconsin: 132 carries 1,046 yards 8.2 YPC 13 TD 1 receiving TD. LW 6.

4 more touchdowns for Gordon and he is already over 1,000 yards meaning 2,000 is a possibility.

 

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

A week off to prep for Northwester, Rutgers and then Purdue. Could be some big numbers coming Abdullah's way.

 

6. Shane Carden – QB East Carolina: 166-252 65.9% 2,129 yards 16 TD 4 INT 3 rushing TD’s. LW 7.

Not the greatest statistical week but led his team to a fourth quarter comeback win.

 

7. Jameis Winston – QB Florida State: 125-180 70.0% 1,605 yards 11 TD 5 INT 2 rushing TD. LW NR.

He's baaaaaaaack. Winston has to step up now with weapons like Rashad Greene and Karlos Williams missing time.

 

8. Hau'oli Kikaha – DE Washington: 34 total tackles 13 TFL 10 sacks 2 FF 1 fumble recovery. LW NR.

Nations sacks leader who is showing last season was not a fluke after he has finally been able to stay healthy.

 

9. Rakeem Cato – QB Marshall: 104-177 58.8% 1,698 yards 15 TD 5 INT 35 carries 200 yards 6.9 YPC 5 TD. LW NR.

Someone has to be moving the Thundering Herd while they remain unbeaten.

 

10. Zack Sanchez - CB Oklahoma: 25 tackles 5 INT 43 yards 1 return TD 3 BU 8 PD 1 blocked kick (PAT block returned for 2 point conversion).  LW NR.

Sanchez has the been the lifeforce of the defense and is starting to establish himself as perhaps the most dominant corner at the NCAA level.

 

Honorable Mention: Kenny Hill, QB, Texas A&M; Vic Beasley DE/OLB, Clemson; Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia; Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor; Anu Solomon, QB, Arizona.