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Heisman Watch: Week 9

by DJ Boyer on Oct. 28, 2014

Heisman Watch: Week 9

1. Dak Prescott – QB Mississippi State: 114-189 60.3% 1,694 yards 15 TD 5 INT 124 carries 664 yards 6.0 YPC 10 TD 2 catches 35 yards 1 TD. LW 1.

Lead over Marcus Mariota is dwingling a bit but Prescott still holds the top spot. Passing accuracy has been dipping and that is concerning. A big reason why I feel Prescott is not a top flight prospect but still a great Heisman candidate.

 

2. Marcus Mariota - QB Oregon: 150-218 68.8% 2,283 yards 24 touchdowns 1 interception 62carries 325 yards 6.9 YPC 5 TD rushing 1 catch 26 yards 1 TD. LW 2.

The Ducks are back at the top of their division and in control of their destiny. Mariota finally threw an interception on ball that had been deflected twice. I am sure Mariota will take 1 interception during a game where he tossess 5 scores.

 

3. Ameer Abdullah - RB Nebraska: 180 carries 1,249 yards 7.1 YPC 17 TD 13 catches 169 yards 2 TD 11 KR 24.7 AVG. LW 4.

Over 1,600 yards from scrimmage. I warned you the stats were going to start piling up for Abdullah.

 

4. Melvin Gordon – RB Wisconsin: 154 carries 1,168 yards 7.8 YPC 16 TD 1 receiving TD. LW 3.

Head-to head matchup with Abdullah and Nebraska coming in a few weeks should decide who the top running back candidate will be.

 

5. Trevone Boykin – QB TCU: 168-286 58.7% 2,306 yards 21 TD 3 INT 85 carries 374 yards 5.5 YPC 3 TD. LW NR.

7 touchdowns last week grabbed my attention and the fact that he is putting up these stats without stars around him at the skill positions.

 

6. Jameis Winston – QB Florida State: 149-211 70.6% 1,878 yards 13 TD 6 INT 2 rushing TD. LW 5.

Still getting some Heisman love here although his off the field antics will make it virtually impossible to repeat.

 

7. Shane Carden – QB East Carolina: 204-316 64.6% 2,574 yards 18 TD 5 INT 3 rushing TD’s. LW 6.

Came through when his team wasn't having the best night and his 440 yards led the way.

 

8. Everett Golson – QB Notre Dame: 166-268 61.9% 1,996 yards 19 TD 6 INT 69 carries 239 yards 4.8 YPC 4 rushing TD. LW 7.

Now that the polls are coming out for the playoff more emphasis will be shown towards Notre Dame and Golsen's leadership.

 

9. Hau'oli Kikaha – DE Washington: 50 total tackles 19.5 TFL 14.5 sacks 2 FF 1 fumble recovery. LW 8.

Top defender along the defenisve line right now but his team having three losses is hurting his campaign.

 

10. Rakeem Cato – QB Marshall: 132-228 57.9% 1,912 yards 20 TD 6 INT 43 carries 255 yards 7.0 YPC 5 TD. LW 9.

Will get consideration with Marshall still being undefeated.

 

Honorable Mention: Zack Sanchez, CB, Oklahoma; Jay Ajayi, RB, Boise State; Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor; Anu Solomon, QB, Arizona; Shane Ray, DE, Missouri.