Murray, who did not receive any points in last week’s poll, picked up two first-place votes from the weekly panel of Heisman voters and totaled 11 points to finish behind Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M (17 points, 5 first-place votes) and Oregon’s Marcus Mariota (12 points, 2 first-place votes).
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The HeismanPundit.com Heisman Straw Poll, 10/1/2013
Total Points (with first place votes in parentheses)
1. Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M — 17 (5)
2. Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon — 12 (2)
3. Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia — 11 (2)
4. Tajh Boyd, QB, Clemson — 6
5. Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville — 5 (1)
6. (tie) Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA – 2
Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor — 2
Sean Mannion, QB, Oregon State — 2
Duke Johnson, RB, Miami — 2