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Heisman candidates go crazy in week 6

Marcus Mariota AP

The field of candidates competing for the Heisman went off this week. Here’s a rundown of what the top contenders did on Saturday:

AJ McCarron was 15 of 16 for 166 yards and four touchdowns (with no interceptions) in Alabama’s easy win over Georgia State.

Marcus Mariota (the front runner in the race), completed 16 of 27 passes for 355 yards and five touchdowns and also rushed for 43 yards and two scores (that’s right, he accounted for seven touchdowns) as Oregon thrashed Colorado, 57-16.

Tajh Boyd went 20 of 27 for 455 yards and five touchdowns (with two interceptions) in Clemson’s 49-14 win over Syracuse.

Aaron Murray was 19 of 35 for 196 yards and three touchdowns (with no picks), plus 53 rushing yards, as Georgia escaped against Tennessee, 34-31.

Teddy Bridgewater was 25 of 35 for 348 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions in Louisville’s 30-7 win over Temple.

Jameis Winston completed 23 of 32 passes for 393 yards and five touchdowns (with no picks) in FSU’s 63-0 trouncing of Maryland.

Bryce Petty threw for 347 yards and two touchdowns on 17 of 25 passing and also rushed for a touchdown in Baylor’s 73-42 win over West Virginia.

Here’s how the race would go if the vote was held today:

1. Mariota

2. Aaron Murray

3. Johnny Manziel

4. Tajh Boyd

5. Teddy Bridgewater

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8 Responses to “Heisman candidates go crazy in week 6”
  1. elwaysagenius says: Oct 6, 2013 12:41 AM

    What’s the knock on Petty? I’m no Baylor fan but I’m just wondering what he gets points docked for. I mean, his team is dismantling everyone with him at the helm, is it the SoS? The lack of a marquee moment (although it’s early)?

    Irregardless, I think it’s Mariota’s to lose, if he can maneuver Stanford, he should be able to blow through the rest of the PAC-12

  2. Elizabeth Karlsson says: Oct 6, 2013 12:45 AM

    Reblogged this on Elizabeth Karlsson.

  3. coryfor3 says: Oct 6, 2013 2:17 AM

    I don’t see Murray ahead of some others

  4. 700levelvet says: Oct 6, 2013 9:24 AM

    And Johnnie Manziel personally signed over 4,000 memorabilia items on Saturday alone…A new NCAA benchmark.

  5. lurch61 says: Oct 6, 2013 10:38 AM

    How come kevin Hogan is not mentioned on any list. He is 10-0 as a starter…pounds teams when he is at his best and still beats them when he is struggling. I’m not saying he is the leader but sure as hell should be worthy of consideration

  6. amosalanzostagg says: Oct 6, 2013 11:42 AM

    Why is is Mettenburger not on the list?

  7. timh1955 says: Oct 6, 2013 6:43 PM

    Of course Mariota has good numbers….Oregon has played a ranked team yet so it’s easy to run up the score on cupcake teams! They are the new Boise State!

  8. sclobernocker47 says: Oct 7, 2013 2:26 PM

    Where’s Winston? Dude is getting better and better every week. he better be on this list when he outdules Boyd in 2 weeks.

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