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:
2. Aaron Murray
3. Johnny Manziel
4. Tajh Boyd
5. Teddy Bridgewater