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Week 7 Heisman update

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There was a lot of movement in the Heisman race this week. Here’s what the top candidates did this week:

Marcus Mariota, Oregon — 24 of 31 for 366 yards, 3 TDs, 0 interceptions, 88 rushing yards, 1 TD in a 45-24 win over No. 15 Washington.

A.J. McCarron, Alabama — 21 of 35 for 359 yards, 1 TD, 0 interceptions, in a 48-7 win over Kentucky.

Tajh Boyd, Clemson — 30 of 44, 344 yards, 1 TD, 0 interceptions, 33 rushing yards, 1 TD, in a 24-14 win over Boston College.

Aaron Murray, Georgia — 25 of 45, 290 yards, 3 TDs, 2 interceptions, in a 41-26 loss to No. 25 Missouri.

Bryce Petty, Baylor — 12 of 21 for 332 yards, 3 TDs, 0 interceptions, 1 rushing TD, in a 35-25 win over Kansas State.

Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M — 31 of 39 for 346 yards, 0 TDs, 1 interception, 124 rushing yards, 2 TDs in a 41-38 win over Ole Miss.

Lache Seastrunk, Baylor — 12 carries, 59 yards, 0 TDs in a 35-25 win over Kansas State.

Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville — 21 of 31, 310 yards, 2 TDs, 1 interception in a 24-10 win over Rutgers.

Brett Hundley, UCLA — 31 of 41, 409 yards, 3 TDs, 0 interceptions, in a 37-10 win over California.

Based on these numbers, here’s how the vote would go if it were held today:

1. Marcus Mariota

2. Johnny Manziel

3. Tajh Boyd

4. Jameis Winston

5. A.J. McCarron

6. Teddy Bridgewater

7. Brett Hundley

8. Bryce Petty

9. Aaron Murray

10. Lache Seastrunk

There’s a long way to go, but Mariota has the best combination of schedule, statistics and team success needed to win his school’s first Heisman.

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5 Responses to “Week 7 Heisman update”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: Oct 13, 2013 10:48 AM

    Mariota’s schedule lost a bit of luster with Stanford losing but that game will still decide the Pac12N.

    Aggies still have LSU on the road at near the end of the season. If the Tigers beat Bama and if the Aggies win in BR…. might trump anything that Mariota does.

    That’s a lot of ifs and I’ve said many times that I think Mariota is going to win this year. But Heismans are won in November, so there’s lots of FB yet to play. Will be fun to watch it play out.

  2. addict2sport says: Oct 13, 2013 10:59 AM

    Marcus Mariota definitely remains the favorite. Don’t sleep on Brett Hundley climbing up the ranks, especially with good showings as they head into the meat of their schedule. (Damn, as a USC fan, that was awful hard to type.)

  3. dolbythomas says: Oct 13, 2013 12:15 PM

    The Heisman is Mariota’s to lose and I don’t think the word choke is in this kids makeup. Cool as cool can be and this guy just might bring a undefeated team and national title to Eugene

  4. 2late2matter says: Oct 13, 2013 1:59 PM

    2013 Heisman stays with Johnny Football, despite the hype for players-of-a-lesser-sod.

  5. skwackquackwoof says: Oct 14, 2013 1:41 AM


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