With the 2014 college football season rapidly coming to a close and conference championship games on the horizon, it’s time to take a our Heisman contenders for the season. Like the polls, the Heisman is often given out early in the season, but we know championships are won in November.
Let’s take a look at our Top 4 Heisman contenders for this week.
Melvin Gordon – Running Back, Wisconsin – All Melvin Gordon did on Saturday was break LaDainian Tomlinson’s FBS single-game rushing record with 408-yards on the ground, through 3 quarters of play. On the season, Gordon has 1909-yards rushing and 23 touchdowns, averaging 8.6 yards per carry.
Next Game: Iowa
Marcus Mariota – Quarterback, Oregon – The Ducks have Colorado next, so that’s good for Mariota. He leads the nation in total QBR, throwing for 2,780-yards, 29 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. He also has 524-yards rushing and 8 touchdowns. Mariota and the Ducks have a high ranking and a conference championship game left.
Next game: Colorado
Amari Cooper – Wide Receiver, Alabama – Amari Cooper is the best wide receiver in the country, period. But is that enough to win the Heisman? It doesn’t look like it, but Cooper is everything for Alabama. Amari has caught 87 passes for 1,303-yards and 11 touchdowns. The Tide could play in another SEC championship game, and that’s good for Cooper to have any chance.
Next: Western Carolina
Trevone Boykin – Quaterback, TCU – Like Oregon, TCU has a lot to play for, and that’s great for Boykin who is one of the most improved players in 2014. TCU was on the ropes against Kansas, but Boykin was 26 of 36 for 330-yards. On the season, Boykin has thrown for 3,021, 24 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. He has a QBR of 70.8%.
Next up: Texas
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