14 Touchdowns, 1680 Yards, 3 Interceptions (Passing) / 10 Touchdowns, 676 Yards (Rushing)
He won’t win it for obvious reasons, but Johnny Manziel deserves a lot more attention than he is getting right now. He has three games remaining on the schedule that could make or break him as a college football star, though: LSU next week, Mississippi State on Nov. 3 and Alabama on Nov. 10.
59 Tackles, 1 Fumble Recovered (These stats are irrelevant; defensive productivity is measured differently than offensive productivity.)
He won’t get it because he isn’t dominant enough to break the stronghold offensive players have on this award, however, Manti Te'o has had a really great year. Who knows, maybe Notre Dame going undefeated will open people’s eyes about his impact.
11 Touchdowns, 1271 Yards, 4 Interceptions (Passing) / 9 Touchdowns, 912 Yards (Rushing)
The Buckeyes won’t do anything this year, but there is no denying that the squad has been pretty impressive thus far. Braxton Miller isn’t going to see another legitimate defense all year, so look for him to pad up his stats comfortably from here on out.
7 Touchdowns, 1074 Yards, 2 Interceptions (Passing) / 10 Touchdowns, 510 Yards (Rushing)
Nobody saw Collin Klein or Kansas State coming. Anything the Wildcats have needed this year, really, he has happily stepped in and done it. Over the next two weeks Kansas State gets West Virginia (on the road) and Texas Tech – those games will tell us a lot.
25 Touchdowns, 2271 Yards, 0 Interceptions
One bad loss won’t kill Geno Smith’s Heisman hopes, but it’s important to acknowledge how bad that loss really was. If not for a single meaningless late drive, he would have finished with less than 200 yards for the game on less than 50 percent passing. Not Heisman stats, by any stretch