14 Touchdowns, 1956 Yards, 6 Interceptions (Passing) / 10 Touchdowns, 703 Yards (Rushing)
Johnny Manziel’s nonexistent hopes of capturing the Heisman this year were completely shattered by his unimpressive showing against LSU. That said, the last few weeks weren’t a fluke. Keep an eye on this kid next year.
26 Touchdowns, 2414 Yards, 2 Interceptions (Passing) / 1 Touchdown, 56 Yards (Rushing)
Last week, Geno Smith’s performance was a lot worse than his stats indicated. This week, Smith’s stats paint a perfect picture of his (and his offense’s ) ineptness against Kansas State. There is no rebounding from the last two games.
Defensive stats are irrelevant; these guys’ productivity is measured differently than offensive productivity.
Notre Dame keeps winning behind their defense, and Manti Te’o continues to be the face of that defense. He probably won’t get the Heisman but, if he does, it will be because Notre Dame goes undefeated.
11 Touchdowns, 1384 Yards, 5 Interceptions (Passing) / 10 Touchdowns, 959 Yards (Rushing)
Braxton Miller is here by default. He won't be downgraded for getting hurt, and there is no one to upgrade in his place. (Because of how bad of days Geno and Johnny Football had.) That said, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Matt Barkley sitting here before season’s end.
10 Touchdowns, 1397 Yards, 2 Interceptions (Passing) / 14 Touchdowns, 551 Yards (Rushing)
Between how manageable of a schedule the Wildcats have from here on out and how good he is, Collin Klein has to be considered the favorite right now. The only way he loses this award is if he stumbles, and Matt Barkley wins the rest of his outings in dominant fashion.