Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota and Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott still lead the Heisman race, but the race remains open with new candidates emerging.
In Week 10 of college football, there was one major upset that took place as No. 11 Georgia fell to Florida, 38-20. This blew up the entire SEC East race as Missouri now leads the division.
No. 22 UCLA defeated No. 12 Arizona, 17-7, but that is not as shocking since it featured two solid Pac-12 teams, and the Bruins were playing at home. No. 23 East Carolina fell out of the rankings with a 20-10 loss to Temple.
The Heisman race stayed the same, but most of the top candidates put together another great performance that will land them in New York in December.
Here are the top five Heisman candidates as of Week 10.
5. Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
Since Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah went down with a knee injury and rushed for just one yard on six carries, he is out of the Heisman watch for now although the Cornhuskers have a conveniently placed bye week that may allow him to return. As a result, the Alabama star receiver finds himself back in the race.
Cooper had his best game of the season with nine catches for 224 yards and two touchdowns in the Crimson Tide’s most recent game, and he now has over 1,000 receiving yards with nine touchdown receptions. Alabama is still in the hunt for the college football playoff, and Cooper has been the most responsible for their offensive success.
Stats: 71 catches, 1,132 receiving yards, 9 touchdowns