Week 13 of college football featured just one upset, and the Heisman Trophy field remains virtually the same. However, one candidate continues to gain momentum in his campaign.
The college football season is drawing to a close soon as only one game remains for every team aside from some Big 12 teams in Week 15.
The biggest upset of the week involved No. 8 Ole Miss getting blown out, 30-0, by Arkansas for their third loss of the season. No. 9 UCLA beat No. 19 USC for the third year in a row as they won, 38-20.
Every other ranked team was able to win their game although No. 17 Utah was demolished, 42-10, by No. 15 Arizona.
Here are the five leading Heisman candidates following Week 13 of college football.
5. Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State
Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper was held to three catches for 46 yards against Western Carolina, and he already had a game with 22 yards against Arkansas, so he will need to blow up against Auburn and the SEC East champion to get back in the Heisman race. This puts the Mississippi State quarterback back in the race.
Prescott redeemed himself from a poor performance against Alabama with three touchdown passes and a rushing touchdown against Vanderbilt. However, the dual-threat quarterback will have to face a tough Ole Miss defense. This will make or break Prescott’s Heisman campaign. Prescott may be invited to New York if he can perform up to par against the Rebels.
Stats: 2,714 passing yards, 23 touchdowns, 10 interceptions, 61.4 completion percentage; 171 carries, 891 rushing yards, 12 touchdowns; 2 receptions, 35 receiving yards, 1 touchdown