The Heisman Trophy watch is similar to last week, but the most deserving winner is up for debate as the gap has been closing between the top two contenders.
Week 9 of college football has passed, and this week featured another major upset as No. 3 Ole Miss fell to No. 24 LSU.
Week 9 also featured a thrilling matchup between No. 19 Utah and No. 20 USC, which ended with the game-winning touchdown by Utah with eight seconds remaining to give them a 24-21 victory. Every other ranked team was able to come away with a win though.
The Heisman Trophy race stayed relatively the same, but it is becoming even more wide open with the gap closing on who should win.
Here are the top five Heisman candidates heading into Week 10.
5. Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
The Badgers demolished Maryland, 52-7, and they would have achieved a shutout if not for a last-minute garbage touchdown by the Terrapins. As usual, the Badgers running back took control of the offense as he ran for 122 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries.
Gordon now has 16 rushing touchdowns on the season, so this along with Wisconsin being 5-2 gives him a strong case right off the bat. If the Badgers can win out, Gordon may become a sneaky choice to win it all. He seems to be a serious contender to attend the ceremony already though.
Stats: 154 carries, 1,168 rushing yards, 16 touchdowns; 8 receptions, 39 receiving yards, 1 touchdown