After Week 11 of college football, one Heisman candidate has fallen out of the race while another is becoming a potential frontrunner.
Week 11 of college football featured yet another shocking upset as No. 3 Auburn fell to Texas A&M, 41-38, after their furious comeback fell short as two fumbles ultimately led to their demise.
No. 5 Alabama was in danger of being upset too, but they miraculously made it to overtime against No. 16 LSU before scoring the game-winning touchdown.
No. 10 Notre Dame was blown out by No. 9 Arizona State, and quarterback Everett Golson’s Heisman dreams were dashed after he threw four interceptions.
Here are the five biggest Heisman Trophy candidates as of Week 11.
5. Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
The Crimson Tide receiver had another solid performance against a mighty LSU defense as he caught eight passes for 83 yards and a touchdown, and Alabama is still fifth in the rankings. Quarterback Blake Sims threw for just 209 yards, so Cooper’s numbers in this game look even more impressive.
The Alabama offense was expected to take a step back after quarterback A.J. McCarron left, but it has remained a solid unit, thanks to Cooper’s production. Cooper is second in the nation in receiving yards, so a trip to New York may be in his future if Alabama can win out.
Stats: 79 receptions, 1,215 receiving yards, 10 touchdowns