Not only did the BCS get shaken up this weekend, but the top contenders for the Heisman Trophy also got jumbled up. Marcus Mariota dropped due to Oregon’s loss against Stanford and Bryce Petty moved up. Here are our top picks after Week 11.
Jameis Winston (FSU, QB) – It is looking quite possible the Heisman will be given to another freshman this year. How crazy would that be? Jameis continues to put up impressive numbers and has yet to falter. If he keeps it up, Famous Jameis will be taking his team to the BCS Championship and will likely be the victor in December.
Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M, QB) – Manziel keeps putting up huge numbers week after week. Unfortunately for him, he also has a lot of turnovers. Even though his stats say “Repeat Heisman Winner”, it’s hard for me to pull for him due to his attitude and actions off the field this past summer. I guess that’s the female and mom in me. I like to pull for someone who is an outstanding player AND a good role model. Somebody, somebody like….
AJ McCarron (Alabama, QB) – Alabama’s victory against LSU made AJ a true contender for the Heisman. He has been flying under the radar for this award for the past 3 years. Saban said it best after Saturday’s game, “I think AJ’s probably the most underrated player in college football. People talk about statistics all the time, and maybe his statistics are not what somebody else’s are. But really what you should equate things with are production, performance, efficiency, consistency and winning. That’s really what it’s all about. He’s done that better than I think anybody in college football.”
Bryce Petty (Baylor, QB) – Petty’s chances for the Heisman significantly increased this past weekend when Baylor dominated Oklahoma. He has thrown only 1 interception this season and has a 66.8% completion rate. Baylor still has 4 games left, including 2 games against teams in the Top 25. There is plenty of time for Petty to make his case and sway the voters! Melissa thinks he may be one of the best throwing quarterbacks she has seen in a really long time.