2014 Heisman Trophy tracker: Week 13

Week 13 of the college football season didnt see much of a shakeup at the top of the Heisman list thanks to some big performances from the games biggest stars.  There were plenty of changes throughout the rest of the rankings, including a new spot for Devontae Booker even though the Utes had a rough day.

Here is a look at the leading contenders for the Heisman Trophy based on how they have performed so far this season.

Off the list

Everett Golson, senior, quarterback, Notre Dame: Notre Dame gave up at least 31 points for the sixth consecutive game in a 31-28 loss to Louisville.  In the game, Golson completed 16 of 24 passes for 236 yards, including touchdown passes of 7 and 28 yards.  On the season, he has completed 61.1 percent of his passes for 3,280 yards and 29 touchdowns.  He also has 291 yards and eight scores in the running game.

20.  Bo Wallace, senior, quarterback, Mississippi: Wallace struggled in a big way as the Rebels got crushed 30-0 by the Arkansas Razorbacks.  In the loss he completed 16 of 31 passes for 235 yards and two interceptions.  On the season, he has completed 62.8 percent of his passes for 2,789 and 22 touchdowns.  He also has 216 yards and four scores in the running game.

Up next for Wallace and the Rebels is a game against Mississippi State.

19.  Rashard Higgins, sophomore, wide receiver, Colorado State: Higgins had another massive day at the Rams drilled New Mexico 58-20.  In the win, he caught 10 passes for 167 yards, including touchdown receptions of 7 and 28 yards.  On the season, he has 77 receptions for 1,447 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Up next for Higgins and Colorado State is a game with Air Force.

18.  Devontae Booker, junior, running back, Utah: Booker had a solid statistical as the Utes got drilled 42-10 by the Arizona Wildcats.  In the loss, he carried the ball 23 times for 142 yards and caught four passes.  On the season, he has 241 carries for 1,255 yards and eight touchdowns with 34 receptions for 260 yards and two scores.

Up next for Booker and the Utes is a matchup with the Colorado Buffaloes.

17.  Jared Goff, sophomore, quarterback, Cal:  Goff struggled as the Bears dropped a 38-17 decision to the Stanford Cardinal.  In the loss, he completed 16 of 31 passes for 182 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions.  On the season, he has completed 61.8 percent of his passes for 3,580 yards and 31 touchdowns with just six interceptions.

Up next for Goff and the Bears is their last chance to become bowl eligible with BYU coming to town.

16.  Ameer Abdullah, senior, running back, Nebraska: The Cornhuskers didnt have enough answers for the running game of the Golden Gophers as they fell 28-24 on Saturday.  In the loss, Abdullah carried the ball 20 times for 98 yards and a touchdown.  On the season, he has registered 224 carries for 1,417 yards and 18 touchdowns.  He also has two receiving scores.

Up next for Abdullah and Nebraska is a trip to Iowa.

15.  Rakeem Cato, senior, quarterback, Marshall: Cato wasn’t at his best, but did enough to help Marshall outlast UAB 23-18.  In the win, he completed 20 of 38 passes for 284 yards, including touchdown passes of 28 and 43 yards.  On the season, he has completed 58.4 percent of his passes for 2,897 and 28 touchdowns to go along with 400 yards and six scores in the running game.

Up next for Cato and the Thundering Herd is matchup with Western Kentucky.

14.  James Conner, sophomore running back, Pittsburgh: Conner had his least productive rushing game of the season as the Panthers knocked off Syracuse 30-7.  In the win, he carried the ball 11 times for 38 yards and a touchdown.  On the season, he has carried the ball 261 times for 1,600 yards and 22 touchdowns.

Up next for Conner and Pittsburgh is a game against the Miami Hurricanes.

13.  Devon Johnson, junior, running back, Marshall: Johnson had a big day as the Thundering Herd held off the UAB 23-18.  In the win, he carried the ball 20 times for 171 yards and also had one catch for 23 yards.  On the season, he has recorded 184 carries for 1,573 yards and 16 touchdowns. He also has two receiving scores.

Up next for Johnson and Marshall is matchup with Western Kentucky.

12.  Cody Kessler, junior, quarterback, USC: Kessler and the USC offense couldn’t get much going as the Trojans got beat 38-20 by the UCLA Bruins.  In the loss, he completed 22 of 34 passes for 214 yards and a touchdown.  On the season, he has completed 69.7 percent of his passes for 3,133 yards and 30 touchdowns with only four interceptions. He also has two rushing touchdowns.

Up next for Kessler and USC is a game against Notre Dame.

11.  Jameis Winston, sophomore, quarterback, Florida State: Winston and the Seminoles escaped by the skin of their teeth once again with a 20-17 victory over Boston College.  In the win, he completed 22 of 32 passes for 281 yards and a touchdown.  On the season, he has completed 66 percent of his passes for 3,125 and 19 touchdowns with 13 interceptions.

Up next for Winston and Florida State is a game against the Florida Gators.

10.  Jay Ajayi, junior, running back, Boise State: Ajayi had a huge day as the Broncos destroyed the Wyoming Cowboys 63-14.  In the win, he carried the ball 16 times for 110 yards and two touchdowns and two receptions for 92 yards and another score.  On the season, he has carried the ball 276 yards for 1,390 yards and 19 touchdowns to go along with 44 receptions for 535 yards and four scores.

Up next for Ajayi and the Broncos is a tough game against the Utah State Aggies.

9.  Amari Cooper, junior, wide receiver, Alabama: Cooper had a slow night as the Crimson Tide rolled Western Carolina 48-14.  In the win, he caught three passes for 46 yards.  On the season, he has 90 receptions for 1,349 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Up next for Cooper and the Crimson Tide is a matchup with Auburn.

8.  Tevin Coleman, junior, running back, Indiana: Coleman had another huge day as the Hoosiers dropped a 42-27 decision to the Ohio State Buckeyes.  In the loss, he carried the ball 27 times for 228, including touchdown runs of 2, 90 and 52 yards.  On the season, he has carried the ball 241 times for 1,906 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Up next for Coleman and the Hoosiers is a battle with Purdue.

7.  Brett Hundley, junior, quarterback, UCLA: Hundley had a big day as the Bruins took the lead in the Pac-12 South with a 38-20 victory over the USC Trojans.  In the win, he completed 22 of 31 passes for 326 yards, including touchdown passes of 10, 57 and 13 yards.  He also had a 15-yard touchdown run.  On the season, he has completed 72 percent of his passes for 2,873 yards and 20 touchdowns to go along with 566 yards and eight scores in the running game.

Up next for Hundley and the Bruins is a game against Stanford.

6.  Bryce Petty, senior, quarterback, Baylor: Petty and the Bears had the offense working once again as they beat the Oklahoma State Cowboys 49-28.  In the win, Petty completed 18 of 29 passes for 262 yards, including first quarter touchdown passes of 65 and 54 yards.  He also added a 21-yard touchdown run.  On the season, he has completed 58.3 percent of his passes for 2,683 yards and 23 touchdowns as well as four scores in the running game.

Up next for Petty and Baylor is a game against Texas Tech.

5.  Dak Prescott, junior, quarterback, Mississippi State: Prescott and the Bulldogs were back to their winning was as they crushed Vanderbilt 51-0.  In the win, he completed 16 of 21 passes for 193 yards, including touchdown passes of 9, 27 and 14 yards.  He also added a 4-yard touchdown run.  On the season, he has completed 61.4 percent of his passes for 2,714 yards and 23 touchdowns to go along with 891 yards and 12 scores in the running game.

Up next for Prescott and the Bulldogs is a battle with the Mississippi Rebels.

4.  Trevone Boykin, junior, quarterback, TCU: Boykin and the Horned Frogs had the week off to prepare for another Big 12 foe.  On the season, he has completed 59.3 percent of his passes for 3,021 yards and 24 touchdowns to go along with 548 yards and seven scores on the ground.

Up next for Boykin and TCU is a matchup with the Texas Longhorns.

3.  J.T. Barrett, freshman, quarterback, Ohio State: Barrett and the Buckeyes overcame an early deficit to beat the Indiana Hoosiers 42-27.  In the win, he completed 25 of 35 passes for 302 yards, including touchdown passes of 4, 6, 15 and 54 yards.  He also recorded 78 yards in the ground game.  On the season, he has completed 64.8 percent of passes for 2,658 yards and 33 touchdowns as well as 849 yards and nine scores in the running game.

Up next for Barrett and the Buckeyes is battle with Michigan.

2.  Marcus Mariota, junior, quarterback, Oregon: Mariota had another huge effort as the Ducks beat the Colorado Buffaloes 44-10.  In the win, he completed 24 of 32 passes for 323 yards, including touchdown passes of 31, 15 and 14 yards.  He also added a 46-yard touchdown run.  On the season, he has completed 68 percent of his passes for 3,103 yards and 32 touchdowns as well as 597 yards and nine scores in the running game.

Up next for Mariota and the Ducks is a matchup with the Oregon State Beavers.

1.  Melvin Gordon, junior, running back, Wisconsin: Gordon followed up his record-setting day with another nice effort as the Badgers beat Iowa 26-24.  In the win, he carried the ball 31 times for 200 yards and two touchdowns.  He also added four receptions for 64 yards.  On the season, he has 254 carries for 2,109 yards and 25 touchdowns with two receiving scores.

Up next for Gordon and the Badgers is a matchup with Minnesota.

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