2014 Heisman Trophy tracker: Week 14

Week 14 of the college football season was full of fantastic performances and a fair share of injuries.  Marcus Mariota and Melvin Gordon continued to push for the highest individual honor while Jameis Winston proved that your team can win even if you play terrible.

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

20.  Bo Wallace, senior, quarterback, Mississippi: Wallace wasn’t at his best, but he did enough to help the Rebels to a 30-13 win in the Egg Bowl over the Mississippi State Bulldogs. In the victory, he completed 13 of 30 passes for 296 yards and an interception as well as a rushing touchdown.

On the season, he completed 61.2 percent of his passes for 3,085 yards and 22 touchdowns. He also added five rushing scores as Mississippi finished with a 9-3 record.

19.  Devontae Booker, junior, running back, Utah: Booker had another solid day as the Utes came from behind to beat the Colorado Buffaloes 38-34.  In the win, he carried the ball 25 times for 95 yards and a touchdown to go along with five catches for 22 yards.

On the season, he put up 1,350 yards and nine touchdowns on 266 carries as well as 39 receptions for 282 yards and two scores for the 8-4 Utes.

18.  Devon Johnson, junior, running back, Marshall: Johnson had a tough day in the loss to Western Kentucky. He carried the ball just three times for 29 yards before leaving the game with a shoulder injury, according to ESPN.com.

On the season, he registered 187 carries for 1,602 yards and 16 touchdowns as well as six catches for 121 yards and two scores.

Up next for Johnson and Marshall is the Conference USA Championship game against Louisiana Tech.

17.  Jared Goff, sophomore, quarterback, Cal:  Goff had another fine game, but it wasn’t enough to propel the Bears to another win or bowl eligibility.  In the 42-35 loss to BYU, he completed 38 of 60 passes for 393 yards, including touchdown passes of 9, 16, 1 and 23 yards.

On the season, he completed 62 percent of his passes for 3,973 yards and 35 touchdowns with only seven interceptions for the 5-7 Bears.

16.  Ameer Abdullah, senior, running back, Nebraska: Abdullah capped off his third straight 1,000 yard season with another 100-yard game as the Cornhuskers outlasted the Iowa Hawkeyes 37-34.  In the win, he carried the ball 13 times for 106 yards and caught two passes for 13 yards and a touchdown.

On the season, he had 237 carries for 1,523 yards and 18 touchdowns as well as 16 receptions for 208 yards and three scores for a 9-3 squad.

15.  Rakeem Cato, senior, quarterback, Marshall: Cato had a huge day in the passing game, but also got bit by the turnover bug as the Thundering Herd lost 67-66 to Western Kentucky in overtime. IN the defeat, he completed 29 of 46 passes for 417 yards and seven touchdowns as well as four interceptions.

On the season, he completed 59 percent of his passes for 3,314 yards and 35 touchdowns.  He also put up 429 yards and six scores in the running game for an 11-1 team.

Up next for Cato and the Thundering Herd is a matchup with the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on Saturday for the Conference USA crown.

14.  Rashard Higgins, sophomore, wide receiver, Colorado State: Even though the Rams lost 27-24 to the Air Force Falcons, Higgins had another monster showing.  In the loss, he caught 12 passes for 193 yards, including touchdown receptions of 7 and 2 yards.

On the season, he registered 89 receptions for 1,640 yards and 17 touchdowns as Colorado State finished at 10-2.

13.  James Conner, sophomore running back, Pittsburgh: Conner found the end zone twice as the Pittsburgh Panthers went on the road and knocked off Miami 35-23.  In the win, he had 16 carries for 75 yards, including touchdown runs of 13 and 2 yards.

On the season, he totaled 1,675 yards and 24 touchdowns on 277 carries for the 6-6 Panthers.

12.  Jameis Winston, sophomore, quarterback, Florida State: Winston had an awful game, but the Seminoles still managed to beat Florida 24-19.  In the win, he completed 12 of 24 passes for 125 yards and two touchdowns with four interceptions.

On the season, he completed 65.1 percent of his passes for 3,250 yards and 21 touchdowns with 17 interceptions.

Up next for Winston and Florida State is the ACC Championship game against Georgia Tech.

11.  Brett Hundley, junior, quarterback, UCLA: Hundley and the Bruins had no answers for the Stanford defense as they fell 31-10.  In the loss, he completed 17 of 32 passes for 146 yards and one touchdown.

On the season, he completed 70.4 percent of his passes for 3,019 yards and 21 touchdowns.  He also put up 548 yards and eight scores on the ground for the 9-3 Bruins.

10.  Cody Kessler, junior, quarterback, USC: Kessler had a huge game as the Trojans destroyed Notre Dame 49-14.  In the win, he completed 32 of 40 passes for 372 yards and six touchdowns.

On the season, he completed 70.7 percent of his passes for 3,505 yards and 36 touchdown with only four interceptions for the 8-4 Trojans.

9.  Bryce Petty, senior, quarterback, Baylor: Petty was on pace for a huge game before he was injured during the third quarter of the Bears 48-46 win over Texas Tech.  In the victory, he completed 18 of 25 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns.

On the season, he has completed 59.3 percent of his passes for 2,893 yards and 25 touchdowns with five interceptions.

Up next for Petty and the 10-1 Bears is a matchup with Kansas State.

8.  Jay Ajayi, junior, running back, Boise State: Ajayi had his most dominating performance of the season as the Broncos trashed the Utah State Aggies 50-19.  In the win, he had 27 carries for 229 yards and five touchdowns.

On the season, he totaled 303 carries for 1,619 yards and 24 touchdowns to go along with 45 receptions for 536 yards and four scores.

Up next for Ajayi and the Broncos is a battle with Fresno State for the Mountain West Conference title.

7.  Tevin Coleman, junior, running back, Indiana: Coleman had another solid day as the Hoosiers secured their only Big 10 win off the season 23-16 over Purdue.  In the victory, he carried the ball 29 times for 130 yards and caught two passes.

On the season, he had 270 carries for 2,036 yards and 15 touchdowns as well as 25 receptions for 141 yards as the Hoosiers finished at 4-8.

6.  Dak Prescott, junior, quarterback, Mississippi State: Prescott had a solid game, but it wasn’t enough as the Bulldogs lost 31-17 in the Egg Bowl to Mississippi.  On the defeat, he completed 22 of 37 passes for 282 yards and a touchdown as well as 48 yards and a score in the running game.

On the season, he completed 61.2 percent of his passes for 2,996 yards and 24 touchdowns.  He also put up 939 yards and 13 touchdowns in the running game for the 10-2 Bulldogs.

5.  Trevone Boykin, junior, quarterback, TCU: Boykin had a solid day as the Horned Frogs hammered the Texas Longhorns 48-10.  In the win, he completed 20 of 34 passes for 233 yards and a pair of scores to go along with 50 yards and a touchdown on the ground.

On the season, he has completed 59.3 percent of his passes for 3,254 yards and 26 touchdowns with six interceptions. He also has 598 yards and eight scores in the running game.

Up next for Boykin and 10-1 TCU is a game against Iowa State.

4.  J.T. Barrett, freshman, quarterback, Ohio State: Barrett saw his season come to an end with a broken ankle as the Buckeyes knocked off the Michigan Wolverines 42-28. Before the injury, he completed 13 of 21 passes for 176 yards and a touchdown to go along with 89 yards and two scores in the running game.

On the season, he completed 64.7 percent of his passes for 2,834 yards and 34 touchdowns.  He also totaled 171 carries for 938 yards and 11 scores for the 11-1 Buckeyes.

3.  Amari Cooper, junior, wide receiver, Alabama: Cooper had his best showing of the season as the Crimson Tide knocked off the Auburn Tigers 55-44.  In the win, he caught 13 passes for 224 yards, including touchdown receptions of 17, 39 and 75 yards.

On the season, he caught 103 passes for 1,573 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Up next for Cooper and Alabama is a matchup with Missouri for the SEC title.

2.  Melvin Gordon, junior, running back, Wisconsin: Gordon led the way as the Badgers knocked off the Minnesota Golden Gophers 34-24 to earn a berth in the Big 10 title game. In the win, he carried the ball 29 times for 151 yards and a touchdown as well as a pair of receptions for four yards and another score.

On the season, he has 283 carries for 2,260 yards and 26 touchdowns.  He also has 17 catches for 151 yards and three scores.

Up next for Gordon and the Badgers is a matchup with Ohio State for the Big 10 crown.

1.  Marcus Mariota, junior, quarterback, Oregon: Mariota and the Ducks ended the regular season on a high note with a 47-19 beat down over Oregon State.  In the win, he completed 19 of 25 passes for 367 yards and four touchdowns as well as 39 yards and two scores on the ground.

On the season, he completed 68.6 percent of his passes for 3,470 yards and 36 touchdowns with only two interceptions. He also has 636 yards and 11 scores in the running game.

Up next for Mariota and the 11-1 Ducks is a battle with Arizona for the Pac-12 crown.

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