The 2015 Heisman Trophy tracker, week 2: Tanner Mangum enters the conversation

The second weekend of the college football season provided plenty of excitement when it comes to the Heisman Trophy race. There were some great performances in come-from-behind wins, explosive rushing attacks and even more injuries. There are some new faces on the list, including a local standout who has helped the BYU Cougars to a 2-0 start to the year.

Here is a look at how some of the best players in the college game played during the second weekend.

Chuckie Keeton, quarterback, senior, Utah State

Keeton had a bounce-back performance against the Utah Utes, but the Aggies still lost 24-14. He completed 22 of 35 passes for 256 yards and two touchdowns to go along with 12 carries for 46 yards. On the season, he has completed 55.9 percent of his passes for two touchdowns. He has added 53 yards in the running game.

Up next for Keeton and the Aggies is a trip to face the Washington Huskies on Saturday.

Royce Freeman, running back, sophomore, Oregon

Freeman made some nice contributions, but it wasn’t enough as the Ducks fell 31-28 to Michigan State. He carried the ball 24 times for 92 yards and a touchdown to go along with three catches for 34 yards. On the season, he has 45 carries for 272 yards and four touchdowns. He also has five receptions for 52 yards.

Up next for Freeman and the Ducks is a matchup with Georgia State on Saturday.

Josh Doctson, running back, senior, TCU

Doctson had a decent showing as TCU dispatched Stephen F Austin 70-7. He had four catches for 81 yards and a carry for 6 yards. On the season, he had 12 receptions for 155 yards and a touchdown.

Up next for Doctson and TCU is a game against SMU on Saturday.

Paul Perkins, running back, senior, UCLA

Perkins ran all over UNLV in a 37-3 win. He carried the ball 18 times for 151 yards, including third-quarter touchdown runs of 7 and 57 yards. He also caught two passes for 24 yards. On the season, he has 32 carried for 210 yards and two scores to go along with seven catches for 82 yards.

Up next for Perkins and UCLA is a home test against BYU.

Devon Johnson, running back, senior, Marshall

Johnson had a massive game in a 21-10 setback against Ohio. He carried the ball 21 times for 170 yards, including a 73-yard touchdown run. He also chipped in with two receptions for 15 yards. On the season, he has 32 carries for 259 yards and two touchdowns to go along with four catches for 42 yards and another score.

Up next for Johnson and Marshall is a game with Norfolk State on Saturday

Gunner Kiel, quarterback, junior, Cincinnati

Kiel putting up some huge passing yards but struggled with turnovers as the Bearcats dropped a 34-26 decision to Temple. He completed 30 of 52 passes for 427 yards, including touchdowns of 2 and 88 yards to go along with four interceptions. On the season, he has completed 64.9 percent of his throws for 660 yards and four touchdowns.

Up next for Kiel and Cincinnati is a game against the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks on Saturday.

Pharoh Cooper, wide receiver, junior, South Carolina

Cooper had a nice game even though the Gamecocks fell to the Kentucky Wildcats 26-22. He had nine receptions for 100 yards as South Carolina dropped to 1-1. On the season, he has 12 catches for 145 yards and a touchdown to go along with four carries for 20 yards.

Up next for Cooper and South Carolina is a trip to face the Georgia Bulldogs.

Derrick Henry, running back, junior, Alabama

Henry had a nice showing as the Crimson Tide beat Middle Tennessee 37-10. He had 18 carries for 96 yards, including touchdown runs of 2,1 and 28 yards. On the season, he has carried the ball 31 times for 243 yards and six touchdowns.

Up next for Henry and Alabama is a matchup with Mississippi on Saturday night.

Corey Davis, wide receiver, junior, Western Michigan

Davis had a rough day as the Broncos got drilled 43-17 by Georgia Southern. He finished the game with just two catches for 16 yards. On the season, he has 12 catches for 170 yards and a touchdown.

Up next for Davis and Western Michigan is a game against Murray State on Saturday.

Ray Lawry, running back, sophomore, Old Dominion

Lawry had his second monster game in as many weeks as the Monarchs beat Norfolk State 24-10. He totaled 31 carries for 215 yards, including touchdown runs of 1 and 4 yards. On the season, he has carried the ball 59 times for 438 yards and six touchdowns.

Up next is a tough contest with North Carolina State.

Jared Goff, quarterback, junior, Cal

Goff had another big outing as the Bears knocked off San Diego State 35-7. He completed 17 of 24 passes for 321 yards, including touchdowns of 4, 13 and 75 yards. For the season, he has completed 73.2 percent of his throws for 630 yards and six touchdowns.

Up next is a road test against Texas on Saturday.

Brandon Doughty, quarterback, senior, Western Kentucky

Doughty had another big passing day as the Hilltoppers beat Louisiana Tech 41-38. He completed 28 of 38 passes for 441 yards, including a 37-yard touchdown. On the season, he has completed 69.1 percent of his passes for 650 yards and two touchdowns.

Up next is a matchup with Indiana on Saturday.

Dalvin Cook, running back, sophomore, Florida State

Cook had a huge outing as Florida State knocked off South Florida 34-14. He finished with 30 carries for 266 yards, including touchdown runs of 74, 24 and 37 yards. On the season, he has carried the ball 49 times for 422 yards and five touchdowns.

Up next is a trip to Boston College on Friday night.

Tanner Mangum, quarterback, freshman, BYU

Mangum had another Heisman moment when he found Mitchell Juergens for a 35-yard touchdown with less than a minute to go as the Cougars came from behind to beat Boise State 35-24. For the game, he completed 17 of 28 passes for 309 yards and two touchdowns with another score on the ground. For the season, he has completed 61.5 percent of his throws for 420 yards and three touchdowns.

Up next is another tough road test against UCLA.

Leonard Fournette, running back, sophomore, LSU 

Fournette did most of the damage for the LSU offense as the Tigers held on to beat Mississippi State 21-19. He had 28 carries for 159 yards, including touchdown runs of 1, 26 and 18 yards.

Up next is another tough SEC test against Auburn.

Devontae Booker, running back, senior, Utah

Booker had a big game as the Utes knocked off state rival Utah State 24-14 on Friday night. He finished with 31 carries for 120 yards and a four-yard touchdown to give the Utes a second quarter lead. He added two catches for 13 yards. On the season, he has 53 carries for 189 yards and two touchdowns to go along with nine catches for 68 yards.

Up next is a Saturday battle with Fresno State.

William Fuller, wide receiver, junior, Notre Dame

Fuller came up big late as the Fighting Irish outlasted the Virginia Cavaliers 34-27. He caught five passes for 124 yards, including touchdown receptions of 59 and 39 yards. On the season, he has 12 catches for 266 yards and four scores.

Up next is a matchup with Georgia Tech on Saturday.

Connor Cook, quarterback, senior,  Michigan State

Cook Had a solid outing the Michigan State Spartans held on to beat the Oregon Ducks. He completed 20 of 32 passes for 192 yards, including touchdown throws of 12 and 17 yards. For the season, he has completed 55.6 percent of his passes for 448 yards and four touchdowns.

Up next for Cook and the Spartans is a battle with Air Force on Saturday.

Corey Coleman, wide receiver, junior, Baylor

Coleman had a monster performance as the Bears hammered Lamar 66-31. He finished with six catches for 182 yards, including touchdown receptions of 42, 21, 61 and 34 yards. On the season, he has 11 catches for 360 yards and five touchdowns.

Up next for Coleman and the Bears is a bye before a game against Rice.

Josh Rosen, quarterback, freshman, UCLA

Rosen had a decent outing as the Bruins beat up UNLV 37-3. He completed 22 of 42 passes for 223 yards and a touchdown. On the season, he has completed 64.9 percent of his throws for 574 yards and four touchdowns.

Up next is a matchup with BYU on Saturday.

Seth Russell, quarterback, junior, Baylor

Russell had another nice outing as Baylor beat Lamar 66-31. He completed 23 of 34 passes for 342 yards, including touchdown throws of 42, 21, 61 and 34 yards. He added two carries for five yards as the Bears improved to 2-0. On the season, he has completed 59.4 percent of his throws for 718 yards and nine touchdowns with 64 yards and a score on the ground.

Up next for Russell and the Bears is a bye before a matchup with Rice.

Braxton Miller, wide receiver, senior, Ohio State

Miller had a solid game as the Buckeyes beat Hawaii 38-0. He finished with eight carries for 57 yards to go along with two catches for 16 yards. On the season, he has 13 carries for 118 yards and a touchdown to go along with five catches for 95 yards and another score.

Up next for the Buckeyes is a battle with Northern Illinois on Saturday.

Deshaun Watson, quarterback, sophomore, Clemson

Watson had another big game as the Tigers handled Appalachian State 41-10. He completed 19 of 26 passes for 248 yards, including touchdowns throws of 24, 59 and 41 yards. On the season, he has completed 77.1 percent of his passes for 442 yards and five touchdowns

Up next for Watson and Clemson is a game at Louisville on Thursday.

Dak Prescott, quarterback, senior, Mississippi State

Prescott had a nice showing, but it wasn’t enough as the Bulldogs fell 21-19 to LSU. He completed 34 of 52 passes for 335 yards and a touchdown to go along with a running score. On the season, he has completed 62.2 percent of his throws for 572 yards and three touchdowns with two rushing scores.

Up next is a game with Northwestern State on Saturday.

Rashard Higgins, wide receiver, junior, Colorado State

Higgins did not play because of an ankle injury, according to ESPN as the Rams lost 23-20 to Minnesota. On the season, he has seven catches for 84 yards and a touchdown.

Up next is a matchup with the Colorado Buffaloes on Saturday.

Nick Chubb, running back, sophomore, Georgia

Chubb had another big rushing day as the Bulldogs knocked off Vanderbilt 31-14. He carried the ball 19 times for 189 yards and caught two passes for 13 yards. On the season, he has 35 carries for 309 yards and two touchdowns

Up next for Chubb and Georgia is an SEC matchup with South Carolina.

Ezekiel Elliott, running back, junior, Ohio State

Elliott led the way as the Buckeyes knocked off Hawaii 38-0. He had 27 carries for 101 yards, including touchdown runs of 1,1 and 3 yards. On the season, he has carried the ball 38 times for 223 yards and three score to go along with three catches for 16 yards.

Up next is a battle with Northern Illinois on Saturday.

Cardale Jones, quarterback, junior, Ohio State

Jones didnt have a great game in the Buckeyes’ 38-0 win over Hawaii. He completed 12 of 18 passes for 111 yards while carrying the ball six times for five yards. On the season, he has completed 59.5 percent of his throws for 298 yards and two touchdowns. He also has 19 carries for 104 yards and a score on the ground.

Up next is a matchup with Northern Illinois on Saturday.

Cody Kessler, quarterback, senior, USC

Kessler had a massive performance as the USC Trojans crushed the Idaho Vandals 59-9. He completed 26 of 31 passes for 410 yards, including touchdown throws of 50, 28 and 41 yards. On the season, he has completed 78.9 percent of his passes for 650 yards and seven touchdowns.

Up next is a huge Pac-12 test against Stanford on Saturday.

Trevone Boykin, quarterback, senior, TCU

Boykin had a nice outing as the Horned Frogs beat up Stephen F Austin 70-7. He completed 18 of 27 passes for 285 yards and four touchdowns. For the season, he has completed 66.7 percent of his throws for 531 yards and five touchdowns to go along with 98 yards and a score in the running game.

Up next for Boykin and the Horned Frogs is a matchup with SMU on Saturday.

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