The 2015 Heisman Trophy tracker, week 11: Falk cracks the top 10; Booker drops

Another exciting weekend of college football saw a huge shakeup at the top of our list. There were explosive matchups, big performances, some tough losses and far too many injuries for the players in contention for the biggest individual prize in the game today.

Here is my ranking of the top contenders for the Heisman Trophy after the eleventh weekend.

Off the list

C.J. Prosise, running back, senior, Notre Dame

Prosise didn’t play as the Fighting Irish knocked off Wake Forest 28-7. On the season, he has 148 carries for 975 yards and 11 touchdowns to go along with 25 catches for 291 yards and another score.

Just missed the cut

Matt Breida, running back, junior, Georgia Southern

Breida had a solid day as Georgia Southern hammered Troy 45-10. He carried the ball 17 times for 84 yards and a touchdown. On the season, he has 139 carries for 1,242 yards and 14 touchdowns in nine games.

Up next is a trip to face the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday.

Tajae Sharpe, wide receiver, senior, Massachusetts

Sharpe had a solid day as the Minutemen beat Eastern Michigan 28-17. He caught four passes for 67 yards and a touchdown. On the season, he had totaled 99 catches for 1,100 yards and five touchdowns in 10 games.

Up next is a matchup with Miami(OH) on Saturday.

Tyler Ervin, running back, senior, San Jose State

Ervin didn’t have a great day as the Spartans dropped a 37-34 overtime decision to Nevada. He carried the ball 17 times for 64 yards. On the season, he has 233 carries for 1,303 yards and 12 touchdowns to go along with 34 catches for 245 yards and two more scores.

Up next is a road trip to face Hawaii on Saturday.

Larry Rose III, running back, sophomore, New Mexico State

Rose had the week off to prepare for the rest of the Sun Belt schedule. On the season, he has 171 carries for 1,290 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also has 24 receptions for 276 yards and two more scores in nine games.

Up next is a matchup with Louisiana Lafayette on Saturday.

Brian Hill, running back, sophomore, Wyoming

Hill had a decent day as the Cowboys got drilled 38-3 by San Diego State. He carried the ball 20 times for 72 yards. On te season, he has 246 carries for 1,399 yards and five touchdowns with 18 catches for 114 yards in 11 games.

Up next is a bye before a matchup with UNLV.

Shock Linwood, running back, junior, Baylor

Linwood had a solid outing as the Bears dropped their first game of the season, 44-34 to the Oklahoma Sooners. In the loss, he had 21 carries for 103 yards and caught two passes. On the season, he has carried the ball 155 times for 1,149 yards and nine touchdowns to go along with eight catches for 56 yards and another score.

Up next is a tough road matchup with Oklahoma State on Saturday.

The list

25. Connor Cook, quarterback, senior,  Michigan State

Cook had a rough game before he left with an injury, but the Spartans had enough in the tank to knock off the Maryland Terrapins 24-7. He completed just 6 of 20 passes for 77 yards and an interception. On the season, he has completed 56.3 percent of his throws for 2,482 yards and 21 touchdowns in 10 games.

Up next is a massive contest with Ohio State on Saturday.

24. JuJu Smith-Schuster, wide receiver, sophomore, USC

Smith-Schuster had a big fourth-quarter touchdown as the Trojans came from behind to beat the Colorado Buffaloes 27-24. He caught three passes for 66 yards and a score. On the season, he has 63 catches for 1,160 yards and 10 touchdowns in 10 games.

Up next is a big road test against Oregon on Saturday.

23. Alex Collins, running back, junior, Arkansas

Collins came up big as the Razorbacks beat LSU 31-14. He carried the ball 16 times for 141 yards and two touchdowns. On the season, he has 199 carries for 1,209 yards and 14 touchdowns to go along with nine catches for 90 yards in 10 games.

Up next is a battle with Mississippi State on Saturday.

22. Jordan Howard, running back, junior, Indiana

Howard had a monster performance, but it wasn’t enough as the Hoosiers fell to Michigan 48-41 on Saturday. He carried the ball 35 times for 238 yards and two scores and added a receiving score. On the season, he has 193 carries for 1,199 yards in eight games.

Up next is a road trip to face Maryland on Saturday.

21. Dak Prescott, quarterback, senior, Mississippi State

Prescott put up a lot of yards in the passing game, but was sacked nine times as the Bulldogs got drilled by Alabama 31-6. He completed 22 of 43 passes for 300 yards and an interception. On the season, he has completed 64.7 percent of his throws for 2,651 yards and 18 touchdowns. He also has 432 yards and seven scores in the running game.

Up next is a trip to face Arkansas on Saturday.

20. Roger Lewis, wide receiver, sophomore, Bowling Green

Lewis had another big performance as the Falcons knocked off Western Michigan in a clash of undefeated MAC teams. He caught five passes for 86 yards, including touchdowns of 35 and 31 yards. On the season, he has 69 receptions for 1,310 yards and 14 touchdowns in 10 games.

Up next is a Tuesday matchup with Toledo.

19. Patrick Mahomes, quarterback, sophomore, Texas Tech

Mahomes put up huge numbers at the Red Raiders beat Kansas State 59-44. He completed 33 of 42 passes for 384 yards and three touchdowns while adding a score on the ground. On the season, he has completed 65.7 percent of his throws for 3,911 yards and 31 touchdowns. He also has nine rushing scores.

Up next is a bye week before a matchup with Texas.

18. Paxton Lynch, quarterback, junior, Memphis

Lynch had a solid outing, but the Tigers dropped their second game in a row with a 35-35 loss to Houston. He completed 20 of 31 passes for 278 yards and two touchdowns. On the season, he has completed 68.7 percent of his throws for 3,292 yards and 21 touchdowns in 10 games.

Up next is a road trip to face Temple on Saturday.

17. Devontae Booker, running back, senior, Utah

Booker put up some big numbers, but it wasn’t enough as the Utes fell to Arizona 37-30 in double overtime. He carried the ball 34 times for 145 yards and a score and caught three passes for 15 yards. On the season, he has 268 carries for 1,261 yards and 11 touchdowns with 37 receptions for 318 yards in 10 games.

Up next is a battle with UCLA on Saturday.

16. Matt Johnson, quarterback, senior, Bowling Green

Johnson had a solid outing at Bowling Green knocked off Western Michigan 41-27. He completed 23 of 41 passes for 269 yards and three touchdowns. On the season, he has completed 69.1 percent of his throws for 3,955 yards and 36 touchdowns with four interceptions.

Up next is another huge MAC test against Toledo.

15. Keenan Reynolds, quarterback, senior, Navy

Reynolds had another big rushing day as the Midshipmen beat SMU 55-14. He carried the ball 14 times for 137 yards and four touchdowns to go along with two completions for 81 yards and another score. On the season, he has 928 yards rushing and 17 touchdowns with 597 yards and four scores in the passing game.

Up next is a road test against Tulsa on Saturday.

14. Greg Ward Jr., quarterback, junior, Houston

Ward had a rough outing before he got injured in the Cougars’ 35-34 come-from-behind win over Memphis. He completed 5 of 11 passes for 60 yards and had nine carries for (-19) yards. On the season, he has completed 69.3 percent of his passes for 2,176 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also has 810 yards and 16 scores on the ground in 10 games.

Up next is a road trip to face UConn on Saturday.

13. Brandon Doughty, quarterback, senior, Western Kentucky

Doughty had the week off to prepare for the last two games of the year. On the season, he has completed 72.7 percent of his throws for 3,583 yards and 34 touchdowns in 10 games.

Up next is a road trip to face Florida International on Saturday.

12. Royce Freeman, running back, sophomore, Oregon

Freeman had a good game on the ground as the Ducks knocked off Stanford 38-36. He carried the ball 16 times for 105 yards and a touchdown. On the season, he has 210 carries for 1,392 yards and 12 touchdowns with 19 catches for 224 yards and two more scores in 10 games.

Up next is a battle with USC on Saturday.

11. Josh Doctson, wide receiver, senior, TCU

Doctson had a tough day as the Horned Frogs held on to beat the Kansas Jayhawks 23-17. He caught just one pass for 12 yards. On the season, he has 79 receptions for 1,327 yards and 14 touchdowns in 10 games.

Up next is a road trip to face Oklahoma on Saturday.

10. Luke Falk, quarterback, sophomore, Washington State

Falk led the Cougars to a come-from-behind 31-27 win over UCLA. He completed 38 of 53 passes for 331 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning pass to Gabe Marks with :03 left in the game. On the season, he has completed 70.3 percent of his passes for 4,067 yards and 35 touchdowns.

Up next is a matchup with Colorado.

9. Trevone Boykin, quarterback, senior, TCU

Boykin was injured in the first quarter of the Horned Frogs 23-17 win over Kansas. He completed 5 of 8 passes for 54 yards before he left the game. On the season, he has completed 65.8 percent of his throws for 3,427 yards and 29 touchdowns with 596 yards and eight more scores in the running game.

Up next is a huge matchup with Oklahoma on Saturday.

8. Christian McCaffrey, running back, sophomore, Stanford

McCaffrey had a big day, but it wasn’t enough as the Cardinal fell to Oregon 38-36. He carried the ball 33 times for 147 yards and a touchdowns and caught five passes for 42 yards. On the season, he has 231 carries for 1,354 yards and seven touchdowns to go along with 33 catches for 367 yards and two more scores in 10 games.

Up next is a tough test against Cal on Saturday.

7. Leonard Fournette, running back, sophomore, LSU 

Even after another tough outing, Fournette is still the leading rusher in the nation. In a 31-14 loss to Arkansas, he carried the ball 19 times for 91 and a touchdown while catching three passes for 36 yards. On the season, he has 214 carries for 1,474 yards and 17 touchdowns. He also has 10 receptions for 94 yards.

Up next is a road test against Mississippi on Saturday.

6. Dalvin Cook, running back, sophomore, Florida State

Cook had another great day as the Seminoles beat North Carolina State 34-17. He carried the ball 22 times for 138 yards and two touchdowns to go along with two catches for 17 yards. On the season, he has 170 carries for 1,369 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also has 18 catches for 202 yards and another score in nine games.

Up next is a matchup with Chattanooga on Saturday.

5. Baker Mayfield, quarterback, junior, Oklahoma

Mayfield had a special performance as the Sooners went into Baylor and beat the Bears 44-34. He completed 24 of 34 passes for 270 yards and three touchdowns to go along with 76 yards and another score on the ground. On the season, he has completed 70.2 percent of his throws for 3,082 yards and 31 touchdowns. He also has 301 yards and six touchdowns on the ground in 10 games.

Up next is a battle with TCU.

4. Corey Coleman, wide receiver, junior, Baylor

Coleman had a tough day as the Bears lost at home to Oklahoma 44-34. He caught just three passes for 51 yards. On the season, he has 61 receptions for 1,229 yards and leads the nations with 20 touchdowns in nine games.

Up next is a tough road matchup with Oklahoma State on Saturday.

3. Deshaun Watson, quarterback, sophomore, Clemson

Watson had a great game as the Tigers held off Syracuse 37-27. He completed 34 of 47 passes for 360 yards and two touchdowns to go along with 14 carries for 105 yards and another score. On the season, he has completed 70.1 percent of his throws for 2,593 yards and 23 touchdowns. He also has 598 yards and five scores in the running game.

Up next is an ACC battle with Wake Forest on Saturday.

2. Ezekiel Elliott, running back, junior, Ohio State

Elliot had a huge performance as the Buckeyes stayed undefeated with a 28-3 win over Illinois. He carried the ball 27 times for 181 yards and two touchdowns. On the season, he has 220 carries for 1,425 yards and 16 touchdowns with 24 catches for 169 yards in 10 games.

Up next is a huge battle with Michigan State on Saturday.

1. Derrick Henry, running back, junior, Alabama

Henry had a tremendous effort to vault himself to the top of the list as the Crimson Tide beat Mississippi State 31-6. He carried the ball 22 times for 204 yards and two touchdowns. On the season, he has 240 carries for 1,458 yards and 19 touchdowns in 10 games.

Up next is a matchup with Charleston Southern on Saturday.

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