Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Big 12 Heisman Watch: Week 14
By David Ubben
We're down to the final weekend of the season, and it's time to survey the Big 12's best Heisman hopes with only four games left in the entire Big 12 regular season.
1. Collin Klein, QB, Kansas State: Klein was off this week, but he's got one last chance to convince voters he's better than Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel. I'm not sure what it would take, but I know it would have to be a lot better than what we've seen from Klein in his past two outings against TCU and Baylor. He has been in a bit of a slump since suffering an injury against Oklahoma State.
2. Tavon Austin, WR/RB/KR/PR, West Virginia: I don't think Austin has a great shot to get to New York, but you can't convince me he doesn't have an argument as the most dangerous man in college football. That's just a fact. I gave him a fifth-place vote on my ballot this week after he broke open Saturday's win over Iowa State with a 75-yard touchdown on a short touch pass, simply outrunning the entire ISU defense. He can't win, but it stinks that his candidacy is hampered because his defense is horrible. Even when Geno Smith struggled, Austin continued to play well.
Here's how I voted in this week's ESPN Heisman Watch:
- Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
- Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State
- Collin Klein, QB, Kansas State
- Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame
- Tavon Austin, WR/RB/KR/PR, West Virginia