Updated: November 23, 2015, 2:23 PM ET
ESPN Experts' Poll
Nov. 24, 2015
|Dalvin Cook||RB||Florida State||So.||0||0||2||0||1||7|
|Dak Prescott||QB||Mississippi State||Sr.||0||0||0||1||1||3|
|Luke Falk||QB||Washington State||So.||0||0||0||1||0||2|
ESPN experts: Andrea Adelson, Edward Aschoff, Brian Bennett, Rece Davis, Travis Haney, Chris Low, Ivan Maisel, Ted Miller, Mark Schlabach and Jake Trotter
Tracking the Candidates
Nov. 24, 2015
Henry was limited to 10 total touches in the romp over FCS Charleston Southern, but it didn't register much with Heisman Watch pollsters, who awarded him all but one first-place vote this week. This week's test comes against Auburn, against which Henry rushed for 72 yards and a touchdown on just five carries a year ago.
Watson has gone from Heisman afterthought to serious candidate in two short weeks, which likely has as much to do with the 850 yards of total offense Watson has amassed in his past two games as on-field struggles and key injuries to other contenders. Clemson has never had a player finish in even the top five of Heisman voting -- though John Heisman himself coached there from 1900 to 1903.
McCaffrey moves up to third after racking up a school-record 389 yards of all-purpose yardage in a win over Cal, a performance that gets him within 443 yards of the FBS record for all-purpose yards in a season (3,250). That record is held by Oklahoma State's Barry Sanders -- father of McCaffrey's teammate and backfield mate Barry Sanders.
Mayfield is not the first player to see his Heisman candidacy crumble under the weight of an untimely injury -- he missed the second half of the TCU win with a concussion -- but the good news for the QB is that all is not lost. A strong performance (and win) at Oklahoma State would likely send his stock north again -- though it will be Mayfield's final opportunity to impress before voting is conducted.
Cook is back in the top five for the first time since the Seminoles were stunned by Georgia Tech on Oct. 24, with three consecutive 100-yard performances over the past three weeks helping put him there. Despite missing all of one game and being limited to two carries in another due to injuries, Cook is just 107 yards behind LSU's Leonard Fournette for the FBS rushing lead.
Recent Heisman Trophy Winners
|2013||Jameis Winston||Florida State|
|2012||Johnny Manziel||Texas A&M|
|2006||Troy Smith||Ohio State|