Updated: October 18, 2014, 5:40 PM ET
Tracking the Candidates
Oct. 18, 2014
Mississippi State was off in Week 8. The top-ranked Bulldogs are back in action Oct. 25 against Kentucky.
Mariota helped Oregon extend its win streak over Washington to 11 games, as he guided the Ducks to a comfortable 45-20 win. He completed 24 of 33 passes for 336 yards and two touchdowns and has yet to throw an interception this season.
Wisconsin was off in Week 8. The Badgers are back in action Oct. 25 against Maryland.
Golson threw for 313 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for 33 yards. More importantly, he showed poise and maturity in leading his team on long drives in pressure situations.
Gurley remains sidelined while Georgia investigates allegations that he was paid for signing memorabilia. He didn't travel with the Bulldogs to Arkansas, where they beat the Razorbacks 45-32. Georgia has an open date next week and doesn't play again until they face Florida on Nov. 1 in Jacksonville. School officials hope to have a resolution prior to that.
ESPN Experts' Poll
Oct. 14, 2014
|Dak Prescott||QB||Miss. State||Jr.||8||2||0||0||0||48|
|Everett Golson||QB||Notre Dame||Sr.||0||1||0||3||3||13|
|Bo Wallace||QB||Ole Miss||Sr.||0||0||0||2||0||4|
ESPN experts: Andrea Adelson, Edward Aschoff, Brian Bennett, Rece Davis, Travis Haney, Chris Low, Ivan Maisel, Ted Miller, Mark Schlabach and Jake Trotter.
Recent Heisman Trophy Winners
|2013||Jameis Winston||Florida State|
|2012||Johnny Manziel||Texas A&M|
|2006||Troy Smith||Ohio State|