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.
WEEK 7 VS. AUBURN
PASSING
YDSTDINTCMP%QBR
2461252.983.7
 
RUSHING
YDSTDYPC
12125.8
2014 SEASON
PASSING
YDSTDINTCMP%QBR
147814461.585.1
 
RUSHING
YDSTDYPC
57685.4
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.
WEEK 8 VS. WASHINGTON
PASSING
YDSTDINTCMP%QBR
3362072.783.6
 
RUSHING
YDSTDYPC
-10-0.1
2014 SEASON
PASSING
YDSTDINTCMP%QBR
195719070.289.2
 
RUSHING
YDSTDYPC
28955.2
Wisconsin was off in Week 8. The Badgers are back in action Oct. 25 against Maryland.
WEEK 7 VS. ILLINOIS
RUSHING
YDSTDYPC
17546.5
 
RECEIVING
RECYDSYPRTD
100.00
2014 SEASON
RUSHING
YDSTDYPC
1046137.9
 
RECEIVING
RECYDSYPRTD
6274.51
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.
WEEK 8 AT FLORIDA STATE
PASSING
YDSTDINTCMP%QBR
3133259.673.6
 
RUSHING
YDSTDYPC
3303.0
2014 SEASON
PASSING
YDSTDINTCMP%QBR
199619661.975.5
 
RUSHING
YDSTDYPC
23943.5
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.
WEEK 6 VS. VANDERBILT
RUSHING
YDSTDYPC
16326.5
 
RECEIVING
RECYDSYPRTD
22412.00
2014 SEASON
RUSHING
YDSTDYPC
77388.2
 
RECEIVING
RECYDSYPRTD
11534.80

ESPN Experts' Poll

Oct. 14, 2014
Name Position School Year 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Total
Dak Prescott QB Miss. State Jr. 8 2 0 0 0 48
Marcus Mariota QB Oregon Jr. 2 1 7 0 0 35
Melvin Gordon RB Wisconsin Jr. 0 4 2 2 1 27
Everett Golson QB Notre Dame Sr. 0 1 0 3 3 13
Todd Gurley RB Georgia Jr. 0 2 0 0 1 9
Bryce Petty QB Baylor Sr. 0 0 1 2 1 8
Bo Wallace QB Ole Miss Sr. 0 0 0 2 0 4
Amari Cooper WR Alabama Jr. 0 0 0 1 1 3
Ameer Abdullah RB Nebraska Sr. 0 0 0 0 1 1
Buck Allen RB USC Jr. 0 0 0 0 1 1
Tevin Coleman RB Indiana Jr. 0 0 0 0 1 1

ESPN experts: Andrea Adelson, Edward Aschoff, Brian Bennett, Rece Davis, Travis Haney, Chris Low, Ivan Maisel, Ted Miller, Mark Schlabach and Jake Trotter.

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