Oct 5, 2013; Boulder, CO, USA; Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) looks to pass in the first quarter against the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Heisman Trophy Favorites - Week 7

Now at the halfway point of the 2013 season, this seems as good a time as any to start monitoring the Heisman Trophy race.

Through the remainder of the regular season, Saturday Blitz editors Kyle Kensing, Jack Jorgensen and Luke Brietzke, Reign of Troy editor Michael Castillo and select editors across the FanSided network will unveil their thoughts on the Heisman Trophy race.


  1. QB Marcus Mariota, Oregon – The Oregon offensive juggernaut rolls on with Mariota as its engine. He has 17 passing touchdowns without an interception, and eight straight games with at least one passing and rushing touchdown. (KK)
  2. QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M – Forget that he’s won this before, Manziel already has two incredible “Heisman moment” type games under in his belt, which literally no one else can say. (MC)
  3. QB Jameis Winston, Florida State – Shown the ability to take over a game at the drop of a hat, and has, so far, lived up (and possibly exceeded) his hype he had to endure coming in. (JJ)
  4. RB Lache Seastrunk, Baylor – Sure, Seastrunk’s campaign took a hit last week against Kansas State, but it’s not his fault that he barely plays second halves of games. Still, Seatstrunk averages an insane 10.0 yards per carry and has 8 TDs in five games. (LB)

Next level

QB Tajh Boyd, Clemson

LB Anthony Barr, UCLA

QB Zach Mettenberger, LSU

QB Sean Mannion, Oregon State

QB Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville


Down but not out

QB Aaron Murray, Georgia

RB Bishop Sankey, Washington

QB Derek Carr, Fresno State

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