Heisman Trophy Watch Week 12: Trevone Boykin, Marcus Mariota Move Up

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Nov 8, 2014; Starkville, MS, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs quarterback Dak Prescott (15) passing against the UT Martin Skyhawks during the third quarter at Davis Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

1. Dak Prescott, Quarterback, Mississippi State Bulldogs (9-0, 5-0 in SEC)

Last Game: 14-of-23 (60.9%) for 206 Yards, 6 Carries for 54 Yards (9 YPC), 3 Total Touchdowns (Defeated UT-Martin Skyhawks 45-16)

For 2014 Season: 146-of-239 (61.1%) for 2,231 Yards, 143 Carries for 779 Yards (5.4 YPC), 29 Total Touchdowns, 7 Interceptions

Dak Prescott didn’t do anything to lose his spot atop the Heisman Trophy race after the Mississippi State Bulldogs beat the UT-Martin Skyhawks Saturday. He still has this team undefeated with one of the toughest schedules ever played in college football history, and that schedule is only going to get tougher with Ole Miss and Alabama to close out the season. If he keeps pace, there is no way that he shouldn’t win the Heisman.

His stats are nearly on the level of Trevone Boykin’s and Marcus Mariota’s, but he has done it against the likes of LSU and Auburn. And he’s got two more tough defenses to come plus the SEC championship. The five toughest defenses he will have gone against could be tougher than the toughest defense that Boykin and Mariota have both faced all year.

Prescott was hobbled two weeks ago against Arkansas but still managed to lead his team back to victory with help from Josh Robinson. That’s the mark of a champion. He then was able to get healthy this past week while once again putting up big numbers His performance in Dan Mullen’s system completely overtakes Tim Tebow’s performance in that system already. This guy is a superstar, and the Heisman is his to lose.