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Nov 1, 2014; Oxford, MS, USA; Auburn Tigers wide receiver Sammie Coates (18) catches a pass defended by Ole Miss Rebels defensive back Senquez Golson (21) at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Auburn defeated Ole Miss 35-31. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

8. Senquez Golson, Cornerback, Ole Miss Rebels (8-2, 4-2 in SEC)

Last Game: 1 Tackle (Defeated Presbyterian Blue Hose 48-0)

For 2014 Season: 9 Interceptions, 29 Tackles, 126 INT Return Yards, 1 Touchdown

The senior cornerback didn’t do much on Saturday against Presbyterian, but honestly he wasn’t needed to. Senquez Golson was still part of a defense that pitched a shutout in the game. And his numbers along with the fact that Ole Miss, however unlikely, is still in the race for the SEC West and the College Football Playoff keep him in our Heisman race.

Golson had reeled off an interception in five straight games before last Saturday, and he has two games with multiple interceptions on the year. Combining that with the fact that he also came down with the game-clinching interception in the huge upset win against Alabama is enough for him to stay in the race.

We also have to acknowledge that Bo Wallace has been so inconsistent this year on offense, and in both losses by the Rebels the defense put him in position to win that game. Golson’s play has been enough. The fact that he didn’t rack up huge stats against Presbyterian is not going to be nearly enough for us to change that.

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