Heisman Trophy Watch: Why Marcus Mariota is Not No. 1

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Nov 27, 2014; Austin, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Trevone Boykin (2) throws a pass against the Texas Longhorns during the game at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

5. Trevone Boykin, Quarterback, TCU Horned Frogs (10-1, 7-1)

Last Game: 20-of-34 (58.8%) for 233 Yards, 12 Carries for 50 Yards (4.2 YPC), 3 Total Touchdowns (Defeated Texas Longhorns 48-10)

2014 Season: 249-of-420 (59.3%) for 3,254 Yards, 134 Carries for 598 Yards (4.5 YPC), 34 Total Touchdowns

TCU is still in the race for the national championship, and its quarterback still belongs in the race for the Heisman Trophy. Trevone Boykin has 34 total touchdowns this year to only 6 interceptions, which is incredible, and he only added to his campaign in last week’s victory over Texas.

What stands out about Boykin is that he has come through in the biggest moments, coming back against Oklahoma and leading a game-winning drive against West Virginia before dominating against Kansas State. The combination of those things are enough for us to say that gets to stay in the race, and he could really pad his stats against the Iowa State Cyclones. In fact, to have any chance at winning the trophy, he is going to have to pad his stats.

But if he does and TCU gets into the College Football Playoff, then there’s no way he can be left out of this Heisman Trophy race.

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