Heisman Watch

SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 05: Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks releases over coverage by Tra'Mayne Bondurant #21 of the Arizona Wildcats during the first half of the PAC-12 Championships at Levi's Stadium on December 5, 2014 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images

Heisman Watch: Why Oregon’s Marcus Mariota Will Win The Heisman Trophy

Later this week, Mariota should join an exslusive fraternity.

CBS Chicago–12/11/2014

CORVALLIS, OR - NOVEMBER 29: Quarterback Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks hurdles safety Justin Strong #39 of the Oregon State Beavers during the second quarter of the game at Reser Stadium on November 29, 2014 in Corvallis, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Conference Title Games Set Stage For Heisman Favorites

The big names can prove themselves one last time this Saturday.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2014

EUGENE, OR - NOVEMBER 22: Quarterback Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks warms up prior to the game against the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Mariota, Gordon Leading Race Down Stretch

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota looks to be the favorite this season, but Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon also has a decent shot to win the award.

CBS Chicago–11/26/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 15: J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes carries the football against the Minnesota Golden Gophers during the second quarter of the game on November 15, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: J.T. Barrett Has Led Ohio State’s Resurrection As Playoff Contender

If you are looking for this year’s young rising star with a shot to win the Heisman Trophy, look no further than Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett.

11/20/2014

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - NOVEMBER 8: Melvin Gordon #25 of the Wisconsin Badgers leaps over Leroy Clark #3 of the Purdue Boilermakers during the game at Ross-Ade Stadium on November 8, 2014 in West Lafayette, Indiana. Wisconsin defeated Purdue 34-16. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Melvin Gordon Ready For Showdown With Ameer Abdullah

Melvin Gordon leads the Wisconsin running game against another Heisman candidate and his ground game, Nebraska and Ameer Abdullah.

CBS Chicago–11/13/2014

OXFORD, MS - NOVEMBER 01: Quarterback Nick Marshall #14 of the Auburn Tigers rushes 2 yards for a touchdown against Chief Brown #8 of the Mississippi Rebels as the Rebels held a 24-21 lead in the third quarter at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on November 1, 2014 in Oxford, Mississippi. Auburn defeated Mississippi 35-31. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Nick Marshall’s Campaign Fueled By Road Victories

Auburn has three Heisman Trophy winners in school history. Quarterback Nick Marshall is a rising candidate in this year’s race.

CBS Chicago–11/06/2014

FORT WORTH, TX - OCTOBER 18: Trevone Boykin #2 of the TCU Horned Frogs throws against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 18, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: TCU’s Trevone Boykin Is This Year’s Hidden Gem

TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin has been the face of a dynamic offense taking the Big 12 by storm.

CBS Chicago–10/30/2014

MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 18: Rakeem Cato #12 of the Marshall Thundering Herd is pursued by Giovani Francois #9 of the Florida International Panthers as he scrambles out of the pocket with the ball on October 18, 2014 at FIU Stadium in Miami, Florida.Marshall defeated Florida International 45-13. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Marshall’s Rakeem Cato Should Be Considered For A Trip To New York

As far as numbers go, Rakeem Cato is a very good player, but to make a run to New York, he will have to go on a tear in the second half of the season.

CBS Chicago–10/28/2014

Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Everett Golson Goes Head-To-Head With Jameis Winston

There is no disputing which game deserves the Heisman spotlight game this week. Notre Dame and Florida State will offer the biggest stage for a pair of Heisman Trophy candidates.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2014

STARKVILLE, MS - OCTOBER 04: Dak Prescott #15 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs runs for yards against the Texas A&M Aggies during the fourth quarter of a game at Davis Wade Stadium on October 4, 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi. Mississippi State won the game 48-31. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott Is More Than Tim Tebow 2.0

As the season has seen the rise of Mississippi State football, quarterback Dak Prescott has emerged on the scene as one of college football’s best. Is Prescott the best player in college football?

10/09/2014

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMPER 27: Running back Ameer Abdullah #8 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers runs past defensive lineman Jihad Ward #17 and defensive back Earnest Thomas III #9 of the Illinois Fighting Illini during their game at Memorial Stadium on September 27, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Why Michigan State Should Fear Ameer Abdullah Of Nebraska

Nebraska has three Heisman winners in its storied football history. Running back Ameer Abdullah has a shot to become the school’s fourth.

10/02/2014

DALLAS, TX - SEPTEMBER 27: Deante' Gray #20 of the TCU Horned Frogs runs for a touchdown against the Southern Methodist Mustangs at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on September 27, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

CFB Spotlight: October Will Get Started With A Bang

October is the best month for college football.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2014

TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 20: Amari Cooper #9 of the Alabama Crimson Tide pulls in this touchdown reception against Vernon Hargreaves III #1 of the Florida Gators at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 20, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Can Alabama’s Amari Cooper End Heisman Drought For Receivers?

History suggests it will be difficult for Cooper to break the wide receiver drought.

CBS Chicago–09/24/2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 13: Everett Golson #5 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish runs the ball as Ryan Watson #92 of the Purdue Boilermakers trails behind at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 13, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Purdue 30-14. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

What You Need To Know About The College Football Playoff

Here is what you need to know about the College Football Playoff.

CBS Chicago–09/23/2014

Quarterback Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks warms up before the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium on September 6, 2014 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: QB Marcus Mariota Hopes To End Oregon’s Heisman Drought

There have been some worthy candidates since the Ducks became recognized as a national power in the sport, but quarterback Marcus Mariota may have the best chance to finally end that Heisman drought in Eugene.

09/11/2014

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Heisman Watch: Kenny Hill Thrilled But It Is A Long Season

If you did not know his name before Thursday, you undoubtedly know it now. Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill put on quite the show in his debut as the starting quarterback in the post-Johnny Manziel […]

09/04/2014

TALLAHASSEE, FL - APRIL 12: Jameis Winston #5 of the Garnet team reacts to a pass against the Gold team during Florida State's Garnet and Gold spring game at Doak Campbell Stadium on April 12, 2014 in Tallahassee, Florida.

Heisman Watch: College Football’s Top Contenders And Sleepers

College football’s top players compete for the Heisman Trophy. Here are the contenders as well as a few sleepers.

08/28/2014

CLEMSON, SC - OCTOBER 19: Jameis Winston #5 of the Florida State Seminoles celebrates after defeating the Clemson Tigers 51-14 at Memorial Stadium on October 19, 2013 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Jameis Winston The Slam Dunk, Five Others Playing For Second

The Heisman Trophy will be presented Saturday evening in New York City. Winston’s name should be at the top of the list as college football’s most impressive player from the start of the season through the championship games. Everything else after that is purely a guess.

12/12/2013

SAN DIEGO, CA - OCTOBER 26: Derek Carr #4 of the Fresno State Bulldogs looks on from the sidelines against the San Diego State Aztecs during their game on October 26, 2013 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Fresno State’s Derek Carr Gets One Last Chance

Few quarterbacks in college football have put up the kind of passing numbers Fresno State’s Derek Carr has this season. Carr has passed for a nation-leading 4,462 yards and 45 touchdowns while being picked off just five times all year.

12/05/2013

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - NOVEMBER 2: Andre Williams #44 of the Boston College Eagles breaks a touchdown run against the Virginia Tech Hokies in the second half at Alumni Stadium. The Eagles won the game 34 to 27. November 2, 2013 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Boston College’s Andre Williams Rushes In To The Mix

With the competition wide open for the Heisman Trophy, Boston College running back Andre Williams has become a bit of a rising contender.

11/28/2013

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