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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

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 29: The Ohio State Buckeyes celebrate their 42-28 victory over the Michigan Wolverines by performing their alma mater song Carmen Ohio at Ohio Stadium on November 29, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: The Playoff Begins Now

The College Football Playoff will determine college football’s first national champion in the new playoff model in January, but the real playoff begins this weekend.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2014

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: Briean Boddy-Calhoun #29 of the Minnesota Golden Gophers catches a pass intended for Corey Smith #84 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the first quarter of the game on November 15, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

CFB Spotlight: A Time To Be Thankful For Rivalries

With Thanksgiving upon us, we should all take some time to think about what we are thankful for.

CBS Chicago–11/25/2014

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

EAST LANSING, MI - NOVEMBER 8: Jalin Marshall #17 of the Ohio State Buckeyes returns a punt 26 yards in the second quarter of the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on November 8, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

CFB Spotlight: Championship Races Come Down To Final Stretch

College football’s regular season is coming down the final stretch, which means it is crunch time in the conference and division championship races.

11/18/2014

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

WACO, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Devin Chafin #28 of the Baylor Bears runs the ball against Ben Heeney #31 of the Kansas Jayhawks at McLane Stadium on November 1, 2014 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

CFB Spotlight: Big Games In November Separate Contenders From Pretenders

Our expectations before the start of the season can quickly be tarnished in a flash.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2014

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

TALLAHASSEE, FL - OCTOBER 18: Jaylon Smith #9 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish hits Dalvin Cook #4 of the Florida State Seminoles during their game at Doak Campbell Stadium on October 18, 2014 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

CFB Spotlight: Get Ready To Debate 1-Loss Playoff Contenders

Which one-loss team has the edge? So many pivotal games are still to come.

CBS Chicago–10/21/2014

STARKVILLE, MS - OCTOBER 04: Brandon Holloway #10 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs reaches for the goal line over Armani Watts #23 of the Texas A&M Aggies during the third 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)

College Football Spotlight: You Can’t Script Drama As Good As This

Each week of college football should be seen as a chapter, and the season the full novel.

CBS Chicago–10/07/2014

College Football Spotlight: Big Ten Reputation On The Line For Michigan State

The Big Ten had an opportunity to make a statement in the opening weekend of the college football season, but Wisconsin let a 24-7 lead slip away against LSU in Houston. As Wisconsin saw a […]

08/31/2014

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 06: Running back Devonta Freeman #8 of the Florida State Seminoles runs with the ball against the Auburn Tigers during the 2014 Vizio BCS National Championship Game at the Rose Bowl on January 6, 2014 in Pasadena, California.

College Football Spotlight: 10 Thoughts For The 2014 College Football Season

Forget much of what you know about college football. The chase for one of the four playoff spots begins this weekend with a handful of high-profile games.

08/26/2014

SEC commissioner Mike Slive. (Getty Images)

NCAA Board Hands 5 Biggest Conferences More Power

The power conferences will now have the ability to create their own rules.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2014

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Big 12 Commissioner: ‘Cheating Pays’

“There’s a lot of change coming,” Bob Bowlsby says.

CBS Chicago–07/21/2014

SEC commissioner Mike Slive. (Getty Images)

SEC Commissioner Slive Continues Push For Big Five Autonomy

“Things are different and expectations of student-athletes are different,” Mike Slive said.

CBS Chicago–07/14/2014

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany. (Getty Images)

Wisch: When It Comes To Titles, Big Ten Is Final Forlorn

The Big Ten has sent 18 teams to the Final Four in the last quarter century but has just one champion.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2014

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

ATHENS, GA - SEPTEMBER 28: Zach Mettenberger #8 of the LSU Tigers passes against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on September 28, 2013 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: LSU’s Mettenberger Looks To Make Dent In Race Vs. Alabama

By now, we have taken a glance at some of the SEC’s Heisman hopefuls like Manziel, McCarron and Murray. But what about the league’s second highest-rated passer, LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger?

11/07/2013

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