XN Sports Heisman Watch: Mariota On Top, Gurley Out Of Top 5

Marcus Mariota

Darkhorse Candidates: Ole Miss defensive back Senquez Golson has eight interceptions in eight games and has returned on for a TD. He is tied for the lead in INTs with Gerod Holliman of Louisville and only 39 TEAMS have more interceptions this season. Marshall QB Rakeem Cato is sixth in the country in points responsible for with 150 and he has throw 20 TD passes to go along with five rushing TDs. If he keeps the Thundering Herd unbeaten and in contention for a New Year’s Day bowl game he could earn a trip to New York as a finalist considering Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch was one of six Heisman finalists a year ago.

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