Heisman Watch: Candidates for college football’s top individual honor

The leading candidates for college football’s top individual award:

Collin Klein

Kansas State QB

This week: 286 yards passing, 2 TDs, 3 INTs; 1 rushing TD.

Season: 2,306 yards passing with 14 TDs; 787 yards rushing with 20 TDs.


Comment: Klein’s three picks in loss to Baylor matched his season total going in.

Kenjon Barner

Oregon RB

This week:

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66 yards rushing, 13 yards receiving, 0 TDs.

Season: 1,426 yards rushing, 6.5 yards per carry, 20 total TDs.

Comment: Barner was bottled up by Stanford’s defense, just like all of Oregon’s weapons.

Manti Te’o

Notre Dame LB

This week: Six tackles (three solo).


Season: 98 tackles (49 solo), 6 interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries.

Comment: The Irish held Wake Forest to 209 total yards in the defense’s first shutout since 2009.

Johnny Manziel

Texas A&M QB

This week: 267 yards passing, 3 TDs; 100 yards rushing, 2 TDs.

Season: 3,047 yards passing, 21 TDs; 1,114 yards rushing, 17 TDs.

Comment: First freshman in FBS history to pass for 3,000 yards and run for 1,000.