Which 5 Players Can Take Over the Heisman Race on Saturday?

The Heisman race is wide open with the current favorite, Georgia running back Todd Gurley, being suspended indefinitely. There are no clear candidates to replace him, so who has the opportunity to take over the race and have their "Heisman moment" on Saturday?

Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State

Prescott started garnering some national attention after Mississippi State beat LSU in Death Valley, but threw himself into the forefront of the conversation with a five total touchdown performance in a blowout victory over Texas A&M.

Now the Bulldogs face their toughest test to date against No. 2 Auburn. If Prescott can once again carry his team to victory, he'll take over as the Heisman favorite.

Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon

Mariota's Heisman campaign was severely hurt after Oregon lost to Arizona, even though he wasn't the issue. He still hasn't thrown an interception yet, and is still considered to be the most talented quarterback in the country.

Oregon needs a victory to save their season, and they hit the road to face an equally-as-desperate UCLA team. Mariota needs to play the way he's capable of for the Ducks to win, and if that happens, he'll become a Heisman favorite again.

Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU

Boykin emerged as a dark horse candidate last week after he guided TCU to their upset win over Oklahoma, and now he has a chance to do it again when the Horned Frogs face Baylor in Waco. Another great performance in another upset will give his Heisman campaign some serious momentum.

Kenny Hill, QB, Texas A&M

Hill, like Mariota, saw his Heisman hopes take a significant dip after Texas A&M lost to Mississippi State. However, he has his chance to redeem himself with No. 3 Ole Miss coming into College Station. If he plays the way he did in the Aggies' first five games of the season, he'll go back to being a Heisman favorite.

Bo Wallace, QB, Ole Miss

Wallace entered the Heisman race by default, entering after he was the catalyst for Ole Miss' comeback victory over Alabama. Now he goes up against Kenny Hill and Texas A&M, the Rebels' first road test of the season. If he manages to outperform Kenny 'Trill' and get another victory over a top-15 team, he'll become a much more serious contender.

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