2012 Heisman Trophy favorites - an early look

Who are the favorites for the 2012 Heisman Trophy? We all know the familiar names, but also figured we would break down the favorites odds and what they need to do to win the 2012 Heisman Trophy.

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For each candidate, we touch on one personal and team stat that will boost them to winning the award if they achieve it.

1. Matt Barkley

Barkely surprised everyone, his coaches and teammates included, by returning in 2012 for his senior season. He was sure to be a top ten pick in this April's draft, but returned to USC to make up for not appearing in a bowl game for the last 2 seasons due to NCAA sanctions.

Heisman target personal stat:

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