Key Question No. 13 - Who'll Win The Heisman?
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota
Posted Aug 24, 2013

Key Question No. 13 - Really, Who'll Win The Heisman?

13. Who wins the Heisman?

Richard Cirminiello: AJ McCarron. Recent history says that a quarterback from a championship-contending team will capture America's most recognizable award. With that in mind, the short list of serious candidates boils down to Teddy Bridgewater, Marcus Mariota, Aaron Murray, Tajh Boyd, Braxton Miller and Johnny Manziel. McCarron is going to get a lot of love from voters looking to cast an anti-Manziel vote following the incumbent's messy offseason. McCarron won't match his peers' numbers, but it'll be impossible to ignore his success as a leader and a winner.

FOLLOW! @PeteFiutak: Since I can't keep going with my standard The Field line and I have to come up with a real, live call, I'm settling on Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. He'll have the stats, the teams and the moments. One of the nation's leaders in passing efficiency last season, he'll hit the 3,000 yard mark this season and should be well over 30 touchdowns by the time the year is up. He doesn't have to run for 1,200 yards, but if he can come through with big performances in spotlight games against Washington, UCLA and Stanford, the résumé will be built. The team will be terrific, he'll be a spotlight star on a national title contender, and he'll quickly become the hot player on the hot team.
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No. 23 Top Non-Conference Game | No. 22 Top Conference Game
No. 21 Who'll Bust The BCS? | No. 20 What Can Louisville Do?
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No. 7 Will Notre Dame Drop? | No. 6 Will Oregon Miss Chip?
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No. 3 Will Ohio State Go 14-0? | No. 2 Alabama Threepeat
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