Oregon's Marcus Mariota warms up for the Valero (Credit: AP / Eric Gay)

Oregon's Marcus Mariota warms up for the Valero Alamo Bowl against Texas in San Antonio on Dec. 30, 2013.

Heisman Trophy watch 2014

A look at the possible candidates for the 2014 Heisman Trophy. Check back here every week for updates.

1. TODD GURLEY, RB, Georgia, Junior

Todd Gurley?s season stats: 41 carries, 402 yards,
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Todd Gurley’s season stats: 41 carries, 402 yards, 4 TDs

Gurley didn’t play much in No. 13 Georgia’s 66-0 rout of Troy on Saturday, but he still ran for 73 yards on seven carries, including a 48-yard scamper on his second touch of the game. LAST WEEK: 1

2. MARCUS MARIOTA, QB, Oregon, Junior

Marcus Mariota?s season stats: 71-96, 1,135 yards, 13
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Marcus Mariota’s season stats: 71-96, 1,135 yards, 13 TD; 33 carries, 214 yards, 3 TDs

Mariota’s efficiency again showed in No. 2 Oregon’s 38-31 win over Washington State on Saturday. The junior threw for more touchdowns (five) than he had incompletions (four) en route to a 21-of-25, 329-yard night. Mariota also ran for 58 yards on 13 carries, including a 41-yard run. He has yet to throw an interception this season. LAST WEEK: 2

3. JAMEIS WINSTON, QB, Florida State, Sophomore

Jameis Winston?s season stats: 47-67, 626 yards, 3
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Jameis Winston’s season stats: 47-67, 626 yards, 3 TDs, 2 INTs; 7 carries, 11 yards, TD

Winston was suspended for No. 1 Florida State’s 23-17 overtime win over No. 24 Clemson for shouting an obscene phrase on campus. LAST WEEK: 3

4. KENNY HILL, QB, Texas A&M, Sophomore

Kenny Hill?s season stats: 97-139, 1,359 yards, 13
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Kenny Hill’s season stats: 97-139, 1,359 yards, 13 TDs, 1 INT; 16 carries, 106 yards

Hill only played one half of No. 6 Texas A&M’s 58-6 romp over SMU on Saturday. The sophomore went 16-of-21 for 265 yards, two touchdowns and an interception -- his first of the season. Not a bad day overall, but not as flashy as some of his previous games. LAST WEEK: 4

5. EVERETT GOLSON, QB, Notre Dame, Senior

Everett Golson season stats: 62-96, 780 yards, 7
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Everett Golson season stats: 62-96, 780 yards, 7 TDs; 29 carries, 83 yards, 4 TDs

Golson and Notre Dame had the weekend off. The No. 9 Fighting Irish play Syracuse on Saturday. LAST WEEK: 5

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6. AMEER ABDULLAH, RB, NEBRASKA, Senior

Ameer Abdullah?s season stats: 92 carries, 625 yards,
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Ameer Abdullah’s season stats: 92 carries, 625 yards, 5 TDs; 5 catches, 108 yards, 2 TD

Abdullah had a huge day against Miami, rushing for 229 yards and two touchdowns on 35 carries in No. 24 Nebraska’s 41-31 win. The senior also caught a three-yard touchdown pass. LAST WEEK: 7

7. AMARI COOPER, WR, Alabama, Junior

Amari Cooper?s season stats: 43 catches, 655 yards,
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Amari Cooper’s season stats: 43 catches, 655 yards, 5 TDs

Cooper went off against Florida (and one of the nation’s better cornerbacks in Vernon Hargreaves III). The junior reeled in 10 catches for 201 yards and three touchdowns, including a 79-yard score, in No. 2 Alabama’s 42-21 win over the Gators. Through the Crimson Tide’s four games so far, Cooper’s 43 catches are already two shy of his entire 2013 total. LAST WEEK: 8

8. TAYSOM HILL, QB, BYU, Junior

Taysom Hill?s season stats: 80-120, 876 yards, 6
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Taysom Hill’s season stats: 80-120, 876 yards, 6 TDs, 3 INT; 79 carries, 428 yards, 7 TDs

Hill threw for 187 yards and two touchdowns on 13-of-23 passing as No. 21 BYU rallied past Virginia, 41-33, on Saturday. The junior also led the Cougars in rushing, carrying the ball 17 times for 72 yards, including a 15-yard score in the third quarter. LAST WEEK: 6

9. BRETT HUNDLEY, QB, UCLA, Junior

Brett Hundley?s season stats: 57-81, 686 yards, 3
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Brett Hundley’s season stats: 57-81, 686 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT; 29 carries, 74 yards, TD

Hundley and No. 12 UCLA were off. The junior will need a big game against No. 15 Arizona State on Thursday to stay in the Heisman conversation. LAST WEEK: 9

OUTSIDE LOOKING IN

Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin (pictured) Bryce Petty, QB,
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Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin (pictured)
Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor
Nick Marshall, QB, Auburn
James Conner, RB, Pittsburgh

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