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Quarterback Marcus Mariota of the Oregon Ducks heads (Credit: Getty Images / Otto Greule Jr)

Quarterback Marcus Mariota of the Oregon Ducks heads off the field after defeating the Colorado Buffaloes 44-10 at Autzen Stadium on Nov. 22, 2014 in Eugene, Ore.

Heisman Trophy watch 2014

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

1. MARCUS MARIOTA, QB, Oregon, Junior

Marcus Mariota?s season stats: 210-309, 3,103 yards, 32
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Marcus Mariota’s season stats: 210-309, 3,103 yards, 32 TDs, 2 INTs; 97 carries, 597 yards, 9 TDs

Mariota completed 24 of 32 passes for 323 yards and three touchdowns while also carrying the ball eight times for 73 yards and a score in No. 2 Oregon’s 44-10 win over Colorado. LAST WEEK: 1

2. MELVIN GORDON, RB, Wisconsin, Junior

Melvin Gordon?s season stats: 254 carries, 2,109 yards,
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Melvin Gordon’s season stats: 254 carries, 2,109 yards, 25 TDs; 15 catches, 147 yards, 2 TDs

Gordon followed up his 408-yard game with 200 rushing yards and two TDs on 31 carries in No. 16 Wisconsin’s 26-24 win over Iowa. The junior became the 17th 2,000-yard rusher in FBS history and the quickest to reach the milestone. He also had a team-high four catches for 64 yards. LAST WEEK: 2

3. AMARI COOPER, WR, Alabama, Junior

Amari Cooper?s season stats: 90 catches, 1,349 yards,
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Amari Cooper’s season stats: 90 catches, 1,349 yards, 11 TDs

Cooper had three catches for 46 yards before suffering a bruised knee early in the first quarter of No. 1 Alabama’s 48-14 win over Western Carolina. Head coach Nick Saban said after the game that Cooper could have returned to the game and that the injury was not serious. LAST WEEK: 3

4. TREVONE BOYKIN, QB, TCU, Junior

Trevone Boykin?s season stats: 229-386, 3,021 yards, 24
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Trevone Boykin’s season stats: 229-386, 3,021 yards, 24 TDs, 5 INTs; 122 carries, 548 yards, 7 TDs

Boykin and No. 5 TCU were off this week. They play Texas on Thanksgiving. LAST WEEK: 4

5. JAMEIS WINSTON, QB, Florida State, Sophomore

Jameis Winston?s season stats: 243-368, 3,125 yards, 19
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Jameis Winston’s season stats: 243-368, 3,125 yards, 19 TDs, 13 INTs; 41 carries, 59 yards, 3 TDs

Winston went 22-for-32 for 281 yards, a touchdown and a pick as No. 3 Florida State squeaked by Boston College, 20-17. The talk after the game, however, was about Winston’s shove of an official before a play in the third quarter and whether or not he should have been ejected for it. LAST WEEK: 5

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6. DAK PRESCOTT, QB, Mississippi State, Junior

Dak Prescott?s season stats: 189-308, 2,713 yards, 23
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Dak Prescott’s season stats: 189-308, 2,713 yards, 23 TDs, 10 INTs; 171 carries, 889 yards, 12 TDs

Prescott completed 16 of 21 passes for 192 yards and three TDs in No. 4 Mississippi State’s 51-0 win over Vanderbilt. The junior also added six carries for 28 yards and a touchdown. LAST WEEK: 6

OUTSIDE LOOKING IN

J.T. Barrett, QB, Ohio State (pictured) Duke Johnson,
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J.T. Barrett, QB, Ohio State (pictured)

Duke Johnson, RB, Miami

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