Quarterback Keenan Reynolds of the Navy Midshipmen runs (Credit: Getty Images / J Pat Carter)

Quarterback Keenan Reynolds of the Navy Midshipmen runs plays against the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes during the first quarter of a NCAA football game at the Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium on Nov. 21, 2015 in Tulsa, Okla.

Heisman Trophy watch 2015

The Heisman Trophy race is coming down to the wire with a few weeks left in the college football regular season. With the finalists announcement drawing near, here is a look at the current contenders for the 2015 Heisman, given annually to college football's most outstanding player.

1. DERRICK HENRY, Junior, RB, Alabama

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Derrick Henry played one half against FCS school Charleston Southern, racking up 68 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries in Alabama's 56-6 win. The junior now has 249 carries for 1,526 yards and 21 touchdowns (which ties Trent Richardson's single-season school record). Up next for Henry and the Crimson Tide: the Iron Bowl at Auburn. TRENDING: Unchanged

2. DESHAUN WATSON, Sophomore, QB, Clemson

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Deshaun Watson didn't do anything to hurt his Heisman hopes against Wake Forest, going 24-for-35 for 343 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions while rushing 10 times for 44 yards and a touchdown in top-ranked Clemson's 33-13 win. The sophomore now has gone 241-for-344 for 2,944 yards, 26 touchdowns and 10 interceptions with 118 carries for 642 yards and six scores. Clemson finishes the regular season at South Carolina on Saturday before playing North Carolina in the ACC Championship on Dec. 5. TRENDING: Unchanged

3. CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY, Sophomore, RB, Stanford

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Christian McCaffrey had a big hand in helping Stanford rebound from its first loss of the season. The sophomore had a school-record 389 all-purpose yards (including a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, a 49-yard catch-and-run on a screen pass for a touchdown and 29 carries for 192 yards) in the Cardinal's 35-22 win over Cal. McCaffrey will get a shot to show his stuff on a national stage when Stanford hosts Notre Dame on Saturday. TRENDING: Up



4. DALVIN COOK, Sophomore, RB, Florida State

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Dalvin Cook had 106 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries as Florida State cruised past FCS Chattanooga, 52-13. The sophomore extended his school record for rushing yards and is now at 1,475 with 16 touchdowns (despite missing nearly two full games with a hamstring injury). Florida State plays at Florida on Saturday with the winner potentially earning a spot in a New Year's Six bowl game. TRENDING: Unchanged

5. BAKER MAYFIELD, Junior, QB, Oklahoma

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Baker Mayfield left in the second quarter of Oklahoma's 30-29 win over TCU with a head injury. Prior to leaving, he had completed nine of 20 passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns, giving him 3,209 yards, 33 touchdowns and five interceptions on 226-of-329 passing (along with 120 rushes for 313 yards and six touchdowns). His status for the Sooners' regular-season finale against Oklahoma State is reportedly in question. TRENDING: Down

6. KEENAN REYNOLDS, Senior, QB, Navy

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Point to Navy's unorthodox offense all you want, but Keenan Reynolds is the reason why Navy is 9-1 and in position to earn a spot in the AAC title game. The senior quarterback became the school's all-time leading rusher Saturday against Tulsa, breaking Napoleon McCallum's record of 4,179 yards by carrying 19 times for 81 yards and a touchdown in three quarters as the Midshipmen rolled to a 44-21 win. Reynolds, directing Navy's triple-option offense that seems like it belongs in the 1950s compared with today's pass-happy spread era, has 210 carries for 1,009 yards and 18 touchdowns. Navy plays at Houston on Friday with the AAC West title on the line. TRENDING: Up

7. EZEKIEL ELLIOTT, Junior, RB, Ohio State

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Saturday definitely was a night to forget for Ezekiel Elliott. The junior had 12 carries for just 33 yards (including a one-yard touchdown) as Ohio State's playoff hopes likely ended with a last-second loss to Michigan State. Elliott expressed his frustration with the Buckeyes' coaching staff after the game, telling reporters that he was "disappointed in the play calling" and "disappointed in the situations we were put in." He also said he was hospitalized for three days during the week after a scratch on his leg got infected so badly that he couldn't walk, and that the loss was his final home game with Ohio State. Elliott has 232 carries for 1,458 yards and 17 touchdowns as Ohio State looks to end the regular season on a high note at Michigan, but his Heisman hopes have slimmed. TRENDING:Down


Leonard Fournette Heisman watch 2015
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The good news is that Leonard Fournette rushed for 108 yards against Ole Miss, the first time the sophomore rushed for at least 100 yards in nearly a month. The bad news is that LSU lost for the third straight week, and Fournette was kept out of the end zone for the first time this season. Heisman winners from three-loss teams are rare enough as it is, and adding in the fact that Fournette has cooled down considerably during this skid (3.6 yards per carry in the last three games) means he still has a ways to go before he can truly be back in the Heisman discussion. TRENDING: Unchanged



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