Pac-12 Heisman Watch: Marcus Mariota Lone Pac-12 Candidate

Steve Dykes

Brett Hundley dropped off the Heisman radar after a disappointing performance in a loss to Stanford.

Each week we break down Pac-12 players' chances for winning the Heisman based on odds supplied by Bovada.lv.

Marcus Mariota QB Oregon - 10/11

Mariota quietly had just another superb game against Washington State last week and continued his streak of passes and games without an interception while getting just another win for the Ducks. Unless the wheels unexpectedly come off the wagon, Mariota looks like the runaway favorite to win the award this year.

Brett Hundley QB UCLA - Dropped out

A lackluster performance in a loss to Stanford was enough to knock Hundley off the board for now. Hundley is out of it for now, but an upset win and a good performance this Saturday at Oregon would get him right back into it.

Other worthy candidates

With every Pac-12 candidate other than Mariota basically dropping off of the radar, we are going to discontinue the Heisman series unless someone else steps up and enters the fray.

Here are some candidates that could still do that.

Sean Mannion QB Oregon State - Is having as good of a season as any Pac-12 quarterback has ever had as he currently leads the nation in passing yards and touchdowns with just three interceptions and leads a Beaver team that could challenge Stanford and Oregon atop the North if they play well enough. If he can keep it up and the Beavers can knock off the Ducks and/or Cardinal, he will become a candidate.

Brandin Cooks WR Oregon State - He leads the nation in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns and is the most dominating and dynamic offensive playmaker that no one in the country is talking about even though they should. If he can keep it up and the Beavers can knock off the Ducks and/or Cardinal, he will become a candidate.

Ka'Deem Carey RB Arizona - Carey is picking up steam and if he can keep pace, he could end up leading the nation in rushing again. Even if the Wildcats are a middle-of-the-road team, that should generate some Heisman attention.

Marion Grice RB Arizona State - The underrated Sun Devil back leads the nation in rushing touchdowns and receiving touchdowns for a running back. He's one of the most versatile backs to play in the Pac-12 in a long time and could get into the conversation if he can get the Sun Devils to the Pac-12 Championship Game.

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