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2012 Heisman Watch: Kenjon Barner & Marqise Lee The Top Two Pac-12 Candidates

Kenjon Barner of the Oregon Ducks and Marqise Lee of the USC Trojans are the top two Pac-12 candidates for the Heisman Trophy.

Robert Laberge

The Pac-12 has two frontrunners for the Heisman. If the Pac-12 had to send one Heisman candidate to New York City, would you choose Kenjon Barner, Marqise Lee, or someone else, and why? (Answer by Tuesday night)

Avinash Kunnath, Pacific Takes & California Golden Blogs: Barner. Lee is spectacular and will undoubtedly be a game-changer at the next level, but Barner is the guy who keeps Oregon a step or two (or a thousand) ahead of their opponents. I worried that the Ducks would miss LaMichael's toughness, but Barner is just as shifty and explosive, and he just torched a decent Trojan defense by making them miss and miss and miss.

Jack Follman, Pacific Takes: Barner. I think Lee is far and away the better pure player, but Barner is the best player on arguably the best team in the conference and he puts up insane numbers.

Michael Preston, CougCenter: I can't choose Andrew Furney can I? If not, then it has to be Barner. Lee has put up spectacular numbers this year but Barner has been better on a week to week basis.

Andy Wooldridge, Building The Dam: Barner. The question all year has been what Barner might do if he played an entire game. USC, and the nation, found out.

Jon Woods, Ralphie Report: For me it's Marqise Lee. It's not Barner's fault, and his numbers are insane, but we have seen this many times before in a Chip Kelly offense. LaMichael James, even DeAnthony Thomas if he got more touches. Marqise Lee has been downright unstoppable even with opposing defenses trying shut him down as the number one option.