Oregon Marcus Mariota leads Heisman Trophy race The Buzz: Mariota clearly is the front runner so far in this Heisman race. The junior quarterback continues to put together a special season with Oregon. On Saturday, He snapped a two game personal losing streak to Stanford by passing for 258 yards and two touchdowns while adding an additional 85 yards and two more scores on the ground during a 45 16 victory over the Cardinal. It was his 35thstraight game with at least one touchdown pass and the ninth time this season he’s thrown multiple touchdown passes. He’ll face a tough challenge this week lining up against a Utah team that’s second in the Pac 12 with 10 interceptions. Up next: Saturday, At Utah Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State The Buzz: Prescott and Mississippi State continue to answer the bell week in and week out, Including Saturday when the junior combined for 392 yards of total offense and a touchdown during the Bulldogs’ 17 10 thrilling win over Arkansas. It was the first time this season Prescott passed for more than 300 yards in a game. He also threw two more interceptions, Bringing his season total to seven five in the past three games. So far this year, He has 2,785 total yards of offense and 27 touchdowns. Those numbers should go up this week as Mississippi State faces FCS opponent UT Martin Saturday. Up next: Saturday, vs. UT Martin Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin The Buzz: Gordon continues a spectacular season for the Badgers after rushing for 128 yards and two touchdowns during Wisconsin’s 37 0 win over Rutgers Saturday. It was his seventh game with more than 100 yards rushing and his fifth game this season with more than one rushing touchdown. So far this season, He’s rushed for 1,296 yards and 18 touchdowns as Wisconsin continues to climb the standings in the Big Ten West. Gordon has firmly entrenched himself among the Big Ten statistical leaders, Including ranking second in rushing yards per game (162) And yards per carry (7.5) And third in the conference in all purpose yards per game (166.9). This week, He’ll face a Purdue team that allows more than 174 yards per game on the ground. Up next: Saturday, At Purdue Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU The Buzz: It wasn’t the prettiest of performances for Boykin, But all that matters is TCU escaped with a last second 31 30 win over West Virginia Saturday. The junior had season lows in completions (12), Completion percentage (40 percent) And passing yards (166) During the victory. He threw his 22nd touchdown pass and scored his fourth rushing touchdown of the season. However, It was his performance in the final drive seven plays for 56 yards that set up the game winning 37 yard field goal that kept TCU’s hope alive for the Big 12 title and a possible spot in the College Football Playoff. A strong showing against Kansas State could do wonders to boost his Heisman profile. Up next: Saturday, vs. Kansas State Everett Golson, QB, Notre Dame The Buzz: Golson had arguably his best showing of the season against Navy Saturday. The senior combined for 348 total yards of offense and six total touchdowns. It was the third straight game during which he’s passed for more than 300 yards and the second time this season he’s accounted for more than five touchdowns. Golson is completing a career high 63 percent of his passes for 2,311 yards and 22 touchdowns. He’s rushed for an additional 272 yards and seven touchdowns. This weekend will present another huge test. Arizona State ranks among the best defensive teams in the Pac 12.