SEC Week 6 Heisman Watch: Prescott, Marshall surge to the front
The sixth installment of our SEC Heisman Watch features two quarterbacks who are deserving of top billing after Saturday’s performances:
- Week 1 Heisman Watch
- Week 2 Heisman Watch
- Week 3 Heisman Watch
- Week 4 Heisman Watch
- Week 5 Heisman Watch
- Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State: Consecutive wins over top 10 teams puts you in a different stratosphere as far as player of the year awards go and Prescott’s performance in those games was, without question, spectacular — eight touchdowns, 718 yards of total offense, one turnover.
- Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia: Big Game Gurley had another impressive outing against Vanderbilt, rushing for 163 yards and two touchdowns.
- Nick Marshall, QB, Auburn: The senior hit the 100-yard mark on the ground for the third time this season and showed flexibility through the air with a wide range of intermediate throws to Sammie Coates and Duke Williams. Marshall was responsible for a season-high four touchdowns — all in the first half.
- Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama: Limited to 91 yards on nine catches, the nation’s best receiver was held in check by the SEC’s defense. The biggest key for Ole Miss was staying with Cooper after the catch, his strength in the Crimson Tide’s passing game.
- Kenny Hill, QB, Texas A&M: Not that his receivers helped him much, but Kenny Hill’s day at Mississippi State was filled with struggle against the best front seven the Aggies have faced this season. Two late touchdown passes to Speedy Noil and Josh Reynolds saved an otherwise disappointing day from the quarterback spot. Hill tossed three interceptions and completed 37 of 62 passes.