The ninth installment of our SEC Heisman Watch features several players with starpower:


  • Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State: In command of the national spotlight since the Bulldogs’ early-season win at LSU, Prescott’s accounted for at least two touchdowns in every game this season and is tied for the SEC in rushing touchdowns with 10. He’ll remain the SEC’s Heisman frontrunner until Mississippi State’s first loss.
  • Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama: The Biletnikoff favorite at this point of the season, Cooper gouged Tennessee for 224 yards and two touchdowns on nine catches — much of that total coming in the first half — to surpass the 1,000-yard mark this season. Cooper’s just five yards behind the nation’s leader Rashard Higgins at Colorado State (1,137). His performance against Mississippi State in a couple of weeks should be memorable against a weak secondary.
  • Josh Robinson, RB, Mississippi State: No longer an unknown, Robinson’s becoming more dynamic as the season progresses as the co-captain of one of college football’s most balanced offense. Another near 200-yard performance pushed his SEC-best rushing total to 887 yards this season.


  • Senquez Golson, DB, Ole Miss: Four tackles and another interception for the SEC’s best defense came in a losing cause at LSU for this talented senior. He’ll be asked to dominate in run support during the Rebels’ upcoming bout with Auburn.
  • Nick Marshall, QB, Auburn: The Tigers’ offensive captain was sharp throughout Saturday’s game against South Carolina, completing 12-of-14 passes without a mistake. Three more touchdowns on the ground — including a 37-yard burst late in the second quarter — gives him seven on the season.