A year ago, Geno Smith was the Heisman Trophy favorite as we reached the season's midpoint -- but we all know how that turned out. Even the player who took the lead from him, Collin Klein, didn't leave Times Square in December with the 25-pound chunk of history in hand.
The point here, is that while it looks like the trophy is Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota's to lose more so than its anyone else's to win, nothing is certain.
Which is why Saturday looms so large for Florida State's Jameis Winston.
We've already seen the redshirt freshman thrive in the spotlight, torching then-No. 3 Clemson, and he'll get his second opportunity at another marquee win Saturday against seventh-ranked Miami. Oh, and while Winston takes center stage the other top candidates in this race -- Mariota, AJ McCarron (Alabama) and Bryce Petty (Baylor) -- are all off and Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel is playing 1-6 UTEP.
The week is, without question, Winston's alone. But it's more about positioning rig...