Originally posted on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 11/7/13

Heisman Trophy campaigns may be fed in September when star players feast on less-than-impressive non-conference competition, but true contenders often don’t start to shine until conference play in October and November.  That was the case for last year’s winner, Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel, and former Baylor star signal-caller Robert Griffin III in 2011. Photo Via BCSKnowHow.com Let’s take a look at the Top 10 Heisman candidates entering Week 11′s high-stakes slate of games. Honorable Mentions Fresno State QB Derek Carr: Threw for over 400 yards and completed over 70 percent of his passes for the fifth time this season in the Bulldogs’ 41-23 victory vs. Nevada(39 of 55 for 487 yards with three TDs and no INTs).  He’s completed 290 of 419 passes (69.2 percent) for 3,061 yards with a TD-to-INT ratio of 28:4 through the first eight games of his senior campaign.  The the 6-3, 218-pound signal-caller also led his team to hard-fought wins in the team’s first three games of the season a...
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