Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 11/14/13

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 12′s high-stakes slate of games. Honorable Mentions Fresno State QB Derek Carr: Went 33 of 46 for 360 yards with four touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 48-10 win over Wyoming.  If he continues to shine after the bye in the team’s final two tests vs. New Mexico State and at San Jose State, the Bulldogs should be playing in a BCS bowl.  Through the first nine games of his senior campaign, Carr has connected on 323 of 465 passes (69.5 percent) for 3,421 yards with 20 touchdowns and six interceptions. Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon: Carried the ball 19 ti...
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