Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 11/22/13

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. Credit: ESPN.com Illustration Let’s take a look at the Top 10 Heisman candidates entering Week 13′s high-stakes slate of games. Honorable Mentions Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon: Had what would be a stellar day for most running backs with 146 yards and a score on 13 carries (11.2 YPC) in the Badgers’ 51-3 victory vs. Indiana, but it was just another day at the office for the 6-1, 203-pound sophomore who has rushed for 140 yards or more in seven of 10 games in his 2013 campaign.  He enters the Badgers’ final two tests at Minnesota and vs. Penn State with 1,306 yards and 12 touchdowns on 156 carries (8.4 YPC).  Senior RB James White al...
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