Heisman Watch 2012: Separating the Contenders from the Pretenders

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Heisman Watch 2012: Separating the Contenders from the Pretenders
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The separation between contenders and pretenders in the Heisman race expanded enormously following Week 5's action.

You can thank Geno Smith for that.

After Smith's 656 passing yards and eight touchdowns against Baylor on Saturday, Heisman hopefuls are going to have to do something remarkable to pry the trophy from Smith's fingertips.

He's the unquestionable favorite to win the most prestigious award in college football, but which contenders can seriously challenge him for the hardware?

Here's the contenders and pretenders for the Heisman in 2012.

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