In the race for the Heisman Trophy, the best way to win it is to have a great game late in the season. Voters are always going to focus on the narrative, even if it comes at the expense of the player who was better statistically all season.
For instance, Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein has been the front-runner for the award basically since the start of October. Nothing in his performance up to this point suggests that he is not the best and most outstanding player in the sport.
However, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel just had one of the most impressive single-game performances of any player in the country on the road against the No. 1-ranked team in the country. He had 345 yards of total offense and two touchdowns in the Aggies' upset victory over Alabama.
So, what are the voters going to do?
Those aren't the only two Heisman candidates in action in Week 11, nor were all the performances so electrifying that it moved players up the board.
Here is a look at the best and worst performances from the top Heisman candidates following Week 11.