Heisman Trophy 2012: Week 12's Best and Worst Showings in Heisman Hunt

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Heisman Trophy 2012: Week 12's Best and Worst Showings in Heisman Hunt
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With the chase for the 2012 Heisman Trophy starting to heat up, the recent turnover in the college football landscape will have a serious impact on the race for the sport’s equivalent of the MVP award.

College football powerhouses and legendary programs fell Saturday, and in the process, some of the biggest names in the Heisman race have seen their chances at taking home the trophy dashed.

The end of the season is more important to the voters than anything else—despite the fact that they should be judging for the entire year—and the star who shines brightest to close the schedule usually wins the award.

Several players have already separated themselves as Heisman candidates over the last several weeks, and this is how each fared Saturday and where they stand in the race for the sport’s most coveted individual prize.

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