Top 2013 Heisman Trophy Candidates and the One Game That Will Trip Them Up

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Top 2013 Heisman Trophy Candidates and the One Game That Will Trip Them Up
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We all know about the so-called "Heisman Moment." It's that one enduring image or signature play that launches a player's bid for, and eventually secures him, the most prestigious trophy in college sports.

Last season, against Alabama, Johnny Manziel had the fumble that wasn't. The year before that, Robert Griffin helped Baylor beat Oklahoma for the first time ever, throwing a broken-play touchdown to Terrence Williams with eight seconds left on the clock. The list goes on and on.

But what of the anti-Heisman Moment? What of the players who could have won the trophy, but didn't because of one bad game or one fatal slip-up or one missed opportunity?

In college football, it's not uncommon for one game to cost a team its chance at a national title. Just ask the Oregon Ducks. But can't the same be said for individual accolades?

Here are the top 10 contenders to win this year's Heisman, listed in reverse order, along with a highlight of which opponent stands most poised to derail their candidacy.

A look at which game could provide their anti-Heisman Moment.

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