Notre Dame's Jimmy Clausen Heats Up Heisman Race

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Notre Dame's Jimmy Clausen Heats Up Heisman Race
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October has struck us with crisp air, and high winds. We are also beginning to see the Heisman Race work itself out. In this edition of the Heisman watch, four new faces emerge into the spotlight.

Houston quarterback Case Keenum has fallen out of the race after the Cougars were upset by UTEP. Keenum still has a legitimate claim to being a candidate for this prestigious award, but his chances of winning dissipated when Houston lost.

Cal running back Jahvid Best, although playing injured, had another lackluster performance in the Golden Bears defeat at the hands of the USC Trojans. With his subpar play the last two weeks, his name is thrown into the pot with the Daryll Clark's and Jacory Harris's, of the college football world.

You know, guys that could crack this list again, but must reverse their course.

Texas A&M QB Jerrod Johnson, ranked 11th last week, has fallen out after a performance where he struggled with his composure, while facing a solid Arkansas pass rush. The Aggies ended up losing that game, but it still wasn't completely Johnson's fault.

Kansas QB Todd Reesing has dropped from the Top 12 by default since Kansas was off, and several players performed well enough to leap him in this race.

Other players that are on the mend are Oklahoma State WR Dez Bryant, Alabama QB Greg McElroy, West Virginia RB Noel Devine, and Tennessee S Eric Berry.

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