2010 Heisman Trophy Race Continues To Heat Up

Daniel MalkinContributor INovember 16, 2010

AUBURN, AL - NOVEMBER 06:  Quarterback Cam Newton #2 of the Auburn Tigers plays against the Chattanooga Mocs November 6, 2010 at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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As the end of the regular season continues to approach, the Heisman race is seriously heating up. After Auburn's big win, quarterback Cam Newton remains in the lead for this year's Heisman award and at this point it is his to lose.

Newton has remained on top of all other candidates in the last month and clearly is in the lead after rushing for 131 yards and scoring four total touchdowns against Georgia.

In second place this week is the outstanding quarter back from Boise St, Kellen Moore. He has been garnering a lot of Heisman buzz over the past few weeks of play. Boise St continues to win while they make there push towards a BCS Championship game.

His magnificent performance against Idaho this past weekend was pure domination. As long as the Broncos remain undefeated and they can dominate there remaining games, especially against Nevada, Moore will remain in the hunt.

In third place this week is the senior standout running back from Oregon, LaMichael James. He has been garnering a lot of Heisman buzz over the past few weeks of play. Oregon is the No. 1 team in the country and James continues to run over everything in his way.

The best college prospect this year, Andrew Luck is having a very productive season. Stanford is potentially the best one-loss team in the country and Luck is the reason why. He is quick moving outside of the pocket and has really developed a strong and accurate arm. The Cardinal are in the drivers seat for the Rose Bowl and Luck should be able to get them there.

Rounding out the top five is the Oklahoma State wide receiver, Justin Blackmon. Statistically, Blackmon is on a different level then the other receivers in the league. He continues to put up 100 yards every game while being a complete game changer on all levels.

The Heisman race will continue to unfold during the next couple of weeks, and as usual the competition for the prestigious award should be an exciting and eventful one.


Heisman Candidates in the end

1. Cam Newton

2. Kellen Moore

3. LaMichael James

4. Andrew Luck

5. Justin Blackmon