One of the larger consequences of Marcus Lattimore's season-ending knee injury is not its immediate effects on South Carolina's SEC chances, but its influence on the national Heisman Trophy race.
Already with 835 yards and 10 touchdowns through seven games, Lattimore was quickly becoming one of the frontrunners for college football's MVP even as a sophomore. With the Gamecock's star man now most certainly out of the running, what does this mean for the other candidates? Is there a new man in poll position? Is he even a quarterback?
Let's take a look at the new set of Heisman hopefuls and what Lattimore's misfortune has done for their trophy dreams.