Allow me to level with you, dear CFB Huddle reader: Getting the Heisman forecast to 10 players at this point is a struggle. Early returns from Week 12 suggest an outlook as concrete as it’s been all season.
Were the Heisman ceremony tomorrow, I surmise we’d see five invitees: Derrick Henry, Deshaun Watson, Dalvin Cook, Keenan Reynolds and Christian McCaffrey.
Now, shenanigans are usually inevitable come Thanksgiving and championship weekends. A handful of dark-horse contenders could make hay in these final two weeks, and at least a few of the solid Top 5 could play their way out of contention.
We have already seen front-runners likely knocked out of the race just in the last few weeks.
Leonard Fournette’s decline in production mirrors that of LSU, winless in November; Trevone Boykin’s injury looms in a pair of TCU losses; and Ezekiel Elliott’s first sub-100-yard game for Ohio State ended with the running back likely talking his way out of the Heisman race.
Joe Tessitore: Ohio State's reaction to loss 'alarming' » https://t.co/P9N0q6scK1
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