5 Heisman Hopefuls Who Don't Stand A Chance in 2015 College Football Season

By Justin Tabit

5 Heisman Hopefuls Who Don't Stand A Chance in 2015 College Football Season

2015 Heisman Trophy Hopefuls
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Marcus Mariota ran away with the Heisman voting in 2014. After the first week of the season, let's take a look at Heisman hopefuls who don’t stand a chance in the 2015 college football season.

5. Dak Prescott

Dak Prescott Mississippi State Football 2015 Heisman
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5. Dak Prescott

Dak Prescott Mississippi State Football 2015 Heisman
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Dak Prescott led the Mississippi State Bulldogs to a 9-0 start in 2014, and had the Bulldogs ranked No. 1 in the country for the first time in school history. Entering the 2015 season as a Heisman hopeful, Dak Prescott will need to have another undefeated start and no room for error. It will be a tough task for a quarterback going up against eight SEC defenses in a conference that has a record of 10 teams ranked in the top 25 at the same time.

4. Connor Cook

Connor Cook Michigan State Football 2015 Heisman
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4. Connor Cook

Connor Cook Michigan State Football 2015 Heisman
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Like Prescott, Connor Cook also needs a flawless regular season, and needs to make big plays in big games. Although Cook is very consistent and rated one of the top quarterbacks in the country, his numbers don’t stack up against other quarterbacks who will be in the running. Even if Michigan State stays undefeated throughout the season, Cook doesn’t have the explosive weapons around him to make a splash in the Heisman voting in 2015.

3. Scooby Wright

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3. Scooby Wright

Scooby Wright Arizona Football 2015 Heisman
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Scooby Wright ranked ninth in the Heisman voting in 2014, and entered the season as the only real Heisman contender on defense. In 2014, Wright finished the season with an immeasurable 163 tackles, 29 tackles for loss, and 14 sacks as a linebacker. The former walk-on and 2014 Bednarik Award winner and Lombardi Award winner is expected to miss nearly a month of action after injuring his knee in the season opener against Texas-San Antonio.

2. J.T. Barrett

JT Barrett 2015 Ohio State Heisman
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2. J.T. Barrett

JT Barrett 2015 Ohio State Heisman
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Urban Meyer named Cardale Jones the starter over J.T. Barrett, and it seems as if Jones will stay the starter throughout the beginning of the regular season. If Barrett ends up taking over the starting position later in the season, he will have a difficult time making up ground with the Heisman voters. After stepping in for injured starting QB Braxton Miller a year ago, J.T. Barrett finished the season fifth in the Heisman voting in 2014.

1. Cardale Jones

Cardale Jones Ohio State Football 2015 Heisman
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1. Cardale Jones

Cardale Jones Ohio State Football 2015 Heisman
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This pick may surprise some people. However, after the first game of the season, WR Braxton Miller and RB Ezekiel Elliot are clearly the two best players on Ohio State. If the Heisman Trophy were to come down to multiple OSU players, it could result in Heisman voters splitting votes, and will be difficult for Jones to capture enough votes to win the trophy when he’s not even one of the top two players on his own team.

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