2012 Heisman Candidates Week 12: Looking at the Top Five Players

Here’s a look at the top five players for 2012 Heisman Candidates Week 12:

5. Ohio State Buckeyes QB Braxton Miller

The Buckeyes are coming off a bye week  and will face a tough matchup against a Wisconsin Badgers allowing just 17.2 points per game this season. Miller has always been the most effective on the ground–so he’ll most likely have to use his legs if Ohio State has any chance of winning on Saturday.

4. Oregon Ducks RB Kenjon Barner 

The Ducks put up 59 points last week against the California Golden Bears, but Barner failed to find the end zone after recording 100 yards from the line of scrimmage. Still, the fact that Barner has recorded 1,360 rushing yards and 19 rushing touchdowns on the year is still impressive–which is why he’s still a strong candidate this week.

3. Notre Dame Fighting Irish LB Manti Te’o

The Fighting Irish continue to be one of the best stories of the 2012 season thanks to a steller defense led by Te’o–who recorded another interception last weekend against the Boston College Eagles. With a favorable matchup against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, dont’ be surprised if Te’o has another impressive game on Saturday.

2. Texas A&M Aggies QB Johnny Manziel 

After an impressive win on the road to hand the Alabama Crimson Tide their first loss of the season, Manziel skyrocketed on this list after completing 24 of 31 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns to go along with 92 rushing yards.

1. Kansas State Wildcats QB Collin Klein

Over the last five games, Klein has recorded five touchdowns on the ground and will face a Baylor Bears team that is allowing over 39 points per game so far this season. In other words–Klein has the potential to put up big numbers once again on Saturday.

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