Posted: Monday November 15, 2010 11:18AM ; Updated: Monday November 15, 2010 11:38AM
Cory McCartney
Cory McCartney>HEISMAN WATCH

Newton's Heisman competition carry own baggage

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6. Andy Dalton, QB TCU, Sr.

Last Week: 21-of-36 passing for 240 yards, four TDs and one INT in 40-35 win over San Diego State

Season: 164-of-243 passing for 2,242 yards, 19 TDs and five INTs; 70 rushes for 418 yards and five TDs; one reception for 27 yards

The nation's active leader in career wins pushed his total to 40 in his Amon G. Carter Stadium finale. Dalton overcame a fumble that resulted in an Aztecs touchdown with his second four-touchdown game of the season and the fourth of his career. He now needs 40 yards to pass BYU's Max Hall for the Mountain West career record for total offense of 11,569 and is 61 yards shy of 10,000 passing yards for his career.

Next Up: Saturday at New Mexico

7. Terrelle Pryor, QB Ohio State, Jr.

Last Week: 8-of-13 passing for 139 yards, two TDs and one INT; nine rushes for 49 yards in 38-14 win over Penn State

Season: 160-of-238 passing for 2,136 yards, 22 TDs and eight INTs; 93 rushes for 512 yards and four TDs; two receptions for 19 yards and one TD

Pryor's passing output was his second-lowest of the season, trailing only the 76 he had against Illinois when he suffered a thigh injury. He wasn't asked to throw much as the Buckeyes ran for 314 yards, with his 13 attempts his fewest in 17 games. Still, Pryor moved up to fifth nationally in passing efficiency (166.4) and he ran with more authority than he has in weeks, which could prove crucial against Iowa's fourth-ranked rush defense.

Next Up: Saturday at No. 21 Iowa

8. Ryan Mallett, QB Arkansas, Jr.

Last Week: 19-of-26 for 215 yards and five TDs; four rushes for 18 yards and one TD in 58-21 win over UTEP

Season: 212-of-315 passing for 2,967 yards, 24 TDs and eight INTs; 33 rushes for minus-20 yards and four TDs; one punt for 43 yards

After a two-week absence, Mallett makes his return to the Watch with another record-setting performance. He threw a Razorbacks' best five TDs vs. the Miners and ran for another, equaling the program mark for total touchdowns in a game. He now owns or has tied 37 school or stadium records in his two years at Arkansas. Over the last three games, Mallett is 67 of 100 for 927 yards, nine TDs and one pick.

Next Up: Saturday at No. 22 Mississippi State

9. Denard Robinson, QB Michigan, Soph.

Last Week: 13-of-21 passing for 176 yards, one TD and two INTs; 22 rushes for 68 yards in 27-16 win over Purdue

Season: 131-of-207 passing for 1,990 yards, 14 TDs and nine INTs; 205 rushes for 1,417 yards and 12 TDs; two punts for 41 yards

It's nothing new for Shoelace to leave a game with an injury; for those keeping track, it's happened five times. But for performance? That's a new one. Robinson was pulled for the first time this season after throwing two picks and fumbling three times, though Rich Rodriguez remained adamant after the game that Robinson remains the Wolverines' starter. Despite the bad day he's still second nationally in total offense (340.7 ypg).

Next Up: Saturday vs. No. 6 Wisconsin

10. Colin Kaepernick, QB Nevada, Sr.

Last Week: 16-of-26 passing for 171 yards and one INT; 16 rushes for 153 yards and two TDs in 35-34 win over Fresno State

Season: 166-of-247 passing for 2,161 yards, 17 TDs and six INTs; 129 rushes for 946 yards and 15 TDs; one reception for six yards and one TD

Kaepernick became the Wolf Pack's alltime leader with 54 rushing touchdowns against Fresno State, but more milestones await. He stands 54 yards from becoming the first player in NCAA history with 2,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards passing in three seasons. He also needs 148 yards to become the 9,000-yard/4,000-yard club's first member and he has three regular-season games and a bowl game remaining to reach those marks.

Next Up: Saturday vs. New Mexico State

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