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Heisman watch: Could Miller benefit from losses?

With Kansas State and Oregon losing in a wild Saturday night, the Heisman race seemingly has opened up. Some straw polls have Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel on top in the Heisman hunt. Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o, Kansas State’s Collin Klein and USC’s Marqise Lee also remain viable. The Big Ten’s biggest beneficiary to the upsets last week is Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller. And he can enhance his resume with a big effort in a win vs. Michigan on Saturday. Beat the Wolverines, and look good doing it, and Miller may at least guarantee a spot in New York for

Big Ten Heisman tracker: Bell reenters list

The Heisman chase still appears a bit muddled as we enter the home stretch. I think most agree that Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein is the clear leader, but his lead isn’t untouchable. And the spots behind him remain in flux. The race to stay in the chase features players like Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel, Oregon’s Kenjon Barner, USC’s Marqise Lee and Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o, among others. You also can put Ohio State’s Braxton Miller in that group, too. Here’s how I shakedown the Big Ten’s Top Three Heisman contenders. [RELATED: Week 12 Power Rankings | Week 12 Player

Heisman watch: Miller can't bolster case this week

Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein remains the Heisman front-runner, but his future may be murky after he got hurt last week. If Klein misses time or is ineffective, that would open opportunities for Ohio State’s Braxton Miller and others like Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o and Alabama’s A.J. McCarron, among others, to climb the Heisman ladder. Miller won’t have a chance to improve his resume this Saturday. Ohio State is off. But other Big Ten players could improve their stock in big games. Here is my look at the top three Heisman contenders from the Big Ten, which hasn’t produced a

Heisman watch: Ohio State's Miller remains in hunt

The Heisman race doesn’t appear to be coming into focus. Without a doubt, Kansas State’s Collin Klein is the clear leader in the Heisman chase. But after him, things look wide open. Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o, Oregon’s Kenjon Barner, Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel, West Virginia’s Geno Smith, Texas Tech’s Seth Doege, USC’s Marqise Lee and Alabama’s A.J. McCarron all look to be in the race. And Ohio State’s Braxton Miller also is a factor. Miller has made himself a legit candidate again after leaving the Purdue game on October 20 with a neck injury. But Miller looks like the lone

Heisman watch: Miller's stock takes hit

The Big Ten’s relevancy in the Heisman race may be slipping. Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller was the conference’s top contender, but he had to leave last week’s game vs. Purdue with an injury. And when he departed, Miller’s numbers weren’t impressive. And this was vs. a Boilermaker defense that had been shredded in each of the two previous games prior to coming to Columbus. Still, Miller has some big games left to impress voters, including this week at Penn State. He also still will meet Wisconsin and Michigan. Michigan’s Denard Robinson remains in the hunt, as he has engineered

Heisman watch: Mark gets back in conversation

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller continues to strengthen his Heisman candidacy—not just in the Big Ten, but nationally. West Virginia’s loss at Texas Tech hurts the resume of quarterback Geno Smith, but he remains in the race. Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein continues to roll, and Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o also is in the mix. Miller also has a strong case. He’s coming off another sterling effort in a win at Indiana in what looks like a wide-open Heisman race. [RELATED: Week 8 Power Rankings | Week 8 Player Rankings | Week 8 Bowl Projections] In addition to Miller,

Heisman watch: Miller further solidifies case

Is anyone gonna catch Braxton Miller as the Big Ten’s top Heisman contender? It may be difficult. The Ohio State quarterback has a great chance to enhance his Heisman dossier playing this Saturday at Indiana, which has the worst rushing defense in the Big Ten (196.8 ypg). But how much will Miller play if the game gets out of hand? Miller is a legit national contender for the Heisman, with West Virginia’s Geno Smith looking like the clear leader at this point. [RELATED: More crucial to his team: Braxton or Denard?] Michigan’s Denard Robinson is back in the picture after

Heisman watch: New Big Ten RB joins the fray

For a second Saturday in a row, the Big Ten’s top Heisman contenders will square off. Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez will lead his Cornhuskers into Ohio State to face Buckeye quarterback Braxton Miller in arguably the biggest game to date in the Big Ten this season. The winning signal-caller figures to assume the throne of “top Big Ten Heisman contender.” Miller also shows up in some Heisman straw polls as a top contender for the award, along with West Virginia’s Geno Smith, Oregon’s DeAnthony Thomas, Kansas State’s Collin Klein, USC’s Marqise Lee and Florida State’s E.J. Manuel—among others. [RELATED: Check

Heisman watch: Taylor Martinez enters race

This is a big week for the Big Ten’s top two Heisman contenders, as Ohio State’s Braxton Miller meets Michigan State’s Le’Veon Bell. The winner will become the Big Ten front-runner for the award while also getting a big leg up in a national race that also includes West Virginia’s Geno Smith and Oregon’s De’Anthony Thomas, among others. With conference play beginning in earnest across the nation, the competition will get more difficult for everyone—and some Heisman dreams are sure to drop, which will happen to Miller or Bell if their team loses this major Big Ten battle on Saturday

Heisman watch: Braxton Miller still paces Big Ten

Most Heisman straw polls were shaken up with USC losing to Stanford, which impacted the candidacy of Trojans quarterback Matt Barkley. He’s still in the race, but Barkley has work to do. With my ballot, I’m keeping an eye on West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith and Oregon running back De’Anthony Thomas—among others. I also think Ohio State’s Braxton Miller deserves mention in the top three, too. Wisconsin’s Montee Ball? It likely would take a miracle for him to get into the race after being a Heisman finalist last year and the Big Ten favorite entering 2012. Ball has 320 yards