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Dak Prescott Continues To Lead ESPN's Heisman Experts' Poll, Marcus Mariota A Close No. 2

This past weekend of college football didn't do much to the Heisman race. 

For the second week in a row, Dak Prescott sits atop the ESPN Experts' Poll. The Mississippi State quarterback did not play this past weekend with the Bulldogs having a bye. He's thrown for 1,478 yards and 14 touchdowns while rushing for 576 yards and eight touchdowns this season. 

Marcus Mariota is making up ground, though, coming off a 336-yard, two-touchdown game during Oregon's 45-20 victory against Washington. 

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The full poll: 

  1. MSU QB Dak Prescott - 47 points
  2. Oregon QB Marcus Mariota - 42 points
  3. Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon - 25 points
  4. Alabama WR Amari Cooper - 9 points
  5. FSU QB Jameis Winston - 9 points
  6. ND QB Everett Golson - 8 points
  7. WVU WR Kevin White - 5 points
  8. Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah - 3 points
  9. USC RB Buck Allen - 1 point
  10. Georgia RB Todd Gurley - 1 point

There aren't many big games involving Heisman contenders this Saturday, with Mississippi State facing a seemingly easy game against Kentucky and Oregon facing California. 

The player with the most to gain might be a player not currently on the board - Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett. The redshirt freshman will play on a primetime stage Saturday night, with the Buckeyes facing Penn State at Beaver Stadium at 8 p.m. E.T.