This week is very special for the Heisman race — it's the first time two legitimate Heisman contenders will face each other.
West Virginia's Geno Smith will square off against Kansas State's Collin Klein in a battle of two of the nation's most exciting quarterbacks. Klein will look to keep the Wildcats on top of the Big 12 and contending for a BCS bowl while Smith will be trying to rebound from last week's thrashing at the hands of Texas Tech.
This game could have major implications on the results of the Heisman race. Smith has been the frontrunner all season, but can't afford another rough game. Klein has been pretty steady and could supplant Smith with a stellar performance.
As for the rest of our Heisman candidates — they're highlighted in pink today for Breast Cancer Awareness Month — all of them have the ability to make up ground against their various opponents this weekend.
We thought this Heisman race was over, but it's about to get pretty interesting. Smith holds his bronze-statue-hoisting fate in his own hands.
Check out Dr. Saturday's Heisman Watch heading into Week 7:
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