Ranking the Heisman candidates after Week 11

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C.J. Stroud strengths case with dominant performance

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C.J. Stroud has officially hit his stride. Ohio State’s first-year starting quarterback made easy work of a Purdue defense that just knocked off Michigan State, throwing five touchdown passes for the third time this season en route to a dominant 59-31 romp of the Boilermakers.

Stroud started the season as a Heisman darkhorse. He is now a legitimate contender for the award with the regular season entering its final weeks. At this point, it looks like it is a four-man race featuring Stroud and three other dominant offensive players.

As we head into the next of action, List Wire breaks down where each Heisman candidate currently stands…

No. 1: Alabama QB Bryce Young

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Week 11 Stats: 21-23, 270 passing yards, five touchdowns, zero interceptions in 59-3 win over New Mexico State.

Season Stats: 232-327 (70.9%), 3,025 passing yards, 33 touchdowns, three interceptions.

No. 2: Michigan State RB Kenneth Walker III

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Week 11 Stats: 30 carries, 143 rushing yards, two touchdowns in 40-21 win over Maryland.

Season Stats: 227 carries, 1,473 rushing yards (6.5 yards per carry), 17 rushing touchdowns.

No. 3: Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud

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Week 11 Stats: 31-38, 361 passing yards, five touchdowns, zero interceptions in 59-31 win over No. 19 Purdue.

Season Stats: 214-311 (68.8%), 3,036 passing yards, 30 touchdowns, five interceptions.

No. 4: Ole Miss QB Matt Corral

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Week 11 Stats: 24-37, 247 passing yards, one touchdown, zero interceptions in 29-19 win over No. 11 Texas A&M.

Season Stats: 206-309 (66.7%), 2,774 passing yards, 17 touchdowns, two interceptions; 126 carries, 523 rushing yards, 10 touchdowns.

No. 5: Pittsburgh QB Kenny Pickett

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Week 11 Stats: 25-43, 346 passing yards, three touchdowns, one interception in 30-23 overtime win over North Carolina.

Season Stats: 260-385 (67.5%), 3,517 passing yards, 32 touchdowns, four interceptions.

Watchlist: Cincinnati QB Desmond Ridder

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Watchlist: Wake Forest QB Sam Hartman

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Watchlist: Ohio State RB TreVeyon Henderson

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Watchlist: Alabama EDGE Will Anderson Jr.

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Watchlist: Oklahoma QB Caleb Williams

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