Mannion: Finally some national Heisman love

SEAN MANNION HAD gone unmentioned and unranked in USA Today's weekly top 10 Heisman candidates all season long. Until now...

Sean Mannion went from unloved to No. 5 with a bullet in Week 8 on USA Today's Heisman list.

The entry by Paul Myerberg of USA Today:

5. Oregon State QB Sean Mannion (Last week's ranking: Unranked)

Season stats: 229-of-334 for 2,992 yards; 29 touchdowns, three interceptions

Mannion leads the FBS in yards and touchdowns by a significant margin. The Beavers are 6-1 heading into Saturday's game against Stanford. Only one question: Why did I wait this long to rank Mannion among the top 10? (Answer: I really don't know.)

For the complete USA Today list: CLICK HERE

Reporters from Gannett newspapers also released their first of weekly Heisman updates.

All eight players mentioned in the survey are quarterbacks. Mannion was No. 8, with one third-place vote.

Twenty-two Gannett staffers are taking part in their weekly Heisman updates this season. For their list: CLICK HERE

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