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SEC Heisman watch: Week 7

The top guys stay the same, but we have a few new faces in our SEC Heisman watch this week:

1. Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama: The clear leader in the SEC, Richardson probably needs another monster game on a big stage to get up there nationally with Stanford's Andrew Luck and Wisconsin's Russell Wilson. With the way Richardson is running right now and the way his offensive line is playing, you can look for a strong close to the season for him. He's put together five straight 100-yard rushing games and leads the SEC with 12 touchdowns. Depending on how these next two weeks go, he could already have 1,000 yards going into that LSU game on Nov. 5.

2. Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina: The good news for Lattimore is that South Carolina seemed to rediscover its passing game last week with Connor Shaw. Maybe that means Lattimore won't be running on fumes when those late November games roll around. He still leads the SEC with 779 rushing yards and is second to Richardson with 10 touchdowns. Lattimore is also second on South Carolina's team in receptions. He has 16 catches for 153 yards.

3. Michael Dyer, RB, Auburn: With the Tigers' passing game sputtering, Dyer is getting all the touches he can stand and then some. He's carried the ball 62 times in his last two games and is third in the SEC in rushing with 679 yards. Even with the added work, Dyer is still averaging 5.5 yards per carry and has a way of wearing on defenses the more he gets it. He's well on his way to a 1,000-yard season and maybe a lot more.

4. Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU: Another defensive player has to win it sooner or later, right? It helps that Mathieu also returns punts. He's already scored a pair of touchdowns on fumble returns. If he adds a punt return for a touchdown to his collection, and maybe even an interception return, then his Heisman stock is only going to soar. Mathieu leads the Tigers in tackles with 41 and also leads the SEC with four forced fumbles. He's a big play waiting to happen on defense and deserves serious consideration.

5. Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas: He leads the SEC with 1,779 passing yards at the midway point and has taken his game to another level these past two weeks. Wilson passed for a school-record 510 yards in the comeback win over Texas A&M two weeks ago and followed that up with a 24-of-36 performance for 262 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the win over Auburn last week. Wilson has thrown 12 touchdown passes and only three interceptions and has been precisely what Bobby Petrino had hoped Wilson would be in his first year as the starter.