Commentary

Wilson, T-Magic take Heisman stage

Robinson still leads, but Nebraska-Wisconsin holds key to Heisman race this week

Updated: September 28, 2011, 2:30 AM ET
By Ryan McCrystal | ESPN Insider
Russell Wilson and Taylor MartinezGetty ImagesRussell Wilson (left) and Taylor Martinez can both make statements Saturday evening in Madison.

Because of a lack of meaningful games involving the Heisman contenders, the Predictor's top 10 remains relatively untouched this week.

Next week, however, will be a different story.

In this season's first game between established Heisman contenders, Taylor Martinez will lead his Nebraska Cornhuskers into Madison to take on Russell Wilson and the Wisconsin Badgers in a battle of top-10 teams.

Both quarterbacks are off to fast starts, but the Heisman race doesn't really heat up until October -- and Martinez and Wilson know that all too well. At this time a season ago Martinez and Wilson were fourth and fifth, respectively, in the Heisman Predictor but both had been eliminated from the discussion by Week 7.

While there is a long road and a tough Big Ten schedule ahead for each, the journey begins this weekend.


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