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Cam Newton's biggest test yet

Alabama, in Tuscaloosa, awaits Auburn's quarterback and chance to alter Heisman race

Originally Published: November 22, 2010
By Ryan McCrystal | Special to ESPN Insider
Getty ImagesIf Cam Newton can win a top-10 game on the road, he just might lock up the Heisman.

Another uneventful week in the Heisman Trophy race has passed, and Cameron Newton and LaMichael James -- neither of whom played this past weekend -- are still pacing the field.

Not much has changed since early October, but if there was ever a slate of games to shake things up, this weekend would be it. Nearly every member of the current top 10 is scheduled to take on a ranked opponent or archrival, and that could lead to unexpected results.

Here's a rundown of the key Heisman matchups over Thanksgiving weekend:

The Iron Bowl, Auburn Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide


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