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The first in-season Heisman Watch is about trying to balance opening-week perceptions with reality, but the fact remains: You have to play, and play well, to make this list. In light of that, we welcome some new faces who weren't on the preseason radar, and temporarily say goodbye to reigning winner Mark Ingram, who got the boot after sitting out the opener.

Kellen Moore last week: 23-of-38 passing, 214 yards, three touchdowns; two rushes, minus-18 yards in a 33-30 win over Virginia Tech

His numbers weren't jaw-dropping, but Moore did what he's always done: win. Playing in front of a decidedly pro-Virginia Tech crowd, he marched the Broncos downfield when their BCS title dreams were on the line, throwing the decisive touchdown with 1:09 remaining to improve to 27-1 as a starter. It will be tough for any non-BCS player to win, but after putting his team on his back in the opening week's premiere game, Moore takes the lead.

Next Up: Sept. 18 at Wyoming

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