At this point McCarron is the favorite. His stats are pedestrian and he's not even close to the best player on his team, but he is the biggest name left without a blemish. He is also the quarterback on the No. 1 team in the country. That's usually enough to win in most years. For Williams to pass him we need Alabama to lose. Watching them get crushed in the Iron Bowl against Auburn would be nice but losing the SEC Championship would probably derail McCarron too. WAR EAGLE BC fans!
We would not even be talking about Andre Williams as a candidate if not for Winston's legal problems. I don't even care to speculate on his guilt or innocence and don't even know if any of this is fair. But I am willing to speculate that the Heisman voters will not vote for Winston because of his issues. Do you think they want their potential winner arrested prior to the ceremony or right after? This is college football. The only sport where perception matters and the media is cowardly. I think there is enough uncertainty that Winston won't win this year.
The biggest threat to Williams might be another guy like Williams. It could be Jordan Lynch or Clint Chelf or anyone else who might have a really big game this weekend. The other opening for the Darkhorse might be Championship Weekend. BC will be home and Williams will be sitting. A huge game from a borderline candidate could make people forget about Williams.