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Heisman watch

A look at the leading candidates for the Heisman Trophy, given annually to the top college football player in the countryTHE FRONT-RUNNERS

Ty Detmer, Brigham Young: BYU didn't play Saturday. Detmer has completed 188 of 283 passes for 2,513 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Shawn Moore, Virginia: The Cavaliers' quarterback led top-ranked Virginia to a 49-14 rout of Wake Forest. Moore hit 19 of 31 passes for 258 yards and two touchdowns. He has completed 98 of 169 for 1,573 yards and 18 touchdowns on the season.


David Klingler, Houston: Although a long shot, the Cougars' quarterback is making a strong bid. Klingler set NCAA records for completions (48) and attempts (76) Saturday in a victory over Southern Methodist, good for 461 yards and five touchdowns. For the year, he is 200-of-360 for 2,533 yards and 20 touchdowns.

Craig Erickson, Miami: In a losing cause against Notre Dame, the Hurricanes' quarterback connected on 20 of 36 passes for 355 yards. For the season, he is 125-of-220 for 1,838 yards and nine touchdowns.

John Vaughn, Michigan: Although still the leading rusher in the nation, the Wolverines' running back has slowed after a quick start. He gained just 86 yards on 18 carries in Michigan's loss to Iowa on Saturday. He has 920 yards rushing for an average of 153.3 yards per game.

Eric Bieniemy, Colorado: The Buffs' running back picked up 174 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries in CU's easy win over Kansas. Bieniemy, who sat out CU's opener against Tennessee because of a one-game suspension only to watch his replacement gain more than 200 yards, has 1,040 yards on the year, an average of 148.5 a game.

Two Arkansas starters pulled

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. _ Two starters for the Arkansas football team were pulled from the starting lineup after being charged with improper use of a credit card, coach Jack Crowe said. Offensive tackle Patrick Crocker and safety Kirk Collins were charged with theft by deception of property that is lost, mislaid or delivered by mistake, Crowe said in a release.

Around the country

Texas Tech starting quarterback Jamie Gill was injured and removed from Saturday's game at Rice after he was struck in the throat. After the game, which Tech lost 42-21, coach Spike Dykes said Gill suffered a possible hairline fracture of the jaw. Two weeks after the controversial "fifth-down" football game between Colorado and Missouri, one of the officials who was suspended was back on the field in Big Eight action Saturday. Seven officials were suspended after confusion late in the Oct. 6 game inadvertently gave Colorado an extra down. The Buffaloes scored on that play _ the final play of the game _ and won 33-31. Reports from Big Eight game sites indicated field judge Terry Turlington of Kennett, Mo., worked the Oklahoma-Iowa St. game Saturday. Temple defensive line coach Earle Mosley collapsed on the sidelines during the Owls' 31-28 victory in Philadelphia over Virginia Tech and was taken to Temple University Hospital for observation. Temple head coach Jerry Berndt said Mosley, 43, apparently choked on some phlegm with 4:37 left in the fourth quarter as Temple was beginning its winning touchdown drive.