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Heisman watch 2012: Braxton Miller still far behind two other quarterbacks

For the Ohio State quarterback to win the Heisman Trophy, he'd likely need late season collapses by Collin Klein and Johnny Manziel.

Kirk Irwin

With just two games remaining on the schedule for the Ohio State Buckeyes, Braxton Miller is running out of time to vault himself to the top of the Heisman Trophy race, as there are two candidates ahead of the rest of the field that includes the Ohio State quarterback.

Kansas State's Collin Klein and Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel would likely need to have their seasons crumble in the final weeks for Miller to earn votes instead. Klein has led the No. 1 Wildcats to an undefeated season and national title contention, while Manziel has been a dynamic offensive threat and led the Aggies to a win over No. 1 Alabama.

While Miller has led the Buckeyes to an undefeated season with very strong stats, it has come against lesser-ranked opponents than Texas A&M and in a bowl-ineligible season that doesn't keep them in the national title conversation as it does K-State.

To keep the outside chance of a Heisman victory for Miller alive, the Buckeyes will need to take care of business in their final two games, including Saturday's game against Wisconsin. On the road in Wisconsin, the Buckeyes are scheduled to kickoff their final away game of the season against the Badgers at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC.

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