First, Ty Detmer and Brigham Young lost to Oregon. Now, Detmer has lost ground in the Scripps Howard Heisman Trophy Poll.
Detmer, a unanimous pick last week, remains in first place but, after throwing five interceptions Saturday, his lead is only four points over Virginia quarterback Shawn Moore.Michigan running back Jon Vaughn is third, and Oregon quarterback Bill Musgrave is fourth. Colorado's Eric Bieniemy is fifth.
Scripps Howard will track Heisman hopefuls each week using a panel of 10 voters, two from each of five regions of the nation. One writer abstained this week.
The 10 voters: Ron Higgins (The Commercial Appeal in Memphis), Richard Scott (Birmingham Post-Herald), Thomas O'Toole (Scripps Howard News Service), Mike DeCourcy (Pittsburgh Press), Jim Thomas (St. Louis Post-Dispatch), Bob Queenan (Cincinnati Post), John Rohde (The Daily Oklahoman), Steve Richardson (Dallas Morning News), Dan Raley (Seattle Post-Intelligencer), Randy Holtz (Rocky Mountain News).
Each writer votes for five candidates, with five points awarded for a first-place vote, four for a second-place vote, etc. First-place votes are in parentheses.
Player, School Pts.
Ty Detmer, BYU 41
Shawn Moore, Virginia 37
Jon Vaughn, Michigan 21
Bill Musgrave, Oregon 10
Eric Bieniemy, Colorado 8
OTHERS: Craig Erickson, Miami, Fla., 6; Raghib Ismail, Notre Dame, 5; Todd Marinovich, USC, 2; Mike Mayweather, Army, 2; Darian Hagan, Colorado, 1; Shane Matthews, Florida, 1, Scott Zolak, Maryland, ~