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With less than three weeks until the 2019 Heisman-trophy winner is announced, Week 12's college football slate narrowed the Heisman race leaders from three names down to key leaders. 

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray appear the last two realistic names in the running for the Heisman, college football's most prestigious award for individual achievement. 

And Murray has been gaining on Tagovailoa lately, especially with 

If it weren't for West Virginia's upset loss in Stillwater, Oklahoma, last Saturday, Mountaineers QB Will Grier would likely still be neck and neck as Tagovailoa's challenger. Grier's drop from a plus-750 favorite in Week 12 certainly takes some of the luster away from Oklahoma and WVU's Week 13 battle. 

Regardless, that game will set the stage for Sooners QB Murray to try and catch Tagovailoa before the conference championship games played in Week 14. 

As for other names that took a huge hit in Week 12, Michigan QB Shea Patterson fell from boasting the fourth-best odds via FanDuel Sportsbook to behind seven other quarterbacks in the Heisman race heading into this weekend.

One name to keep an eye on is Washington State QB Gardner Minshew II. Minshew didn't even appear in the FanDuel Sportsbook Heisman odds betting options until Week 11 at plus-10000, but he's since cut those odds in half over the last two weeks.

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