Big Ten Football Heisman Watch: Week 5 edition

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Sep 26, 2015; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans quarterback Connor Cook (18) drops back to pass the ball during the 1st quarter of a game against Central Michigan at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

It has been a slow start to the year for Michigan State superstar quarterback Connor Cook, but that shouldn’t hold him back from any consideration for the Heisman. He has been an absolute stud over the past two years and many consider him a lock to be one of the top-two quarterbacks chosen in the 2016 NFL Draft.

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So far this season, he has engineered a 4-0 record for the Spartans and he is currently tied with Kirk Cousins as the all-time winningest quarterback in Michigan State history. A win this weekend over Purdue will push him over the top and the next records on his radar are all-time passing yards and passing touchdown marks.

For the first time since he became the starting quarterback for MSU, the Spartans are undefeated heading into conference play, and that means he will have a chance to record his first unbeaten season and MSU’s first since the 1960s.

Cook has completed just 58 percent of his passes this season for 838 yards, nine touchdowns and just one interceptions. He ranks second in the league in touchdown passes, third in QB rating and is tied for first with the least amount of interceptions.

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