2017 Heisman Trophy Race: After Week 11
Who are the current leaders in the race for the 2017 Heisman Trophy?
Top Heisman Contenders After Week 11 Are …
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It might be all over. It’s not just that one guy is running away with it, there simply aren’t any other options.
5. RB Saquon Barkley, Penn State
There just isn’t enough there overall.
There’s no questioning his talent, the 11 rushing touchdown and three receiving scores are nice, and the all-purpose yardage is tremendous, but he has one 100-yard rushing performance in the lsat six games, and just three on the season.
14 carries for 35 yards against Rutgers? No.
4. QB Lamar Jackson, Louisville
It’s not fair because he probably is the best player in college football.
60%, 3,003 yards, 21 touchdowns and six interceptions with 1,176 rushing yards and 15 scores. He now has four straight 100-yard running games, carrying the team to bowl eligibility with 147 yards and a score, and three scoring passes, in the win over Virginia.
3. QB Jalen Hurts, Alabama
It’s never going to be about the stats with him. He’s the main man for the No. 1 team in the country, with his steadiness and unflappable style leading the way in the clutch on the big stage.
Calvin Ridley did most of the work, but Hurts still finished with 242 yards and a score with 40 rushing yards and a touchdown. Best of all for a team with this running game and this defense? One interception on the year.
2. RB Bryce Love, Stanford
The problem? Who saw it?
The first quarter of Stanford’s win over Washington was FS2, and then it was on so late that most of the country missed the gut-check 30-carry, 166-yard, three touchdown performance.
Averaging nine yards per carry, he’s a social back who has 147 yards or more in every game he’s played in other than the Washington State loss, when he was banged up. And now come the Cal and Notre Dame games to push for 2,000.
1. QB Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma
It’ll have to take a total meltdown to not win it now.
Not only did he have the the big performances against Ohio State and Oklahoma State, and the late rallies against Kansas State and Texas, but with everyone paying attention again, he threw for 333 yards and three touchdowns without a pick – and with 50 yards on the ground – against TCU.
Now, on the year he’s hitting 71% of his throws for 3,559 yards and 31 touchdowns with five picks with five rushing scores.
Top 5 Players On The Verge …
In alphabetical order …
QB Sam Darnold, USC
RB Kerryon Johnson, Auburn
QB McKenzie Milton, UCF
QB Khalil Tate, Arizona
RB Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin