4. RB Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin
The loss to BYU wasn’t a deathblow. At least not yet.
There are still more than enough big games ahead to make a huge splash in the Heisman race, and Wisconsin is far from done in the College Football Playoff chase – there’s just no margin for error anymore.
Taylor is second in the nation in rushing yards, and he even caught a few passes, but he failed to get into the end zone against the Cougars. It’s not because Wisconsin didn’t run for scores, it’s that he didn’t get the ball. And that’s the problem.
His fumbling issues inside the 20 meant Taiwan Deal got some carries for two touchdowns against the Cougars, and fullback Alec Ingold ran for a touchdown, too.
Even so, how do you know a Heisman-caliber player is worthy of being in the discussion? He had a “bad” day and still ran for 117 yards.