Heisman Trophy Race After Week 2

Heisman Trophy Race After Week 2

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Heisman Trophy Race After Week 2

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Who are the leaders in the race for the 2019 Heisman Trophy?


Top Heisman Contenders After Week 2 Are …

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If you don’t have the stats, you can’t and won’t win the Heisman.

If you don’t have the big performances in the big games, you can’t and won’t win the Heisman – and that’s the issue for the Clemson stars.

Trevor Lawrence and Travie Etienne might be two of the nation’s best players, but that might have been it – they likely won’t get a chance to play against a strong team the rest of the way.

This can and will wildly change in a hurry, but if the Heisman voting was done right now …

Player of Week 2 (outside of the five main guys on this list)

QB Kedon Slovis, USC
The true freshman stepped up in the 45-20 win over Stanford completing 28-of-33 passes for 377 yards and three score with no picks, and with 12 rushing yards.

5 Players On The Radar …

In alphabetical order. 

RB JK Dobbins, Ohio State
RB Travis Etienne, Clemson
WR Jerry Jeudy, Alabama
QB Trevor Lawrence, Clemson
RB DeAndre Swift, Georgia

5. QB Joe Burrow, LSU

All of a sudden, with a little tweak to the offense to open things up a bit, LSU has itself a superstar passer.

Time and again in the 45-38 win over Texas, Burrow kept pressing against a terrific secondary full of all-stars and NFL prospects to make an emphatic statement in the Heisman and College Football Playoff chases.

With his accuracy and his 6-4, 216-pound size, he’s rising up on the pro prospect charts, too.

Yeah, he threw an interception, but he also completed 31 of his other 38 passes for 471 yards and four scores, all while providing the attitude and swagger on a team loaded with both of those things.

Throw in the 55-3 win over Georgia Southern, and so far this season he has completed 82% of his passes for 749 yards and nine touchdowns with a pick.

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