Week 11 was one of the craziest in college football history with the number 2,3, and 4th ranked teams all losing. How does this affect the Heisman trophy race?
1. Louisville QB Lamar Jackson
Jackson worst performance to date throwing the ball, but he still accounted for more than 150 yards on the ground. Let’s face it he can survive a game like this because of how he has played all year. It would take something catastrophic for him to lose the trophy, but after Saturday I guess anything is possible?
2. Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett
He accounted for four touchdowns, two on the ground and two through the air, Saturday as Ohio State obliterated Maryland. A win over Michigan will at least put him in New York for the announcement. Ohio State all the sudden feels like the second best team in the country, and from here on out they will be a tough out.
3. Michigan LB Jabrill Peppers
What Peppers gives you is not about stats, he is a complete football player. The loss to Iowa is a killer, but if Jackson stumbles and Peppers has a spectacular game against Ohio state he will have an outside shot at winning this.
4. Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield
Mayfield had his way with the Baylor Bears, completing 20-of-25 passes for 300 yards, two touchdowns and he ran for one score. If not for Oklahoma’s slow start to the season he may be at the top of these rankings.
5. Alabama QB Jalen Hurts
Hard to ignore the freshman QB on the nation’s best team. Hurts ran for over 100 yards and threw three TD passes this past weekend.
6. San Diego State RB D.J. Pumphrey
D.J. Pumphrey’s 198-yard performance in Saturday night’s 46-16 win over Nevada boosted his season rushing total to 1,779 yards, providing a 166-yard cushion for his national rushing lead. He is the unquestioned top RB in college football this year, and very few have heard of him.
7. Clemson QB Deshaun Watson
Week 11, will go down as the week that Watson stopped becoming a threat to win the Heisman.