A race that seemed over may not be after all. The Louisville loss to Houston on Thursday night didn’t just end the Cardinals shot at making the playoffs, it may have cost Lamar Jackson the Heisman.
1). Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville- Jackson had built up a huge that is know gone. The Houston Cougars defense not only held him to under 50% passing, they also held him to 33 yards on 25 carries. He is still number one for now, but almost everybody below him has a high profile game to make their case in, he doesn’t.
2). Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma- Mayfield is the hottest QB in the nation, he has a huge game upcoming against Oklahoma State that could put him right at the top. Mayfield and the Sooners have done an amazing job saving their season after two tough early losses to Houston and Ohio State.
3). Jalen Hurts, QB, Alabama- 3 TD passes yesterday in a ho-hum victory over an overmatched UT-Chatanooga team. Hurts has not always pout up great numbers, but he is a freshman that has been consistent all year on an undefeated team. Hard to get better than that. A huge game in the Iron Bowl could give him a chance.
4). D’Onta Foreman, RB, Texas- Foreman has quietly taken over the top spot as the leading rusher in the country. Carried the ball an amazing 51 times for 250 yards in the Longhorns upset loss to Kansas on Saturday.
5). J.T. Barrett, QB, Ohio State- Got the win against Michigan State, but did not play particularly well. A big game against Michigan should at least get him a trip to New York.
6). Jabrill Peppers, Does Everything, Michigan- Peppers as it says does everything for the Michigan Wolverines. Maybe they need to try him at QB The bad thing is I am only half-joking!
7). Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson- Watson has not been consistent all year, but he did play better in Clemson’s easy win over Wake Forest. In all reality, the lack of consistent play from Watson has been his downfall.