Make sure to read Heisman Watch Week 3 before this. Week 4 is over and the Heisman hopefuls are either starting to fire up or cool down. Let’s get into how these Heisman hopefuls performed this week.
Trace Mcsorley, QB, Penn State
Mcsorley and Penn State took on Illinois on friday night and put up some big points. Penn state scored 63 points while Mcsorley had 160 passing yards and 3 touchdowns in Penn State’s first B1G TEN win this year.
Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia
Another win for the powerhouse that is the Georgia Bulldogs. Fromm helped Georgia secure the 43-29 win vs Missouri with 260 passing yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception.
Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
Finally Alabama gets the chance to take on some real competition, not that they need real competition to prove their worth it’s still good to see just how good Alabama is. In the 45-23 win vs Texas A&M Tua had 387 passing yards and 5 total touchdowns.
Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
Another easy win for Haskins and the Buckeyes, beating Tulane 49-6. Haskins put up 304 passing yards and 5 touchdowns in the win.
Will Grier, QB, West Virginia
Coming off a cancelled game due to weather Grier and the Mountaineers didn’t skip a beat coming into this game vs Kansas St. Grier recorded 5 touchdowns, 356 passing yards and 2 interceptions.
Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
The Sooners almost took a huge loss to army in Norman but Murray and the Sooners came out with a win. In the overtime win Murray threw for 165 passing yards, 3 touchdowns and ran for 1 touchdown.
Bryce Love, RB, Stanford
Did someone say overrated? Love is nothing but talk at this point having only played 3 out of 4 games so far and only recording 254 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns. In a nationally televised game Love did not show up. Love only had 89 yards and 1 touchdown vs #20 Oregon. Love really needs to step up to get back into serious Heisman talk.
Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
Another rough week for Taylor comparing it to his previous games. Wisconsin went into Iowa dying for a win after a hard loss last week to BYU. Taylor helped the Badgers to a win with 113 rushing yards.
Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
Oliver is the only defensive player on this list and even though there has only been one time where a defensive player won the Heisman, Oliver deserves to be talked about. In this weeks game vs Texas Southern Oliver recorded 3 total tackles 2 solo tackles and 2 assists. Hopefully Oliver can get some reps on offense as a fullback or something like Houston said they were going to do this year.
After another week of college football it looks like my top 3 as of now has changed just a little bit.
1 – Will Grier, QB, West Virginia
2 – Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
3 – Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
Tua has made his way into the top 3 with a huge performance against a ranked team. Although Grier had 2 interceptions I still think he has put up the best numbers so far this year. Haskins had another great week leaving him back in the 3 spot. Murray has been left out of this weeks top 3 due to almost losing against Army but that doesn’t mean he can’t still win the award just as of now he isn’t worthy of the top 3.
By Andrew Kalb