Make sure to read Heisman Watch Week 5 before reading this. Week 6 was a great week with a couple of upsets we never saw coming. Some of these upsets had Heisman candidates on the wrong side of the game but enough talk let’s get into how these top Heisman candidates performed this weekend.
Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
The Red River Shootout did not disappoint and although Murray and the Sooners came out on the wrong side of this game Murray still put on a huge performance. In the 48-45 loss to Texas (Texas is back) Murray recorded 304 passing yards 92 rushing yards 5 total touchdowns and 1 interception. This loss may have a impact on if Murray wins the Heisman or not.
Will Grier, QB, West Virginia
This game was much closer than expected and Grier underperformed this week. Grier and the Mountaineers got a 38-22 win this week vs Kansas. Kansas being one of the worst teams in the nation many people expected a blowout. It’s crazy to say that Grier underperforming is him putting up 332 passing yards and 4 touchdowns but he did have 3 interceptions. If Grier can keep his interceptions down he can easily win the Heisman.
Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
Wow, Tua and Bama just casually putting up 65 points this week. Tua and the Crimson Tide put a beating on Arkansas this week while Tua had 334 passing yards and 4 touchdowns. Tua still looks to be a high favorite for the Heisman.
Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
A huge performance from Taylor this week vs Nebraska. The cornhuskers certainly aren’t top tier competition at 0-5 on the year but for Taylor to record 221 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns is very impressive. Taylor and the Badgers are going to have to try and get back into the playoff conversation if Taylor wants to bring home the Heisman this year.
Benny Snell Jr., RB, Kentucky
A tough loss for Kentucky and a tough performance from Snell. In Saturdays OT loss Snell only had 60 rushing yards and 0 touchdowns. Snell will need to bounce back big time to get back into serious Heisman talk.
Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
This man cannot be stopped. Granted Indiana isn’t the greatest football team out there but for Haskins to put up 455 passing yards 6 touchdowns and 2 interceptions is just crazy. Haskins is full of talent and if Ohio State continues to keep winning Haskins has a very good shot at the Heisman.
Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia
Fromm and the Bulldogs put a beating on Vanderbilt like we all expected winning by a score of 41-13. In the win Fromm recorded 276 passing yards and 3 touchdowns.
Trace Mcsorley, QB, Penn State
Mcsorley and the Nittany Lions were on a bye this week and take on Michigan State next week.
Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
Coming off a bye Oliver and Houston took a 41-26 win over Tulsa. In the win Oliver had 4 solo tackles and 1.5 tackles for a loss.
Bryce Love, RB, Stanford
Another missed game from Love this year and at this point I believe he is out of the Heisman conversation. He is overrated and can never stay on the field.
By Andrew Kalb