Make sure to read Heisman Watch Week 6before reading this. Another week is in the books and were just about half way through the season. Week 7 was a huge week for some Heisman candidates whether it was good or bad this week will have some big impacts on the Heisman race. Let’s see how some Heisman hopefuls performed this weekend.
Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
Oklahoma was on a bye this week and takes on TCU next week
Will Grier, QB, West Virginia
A very very disappointing performance from Will Grier this weekend. Grier had only 100 passing yards 1 touchdown and 1 interception in the 14-30 loss vs Iowa State. Grier will definitely have to turn things around if he wants to be in serious Heisman talk.
Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
Tua left the game vs Mizzou due to a knee injury and in limited time still put up big numbers. Tua recorded 265 passing yards and 3 touchdowns in the 39-10 win over Mizzou.
Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
A tough loss for Wisconsin and now with 2 losses on the year already the Badgers playoff hopes look to be gone. In the 38-13 loss to Michigan he had 101 rushing yards and 0 touchdowns. Taylor did go up against a monster defense but to win the Heisman these are the games you need to strive in and Taylor did not show anything special vs Michigan.
Benny Snell Jr., RB, Kentucky
Snell and Kentucky were on a bye this week and take on Mizzou next week.
Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
Haskins is on fire so far this year and there is no sign of him cooling down anytime soon. Haskins led Ohio State to a 30-14 win over Minnesota while recording 412 passing yards and 3 touchdowns.
Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia
A rough performance from Fromm and the Bulldogs this weekend vs LSU. Fromm was my preseason pick to win the Heisman and if he keeps performing like this there is no shot he wins the award. In the 36-16 loss to LSU Fromm had 209 passing yards 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions. If Fromm keeps this up he may find himself on the bench while Justin Field starts for the Bulldogs.
Trace Mcsorley, QB, Penn State
Much like Fromm and Georgia, Mcsorley and the Nittany Lions suffered a tough loss this weekend to B1G TEN rival Michigan State. Mcsorley had only 192 passing yards and 1 touchdown in the 17-21 loss to Michigan State. Penn State with now 2 losses on the year doesn’t exactly help Mcsorley to win the Heisman.
Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
Coming off a bye Oliver and the Cougars put a beating on East Carolina. Oliver had 6 total tackles 2 sacks and 5 tackles for a loss in the 42-20 win over East Carolina.
Mid way through the season and this is who i believe is in the driver’s seat for the Heisman as of now.
1 – Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
2 – Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
3 – Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
All 3 of my top players as of now are QB’s and that’s because this is a quarterbacks award. The last time a QB didn’t win this award was Derrick Henry in 2015 and before Henry it was Mark Ingram in 2009. In between both those running backs were all quarterbacks. So this award will most likely be won by a QB this year.
By Andrew Kalb