Make sure to read Heisman Watch Week 7 before reading this. Week 8 didn’t exactly have the best matchups for Heisman candidates to show off their stuff but there still was a few good games for some Heisman worthy players. Let’s see how the top Heisman candidates performed this week.
Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
Murray had a huge game vs TCU. He helped lead the Sooners to a 52-27 win while recording 213 passing yards, 51 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns. If Murray keeps playing like this the Heisman may be very likely in his future.
Will Grier, QB, West Virginia
Grier and the Mountaineers were on a bye this week and take on Baylor next week.
Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
Not much of a suprise that Tua had yet another amazing game this weekend. Tua put up 306 passing yards and 4 touchdowns in the 58-21 win over Tennessee. Tua is going to have to keep performing like this and Alabama will have no problem making the playoffs.
Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
Taylor and Wisconsin played in a snowy mess on Saturday. Taylor had an average game with only 159 rushing yards and 0 touchdowns. Taylor is going to need to step up his game if he wants the Heisman.
Benny Snell Jr., RB, Kentucky
Snell had a game similar to Taylor but Snell was able to put one in the endzone. Snell had 169 rushing yards and 1 touchdown in the 14-7 win over Vanderbilt.
Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
Haskins and the Buckeyes took a tough loss in West Lafayette this weekend. In the 49-20 loss Haskins still had a pretty good game putting up 470 passing yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception.
Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia
Fromm and the Bulldogs were on a bye this week and take on the Florida Gators next week.
Trace Mcsorley, QB, Penn State
Mcsorley and the Nittany Lions traveled to Indiana and took a 33-28 win over Indiana. Mcsorley had a pretty good game putting up 220 passing yards, 1 interception, 107 rushing yards and 2 rushing touchdowns.
Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
Houston improves to 6-1 after a big win against Navy. Oliver recorded 5 total tackles, 4 solo tackles, 1 sack and 2 tackles for a loss. Oliver looks to be getting into serious Heisman talk lately and if he keeps up these big defensive stats he may have a real shot at the trophy.
8 weeks of football is in the books and this is who I think the 3 finalists would be as of now
1 – Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
2 – Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
3 – Benny Snell Jr., RB, Kentucky
After a loss from Haskins and the Buckeyes I think Snell deserves to be moved into the finalist spot and then Tua and Murray just speak for themselves at this point. This Heisman race will be a long tough race to the very end of the season with all these different talented players and only time will tell who comes out on top.
By Andrew Kalb