Make sure to read Heisman Watch Week 8 before reading this. Week 9 was not a very interesting week for the Heisman race as many big names were on a bye this week but some Heisman worthy players who did play this weekend did perform. Let’s see how all these Heisman worthy players performed this week.
Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
Murray continues to put up big numbers week after week. Murray lead the Sooners to a 51-14 win over Kansas state. In the win Murray put up 352 passing yards and 4 total touchdowns.
Will Grier, QB, West Virginia
Grier helped lead WVU to a win over Baylor on Thursday night. Baylor took a 58-14 loss to Grier and the Mountaineers while Grier put up 353 passing yards and 4 total touchdowns. After a few bad games early in the season Grier has looked like he has put himself back into serious Heisman talk.
Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
Tua and Alabama were on a bye this week and take on LSU next weekend.
Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
This Wisconsin team keeps on falling apart, with now having 3 losses on the year this is a very disappointing season for all Badger fans across the nation. Taylor himself did not look any better than the Wisconsin team as a whole. In the 31-17 loss to Northwestern Taylor had only 56 rushing yards on 11 attempts. That is not the kind of performance that will win you the Heisman.
Benny Snell Jr., RB, Kentucky
Snell and Kentucky looked to be out of it vs Mizzou but came back and ultimately took the win. In the 15-14 win Snell didn’t really put up Heisman worthy numbers, only recording 67 rushing yards on 19 attempts and 0 touchdowns. Snell is going to need a big bounce back game after this performance.
Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
Haskins and the Buckeyes were on a bye this week and take on Nebraska next weekend.
Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia
After arguably playing his worst game vs LSU a couple weeks ago Fromm had a huge game vs Florida this weekend. In the 36-17 win Fromm recorded 240 passing yards and 3 touchdowns.
Trace Mcsorley, QB, Penn State
Penn State and Mcsorley finally found their way to a win this weekend. In the 30-24 win vs Iowa Mcsorley had 167 passing yards 1 touchdown and 1 interception.
Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
Oliver did not get to play this weekend vs USF due to a knee injury. Hopefully he gets better soon and we get to see him back on the field next weekend.
After 9 weeks of football this is my final 3 for the Heisman as of now.
1 – Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
2 – Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
3 – Will Grier, QB, West Virginia
This final 3 looks very similar to last weeks as only one name has changed. Snell has been moved out of the final 3 after a not so great performance this weekend and Grier has been moved into the 3 spot after a great performance. The season is still not over so some players may be able to get back into a finalist spot before December comes.
By Andrew Kalb