Make sure to read Heisman Watch Week 12 before reading this. Wow this week was quite crazy especially for some Heisman candidates in some meaningful rivalry games. The stages for these players were high and they showed why they should all be in consideration for the Heisman and that the award may not be already won like some people think it is. Let’s see how these final 4 candidates performed against their rivals.
Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
Coming into this game most people expected a very high scoring game between 2 high scoring offenses and 2 Heisman candidates. This win keeps Oklahoma playoff hopes alive and well especially with an unfortunate loss from Michigan. In the 59-56 win over West Virginia Kyler put up 364 yards in the air, 114 yards on the ground, 4 total touchdowns and 1 interception. After this performance it really looks like he may have an edge on Tua.
Will Grier, QB, West Virginia
Grier may be the longest shot to win the award out of these final 4 but he is still a great player. After this performance he may have moved himself up in the rankings though. In the 59-56 loss to Oklahoma Grier recorded 539 passing yards and 5 total touchdowns.
Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
As a Michigan fan this is really tough to write but ya gotta do what ya gotta do at this point. Haskins performance against what looked to be a very dominant defense in Michigan was very impressive on Saturday. In the huge 62-39 win over #4 Michigan, Haskins had 318 passing yards and 5 touchdowns.
Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
What else did you expect from Tua this week n the Iron Bowl? In the huge 52-21 win over Auburn, Tua recorded 324 passing yards and 6 total touchdowns. After Friday night it may have looked like Murray had tightened the race a little bit but after this performance it still looks like Tua is in the lead.
By Andrew Kalb