Make sure to read Heisman Watch: Week 1 before reading this. Week 2 is in the books after yet another pretty crazy week with a few good games and some upsets and near upsets. Most of the Heisman hopefuls performed pretty good this week so let’s get into how each player did this week.
Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State
I didn’t get to watch much of this game on Saturday as I was much more focused on the Michigan vs Army game but it the numbers look like Cincinatti did not much up much a fight losing by the score of 42-0. Fields’ numbers also look like he threw all over this team with little to no resistance throwing for 224 yards and 2 touchdowns on 20/25 passing attempts. He also did some damage with his legs rushing for 42 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue
Moore and the Boilermakers bounced back this week by beating Vanderbilt 42-24 after a heartbreaking loss last week to Nevada. In this win over Vandy Moore recorded 220 receiving yards and 1 touchdown.
Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson
After a huge performance week 1 Etienne couldn’t get anything going for him vs Texas A&M on Saturday. Ettiene only had 53 rushing yards and no touchdowns on 16 attempts. He’ll need to definitely step it up if he wants this award.
Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson
Lawrence had yet another underwhelming performance on saturday. Not necessarily a bad performance but it wasn’t a Heisman like performance. In Clemson’s 24-10 W vs Texas A&M Lawrence put up 268 passing yards 1 passing and rushing touchdown and 1 interception. Lawrence will really need to pick it up to make a case for this award.
Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
Another huge win for Alabama and a huge game for Tua. In the 62-10 W over New Mexico State Tua recorded 227 passing yards and 3 passing touchdowns on 16/24 passing attempts and 1 rushing touchdown.
Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma
It really does look like Hurts is gonna prove me wrong this year after I have been saying he’s an overrated QB all off season. In my defense Oklahoma has only played Houston and South Dakota so Im not fully brought in on Oklahoma yet but it looks like i will be in no time. In Saturday’s win Hurts put up 259 passing yards and 3 touchdowns on 14/18 passing attempts.
Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
Here is a new name on this list and very well deserved spot also. Burrow went into #9 Texas’ home field and put up some huge numbers in a big win. A game like that will put on many Heisman lists this early in the season. In LSU’s 45-38 W @ #9 Texas Burrow put up 471 passing yards, 4 touchdowns and 1 interception on 31/39 passing attempts. If Burrow can keep these type of numbers up he can really keep his name in the Heisman conversation.
Sam Ehlinger, QB, Texas
The other QB in the LSU Texas game also put up some huge numbers on LSU’s great defense but came up just short at the end. In the 45-38 L to #6 LSU Ehlinger recorded 401 passing yards and 4 touchdowns on 31/47 passing attempts and 60 rushing yards and 1 rushing touchdown.
Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
This was a huge bounce back game for Herbert and the Ducks. In the 77-6 W over Nevada Herbert recorded 510 passing yards and 5 touchdowns on 19/26 passing attempts. Herbert is going to need a few more of these games to solidify himself as a real Heisman contender.
Johnathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
And last but certainly not least we have the best RB in the nation. Taylor helped lead the Badgers to a 61-0 W over Central Michigan by recording 102 rushing yards, 3 rushing touchdowns and 1 receiving touchdown.
By Andrew Kalb