Make sure to read Heisman Watch: Week 7 before reading this. This week was a very pivotal week for the Heisman race as there was a huge injury in the race which now opens up a spot for another player to win this award. With Tua being out multiple weeks his case for the Heisman will definitely not be as strong as players like Joe Burrow or Jalen Hurts. But with that being said, let’s take a look at who’s left in this race and how they did this weekend.
Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State
Fields and the Buckeyes played at Northwestern on Friday night in the huge 52-3 win. You would think Fields put up astronomical numbers in this game but he only finished with 194 passing yards. He did throw for 4 touchdowns which is very good but I thought Fields was going to throw for at least 250 yards this game.
Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma
No surprise that Hurts and the Sooners took care of business again this week. Hurts led the Sooners to a 52-14 win over West Virginia while recording 316 yards and 3 touchdowns in the air and 75 yards and 2 touchdowns on the ground.
Johnathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
A very tough loss for Taylor and the Badgers. Next week could have been a really big matchup with huge playoff and Heisman implications in a matchup between Wisconsin and Ohio State. This loss actually hurts Taylor’s Heisman hopes a lot since many other players’ teams have yet to lose. In this 24-23 loss to Illinois Taylor recorded 132 rushing yards and 1 touchdown.
Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
A very unfortunate injury for such a great player in Tua. He has suffered a high ankle sprain and is likely to miss at least 1-2 weeks but maybe even 3 weeks. In the 35-13 win over Tennessee Tua had 155 yards and 1 interception in the short amount of time he played.
Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
Yet another huge game for Joe Burrow as the Tigers keep rolling. In the 36-13 win over Mississippi State Burrow recorded 327 passing yards with 4 passing touchdowns putting him at 2,484 passing yards and 29 touchdowns on the season.
By Andrew Kalb