Make sure to read Heisman Watch: Week 14 before reading this. The Heisman race is officially now over, all the games are done and the stats are in, it’s all up to the voters to make the right choice. I think we all know who is going to walk away with that trophy come next week but others will still receive votes and head to New York. So with that being said, let’s get into who i think will be finalists and who wins this award.
Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
Joe is an obvious finalist for the award this year, he’s done some things on the field i’m not sure i’ve ever seen any other QB do. In then 37-10 SEC championship game win over #4 Georgia, Burrow recorded 349 passing yards, 41 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns. Over the course of this whole season Joe will end the year with: 4,715 passing yards, 48 touchdowns, 6 interceptions and a QBR of 93.7. Burrow had a hell of a season this year and hopefully it can end with a national championship and Heisman.
Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State
Fields will be another finalist in New York after his amazing season this year. In the B1G TEN championship game Fields led the Buckeyes to a 34-21 comeback win by recording 299 passing yards and 3 touchdowns. In Fields first year at Ohio State he will end the year with 2,953 passing yards, 40 touchdowns, 1 interception and a QBR of 92.4.
Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma
Hurts is going to be another finalist for the Heisman by receiving a few votes but not enough to win. Hurts had a great year at OU and looks to continue it in the playoffs. In the Big 12 Championship game Hurts had 287 passing yards, 38 rushing yards and only 1 touchdown. Hurts finished his first and last year at Oklahoma with 3,634 passing yards, 1,255 rushing yards, 32 passing touchdowns, 18 rushing touchdowns, 7 interceptions and a QBR of 90.6.
Chase Young, DE, Ohio State
The most dominant player in college football was shut down yet again in a big game. Chase Young will probably be a finalist for the award come next week but he won’t win it. Young finished the 34-21 W over Wisconsin with only 6 tackles. He finishes the year with 31 tackles, 16.5 sacks and 6 forced fumbles.
J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State
Dobbins is the only player i’m not sure of being a finalist just yet. I assume he will get some votes just from his game vs Michigan but I don’t know how many votes that’s going to get him. Dobbins had 172 rushing yards and 1 touchdown in the win over Wisconsin. Throughout the whole year Dobbins recorded 1,829 rushing yards, 20 touchdowns and averaged 6.5 yards per carry.
With all that being said I believe Joe Burrow takes home the Heisman next Saturday and goes on to lead LSU on a playoff run.
By Andrew Kalb