Week two of college football is in the books, we are one step closer to the handing out of the famous Heisman trophy at the end of the season. Who is the front runner? Which players are lagging behind? Find out below. But remember, this is just my opinion it has zero impact on who wins the award…
10) Sam Ehlinger – QB – Texas
The Austin native has been excellent in two starts to begin the season. With over 650 yards and eight touchdowns in two games, Ehlinger has started the year in Heisman form. Not being able to get his team over the top against LSU will hurt him in this race.
9) Justin Herbert – QB – Oregon
After a disappointing second half in the opening weekend loss to Auburn, Herbert came back to throw five touchdowns against Nevada. The senior is the leader of a dynamic offense that had Auburn on the rack early in the opener and then blew away Nevada yesterday.
8) DeAndre Swift – RB – Georgia
Swift is a complete back who has been the feature of the Georgia offense so far this year. With almost 150 yards in the opener against Vanderbilt, Swift was quieter this week against lower quality opposition. However the Bulldogs feature back still had over eleven yards per carry and two touchdowns on just six carries.
7) Justin Fields – QB – Ohio State
Fields announced himself onto the college football stage with a huge first quarter of the season opener against FAU. In week two Fields tore apart a strong Cincinnati team for an incredibly impressive 42-0 win. Fields has been an efficient threat thus far in his college career. Totalling nine total touchdowns through the air and on the ground. All that is missing is that signature Heisman moment.
6) Anthony McFarland Jnr – RB – Maryland
Five touchdowns as part of college footballs most explosive offense through two weeks of the season has put McFarland right into the Heisman picture. His home run ability looks great on Heisman highlight reels as McFarland makes an impact in one of the best stories of the college football season. Whilst Maryland keeps winning and McFarland keeps finding the end zone, he’s in Heisman contention.
5) Trevor Lawrence – QB – Clemson
The luscious locks of Lawrence swayed behind the Clemson quarterback as he rolled left and threw off platform to Justyn Ross for a touchdown in the second quarter against Texas A&M. The throw was eerily similar to watching Aaron Rodgers or Patrick Mahomes. It’s clear that Lawrence is the most talented quarterback in college football right now, but will his production be enough to win a Heisman trophy?
4) Jonathon Taylor – RB Wisconsin
Taylor has eight touchdowns across the first two games. The junior has put up incredible stats across his whole college career and this season is no different. Taylor already has 300 all purpose yards this season to go with his touchdowns. This all round domination of Wisconsin’s opponents has to rank him as the most dangerous non-QB threat in college this season. Taylor will need an historic year to win the trophy, he’s already on pace…
3) Tua Tagovailoa – QB – Alabama
Tua has started this season where his last regular season left off. Eight all purpose touchdowns in two weeks and countless very pretty throws to his stacked group of weapons. Many felt Tua deserved the Heisman a year ago, he’s in the right form to win it this year. It just needs to happen against top defenses.
2) Jalen Hurts – QB – Oklahoma
It’s no accident that the last two Heisman trophy winning quarterbacks have come from Lincoln Riley’s Oklahoma. Riley looks to have worked his magic again on the former Alabama product Hurts. Hurts has nine all purpose touchdowns so far this season and has been unstoppable. His three throwing and three rushing touchdown performance on debut is unmatched in OU history. Hurts is well in the frame to make it a threepeat for Riley.
1) Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
Before the season Burrow wouldn’t have been anywhere near a Heisman watch list. However LSU’s offense has exploded onto the scene this season with two huge performances. Burrow loaded his team onto his back and won a shootout against top ten ranked Texas in Austin! With over 470 yards passing and four touchdowns it was the kind of game that features heavily on a Heisman highlight reel. Burrow has other massive games to come this season, more performances like yesterdays and he will be the Heisman favourite before long…
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