After another wild college football weekend, we will take a look at who is leading the pack in the Heisman Watch.
1. #AndStill - Lamar Jackson remains the number 1 frontrunner for the Heisman trophy, and in spectacular fashion. Louisville had a bye this week, but through his 5 games, he has accumulated a total of 2,313 yards and 28 touchdowns, and although he and the Cardinals lost to Clemson, he was unstoppable and single handedly kept them in the game. This kid is something special and I see him having no signs of slowing down.
2. Deshaun Watson - Watson has began to pick his game up just a bit more, and has thrusted himself higher into the Heisman talks to where we all expected him to be. He has over 1,500 yards on the season with 18 touchdowns, and another 239 yards on the ground. Clemson's huge win over Louisville was not possible without Watson's nearly 400 yards and 5 touchdowns. He has thrown a few too many interceptions, so once he gets that under control he should continue to have not too much trouble with opposing teams.
3. Jake Browning - The Washington Huskies are the number 5 ranked team in the country, and Jake Browning is a huge part of that. The Sophomore QB has been lighting it up, going off for 6 passing touchdowns and 2 rushing touchdowns against Oregon this weekend. He has a total of 23 passing TD's, 3 rushing TD's, and only 2 interceptions, the kid is killing it thus far.
4. J.T. Barrett - Barrett struggled through the air this weekend against Indiana, but he rushed for a game-high 137 yards and a TD, and helped lead the Buckeyes to a victory. With a slow week this week for J.T., especially statistically, he will need to rebound next week, against a brutally tough Wisconsin defense. Barrett's 913 yards through the air and 13 touchdowns are a good foundation for him to take off, tacking on an additional 342 rushing yards good for 4 scores.
Players to watch: Jabrill Peppers, Michigan ; Dalvin Cook, FSU ; Christian McCaffrey, Stanford ; Trevor Knight, Texas A&M ; Greg Ward, Houston
PS - Jabrill Peppers of Michigan is in my opinion the greatest athlete in the country, doing it all for Michigan between defense, rushing, and returns.