It was a pretty boring week of college football in week 9 – well, compared to what we’re usually accustomed to at least. There wasn’t a major shakeup this week, although we can say hello to a new face in Deshuan Watson as he joins the discussion after another huge week. Leonard Fournette remains in the driver seat, yet again:
1.) Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
Stats: 1,352 rushing yards, 7.7 yards per rush, 15 TDs, 58 receiving yards
Even with a week of, Fournette remains the clear-cut Heisman frontrunner. He has a chance to pretty much lock up the Heisman trophy with a good performance against Alabama – that will be a matchup to watch for sure.
2.) Trevone Boykin, QB, TCU
Stats: 2,927 passing yards, 66% completion percentage, 28-5 TDs-INTs, 524 rushing yards, 6 TDs
Boykin had a monster game against West Virginia and is the reason behind TCU’s success and why they continue to roll this year. He’s poised for another big week against an undefeated Oklahoma State team, but can he keep the Horned Frogs undefeated. The definite #2 behind Fournette.
3.) Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State
Stats: 1,130 rushing yards, 6.8 yards per rush, 13 TDs, 160 receiving yards
Even with a bye week, Elliott remains #3 in the Heisman watch. With the recent suspension to starting QB, J.T. Barrett, Elliott is poised to carry more of the load which result in bigger numbers. The only reliable, consistent source of offense throughout the season for the #1 Buckeyes.
4.) Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson
Stats: 1,936 passing yards, 70% completion percentage, 20-7 TDs-INTs, 386 rushing yards, 4 TDs
Quite possibly the biggest trending name in college football is Deshaun Watson. The sophomore QB has led Clemson to an undefeated record and into the national spotlight. He turns in huge games each week while making an impact via the air and ground. He has a lot to gain with a win against Florida State.
5.) Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor
Stats: 47 catches, 962 receiving yards, 20.5 yards per catch, 18 TDs, 49 rushing yards
The Baylor burner remains in the Heisman Watch even after a bye week. He has been arguably the best WR in all of college football so far this season and his 18 TD catches are the most in the nation by a comfortable margin. How will he fair without Seth Russell?
Think Fournette is a lock and this race is over? Think someone not in our top 5 has a shot? Let us know in the comments below!