As Week 7 approaches we are really getting into the heart of the college football season. Heisman contenders are showing up more and more while others not so much.
Navy broke the hearts of Houston and Heisman candidate Greg Ward JR, and it’s safe to say Deshaun Watson is Deshaun Watson once again. Or it’s the Washington teams take you down in back-to-back weeks and you fail to put up 100 yards or even score more than 20 points … Christian McCaffrey.
Heisman contenders to watch:
Deshaun Watson, Clemson, QB: How do you come off one of the biggest wins in your school’s history? You go out and destroy one of the nation’s most consistent defenses by scoring 56 points. Watson was able to keep the offensive rhythm together. He threw for 270 yards and 4 touchdowns, silencing the BC crowd, and keeping it up will further his chances to catching Louisville’s Lamar Jackson.
Lamar Jackson, Louisville, QB: Bye week… Still a stud. He has 28 total touchdowns in five games.
Jabrill Peppers, Michigan, ATH: How do you prove you’re the best athlete in the country? Go out make a couple tackles. Oh yea, also run the ball three times for 74 yards and two touchdowns with two insane runs. He is just a freak. I will say every single day until he shows me otherwise, Jabrill Peppers deserves the Heisman.
J.T. Barrett, OSU, QB: Barrett had an interesting week against Indiana, only throwing for 93 yards and one touchdown with nine completed passes. He did run for 137 yards and a touchdown, with a win, but this was not his best performance. This doesn’t hurt his odds, but doesn’t help as well.
Jake Browning, Washington, QB: Browning went out against Oregon with one goal in his mind — to show everyone who runs the Pac 12 now, and he did just that. Washington went out and stomped on Oregon 70-21. It was a statement game for Washington and Browning, who had a MONSTER game, throwing for 304 yards and six touchdowns, while rushing for two touchdowns.
Tough road ahead:
Greg Ward JR, Houston, QB: He did not have a bad game at all. He threw for 359 yards and three touchdowns, as well as rushing for 94 yards and a touchdown. Great stats, but two key interceptions, including one that led directly to the winning score, he just can’t have it, especially to a non-ranked team at the time.
Christian McCaffrey, Stanford, RB: It’s tough to say goodbye too such a talented player, but he just has not performed, and neither as the Cardinal.
Still in the hunt:
Dalvin Cook, FSU, RB
Donnel Pumpfrey, SDSU, RB
Myles Garrett, Texas A&M, DE
Mark Walton, Miami, RB