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Heisman Trophy watch list: Week 9

Week 9 is here and everyone is ready to see if Deshaun Watson will lead his team to a victory at Florida State. Also, we are all waiting to see how Ohio State and J.T. Barrett bounce back.

Deshaun Watson, Clemson QB: Bye week now big week.

Lamar Jackson, Louisville QB: How did Lamar Jackson fare against a N.C. State team that Clemson barely managed to beat in overtime? He manhandled them, leading his team to a 54-13 win. He threw for 355 yards and three touchdowns, as well as totaled 76 yards and a touchdown on the ground. He made a big statement against N.C. State.

Jake Browning, Washington QB: Browning put together another good performance against Oregon State. He threw for 291 yards and three touchdowns, including a rushing touchdown. The only thing shaky about his performance was his 50 percent completion percentage. A good game regardless.

Jabrill Peppers, Michigan ATH: Peppers didn’t have his best game statistically, but a win is a win. He is still in the race.

Donnel Pumphrey, SDSU RB: In a 42-3 win he carried the ball 24 times for 135 yards and two touchdowns. He is continuously going out there every game and playing as consistently as any other running back in the NCAA. This seems to be the year of the quarterback.

In the hunt:

Patick Mahomes II, Texas Tech QB: A quarterback with more losses than wins, is certainly not going to win the Heisman, but this man needs notoriety. He has played exceptionally the whole year, and especially last week. In a loss against Oklahoma last week, he threw for 734 yards and five touchdowns, as well as ran for 85 yards and two touchdowns. One of the greatest performances in college football history.

Dalvin Cook, FSU RB

Myles Garrett, Texas A&M DE

J.T. Barrett, OSU QB

Jonathan Allen, Alabama DL

Jalen Hurts, Alabama QB

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