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Heisman Trophy Watch List: Week 11

Nov 5, 2016; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) outruns a Syracuse Orange defender on a quarterback keeper during the second quarter at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

As we move into Week 11 of the college football season, it is hard to say we all don’t know who this year’s Heisman Trophy winner will be. Lamar Jackson has performed at such a high level, to the point where it has never been seen before. This season will go down as one of, if not the most dominant performances by a single player in college football history. There are only three players in serious contention now.

Lamar Jackson, Louisville, QB: Jackson will most likely be the winner. Last week he came out against Boston College and put the hurt on them. Badly! He threw for 231 yards and 4 touchdowns, while running for 185 yards and three touchdowns. Putting together seven touchdowns brought his touchdown total to 45 on the year. He has a total of 3,394 yards on the season as well.

Deshaun Watson, Clemson, QB: Watson was 13-for-16 in a blowout win against Syracuse. He had 169 yards through the air and two touchdowns with a one rushing touchdown. He got hurt late in the second quarter and did not return to the game. He could have put up a lot more, but did not risk further injury.

Jake Browning, Washington, QB: Browning did his thing against Cal, throwing for 378 yards and six touchdowns. He is leading his Washington team to an undefeated record and possible playoff spot. As it stands Browning is the closest to Jackson.

Jabrill Peppers, Michigan ATH: Jabrill had five tackles and a couple of rushes in Michigan’s blowout win against Maryland. Sad to say Jabrill’s campaign is near over. Well deserving, just defense can only do so much in the eyes of others.

In the Hunt:

Dalvin Cook, FSU, RB

Jonathan Allen, Alabama, DL

Jalen Hurts, Alabama, QB

D’Onta Foreman, Texas, RB

Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma, QB

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