Heisman Watch: Week 13

Nov 19, 2016; Winston-Salem, NC, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) runs in for a touchdown during the second quarter against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at BB&T Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Rivalry Week is the biggest week during the college football season and it can pose to be a big week for Heisman Trophy hopefuls as well. Will Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers perform and steal the show in the Michigan at Ohio State game?

Lamar Jackson, Louisville, QB: Still coming off that big loss… what’s next for Jackson? Kentucky. Expect big numbers from Jackson after last week’s performance at Houston.

Deshaun Watson, Clemson, QB: Watson lead his team to an easy win against Wake Forest. He threw for 202 yards and a touchdown. He also had a nice game on the ground totaling 47 yards and two touchdowns. Watson can make a statement this week against South Carolina.

Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma, WR: Westbrook had been having a stellar year, shadowed by a very weak first three games of the season. Against West Virginia he only caught the ball twice times, but with those 2 catches he put together 100 yards and a touchdown. He has been a force and a go to playmaker all year for Mayfield and Oklahoma.

Jabrill Peppers, Michigan, ATH: Peppers is sort of falling at this point. He hasn’t had any really explosive games recently and is making it tough to keep him in contention. Nonetheless his pure athleticism will keep him alive. Last week, in a win against Indiana he totaled five tackles, with two of them being for a loss. He also had a pass deflected. This week against Ohio State is make or break for Peppers.

Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma, QB: After a long time out of the race, I would like to welcome back Mayfield. Two losses in the first three weeks of football are tough, but he has bounced back. He lead his team in a statement win against West Virginia and has been playing great since week three. He still could make a run.

In the hunt:

D’Onta Froreman, Texas, RB

Donnel Pumphrey, San Diego St, RB

Jalen Hurts, Alabama, QB

Jake Browning, Washington, QB

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