It’s still early in the season, but many players started out the season with a bang, while some others sort of fell off the board. This is a list of the top performers from around the country in this week’s addition of TCI’s Heisman Watch List.
Christian McCaffrey, Stanford, RB: Mr. McCaffrey you sir are graceful to say the least. McCaffrey totaled 126 yards and two touchdowns in an easy win for Stanford over Kansas State. Once they play better competition, I’m sure we’ll see his play elevate drastically.
Lamar Jackson, Louisville, QB: 17 of 23 passing for six touchdowns, as well as 119 yards on the ground with two rushing touchdowns. All of this… was in the first half. Although this game was against Charlotte, I do not believe that any team is a joke. He completely dominated.
J.T. Barrett, Ohio State, QB: Oh yes J.T., everyone remembers you now. The Ohio State stud quarterback went off throwing for 349 yards and six passing touchdowns, while tallying one rushing touchdown. Besides his early interception, he completely manhandled Bowling Green. He is back and has not lost a step, or so it seems.
Nick Chubb, Georgia, RB: What’s the best way to get a running back recovering from an ACL tear back into the game? Give him the ball 32 times and put the game in his hands. Chubb took the reins and had a monster game with 222 yards and two touchdowns. Nothing more can be said, but that the freight train is back.
Greg Ward JR, Houston, QB: 321 yards and two touchdowns is impressive, but for many people that doesn’t scream “HEISMAN!!!!!” Anyone with a brain can see that doing it and leading your team to an upset win over the then No. 3 team in the country in Oklahoma, is no joke.
Jabrill Peppers, Michigan ATH: Jabrill totaled eight tackles, seven of them being solo tackles. This includes one sack. He dominated as we’ve become accustomed to.
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Deshaun Watson, Clemson, QB: Obviously Week 1 can be tough for many players, and don’t get me wrong Watson didn’t play poorly, but we didn’t see the Heisman caliber player he is. He led Clemson to a close win against Auburn, with 248 yards and a touchdown.
Leonard Fournette, LSU, RB: Come on Leonard, making it hard for me to support your case. LSU had a big loss to non-ranked Wisconsin, in such game Fournette rushed for 138 yards, but for zero touchdowns. Don’t get me wrong, his offensive line played awful, but in a close game you need to get in the end zone.
IN THE HUNT:
Dalvin Cook, FSU, RB
Myles Garret, Texas A&M DE
Corey Clement, Wisconsin RB
Royce Freeman, Oregon RB
Saquon Barkley, Penn State RB
Mike Williams, Clemson WR
Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma QB: It’ll be tough to bounce back from this loss. Going from a heavy favorite to a middle of the pack Heisman possibility.
Chad Kelly, Ole Miss QB: Chad, we won’t miss you.
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