After two full weeks of the college football season, there are obviously still plenty of players in the Heisman Trophy race. These are the top five players to watch as we hit the middle of September.
1. Jonathan Taylor | Wisconsin RB | Sophomore | Last week: 1
Jonathan Taylor followed up his 145-yard, two-touchdown performance in Wisconsin’s first game with a career-high 253 yards in a win against New Mexico. Taylor is the Heisman favorite through two weeks, and he’ll look to keep it going at home against BYU this weekend.
51 ATT | 398 YDS | 7.8 AVG | 5 TD
2. Will Grier | West Virginia QB | Senior | Last week: 3
After five touchdowns to open the season, Will Grier tossed another four scores to move up one spot in the Heisman Watch. Grier is completing 76.7 percent of his passes and averaging 12.7 yards per attempt through two games.
76.7% | 761 YDS | 9 TD | INT
3. Dwayne Haskins | Ohio State QB | RS Sophomore | Last week: NR
Dwayne Haskins also rises a spot in the Heisman Watch, as he also had another multi-touchdown effort in another rout by his team. Haskins has a big opportunity this weekend against ranked TCU in Urban Meyer’s final game away from the team.
79.2% | 546 YDS | 9 TD | INT
4 ATT | 15 YDS | 3.8 AVG
4. Trace McSorley | Penn State QB | Senior | Last week: 2
Trace McSorley drops a couple spots in the rankings, but it’s just because of the statistical outputs of the two quarterbacks ahead of him. However, Penn State’s leader is playing very well, and the team has put up point totals of 45 and 51 against two tough opponents through two games. McSorley will be in the mix all season.
53.0% | 375 YDS | 3 TD
17 ATT | 89 YDS | 5.2 AVG | 3 TD
5. Bryce Love | Stanford QB | Senior | Last week: 5
That was more like it for Bryce Love, who started off hot against USC after getting shut down by San Diego State the week before. Look for Love to put up some big numbers this weekend against UC Davis before facing Oregon in a couple of weeks.
40 ATT | 165 YDS | 4.1 AVG | TD
3 REC | 18 YDS | 6.0 AVG