The top Heisman candidate from last week had his team lose, and the leading candidate heading into the season (Bryce Love) did not play and drops out of the rankings.
1. Jonathan Taylor | Wisconsin RB | Sophomore | Last week: 1
Wisconsin fell to BYU over the weekend, but Jonathan Taylor did his part with another 117 yards in the loss. Taylor is now up to over 500 yards on the year, and the Badgers have only played three games. He’ll have plenty of more opportunities to make Heisman statements in big games.
77 ATT | 515 YDS | 6.7 AVG | 5 TD
3 REC | 14 YDS | 4.7 AVG
2. Trace McSorley | Penn State QB | Senior | Last week: 4
If Kent State was able to keep it close, Trace McSorley really would’ve put up some eye-popping numbers. Penn State’s record-breaking quarterback had three first-quarter touchdowns in the win, totaling five in the game. He also threw his first interception of the year, but it wasn’t really on him; and he made a touchdown-saving tackle after it.
52.3% | 604 YDS | 5 TD | INT
26 ATT | 143 YDS | 5.5 AVG | 6 TD
3. Dwayne Haskins | Ohio State QB | RS Sophomore | Last week: 3
Dwayne Haskins’ accuracy was on full display in a primetime matchup against TCU, and he also punched one in deep in the red zone. Haskins gets the ball out to his weapons and allows them to make big plays for him.
72.5% | 890 YDS | 11 TD | INT
7 ATT | 23 YDS | 3.3 AVG | TD
4. Will Grier | West Virginia QB | Senior | Last week: 2
Will Grier and West Virginia were off because of Hurricane Florence, and the missed opportunity for stats causes him to drop a couple of spots in a crowded Heisman field. Grier will look to put up big numbers this weekend against Kansas State.
76.7% | 761 YDS | 9 TD | INT
5. Kyler Murray | Oklahoma QB | RS Junior | Last week: NR
Tua Tagovailoa just misses the top five, but he’ll certainly work his way onto the list if he keeps it up for the Crimson Tide. Kyler Murray has been lighting it up for the Sooners just like last year’s Heisman winner Baker Mayfield did, and he’s squarely in the mix for the award after a few games.
67.1% | 863 YDS | 8 TD | INT
29 ATT | 169 YDS | 5.8 AVG | 2 TD