Another huge performance by Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor has him leading our Heisman Watch heading into the second weekend of October.
1. Jonathan Taylor | Wisconsin RB | Sophomore | Last week: 1
Jonathan Taylor put up 221 yards and three touchdowns on 24 attempts in the Badgers’ 41-24 victory against Nebraska, and he’s now up to 849 yards and eight touchdowns in just five games. The talented sophomore is well on his way to a 2,000-yard season, with some big Big Ten games coming up for Wisconsin.
126 ATT | 849 YDS | 6.7 AVG | 8 TD
5 REC | 20 YDS | 4.0 AVG
2. Tua Tagovailoa | Alabama QB | Sophomore | Last week: 4
Their defense is still amazing, but Tua Tagovailoa has helped turn Alabama into a true passing juggernaut. Tagovailoa has nearly as many touchdowns (20 total, 18 passing) as incompletions (25), which tells you all you need to know about the type of season he’s had to this point.
75.2% | 1,495 YDs | 18 TD
23 ATT | 122 YDS | 5.3 AVG | 2 TD
3. Trace McSorley | Penn State QB | RS Senior | Last week: 2
The Nittany Lions had off, so Trace McSorley obviously didn’t have a chance to make a Heisman case this weekend. He can help lead his team to a big win at Michigan State this Saturday.
53.2% | 1,050 YDS | 10 TD | 2 INT
66 ATT | 410 YDS | 6.2 AVG | 6 TD
4. Dwayne Haskins | Ohio State QB | RS Sophomore | Last week: 3
While Dwayne Haskins doubled his season interception total against Indiana, he threw for 455 yards and six touchdowns to bring his passing touchdown total to 25 through six games. Haskins could be as high as number one in the Heisman race to this point.
71.7% | 1,919 YDS | 25 TD | 4 INT
21 ATT | 43 YDS | 2.0 AVG | TD
5. Will Grier | West Virginia QB | RS Senior | Last week: NR
Will Grier surprisingly threw three interceptions, but West Virginia remained unbeaten with a 38-22 win over Kansas. Also, he threw another four interceptions in the victory, crossing the 20-touchdown through five games. Grier slightly edges out Kyler Murray for the No. 5 spot for now.
71.2% | 1,819 YDS | 21 TD | 6 INT