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2020 Heisman Watch (Week 6)

Leading the No. 1 team in the nation has its perks, and two Clemson stars again lead the Heisman race, with a few SEC players close behind them.


1. Trevor Lawrence | Clemson QB | Junior | Last week: 1

In his third college season, Trevor Lawrence appears completely locked in leading the Clemson offense. After another very efficient day throwing the ball, Lawrence is up to ten total touchdowns and zero interceptions through three games. This Saturday night against Miami and fellow Heisman candidate D’Eriq King could be a notable performance in a 2020 race that looks like it’ll be tight.


Season stats:

73.3% | 848 PASS YDS | 7 PASS TD

14 CAR | 14 RUSH YDS | 3 RUSH TD | 1.0 AVG


2. Travis Etienne | Clemson RB | Senior | Last week: 2

Travis Etienne was again one of the focal points of Clemson’s offensive attack, and he led the Tigers in receiving (114 yards, one touchdown) in the win over Virginia. The rushing numbers haven’t been sensational yet, but Etienne figures to do serious damage as his team looks to remain undefeated in an anticipated primetime conference matchup.


Season stats:

39 CAR | 243 RUSH YDS | 2 RUSH TD | 6.2 AVG

9 REC | 172 REC YDS | 1 REC YD | 19.1 AVG


3. Kyle Trask | Florida QB | Senior | Last week: 4 (+1)

Kyle Trask has torched SEC defenses in the first two games of the season, and you can make a strong case for him being in the No. 1 or No. 2 spot early in the Heisman race. Trask followed up his six-touchdown performance in the season opener by tossing another four scores versus South Carolina.


Season stats:

71.8% | 684 PASS YDS | 10 PASS TD | 1 INT

9 CAR | 24 RUSH YDS | 2.7 AVG


4. Mac Jones | Alabama QB | Junior | Last week: NR

After a solid outing in the season opener for the Crimson Tide, Mac Jones looked like he was playing seven-on-seven against ranked Texas A&M over the weekend. Jones threw for 435 yards and four touchdowns on just 20 completions, and his deep ball was excellent to Jaylen Waddle and John Metchie.


Season stats:

74.5% | 684 PASS YDS | 6 PASS TD | 1 INT

3 CAR | 2 RUSH YDS | 0.7 AVG


5. Kyle Pitts | Florida TE | Junior | Last week: NR

A tight end in contention for the Heisman Trophy? Two players at the position have won the award, and if Kyle Pitts can keep up his early-season play, you better believe he’ll at least get an invitation to New York (assuming COVID doesn’t impact an in-person ceremony). Pitts has caught six touchdowns through two games for the Gators.


Season stats:

12 REC | 227 REC YDS | 6 REC TD | 18.9 AVG


Just missed:

Miami (FL.) QB D’Eriq King

SMU QB Shane Buechele

Ohio State QB Justin Fields


Dropping out:

Mississippi State QB K.J. Costello (3)

Texas QB Sam Ehlinger (5)

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