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2022 Heisman Trophy Watch: Week 3

As stated last week, the early season Heisman race features a blend of preseason expectations and early individual performance. There are some switches after the top two this week.


1. Bryce Young | Alabama QB | Junior | Last week: 1

It wasn’t a pretty and flashy performance all game, but Bryce Young again came through when it matters most for a game-winning drive at Texas. The end of the game was reminiscent to how the Iron Bowl went last season, and Alabama can bank on Young making magic happen when they need it.


Season stats:

67.2% | 408 PASS YDS | 6 PASS TD

12 CAR | 138 RUSH YDS | 1 RUSH TD | 11.5 AVG


2. Stetson Bennett | Georgia QB | Senior (RS) | Last week: 2

Stetson Bennett spread the ball around and continued to show masterful control of Georgia’s offense in a win over Samford. People won’t be able to ignore Bennett’s individual ability for much longer if he keeps playing like this.


Season stats:

75.4% | 668 PASS YDS | 3 PASS TD

5 CAR | -5 RUSH YDS | 2 RUSH TD | -0.1 AVG


3. Bijan Robinson | Texas RB | Junior | Last week: 4 (+1)

No. 3 through No. 5 can include a ton of players, but Texas running back Bijan Robinson actually rises after the Longhorns’ close loss to Alabama. While Robinson couldn’t find much room to run, he made the most of what was there and scored a touchdown on the ground while also catching three passes for 73 yards.


Season stats:

31 CAR | 128 RUSH YDS | 2 RUSH TD | 4.1 AVG

6 REC | 113 REC YDS | 1 REC TD | 18.8 AVG


4. Caleb Williams | USC QB | Sophomore | Last week: NR

Stanford is a tough team under head coach David Shaw, but Caleb Williams was on fire on Saturday evening, throwing for 341 yards and four touchdowns. The weapons at Williams’ disposal, including Pitt transfer Jordan Addison, were on full display in the high-octane showing on the road versus a conference opponent.


Season stats:

79.6% | 590 PASS YDS | 6 PASS TD

15 CAR | 72 RUSH YDS | 4.8 AVG


5. Marvin Harrison Jr. | Ohio State WR | Sophomore | Last week: NR

Marvin Harrison Jr.’s quarterback C.J. Stroud could easily be ranked in the top five, but I’m giving the edge to Harrison himself after he caught three touchdowns in OSU’s route of Arkansas State. After a quiet opening game, Harrison caught seven passes for 184 yards and three touchdowns.


Season stats:

12 REC | 240 REC YDS | 3 REC TD | 20.0 AVG