Oregon quarterback Bo Nix had another emphatic performance as the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy in our latest rankings.
1. Bo Nix | Oregon QB | Senior | Last week: 1
Bo Nix threw for 381 yards and six touchdowns in Oregon’s blowout win over Arizona State… in the first half! (He threw for 404 yards in the game.) The veteran quarterback is dealing at a rare level and is finally getting recognition as the clear Heisman favorite with a couple of weeks to go.
78.1% | 3,539 PASS YDS | 35 PASS TD | 2 INT
41 CAR | 128 RUSH YDS | 5 RUSH TD | 3.1 AVG
2. Michael Penix Jr. | Washington QB | Senior | Last week: 2
Michael Penix Jr. completed less than 50% of his passes in a tough environment at Oregon State, but he threw two more touchdowns and ran for another to help the Huskies move to 11-0. Penix gets two more opportunities to make a statement for the Heisman, playing the Apple Cup this Saturday before the Pac-12 title game.
66.5% | 3,695 PASS YDS | 30 PASS TD | 7 INT
23 CAR | -5 RUSH YDS | 3 RUSH TD | -0.2 AVG
3. Jayden Daniels | LSU QB | Senior | Last week: 3
Jayden Daniels racked up over 500 total yards and eight touchdowns (six passing, two rushing) as LSU coasted to victory over Georgia State. He’ll conclude his regular season this week against Texas A&M and has a realistic shot to slide into the top spot if Nix and/or Penix slip up in a big way over the next two games.
72.6% | 3,577 PASS YDS | 36 PASS TD | 4 INT
124 CAR | 1,014 RUSH YDS | 10 RUSH TD | 8.2 AVG
4. Jalen Milroe | Alabama QB | Sophomore (RS) | Last week: 4
Much running wasn’t needed this week in a 66-10 victory versus Chattanooga, but Jalen Milroe had a quick and efficient afternoon as a passer, going 13/16 for 197 yards and three touchdowns. Milroe is up to 31 total touchdowns this year, and he still has the Iron Bowl and SEC Championship Game to go.
66.4% | 2,267 PASS YDS | 19 PASS TD | 6 INT
108 CAR | 332 RUSH YDS | 12 RUSH TD | 3.1 AVG
5. Marvin Harrison Jr. | Ohio State WR | Junior | Last week: NR
While it was a relatively quiet game overall in a blowout win against Minnesota, Marvin Harrison Jr. caught another touchdown for the Buckeyes. With Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy dropping, Harrison gets back into the top five ahead of “The Game” this Saturday at noon.
62 REC | 1,093 REC YDS | 13 REC TD | 17.6 AVG
2 CAR | 26 RUSH TYDS | 1 RUSH TD | 13.0 AVG
Michigan QB J.J. McCarthy