1. Lamar Jackson | Louisville QB | Sophomore | Last week: (1)
Louisville had a bye after their battle with Clemson two Saturday’a ago, but the other candidates have a lot of work to do if they are going to catch Jackson. The Cardinals should have no problem with Duke this week.
59.4% | 1,625 YDS | 14 TD | 4 INT
92 ATT | 688 YDS | 7.5 AVG | 14 TD
2. J.T. Barrett | Ohio State QB | Junior (RS) | Last week: (2)
Barrett didn’t have a great game through the air in last week’s win (9/21 for 93 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception), but he had his best day on the ground, as he rushed for 137 yards and 1 touchdown. This Saturday night is a huge game for Ohio State’s season and Barrett’s Heisman hopes, with the Buckeyes traveling to face #8 Wisconsin.
64.2% | 981 YDS | 15 TD | 3 INT
70 ATT | 342 YDS | 4.9 AVG | 4 TD
3. Deshaun Watson | Clemson QB | Junior | Last week: (3)
Somehow, Watson has still not found the end zone on the ground so far this season, after doing so 12 times as a sophomore. He might have to use his legs this week against a 4–1 North Carolina State team. The game is at home, so Clemson should head into a bye still undefeated before facing Florida State.
60.7% | 1,572 YDS | 18 TD | 7 INT
58 ATT | 244 YDS | 4.2 AVG
4. Jabrill Peppers | Michigan LB/DB | Junior | Last week: (4)
Peppers and Michigan don’t play this week, but did you see what they did to Rutgers on Saturday?! The Scarlet Knights had just 22 total yards. Wow.
35 TACKLES (25 SOLO) | 2.5 SACKS
5 ATT / 98 YDS | 3 KR / 95 YDS | 14 PR / 249 YDS / 1 TD
5. Jake Browning | Washington QB | Sophomore | Last week: (OC)
Browning followed Washington’s home victory over Stanford with a road victory over Oregon. The sophomore went 22/28 for 304 yards and 6 touchdowns, also scoring twice on the ground. They put up 70 on the Ducks. Browning will quickly rise up these rankings if he keeps his play up.
72.2% | 1,418 YDS | 23 TD | 2 INT
26 ATT | 48 YDS | 1.8 AVG | 3 TD
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- Dalvin Cook | Florida State RB | Junior
- Donnel Pumphrey | San Diego State RB | Senior
- Myles Garrett | Texas A&M DE | Junior