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2016 Heisman Rankings: Week 4

by DJ Boyer on Sep. 26, 2016

Heisman Watch 2016: Week 4

 

1. Lamar Jackson – QB Louisville: 74-126 58.7% 913 yards 13 TD 3 INT 61 carries 526 yards 8.6 YPC 12 TD. LW 1.

Jackson has already performed on the big stage against Florida State. We will see if Jackson is up for an encore against Clemson and their Heisman candidate Deshaun Watson.

 

J.T. Barrett – QB Ohio State: 49-73 67.1% 650 yards 10 TD 1 INT 39 carries 159 yards 4.1 YPC 3 TD. LW 2.

A well deserved week off for the Buckeye signal caller.

 

3. Christian McCaffrey- RB Stanford: 78 carries 436 yards 5.5 YPC 3 TD 13 catches 126 yards 9.9 YPC 1 TD. LW 3.

Still looking for that signature performance this season to put him over the top.

 

4. Donnell Pumphrey – RB San Diego State: 73 carries 599 yards 8.2 YPC 7 TD 9 catches 67 yards  0 TD LW 4.

See if Pumphrey can help extend his teams winning streak to 14 games this weekend.

 

5. Jabrill Peppers – S/RB/KR/PR Michigan: 33 tackles 9.5 TFL 2.5 sacks 5 quarterback hurries 1 FF 2 carries 24 yards 10 PR 227 yards 22.7 YPR 1 TD 2 KR 81 yards 40.5 YPR . LW 5.

Peppers had a quiet day against Penn State but the Wolverines will lean on him more heavily down the stretch.

 

6 Greg Ward Jr. – QB Houston: 67-102 65.7% 936 yards 5 TD 2 INT 51 carries 113 yards 3 TD. LW 6.

The rushing yards are not there like a season ago but Ward is still a little banged up and the offense has plenty of weapons.

 

7.  Jeremy McNichols- RB Boise State: 59 carries 372 yards 6.3 YPC 7 TD 10 catches 143 yards 14.3 YPC 2 TD. LW NR.

McNichols had a huge 4 touchdown game against Oregon State and is one of the better pass catching running backs at the FBS level.

 

8. Steven Taylor – LB Houston: 23 tackles 6 TFL 6 sacks 2 quarterback hurries 2 forced fumbles 1 INT 74 yards 1 TD 1 FF. LW 8.

Leads a defense that is more responsible for the Cougars undefeated record than the high-powered offense.

 

9. Deshaun Watson – QB Clemson: 90-150 60.0% 996 yards 9 TD 4 INT 35 carries 130 yards 3.7 YPC. LW NR.

A big win against Louisville this week can put Watson back into contention for the Heisman.

 

10. Patrick Mahomes II – QB Texas Tech: 94-132 71.2% 1,493 yards 14 TD 2 INT 33 carries 138 yards 4.2 YPC 4 TD. LW 9.

Mahomes is putting up monster stats on a mediocre team but he is carrying the Red Raiders. While they may not win a ton of games they will be competitive in nearly all of them and Mahomes is the reason why.

 

Honorable Mention:  Marcus Cox, RB, Appalachian State; Jake Butt, TE, Michigan; Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU and Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M.

 

DJ Boyer