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2017 Heisman Rankings: Week 5

by DJ Boyer on Oct. 4, 2017

Heisman Watch 2017: Week 5

 

1. Saquon Barkley – RB Penn State: 86 carries 574 yards 6.7 YPC 4 TD 27 catches 386 yards 14.3 YPC 2 TD. LW 2.

Saquon finally takes the lead in the Heisman voting.

 

2. Baker Mayfield – QB Oklahoma: 76-101 75.2% 1,329 yards 13 TD 0 INT. LW 1.

It was a bye week for Baker as he looks to become the latest Oklahoma quarterback to win the award.

 

3. Luke Falk – QB Washington State: 164-220 74.5% 1,718 yards 16 TD 2 INT.  LW NR.

Falk flies into the top five after besting Sam Darnold headf-to-head and keeping Washington State among the unbeatens.

 

4. Bryce Love – RB Stanford: 98 carries 1,088 yards 11.1 YPC 8 TD. LW 5.

Say hello to the new NCAA rushing leader who has already eclipsed 1,000 yards on the season.

 

5. Lamar Jackson – QB Louisville: 138-222 62.2% 1,990 yards 14 TD 4 INT 91 carries 510 yards 5.6 YPC 7 TD. LW 4.

Played relatively well against NC State but an early second loss for Louisville spells certain doom for Jackson's quest for back-to-back Heisman's.

 

6. Mason Rudolph – QB Oklahoma State: 117-173 67.6% 1,909 yards 16 TD 4 INT 5 rushing TD.  LW 3.

Mason Rudolph could wind up the big winner at the quarterback spot in the upcoming NFL Draft.

 

7. Rashaad Penny – RB San Diego State: 116 carries 823 yards 7.1 YPC 7 TD 14 catches 119 yards 2 TD. LW 6.

A quiet performance based on Penny standards but he is still in the Heisman hunt as long as the Aztecs keep winning.

 

8.  Dante Pettis - WR/PR Washington:  27 catches 368 yards 13.6 YPC 6 TD  6 PR 233 yards 38.8 YPR 3 TD 1/1 passing 36 yards. LW 9.

Great line against Oregon State with 12-105-3.

 

9. Royce Freeman – RB Oregon: 103 carries 592 yards 5.7 YPC 10 TD 9 catches 128 yards 14.2 YPC . LW 7.

Left the game with an injury issue but it looks like Freeman will be back this week.

 

10. Josh Rosen – QB UCLA: 159-245 64.5% 1,763 yards 17 TD 5 INT 1 rushing TD.  LW 10.

Rosen is a good bet to lead the NCAA in passing this season with his supreme talent and UCLA and their lack of playing defense meaning he will be chucking the ball 40-50 times every week.

 

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Honorable Mention:   Quentin Flowers, QB, South Florida;  Cam Phillips  WR, Virginia Tech; Ed Oliver, DT, Houston; Micah Kiser, LB, Virginia and Jake Browning, QB, Washington.

DJ Boyer