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2017 Heisman Rankings: Week 8

by DJ Boyer on Oct. 22, 2017

Heisman Watch 2017: Week 8

 

1. Saquon Barkley – RB Penn State: 117 carries 757 yards 6.5 YPC 8 TD 32 catches 448 yards 14.0 YPC 3 TD 9 KR 273 yards 30.0 YPR 1 TD 1-1 16 yards 1 passing TD. LW 2.

Barkley pulls back ahead as he prepares what could be a defining Heisman moment as the Nittany Lions ready themselves for Ohio State.

 

2. Bryce Love – RB Stanford: 135 carries 1,387 yards 10.3 YPC 11 TD. LW 1.

A week off for Love sees Barkley take the lead for the Heisman hardware.

 

3. Baker Mayfield – QB Oklahoma: 149-202 73.8% 2,347 yards 19 TD 2 INT 3 rushing TD. LW 3.

It wasn't the monster stats that included 410 yards passing against kansas State, it was bringing the Sooners back in comeback fashion once again by remaining calm, cool and collected.

 

4. Jonathan Taylor – RB Wisconsin: 149 carries 1,112 yards 7.5 YPC 11 TD. LW 5.

Taylor is the hottest running back in the nation whose last name is not Barkley.

 

5. Josh Adams – RB Notre Dame: 105 carries 967 yards 9.2 YPC 8 TD. LW NR.

We cannot understand why more people are not talking about Adams, 191 yards rushing and 3 TD's against USC will hopefully change that.

 

6. Mason Rudolph – QB Oklahoma State: 161-242 66.5% 2,650 yards 19 TD 4 INT 5 rushing TD.  LW 4.

It was the Cowboy defrense that saved the season for Oklahoma State but Rudolph avoided making any big mistakes.

 

7. Lamar Jackson – QB Louisville: 170-282 60.3% 2,478 yards 17 TD 5 INT 136 carries 868 yards 6.4 YPC 11 TD. LW 6.

How many Louisville quarterbacks can claim to have beaten Florida State twice in their career....it's a very short list with only 1 name.

 

8. Minkah Fitzpatrick – CB Alabama: 35 tackles 5 TFL 1 sack 1 INT 4 PBU 1FF 1 Blk Kick. LW 7.

Fitzpatrick continues to be the defensive leader for the Tide.

 

9. Bradley Chubb – DE NC State: 37 tackles 14 TFL 6.5 sacks 7 QB Hurries  2 PBU 1 FF 1 Blocked Kick. LW 8.

Chubb is establishing himself as the most dominate defensive lineman at the NCAA level this season.

 

10. Luke Falk – QB Washington State: 233-339 68.7% 2,286 yards 22 TD 7 INT.  LW 9.

The key for Falk against Colorado was getting rid of the ball quicker and not takling sacks.

 

Honorable Mention:  Michael Gallup  WR, Colorado State; Ed Oliver, DT, Houston and Micah Kiser, LB, Virginia and Riley Ferguson, QB, Memphis.

DJ Boyer