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Heisman Watch 2018: Week 1

by DJ Boyer on Sep. 4, 2018

Heisman Watch 2018: Week 1

 

1. Jonathan Taylor – RB Wisconsin: 18 carries 145 yards 8.1 YPC 2 TD. LW:2

Geat start and he gets to run behind three Preseasn Al-Americans along the offensive line.

 

2. Tua Tagovailoa – QB Alabama: 12-16 75.0% 227 yards 2 TD 0 INT 5 carries 26 yards 5.2 YPC 1 TD. LW:7.

We know Nick Saban doesn't like quarterback questions but he will LOVE quarterback play if these types of numbers are consistently posted.

 

3. Will Grier – QB West Virginia 25-34 73.4% 429 yards 5 TD 0 INT. LW:3.

This was an SEC team that Grier was carving up, great start to the season.

 

4. McKenzie Milton – QB UCF 24-32 75.0% 346 yards 5 TD 0 INT 7 carries 50 yards 7.1 YPC 0 TD. LW:NR.

Just another ho-hum game for the man leading the team with the longest unbeaten streak at the NCAA level.

 

5. Kyler Murray – QB Oklahoma 9-11 81.8.0% 209 yards 5 TD 0 INT 4 carries 23 yards 5.8 YPC 0 TD. LW:NR.

No Baker Mayfield hangover to start the season.

 

6. Trace McSorley – QB Penn State: 21-36 58.3% 230 yards 1 TD 0 INT 12 carries 53 yards 4.4 YPC 2 TD. LW 6.

Just like last season with his late drive against Iowa, McSorley came up big when he needed to.

 

7. Dwayne Haskins – QB Ohio State: 22-30 73.3% 313 yards 5 TD 1 INT  LW NR.

First career start for the Buckeyes went about as well as anyone could have hoped.

 

8. Justin Herbert – QB Oregon: 10-21 47.6% 281 yards 5 TD 2 INT 6 carries 41 yards 6.8 YPC 1 TD. LW 9.

A bit of an uneven day but when half of your completions go for touchdowns that is still quite an accomplishment.

 

9. Scottie Phillips – RB Ole Miss:  16 carries 204 yards 12.8 YPC 2 TD. LW:NR

We thought A.J. Brown was the one to watch for the Heisman, it could be we were looking at the wrong area of the offense.

 

10. Brett Rypien – QB Boise State: 20-28 71.4% 305 yards 4 TD 0 INT  LW: NR.

Rypien is one of the most experienced starting quarterbacks at the FBS level. His maturity could lead Boise State to another BCS Bowl appearance.

 

Honorable Mention:  Bryce Love, RB, Stanford; Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State; Rodney Anderson, RB, Oklahoma; Khalil Tate, QB, Arizona; A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss: and Devin Singletary, RB, Florida Atlantic.

DJ Boyer