Heisman Watch

By on November 21, 2016

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Week 12 of the 2016 College Football Season is upon us. For most teams, this will be their final game of the 2016 regular season. It will also be the final game of the year for several Heisman Trophy candidates and their last chance to impress the Heisman Trophy voters.

Lamar Jackson (Louisville): The odds on favorite entering last weeks’ game against Houston, Jackson and his Louisville teammates laid an egg on National TV losing to Houston 36-10. It was the worst performance of the year for the Heisman front runner as he threw for 211 yards and rushed for a season low 33 yards while being sacked 11 times. Next game: Kentucky

Jabril Peppers (Michigan): The “Swiss Army Knife” of college football, Peppers has played almost every position on the football field with the exception of Offensive and Defensive line. He has recorded 3.5 sacks and 58 tackles to go along with 638 all-purpose yards. He will need a huge game against Ohio State this weekend to be invited to New York. Recent history is not on his side as 8 of the last 10 Heisman winners have been quarterbacks.

J.T. Barrett (Ohio State): Considered a dark horse candidate, a big game against Michigan could propel the leader of the number 2 team back into Heisman contention. The junior has thrown for over 2300 yards this season while rushing 722 yards.

Jalen Hurts (Alabama): An impressive showing against the number 16 ranked Auburn Tigers this weekend in the Iron Bowl could earn the freshman from Texas an invite to New York in December. He has led Bama to another SEC West title and has the Crimson Tide on the verge on another playoff appearance. He is also the first Bama QB to throw for 300 yards and rush for 100 yards in a game.

DeShaun Watson (Clemson): The favorite to win the Heisman entering the 2016 season, Watson had some sub-par performances to start the season and quickly became an afterthought. His performances against FSU and Pittsburgh helped him sneak back into the Heisman talk.

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