Heisman Trophy Watch: Tua Tagovailoa, Dwayne Haskins lead race for college football’s top award

Heisman Trophy Watch: Tua Tagovailoa, Dwayne Haskins lead race for college football’s top award

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Quarterbacks have won the Heisman Trophy every year save three since the turn of the century, and appear poised to have one of their brethren claim college football’s top honor once again this season.

HEISMAN TROPHY WATCH

Currently, the two favorites for the Heisman this season are a pair of sophomore slingers; Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa and Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins.

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The next two strongest candidates are West Virginia senior Will Grier and Oklahoma junior Kyler Murray. Last year’s winner, Baker Mayfield, was the first senior in a dozen years to win the Heisman.

UPDATED October 16, 2018

TUA TAGOVAILOA

Tagovailoa threw for 3 touchdowns on 265 yards passing before leaving the game versus Missouri at the start of the 3rd quarter with a right leg injury. The Crimson Tide had no trouble notching their seventh victory on the season winning 39-10.

2017 Statistical Overview

0
Games Started
0
Passing TDs
0
Rushing TDs

Home Completion %

.705

Road Completion %

.750

DWAYNE HASKINS

Ohio State QB Haskins threw for 412 yards and three touchdowns to help the Buckeyes stay perfect on the year with a 30-14 win over Minnesota.

2018 Statistical Overview

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Games Started
0
Passing TDs
0
Rushing TDs

Home Completion %

.782

Road Completion %

.597

WILL GRIER

Iowa State upset No. 6 West Virginia 30-14. The Cyclones got to WVU QB Grier 7 times, as the Mountaineers fell to 5-1 on the year.

2018 Statistical Overview

0
Games Started
0
Passing TDs
0
Rushing TDs

Home Completion %

.725

Road Completion %

.700

KYLER MURRAY

After the heartbreaking 48-45 loss to Texas in Week 6, Murray and Oklahoma had the week off to lick their wounds. The Sooners travel to Fort Worth to take on 3-3 TCU on Saturday.

2018 Statistical Overview

0
Games Started
0
Passing TDs
0
Rushing TDs

Home Completion %

.708

Road Completion %

.724

HONORABLE MENTION

Still in the hunt for the Heisman are Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver, Memphis running back Darrell Henderson, Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert and UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton.

2018-10-16T08:51:05+00:00 October 16th, 2018|

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