Last Word on College Football Heisman Rankings (Week Five)

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Last Word on College Football Heisman Rankings

College Football can be a very what have you done for me lately kind of sport. There has been a saying that is a bit cliche, but certainly rings true today. Big-time players make big-time plays in big-time games. That’s exactly what Saquon Barkley did on Saturday as he put a stranglehold on the Heisman Race. Well, at least for the time being. Barkley totaled 176 total yards and scored three times against the best defense in the country. But, will that be enough to put him at the top of our Heisman rankings?

It was a tough weekend for Rashaad Penny and Mason Rudolph. Penny is seemingly out of the race now in totaling only 69 yards in a loss to Fresno State. Rudolph has slid down in our rankings after a sluggish performance against Texas where he did not tally a score. However, Baker Mayfield helped himself in an off the radar game against Kansas State. Would Mayfield’s performance be enough to blow past Bryce Love who was on a bye?

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Ranking Player Position Team Points
1 Saquon Barkley RB  Image result for penn state team logo 54
2 Bryce Love RB  Image result for stanford team logo 44
3 Baker Mayfield QB  Image result for university of oklahoma team logo 32
4 Mason Rudolph QB  Image result for university of oklahoma state team logo 8
5 Lamar Jackson QB  Image result for louisville university logo 8
6 Jonathan Taylor RB  Image result for Wisconsin University team logo 8
7 Josh Adams RB  Image result for Notre Dame team logo 5
8 Nick Chubb RB  Image result for university of georgia team logo 2
9 J.T. Barrett QB  Image result for Ohio State team logo 2
10 Quinton Flowers QB  Image result for South Florida University official team logo 1
11 Khalil Tate QB  Image result for Arizona team logo 1

Top Five Candidates

1. Saquon Barkley

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RB | Penn State                                        Next Game: 10/28 At Ohio State

All eyes of the College Football world was on Barkley and Penn State as they dominated Michigan on Saturday. Barkley scored twice in the first quarter and the Nittany Lions never looked back.

WEEK 8 VS MICHIGAN
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
108 2 7.2
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
3 53 17.7 1
2017 SEASON
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
757 8 6.5
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
32 448 14.0 3

2. Bryce Love

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RB | Stanford                                               Next Game: 10/26 vs Oregon State

Love enjoyed a week off as Stanford was on a bye last week. The Cardinal will face Oregon State this week. Look for Love to have another great week in facing one of the PAC 12’s worst teams.

WEEK 7 VS OREGON
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
147 2 8.6
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
0 0 0.0 0
2017 SEASON
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
1,387 11 10.3
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
4 19 4.8 0

 

3. Baker Mayfield

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QB | Oklahoma                          Next Game: 10/28 vs Texas Tech

Mayfield had one of his better performance of 2017 in a 42-35 victory over Kansas State. The senior totaled 479 yards for scrimmage and accounted for four touchdowns.

WEEK 8 AT KANSAS STATE
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% QBR
410 2 1 78.0 93.6
 
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
69 2 7.7
2017 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% QBR
2,347 19 2 73.8 91.9
 
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
170 3 3.5

4. Mason Rudolph

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QB | Oklahoma State                           Next Game: 10/28 At West Virginia

It was a struggle all game long for Rudolph and the Cowboys. Texas held the high powered Oklahoma State offense to 13 points. For the first time in 2017, Rudolph was held without a touchdown.

WEEK 8 AT TEXAS
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% QBR
282 0 0 66.0 39.4
 
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
-14 0 -2.0
2017 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% QBR
2,650 19 4 66.5 87.0
 
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
57 6 1.7

5. Lamar Jackson

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QB | Louisville               Next Game: 10/28 At Wake Forest

It has been an on again, off again type of season for the reigning Heisman Trophy winner. Jackson’s numbers have not faltered, only his team has. However, after falling to Boston College a week earlier, Louisville picked up a big win against Florida State.

WEEK 8 AT FLORIDA STATE
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% QBR
156 1 0 61.9 85.6
 
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
178 1 7.7
2017 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% QBR
2,478 17 5 60.3 84.6
 
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
868 3 6.4
File photo. (Photo courtesy Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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