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2017 Heisman Watch (Week 5)


1. Saquon Barkley | Penn State RB | Junior | Last week: 1

Though it was an untraditional productive game where he was limited to 20 carries and 56 yards on the ground, Saquon Barkley further advanced his Heisman case in a blowout win over Indiana. He took the opening kickoff for a touchdown, and he threw a touchdown pass, and he threw in an effortless one-handed catch and run.

 

Season stats:

86 ATT | 574 YDS | 6.7 AVG | 4 TD

27 REC | 386 YDS | 14.3 AVG | 2 TD

8 RET | 258 YDS | 32.3 AVG | 1 TD

100% | 16 YDS | 1 PASS TD

 

2. Baker Mayfield | Oklahoma QB | Senior | Last week: 2

A bye week meant Mayfield wasn’t in the watcher’s eye this week, but he still remains in the top two of the Heisman race. Mayfield should put up some big numbers this week as the Sooners host Iowa State in Norman.

 

Season stats:

75.2% | 1,329 YDS | 13 TD | 0 INT

 

3. Lamar Jackson | Louisville QB | Junior | Last week: 3

It was against Murray State, but Lamar Jackson put up another superb performance to get his team to 4-1, as he threw for three touchdowns and rushed for another while adding 100 rushing yards on seven carries. He’ll look to put up another huge performance against NC State on Thursday night.

 

Season stats:

64.0% | 1,636 YDS | 13 TD | 3 INT

72 ATT | 437 YDS | 9.3 AVG | 5 TD

 

4. Bryce Love | Stanford RB | Junior | Last week: NR

After a 300-yard, three touchdown performance in a Stanford win over Arizona State, it’s impossible to have Bryce Love out of the top five. Looking at his numbers, there’s an argument for Love being atop the list for the Heisman. If he keeps it up, he might be able to overtake Saquon Barkley.

 

Season stats:

98 ATT | 1,088 YDS | 11.1 AVG | 8 TD

2 REC | 5 YDS | 2.5 AVG

 

5. Jake Browning | Washington QB | Junior | Last week: 4

Browning has yet to throw for 300 yards this season, but he’s still putting up solid numbers as he leads his team to a 5-0 record. Washington’s closest game so far was the first game of the season against Rutgers, which they won by 16.

 

Season stats:

71.4% | 1,251 YDS | 12 TD | 3 INT

17 ATT | 45 YDS | 2.6 AVG | 2 TD

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