2022 Heisman Trophy watch: Top 5 candidates heading into Week 13

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We are entering the final week of the college football regular season and here’s an updated look at the 2022 Heisman Trophy race. 

The 2022 Heisman Trophy race has been fascinating. There have been plenty of ebbs and flows in the race but heading into Week 13 of the college football season, we are down to a few contenders.

Hendon Hooker’s season-ending injury takes out one 2022 Heisman Trophy contender. To be fair, the loss to South Carolina was the final nail in the coffin. The first strike came against Georgia but my bet was still on Hooker to be a Heisman Trophy finalist.

Now, that doesn’t seem likely. Honestly, this feels like one of those years where just three guys could get invited to New York for the Heisman Trophy award ceremony and one guy who’s trending in the right direction is USC’s, Caleb Williams.

He put up monster numbers in a win over UCLA and the Trojans are on the doorstep of making the College Football Playoff if they can beat Notre Dame and Oregon in the next two weeks.

Injuries have impacted the race in other ways too as Blake Corum missed the second half against Illinois and his status for Saturday’s Michigan-Ohio State game is up in the air.

We’ll have more on each 2022 Heisman Trophy contender as we rank the top five heading into Week 13 of the College Football season and here’s the list after a big shakeup.

5. Jayden Daniels, LSU

When looking at 2022 Heisman Trophy contenders, we are looking for anyone with a chance to make a late run sort of like Aidan Hutchinson did last season and one guy capable of that is LSU’s Jayden Daniels.

He started to get momentum after the upset win over Alabama. He was spectacular that night and threw that game-winning two-point conversion. It was the kind of signature win and moment that not everyone on this of contenders has.

Daniels is 61st in touchdown passes in the FBS with 15 and has the No. 16 QBR. He also has 740 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. Beyond that, his team has a chance to knock off Georgia and if he plays well in that game, a trip to New York might not be out of the question.

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