Week 9 of the college football season is in the books and the Heisman Trophy race is heating up as we head into another big weekend.
There are some big names in the race and while a lot of them are quarterbacks (actually all of them are), it’ll be interesting to see who rises to the top in this last month of action and who fades into irrelevance in the race.
So without further ado, here are the top five Heisman Trophy candidates ahead of Week 10.
This is the first time I have Jordan Travis on this list since earlier in the season when he got off to a red-hot start, but I’m replacing another big-name quarterback with the Florida State star this week.
How could I not? Against Duke a couple of weeks ago, he had 330 total yards and three touchdowns in a big win. He did throw a pick, but he was essentially perfect outside of that blemish. And then he followed that performance up with 359 yards and three touchdowns in a blowout win over Wake Forest.
While he’s not putting up gaudy numbers, by any means, he’s still one of the most consistent players in college football.
Through eight games, he’s led Florida State to an 8-0 record with 2,109 passing yards and 18 touchdowns with just two picks and a completion rate of 65 percent. He’s also rushed for 205 yards and six more scores.
This man deserves Heisman consideration.