Arguably no one has a better chance to make a statement this weekend in the Heisman Trophy race than LSU’s Jayden Daniels.
The former Arizona State quarterback turned LSU star has been in the top three of my rankings for a few weeks now and if he can lead the Tigers past Alabama this weekend in Tuscaloosa, there’s a very good chance he’ll elevate to that No. 1 spot.
If not for two losses earlier in the season, he actually probably would be in that spot.
Even in the loss to Ole Miss back on Sept. 30, Daniels was playing like a quarterback possessed. He passed for 414 yards and four touchdowns with no picks while completing 75 percent of his passes. He went on to have 259 yards and three touchdown passes in a win at No. 21 Missouri, 325 yards and three touchdown passes against Auburn, and then had 279 yards and three touchdowns on 15 attempts against Army.
Coming off a bye, Daniels should be well-rested for this matchup with the Crimson Tide and I wouldn’t be shocked to see him pull off the upset and rise to No. 1.