Week two of the college football season is in the books.
Time for our traditional weekly feature that rounds up the latest Heisman news and updates from around the media world.
— Lots of quarterbacks had Heisman-type weekends.
— Kirk Herbstreit discusses sleeper candidates with Newsday.
— Athlon says that the Heisman race, not the national title picture, was the big takeaway from Week 2.
— Heisman power rankings from ChatSports.com.
— Sports Illustrated has Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield atop its Heisman top 5.
— USC’s Sam Darnold showed against Stanford why he was the talk of the offseason.
— San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny should be on the Heisman radar, the SD Tribuneargues.
— Wisconsin freshman RB Jonathan Taylor joined Heisman winners Alan Ameche and Ron Dayne as Badger freshmen who topped the 200-yard rushing barrier in a game.
— Is West Virginia QB Will Grier a Heisman candidate?
— In the wake of Georgia’s trip to Notre Dame, GridironNow revisited Herschel Walker‘s freshman season.
NFL Heisman Update
There are currently seven Heisman winners on NFL rosters, with Carson Palmer now the dean of the group. Here’s how they fared this weekend:
Cam Newton threw for 171 yards and 2 TDs on 14 of 25 passing in Carolina’s 23-3 victory over San Francisco.
Carson Palmer completed 27 of 48 passes for 269 yards and 1 TD but was intercepted 3 times as the Cardinals lost to Detroit, 35-23.
Marcus Mariota was 25 of 41 for 256 yards, while also adding 26 yards and a TD on three rushes in Tennessee’s 26-16 loss to Oakland.
Derrick Henry rushed for 25 yards on 6 carries in Tennesee’s loss to Oakland.
Mark Ingram and the Saints will take on Sam Bradford and the Vikings on Monday Night Football.
Jameis Winston‘s game with Tampa Bay was postponed due to Hurricane Irma.
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