Week five of the 2017 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.
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He’s wowing crowds by the week and is must-see TV for the rest of the nation. Many experts are calling him a once-in-a-generation talent who’s beginning to draw college comparisons to Barry Sanders and Herschel Walker.
— Defending Heisman winner Lamar Jackson is still in the hunt, according to the Courier-Journal.
— San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny had his eyes gouged in the first quarter of the Aztecs victory over Northern Illinois. He still rushed for over 100 yards.
“I just think that stuff shouldn’t happen,” said Penny, the nation’s second-leading rusher coming in who was held to 107 yards on 25 carries for his lowest output of the season. “I thought we were all more mature than that. I bounced back. I can’t thank my teammates enough. They picked me up when I was down. It was all them. It was a great win.”
— WSU quarterback Luke Falk is getting some Heisman attention after his Cougars toppled Sam Darnoldand USC.
— Heisman talk is just noise to Virginia Tech wide receiver Cam Phillips.
— The AP looks at the 19 underclassmen who failed to repeat as Heisman winners.
— Playing Notre Dame this past weekend was a special moment for John Lattner‘s grandson, Ryan Smith, a tight end for Miami (OH).
— Last year’s Heisman runner up is off to a great start in the NFL.
— The Heisman Trophy was on display in Christianburg, Va., this past weekend.
NFL Heisman Update
Here’s how Heisman winners in the NFL fared this past weekend:
A monster game for Cam Newton, as he threw for 316 yards and 3 TDs and rushed for 44 yards and another score as Carolina beat New England, 33-30.
Jameis Winston tossed 3 TD passes to go with 332 passing yards as the Buccaneers beat the Giants in dramatic fashion, 25-23.
Carson Palmer went 33 of 51 for 357 yards and a TD as the Cardinals topped the 49ers, 18-15.
Mark Ingram rushed for 45 yards on 14 carries and caught 4 passes for 17 yards as New Orleans beat Miami, 20-0.
Before Marcus Mariota hurt his hamstring, he was 6 of 10 for 96 yards and had 2 rushing TDs, but the Titans were crushed, 57-14, by the Texans.
Derrick Henry rushed for 7 yards on 6 carries for the Titans.
Sam Bradford remains injured and missed his third consecutve game for Minnesota.
Video of the Day
Ricky Williams at the Heisman House, reliving his glory days…