We are exactly one month away from Heisman Finalist Monday, when finalists for the 2017 Heisman Trophy will be announced.
Time for our traditional weekly feature that rounds up the latest Heisman news and updates from around the media world.
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— The Sporting News has Penn State’s Saquon Barkley leading, with Mayfield right behind him.
— Notre Dame running back Josh Adams was knocked out of last Saturday’s game with Wake Forest, but will return this coming Saturday against Miami. Notre Dame has released a video on Adams‘ behalf. Oh, and you can buy #33 trucking hats for a good cause.
— Is Arizona’s Khalil Tate the best player in college football that no one is talking about?
— Alabama’s Minkah Fitzpatrick is also overlooked, writes Athlon.
— Is Auburn’s Kerryon Johnson slowly building an award-worthy season?
— A roundup of Heisman-punditing from the Dallas Morning News.
— Georgia’s Nick Chubb needs just 13 more rushing yards to surpass Bo Jackson into fourth place on the all-time SEC career rushing chart.
“He deserves to be on the list with the rest of the great running backs out there,” Georgia running back Sony Michel said. “He’s an amazing player, amazing person. He deserves it.”
— Iowa defensive back Josh Jackson earned national player of the week honors from Walter Camp after intercepting Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett three times.
— Marcus Mariota showed a lot of leadership in leading Tennessee over Baltimore this past Sunday.
“He was a very amicable, very easy to get along with, very easy to know, very much a part of the team, very encouraging,” Green said. “But he was tough. He was very tough. On the field as well as off. He had a lot of strong discipline about him, and a very determined football player.
“He was very unique. He was cut a little different from the rest of them.”
— The Heisman Trophy was on display over the weekend in the hometown of the trophy’s first winner.
Heisman NFL Update
— Marcus Mariota went 19 of 28 for 218 yards and 2 TDs to lead Tennessee to a 23-20 victory over Baltimore.
— Derrick Henry rushed for 26 yards and a touchdown on 8 carries and caught two passes for the Titans.
— Mark Ingram rushed for 77 yards on 16 carries as the Saints defeated the Buccaneers, 30-10.
— Jameis Winston was knocked out early with shoulder soreness after going 7 of 13 for 67 yards as the Bucs lost to the Saints.
— Cam Newton threw for 137 yards and rushed for 86 and a score as Carolina topped Atlanta, 20-17.
— Carson Palmer remains out with an injury for the Cardinals.
— Sam Bradford and Minnesota had a bye.
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