Week six of the 2018 college football season is now in the books.
Time for our traditional weekly feature that rounds up the latest Heisman news and updates from around the media world.
(Disclaimer — The Heisman Trophy Trust and Heisman.com does not endorse any college football player for the Heisman Memorial Trophy. The information contained here serves as a platform of information for fans and media, and is not intended to contain a definitive and comprehensive list of possible contenders.)
— It’s Tua Tagovailoa and everyone else in the Heisman race, writes Pat Forde of Yahoo.com. We haven’t seen anything like his midseason stats, says SBNation.
In 6 games, Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa has completed 75 percent (76 of 101) for 1,495 yards,18 TDs & no interceptions – and has yet to play in the 4th quarter this season
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) October 6, 2018
— The Morgantown News has a top 3 of Tagovailoa, Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray and West Virginia’s David Grier.
— Heisman midseason odds, courtesy of 247sports.com.
— A Heisman Trophy conversation about Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins from Cleveland.com:
— Does Kirk Herbstreit know who will win the Heisman?
— Quarterbacks are once again dominating the Heisman race, writes the Toledo Blade.
— Is Texas QB Sam Ehlinger making a case for the Heisman? asks Hookemheadlines.com:
On the season now, Ehlinger has 17 total touchdowns and just two interceptions…With how much momentum Texas is picking up now, Ehlinger is only going to get more and more positive attention due to the way he’s playing. If this Texas offense keeps putting Ehlinger in a position to succeed like this too, his stat line is going to look better and better throughout the rest of the regular season.
— Wisconsin’s running back Jonathan Taylor–the nation’s leading rusher–is Taylor-made for the Heisman, writes the Journal-Times.
— Want to see a receiver challenge for the Heisman? A Colorado website says to keep an eye out for Laviska Shenault.
— Heisman hopeful QBs can be spectacular…and human, from columnist Bob Hertzel.
“He makes plays. I told him, I haven’t been around him a ton, but there’s just something about this young man,” coach Hue Jackson said. “He has a feel to him. He doesn’t blink at situations or opportunities.”
NFL Heisman Update
— Mayfield has the Browns at 2-2-1 following a 342 yard passing performance. He completed 25 of 43 passes with a TD strike and a pick as the rookie Heisman winner led Cleveland to a 12-9 win over Baltimore.
— Lamar Jackson ran for 10 yards on three carries and had an incomplete pass in a backup role for the Ravens.
— Cam Newton threw for 237 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 29 yards as the Panthers edged the Giants, 33-31.
— Mark Ingram scored two touchdowns while rushing for 53 yards on 16 carries, and also added two catches for 20 yards as the Saints beat the Redskins, 43-19.
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