After 10 crazy weeks of college football action the race for the Heisman trophy intensifies as 5 exceptional athletes are closing in on the coveted price in College Football, and according to oddsmakers and gambling software providers there are five players who are all putting on Heisman worthy performances this season.
Derrick Henry, a Junior RB from Alabama has been phenomenal this season. After a beast like performance against LSU, he followed that up with impressive numbers against Mississippi State with a total of 204 rushing yards. His numbers are expected to rise as the Crimson Tide plays Charleston Southern, which will only allow for his great stats to look even better. As for his season, Henry has now 1458 yards with 19 TDs on a total of 240 carries.
Clemson’s Sophomore QB, Deshaun Watson, has been putting on great performances all season long. So far he has passed for a total of 2,593 yards for 23 TDs, while rushed for 598 yards, reaching the End Zone in five occasions. His awesome performance has kept the Tigers on an unbeaten run this season, a streak that most likely will continue as they are the overall favorites in online sportsbooks and gambling software providers in their upcoming game versus Wake Forest this coming Saturday.
Another Sophomore Qb that has been impressive in his own right is Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield. He was a major key factor when the Sooners handed Baylor their very first defeat, 44-34. Mayfield had a monster game, throwing for 270 yards and 3 touchdowns, and rushing for 76 yards and scoring a touchdown of his own. The Sooners are gaining momentum at the best possible time of the season and part of thatis because of Mayfield’s Heisman-esque performance. He can truly set himself apart from the rest of the candidates when the Sooners face their Big 12 foes TCU this Saturday Night in what will truly be a thrilling game.
Instead of leaving this list of just three possible candidates, we have to include Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliot. The Junior RB has been a consistent performer for the Buckeyes, and when we say consistent,we are talking about 15 straight games with a 100 rushing yards level of consistency. He is a worthy candidate for the Heisman Trophy as any of the other players included in this list. His 16 rushing TDs and 1,425 yards put him among the Nation’s elite, and one of the featured names among gambling software lines and online sportsbooks. The Buckeyes’ next game will be against Michigan State, a challenging game that will require for Elliot to keep up his excellent form.