Updated: October 17, 2016, 2:19 PM ET
ESPN Experts' Poll
Oct. 18, 2016
|J.T. Barrett||QB||Ohio State||Jr.||0||4||1||4||0||27|
|Donnel Pumphrey||RB||San Diego St.||Sr.||0||0||1||1||1||6|
|Myles Garrett||DL||Texas A&M||Jr.||0||0||1||0||0||3|
|Greg Ward Jr.||QB||Houston||Sr.||0||0||0||0||2||2|
ESPN experts: Andrea Adelson, Edward Aschoff, Brian Bennett, Rece Davis, Chris Low, Ivan Maisel, Ted Miller, Mark Schlabach, Mitch Sherman and Jake Trotter
Tracking the Candidates
Oct. 18, 2016
Jackson's 144 rushing yards were the most impressive part of his stat line in Friday's win over Duke, but none were more important than the two he picked up on his way to the end zone with 1:32 remaining in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.
Watson and the Tigers were a missed field goal from a disastrous home loss to NC State, and the quarterback wasn't great as he threw his first-ever pick-six in the third quarter. But he got it done in overtime, and the Tigers are still squarely in the College Football Playoff conversation.
A scan of Barrett's stat line against Wisconsin doesn't look too impressive, but when you consider that all three touchdowns he accounted for came in key moments for the Buckeyes, including a pass to Noah Brown in overtime to ice it, the clutch factor keeps him among the top Heisman candidates.
Washington had a bye this week. Browning and the Huskies host Oregon State next, and he should be in prime condition after coach Chris Petersen made him do 500 pushups for taunting an Oregon defender in last week's 70-21 win.
Peppers and the Wolverines had a bye week as they prepare to host Illinois. Peppers' candidacy would be helped if Michigan continues to increase his role on offense. He had just three carries in the dismantling of Rutgers, but two of them went for touchdowns.
Recent Heisman Trophy Winners
|2013||Jameis Winston||Florida State|
|2012||Johnny Manziel||Texas A&M|
|2011||Robert Griffin III||Baylor|
|2006||Troy Smith||Ohio State|