1. Trevor Lawrence – QB, Clemson
Though on a bye week, Clemson Quarterback Trevor Lawrence still holds the top spot in the Heisman race. In two games, Lawrence has gone 30-for-37 on completion with 519 pass yards and 4 TD. Clemson will return to action next week against Virginia at home. Expect Lawrence to keep his strong pace against a weak Virgina defense.
2. Sam Elingher – QB, Texas
In an offensive shootout between Texas’ Sam Elingher and Texas Tech’s Alec Bowman, the Longhorns prevailed in Overtime, 63-56. Elingher led Texas to a late comeback in the fourth to cap off his 262 passing yards, 5 TD impressive day. The senior completed 27/40 passes and had one INT in the offensive implosion. Another high-scoring, strong effort from Texas adds to Elingher’s Heisman campaign. Don;t be surprised if Ehlinger overtakes Lawrence’s top spot in the rankings sooner rather than later.
3. Spencer Rattler – QB, Oklahoma
Having a Jameis Winston-esque game, Oklahoma Quarterback Spencer Rattler tossed 4 TD, while throwing 3 INT. The Freshman led OU to an 21-7 first half lead lead, but was unable to fend off the Kansas State comeback as they fell short, 38-35. With nearly 400 passing yards, there’s no question Spencer Rattler has a high ceiling. Though if he wants to be an elite quarterback, he has to improve his accuracy and IQ in the pocket. Rattler and the Sooners battle Iowa State next Saturday night.
4. Kyle Trask – QB, Florida
A deep sleeper for the Heisman has grabbed America’s attention with an above-and-beyond game against Ole Miss. Kyle Trask, the second-year starting senior Quarterback at Florida, was strong all game and picked apart the Rebels’ defense. Chucking 416 yards on 6 TD (!), Trask has entered the Heisman race, for good. Only missing on a dozen of his throws, the captain of the Gators finished the game with an impressive 93.4 QBR. Though this could be a fluke as this was Florida’s opener of the season. Trask will look to continue his strong senior campaign next week against South Carolina.
5. D’Eriq King – QB, Miami (FL)
Steamrolling their rival Florida State, dynamic Quarterback D’Eriq King lead Miami to a 52-10 win. King got the job in the air and on the ground. Dissecting the Seminole defense, King connected on 267 passing yards along with 2 TD and on the ground, rushed for 65 yards on 8 attempts. A comparison of Deshaun Watson doesn’t fall far as both versatile Quarterbacks rely on the ground game for production. King and the 3-0 Hurricanes have a bye next week and then travel to Death Valley and take on Clemson.