- Trevor Lawrence – QB, Clemson
Leading the number one ranked Clemson into a thundering win against Virginia, Lawrence picked apart the Cavaliers’ defense. Staying consistent throughout the duration of the game, the heavy favorite to take home the Heisman award chucked three touchdowns along with 329 passing yards. In addition to the air game, Lawrence also executed on the ground. Picking up 36 rushing yards, the once in a generation-type Quarterback can do it all. In an 41-23 win, Lawrence stayed hot and will look to continue next week when taking on Miami (FL) next Saturday night.
2. Kyle Trask – QB, Florida
Kyle Trask: America’s Quarterback. Within two games, Florida Gators’ Kyle Trask is setting records for his weekly performance. Last week, Trask scorched the Ole Miss defense while passing for 416 yards on 6 touchdowns. This week against South Carolina, the 6-foot-5 senior was unable to replicate those numbers, but he was still effective in the pocket. Outlasting the Gamecock defense, Trask tossed for 268 yards in addition to four scores. Leading all of CFB DI in passing touchdowns, Trask will look to continue his flaming hot start next week against Texas A&M.
3. D’Eriq King – QB, Miami (FL)
Matchup up against the Florida State Seminoles, this rivalry-game was simply a cakewalk for D’Eriq King and the Miami Hurricanes. Obliterating the Seminole defense on all levels, King only played for the first three quarters as the game was a blowout. Resulting in a 52-10 win, King threw for 267 pass yards on two touchdowns. Besides taking care of business in the air, King was the game’s leading rusher with 65 yards on 8 carries. This was just another day at the office for Heisman contender D’Eriq King. Next week, Miami (FL) will have a tough matchup as they are aligned against the No.1 ranked Clemson Tigers next Saturday night.
4. Mac Jones – QB, Alabama
In just a small sample size of one game, Alabama Quarterback Mac Jones has already proved he can be a Heisman candidate. The Junior Quarterback took an early lead against the Texas A&M Aggies and never looked back. Completing 20-of-27 passes, Jones launched 435 passing yards on top of four touchdowns. Connecting with go-to Wide Out John Metchie III for 181 yards and 2 touchdowns, the dynamic duo will be something special to watch as the season progresses in Tuscaloosa. Next week, Jones and Crimson Tide will look to build momentum with a win against Ole Miss.
5. Phil Jurkovec – QB, Boston College
One of the most underrated players in all of College Football, Phil Jurkovec, sneaks in as the fifth ranked Heisman candidate through five weeks of play. Though falling short to the 12-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels, Jurkovec out-dueled Sam Howell in passing yards, completion and rushing. Falling in the fourth quarter, 26-22, the senior Quarterback chucked 300+ yards with two touchdowns. Holding a 1-2 record for the Eagles, Jurkovec has tallied 823 passing yards, 5 TD, 2 INT and a 63.4 QBR. These impressive statistics this early in the season could very well project a heavy sleeper for the Heisman award for the Boston College Quarterback.
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