Heisman Watch: Can Justin Fields get Joe Burrow?
Joe Burrow remains No. 1 in our most recent rankings. Justin Fields checks in at No. 2, yet he has a precarious slope to move to get Burrow.Throughout the season, ESPN.com essayists will decide in favor of their top Heisman candidates.To get the last rankings, we utilize the accompanying procedure: 10 voters, five votes each. Focuses framework: five for the lead position cast a ballot, four points for runner up cast a ballot, three points for third-place cast a ballot, two for fourth-place votes and one point for fifth-place votes.Voters: Andrea Adelson, Edward Aschoff, Kyle Bonagura, Bill Connelly, Heather Dinich, David M. Robust, Chris Low, Ivan Maisel, Adam Rittenberg, Mark Schlabach2 RelatedTotal focuses: 49 (in front of the rest of the competition cast a ballot: 9)Notable: Burrow tossed for 352 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday’s success over Texas A&M, and this season has broken the LSU single-season record for yards and touchdown passes. Tunnel’s 44 TD tosses tied the SEC’s single-season mark, too.Quotable: “Joe’s implied a great deal to Louisiana and Louisiana is glad for LSU football,” LSU lead trainer Ed Orgeron said. “The person’s been phenomenal.”Total focuses: 30 (in front of the pack cast a ballot: 0)Notable: Fields came up large against Michigan, hurling four TD passes and returning into the game after quickly leaving because of knee damage. On the season, he’s tossed for 37 TDs and only one interception.Quotable: “You talk about extreme, stunning. I’ve never been around a harder quarterback than [Fields],” OSU lead trainer Ryan Day said.Total focuses: 26 (ahead of everyone else cast a ballot: 1)Notable: Young had two QB hustles against Michigan, and has 16.5 sacks this season – which drives FBS and is an Ohio State single-season record.Quotable: “He’s having an incredible season and is the reasonable top possibility in the class.” – ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr.play0:59Jalen Hurts does everything, as he runs in for a 28- yard touchdown, pulls in a 4-yard TD and tosses a 3-yard score as the Sooners win Bedlam.Total focuses: 23 (in front of the rest of the competition cast a ballot: 0)Notable: Against rival Oklahoma State, Hurts tossed for a TD, scrambled for one and got another in the Sooners’ success Saturday. He likewise tossed for 163 yards and scrambled for 63 more.Quotable: “Presently Hurts has gained ground with his arm. Doubtlessly he has improved as a passer.” – Mel Kiper Jr.Total focuses: 8 (in front of the pack cast a ballot: 0)Notable: Taylor ran for two TDs and got another in a success over Minnesota, and now has 25 touchdowns this season and is second in the FBS in surging yards.Quotable: “Taylor is instinctual between the handles, and he shows persistence and afterward makes protectors miss with his burst.” – ESPN’s Todd McShayTotal focuses: 6 (ahead of everyone else cast a ballot: 0)Notable: Against Oklahoma, Hubbard scrambled for 104 yards, his 10th straight game scrambling for more than 100 yards. His 1,936 yards this season are the second-most elevated aggregate in Oklahoma State history.Quotable: “I thought he had a little room early,” OU lead trainer Lincoln Riley said. “We made a few changes as the game went on. I thought our guarded line was troublesome cleaning running paths. The couple of times he got free, I felt we worked superbly of bringing him to the cold earth, and we didn’t give him a chance to pop a major one.”play1:36Trevor Lawrence tosses for 295 yards and three touchdowns in Clemson’s 38- 3 triumph over South Carolina.Total focuses: 5 (ahead of everyone else cast a ballot: 0)Notable: In a victory prevail upon South Carolina, Lawrence tossed for 295 yards and three touchdowns. He likewise finished an ACC record-tying 18 straight tosses, and scrambled for 66 yards.Quotable: “Man,” Clemson lead trainer Dabo Swinney said he told Lawrence, “it’s simply so much fun watching you play quarterback.”Total focuses: 2 (in front of the pack cast a ballot: 0)Notable: In a major success over Michigan, Dobbins ran for four TDs and 211 yards, and crept nearer to 1,700 yards hurrying this season.Quotable: “Dobbins is a grand slam hitter.” – Mel Kiper Jr.Total focuses: 1 (ahead of all comers cast a ballot: 0)Notable: Huntley tossed for two TDs and 165 yards to assist Utah with improving to 11- 1 going into the Pac-12 title game.Quotable: “We began moderate, yet we took care of business.” – Huntley