Let’s start with the Future Heisman winner himself, Joe Burrow. Where to begin with Burrow? He has dominated every single game he has played this year, and he has three Heisman moments. In the midway point of the season, Burrow and the Tigers went to Tuscaloosa and defeated Alabama 46-41. That game put Burrow on the Heisman watch. He went 31-39 for 393 yards and three touchdowns in that hostile environment. Not to mention no interceptions.
Burrow and company rolled along the rest of the season and into the Conference Championship against Georgia. His first touchdown of the game broke the record for most passing touchdowns in a single season in SEC history. That wasn’t enough for Burrow, so he threw three more just to have some breathing room on the record list. Burrow and the first ranked Tigers are heading to Georgia again to play Oklahoma, and Heisman Finalist Jalen Hurts in the first round of the CFP.
What a run for Justin Fields in Columbus so far. Absolute dominance! Ohio State has the highest-scoring offense in the country, and Fields is a crucial part of that. You cannot point to a bad game this season because he threw multiple touchdowns in every game this season, and oh yeah, he has only thrown one interception. That is the lowest in college football. His accuracy has been near perfect and his tremendous stats while hardly taking any snaps in the fourth quarter.
His 40 touchdowns are third in the country, and his 92.4 QBR is also third in the country. Fields had his Heisman moment against Michigan in Ann Arbor. Justin was having a solid game when he dropped back to pass and took a hit to the leg. It looked like it was season-ending, but a few plays later, he came back in, and on his first playback, he threw a 40-yard touchdown to Garret Wilson. Fields and the unbeaten Buckeyes march into the desert to play a hot Clemson team in the first round of the playoffs.
A defensive player is on the ballot this year and has a case to be the Heisman winner. He is the best player in college football and has dominated. He leads the country in sacks with 16.5, and he missed two games this year, against Maryland and Rutgers. Those numbers would have increased drastically had he played the two worst teams in the Big 10. He also forced six fumbles and two in the game of his career against the Badgers.
Young had four sacks and two forced fumbles and was Jack Coan’s worst nightmare. He followed that up later in the season against Penn State when he had three sacks. This season Young has been a monster on the field, and Young has lived in opponents backfields. He will look to do the same against Clemson and send the Buckeyes to a National Championship.
What a comeback story for Jalen Hurts this season has been. He lost his job with Alabama and transferred to Oklahoma. Hurts has led the Sooners to a 12-1 season, which landed them in the College Football Playoffs. He has put up great numbers this year with 32 touchdowns 3,600 yards and has the fourth-best QBR at 90.6.
Hurts’ Heisman moment came in the regular season against Baylor when they came back down 28-3. Hurts fueled the comeback as he threw for four touchdowns. Without that win, Oklahoma would not be competing for a National Championship.
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