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2020 Heisman Watch (Week 12)


This crazy year certainly extends to the Heisman Trophy race, and this week has a bit of a shakeup with just one player that was in the top five last week in action.

 

1. Mac Jones | Alabama QB | Senior | Last week: 1

Hopefully Alabama can find a date for its game against LSU, which would give Mac Jones an opportunity for another big win and to potentially pad his stats a bit more in a tight race. It’s close, but Jones remains the Heisman favorite over several other worthy options.

 

Season stats:

78.5% | 2,196 PASS YDS | 16 PASS TD | 2 INT

18 CAR | -9 RUSH YDS | 1 RUSH TD | -0.5 AVG

 

2. Kyle Trask | Florida QB | Senior | Last week: NR

Kyle Trask has the most passing touchdowns through six games in SEC history (three more than Joe Burrow last year), and he just threw for six touchdowns against South Carolina without star tight end Kyle Pitts in the lineup. Keep in mind Trask is putting up these insane numbers in an all-conference schedule without the prototypical “cupcake” matchups.

 

Season stats:

70.1% | 2,171 PASS YDS | 28 PASS TD | 3 INT

29 CAR | 78 RUSH YDS | 2.7 AVG

 

3. Justin Fields | Ohio State QB | Junior | Last week: 2 (-1)

Justin Fields has been very good this season, but he might need to start putting up more raw passing numbers to compete with Mac Jones and Kyle Trask throwing for huge yardage and touchdown totals this season. Fields has a prime opportunity to do some damage with a top-ten game versus Indiana this week.

 

Season stats:

86.7% | 908 PASS YDS | 11 TD

27 CAR | 57 RUSH YDS | 2 RUSH TD | 2.1 AVG

 

4. Najee Harris | Alabama RB | Senior | Last week: 3 (-1)

The No. 4 and No. 5 spots are the toughest to rank right now, but Najee Harris won’t drop too far just because his game was canceled due to COVID. Harris should again rack up yardage and find the end zone at least once or twice against Kentucky on Saturday.

 

Season stats:

124 CAR | 714 RUSH YDS | 14 RUSH TD | 5.8 AVG

20 REC | 183 REC YDS | 9.2 AVG

 

5. Trevor Lawrence | Clemson QB | Junior | Last week: 4 (-1)

The preseason Heisman favorite has some ground to make up due to his two missed games (COVID-19), but he remains squarely in the Heisman mix as he gets set to return this Saturday. BYU quarterback Zach Wilson could easily get a top-five spot, but he just misses out as the Power Five contenders get the slight nod for now.

 

Season stats:

70.7% | 1,833 PASS YDS | 17 PASS TD | 2 INT

29 CAR | 71 RUSH YDS | 4 RUSH TD | 2.4 AVG

 

Just missed:

BYU QB Zach Wilson

Clemson RB Travis Etienne

Alabama WR DeVonta Smith

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