Updated: October 17, 2016, 2:19 PM ET
ESPN Experts' Poll
Oct. 18, 2016
|J.T. Barrett||QB||Ohio State||Jr.||0||4||1||4||0||27|
|Donnel Pumphrey||RB||San Diego St.||Sr.||0||0||1||1||1||6|
|Myles Garrett||DL||Texas A&M||Jr.||0||0||1||0||0||3|
|Greg Ward Jr.||QB||Houston||Sr.||0||0||0||0||2||2|
ESPN experts: Andrea Adelson, Edward Aschoff, Brian Bennett, Rece Davis, Chris Low, Ivan Maisel, Ted Miller, Mark Schlabach, Mitch Sherman and Jake Trotter
Tracking the Candidates
Oct. 18, 2016
Jackson wasted no time reminding everyone why he's the Heisman front-runner on Saturday against NC State as he marched the Cardinals down the field on the opening drive of the game and capped it with a 36-yard touchdown run. He added three more touchdowns and has now gone two games without throwing an interception.
Watson and the Tigers used their bye week to prepare for next week's showdown at Florida State.
Barrett's ineffectiveness in the Buckeyes' loss to Penn State wasn't entirely his fault. He was chased around his own backfield by an aggressive Nittany Lion defensive front to the tune of six sacks, two of which came on the Buckeyes' final drive.
Browning only completed 50 percent of his passes, but he hasn't thrown an interception since the Huskies' Sept. 24 overtime win at Arizona. He has thrown at least three passing touchdowns in six of the Huskies' seven games.
Peppers had two tackles and 72 all-purpose yards (five carries, two kickoff returns, one reception) in Michigan's blowout of Illinois. If his candidacy is built upon being a two-way player, Peppers needs more production on offense to move up the list.
Recent Heisman Trophy Winners
|2013||Jameis Winston||Florida State|
|2012||Johnny Manziel||Texas A&M|
|2011||Robert Griffin III||Baylor|
|2006||Troy Smith||Ohio State|