Week Six Heisman Watch

Story posted October 12, 2015 in Sports, CommRadio by Abhar Shah

With another exciting weekend of football under our belts, the Heisman race is getting very interesting. Some saw their Heisman chances fall as other shined and continued to rise in the race.

Leonard Fournette (RB, LSU)
Stats: 1,022 yards on 8.6 yards per carry and 12 touchdowns.
Last week standing: 1

Fournette is going to win the Heisman this year. The fact that he can be a definite Heisman winner in week six just goes to show how great the kid is. Standing at about 6 foot 230 pounds, Fournette looks like he is a NFL player running against a bunch of high school kids. His stats speak for himself as last game, he continued to shine, rushing for 158 yards on 20 carries. Most people would say he had an off day, but a big reason Fournette couldn’t eclipse the 200 yard mark is because LSU lost their fullback, John Moore, to an injury. To anyone who doesn’t know, Moore is Fournette’s favorite blocker and is a big part of LSU’s run game.

Fournette and LSU will look to continue their undefeated season and face their toughest challenge thus far when they take on 11th ranked Florida on primetime TV.

Trevone Boykin (QB, TCU)
Stats: 139-218, 2,103 yards 21 touchdowns and 5 interceptions
Last week standing: 2

Boykin had another impressive outing on Saturday when he faced a lot of adversity against Kansas State. The senior went 20-30 for 301 yards and two touchdowns and also dominated the ground game, rushing 11 times for 124 yards and two touchdowns. After having his best game on the ground, Boykin made the Heisman race close with Fournette. If Boykin keeps putting up 50+ points every week, he could make a very strong case on why he should be number one.
TCU will face Iowa State this Saturday and that game should be an ease win for the Horned Frogs.

Corey Coleman (WR, Baylor)
Stats: 31 receptions for 678 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Last week standing: Not mentioned

Now I know it’s crazy to put the receiver of one of the hottest offenses in the country on the list, but hear me out. I get it that quarterbacks or running backs are favored over any other position in the Heisman race, but Coleman is the best player on the Baylor offense. Baylor is 5-0 and in each game, Coleman has eclipsed 100 or more receiving yards. He’s also scored at least one touchdown in every game at Baylor he has played in. So in my opinion, if anyone on Baylor deserves to be on the Heisman watch, it’s Coleman.

Baylor will take on West Virginia this Saturday as they look to keep their high scoring offense rolling against a not so great defense.

Dalvin Cook (RB, FSU)
Stats: 792 yards, 9.0 yards per carry and eight touchdowns.
Last week standing: Not mentioned

With Nick Chubb suffering that gruesome injury this week, Cook shined bright against Miami and took Chubb’s place in the Heisman standings. Cook had a coming out game, rushing for 222 yards and two touchdowns. Now it’s obvious that Cook won’t be in the top two this season, but the young running back has a very promising future with the Seminoles.

FSU will hope to keep their undefeated season going as they take on Louisville on Saturday.

Honorable Mentions:
Ezekiel Elliot: RB for Ohio State
Seth Russell:  QB for Baylor
Myles Garrett: DE for Texas A&M

Abhar Shah is a senior majoring in broadcast journalism. To contact him, email him at abs5349@psu.edu.