Updated: September 18, 2017, 1:42 PM ET
ESPN Experts' Poll
Sept. 19, 2017
|Saquon Barkley||RB||Penn State||Jr.||1||2||7||1||1||37|
|Mason Rudolph||QB||Oklahoma State||Sr.||0||5||4||2||0||36|
|Rashaad Penny||RB||San Diego State||Sr.||0||0||0||2||3||7|
|Nick Fitzgerald||QB||Mississippi State||Jr.||0||0||0||0||1||1|
ESPN experts: Andrea Adelson, Joel Anderson, Edward Aschoff, Kyle Bonagura, David M. Hale, Chris Low, Ivan Maisel, Dan Murphy, Adam Rittenberg, Mark Schlabach, Mitch Sherman and Jake Trotter
Tracking the Candidates
Sept. 19, 2017
After last week's statement performance against Ohio State, Mayfield was steady against Tulane with four touchdown passes, including a pretty 82-yarder off play-action.
Most of the game coverage focused on Barkley's quarterback, Trace McSorley, who had a big day through the air. But Barkley also racked up nearly 200 yards from scrimmage and caught an 85-yard touchdown pass from McSorley.
In only two-and-a-half quarters of work against Pitt, Rudolph threw five touchdown passes and led the Cowboys to paydirt on every drive of the first half. He was named Big 12 Player of the Week for his efforts.
Jackson had a frustrating outing against Clemson. He completed only 50 percent of his passes and was sacked four times.
In a tight contest, Darnold was cool and calm under pressure, leading USC on a late game-tying drive to force overtime. But he did throw two interceptions, including a pick-six.
Recent Heisman Trophy Winners
|2013||Jameis Winston||Florida State|
|2012||Johnny Manziel||Texas A&M|
|2011||Robert Griffin III||Baylor|