Updated: October 24, 2016, 2:24 PM ET
ESPN Experts' Poll
Oct. 25, 2016
|Donnel Pumphrey||RB||San Diego St.||Sr.||0||1||0||4||0||12|
|J.T. Barrett||QB||Ohio State||Jr.||0||0||0||2||0||2|
|Patrick Mahomes II||QB||Texas Tech||Jr.||0||0||0||0||2||2|
|Dalvin Cook||RB||Florida State||Jr.||0||0||0||0||1||1|
|Myles Garrett||DL||Texas A&M||Jr.||0||0||0||0||1||1|
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. 25, 2016
Jackson continues to put up huge performances and on Saturday he showed the progress he has made in the passing game, garnering his second-highest passer efficiency rating of the year while throwing for 355 yards and three touchdowns. His four-touchdown performance broke Louisville's touchdowns responsible for record, and with at least six games remaining Jackson is ahead of schedule to break the FBS record as well.
Browning leads Power 5 quarterbacks in passer efficiency rating and is on a three-game interception-free streak (during that same span he has thrown for 12 touchdowns). No Power 5 quarterback with at least 13 TD passes boasts a better touchdown-to-interception ratio than Browning.
Watson and the Tigers used their bye week to prepare for Saturday's showdown at Florida State.
Pumphrey leads the nation in rushing (1,246 yards) and carries (191) and is on pace to be within striking distance of Barry Sanders' FBS record for season rushing yards. His 34 rushes of 10-plus yards are the most among FBS running backs.
Though listed as a LB/DB on Michigan's roster, the junior's stat line continues to fill up in all sorts of ways. Against Illinois he contributed in all three phases of the game. If he continues to put up these kinds of performances, he could become the second-ever primarily defensive player to win the Heisman. The first? Charles Woodson as a junior at Michigan.
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|