We are down to the nitty gritty of the regular season. Each team only has a couple more games before Championship Saturday. Kenneth Walker III of Michigan State continues to distance himself from the field with consistently impressive performances. Bryce Young still has a shot, but he needs to really show out in Bama's last few games. The end of the season should be interesting, but for now, here is the latest edition of my Heisman top 5.
1. Kenneth Walker III (RB, Michigan State) ↔️
Kenneth Walker III keeps churning out 100+ rushing yard games. He had 143 yards & 2 touchdowns in Michigan State’s win over Maryland. Walker averages 148.3 rushing yards per game which is the best in the nation by over 10 yards. With Ohio State and Penn State left to go, Walker has two prime opportunities to make his final case for best player in the nation and will need monster performances to hold off Bryce Young.
2. Bryce Young (QB, Alabama) ↔️
Bryce Young & Alabama had an easy win against New Mexico State this past week. Young was 21/23 for 270 yards & 5 touchdowns. He has a 70.9 completion percentage this season which is top 10 in the country. We'll see how the Tide's tune up against NMSU translates to this week's battle with ranked Arkansas to extend their winning streak over the Hogs to 15.
3. Sean Tucker (RB, Syracuse) ↔️
Sean Tucker stays at 3 even after Syracuse’s lackluster offensive performance against Boston College. It wasn’t all Tucker’s fault. He ran for 95 yards on 19 carries. Teams have begun to realize Syracuse lacks a passing game and thus are now stacking the box on Tucker. He still has a great stat line this season though which keeps him at 3.
4. Kenny Pickett (QB, Pitt) ↔️
Kenny Pickett has been the MVP for Pitt this season in one of the nation's most dynamic offenses. He threw for 347 yards & 3 touchdowns in the Panthers’ win over North Carolina in a showdown of future NFL QBs. Pickett’s draft stock has risen so much that he could very well be the first quarterback off the board in the draft.
5. CJ Stroud (QB, Ohio State) ⬆️1
CJ Stroud has thoroughly imroved as the season has progressed, from struggling early on to now lighting up Purdue for 361 yards & 5 passing touchdowns. Stroud’s season stats are also impressive as he has thrown for 30 touchdowns & only 5 picks. Stroud now has the toughest stretch of the season with Michigan State & Michigan remaining on the schedule.
Other players considered: Brennan Armstrong, Matt Corral, Bailey Zappe, Tyler Allgeier