ESPN’s Week 7 Heisman Trophy Voting

first_imgOhio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins throws a pass.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 1: Quarterback Dwayne Haskins #7 of the Ohio State Buckeyes throws a pass in the first quarter against the Oregon State Beavers at Ohio Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Through the first half of the college football season, quarterbacks are stealing the show. Tua Tagovailoa, Dwayne Haskins and others have established themselves as bona fide Heisman Trophy candidates.This afternoon, ESPN released its updated “Heisman Watch” for Week 7. It indicates how the 10 experts on ESPN’s panel are voting for the Heisman at this point in the season.There are a number of non-QBs who have their names in the mix right now, but it is clear that a quarterback is likely to win. The top four vote-getters are all signal callers.The full Heisman voting from ESPN looks like this.NamePositionSchoolYear1st2nd3rd4th5thTotalTua TagovailoaQBAlabamaSoph.10000050Dwayne HaskinsQBOhio StateSoph.0360131Kyler MurrayQBOklahomaJr.0334029Will GrierQBWest VirginiaSr.0312120Ed OliverDTHoustonJr.010015Jonathan TaylorRBWisconsinSoph.000215Laviska Shenault Jr.WRColoradoSoph.000113Darrell HendersonRBMemphisJr.000102Travis EtienneRBClemsonSoph.000022Justin HerbertQBOregonJr.000022McKenzie MiltonQBUCFJr.000011It is amazing how Tagovailoa is the clear-cut Heisman favorite considering he hasn’t played in the fourth quarter yet this season. That’s how dominant Alabama has been.As long as Tua plays well and the Crimson Tide keep winning, the award seems to be his to lose. Haskins could jump him if he leads Ohio State to a 12-0 season and Alabama/Tua falters though.Either way,  it looks like 2018 will be the third-straight year (and eighth in the last nine) that a QB wins college football’s top award.last_img

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