There’s been no disputing who the leader for the Heisman Trophy should be.
With 28 TDs to his name, Louisville’s Lamar Jackson has been the undisputed top player in college football. Whose behind him, and how close they are to catching him, has been the most notable topic of conversation.
USA Today believes the second-best player in the country right now is Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett. Last week, the quarterback was third in the voting but seemed to impress some voters after a 238-yard, four-TD performance in a 58-0 win over Rutgers.
Barrett has thrown for 888 yards and 14 scores this season. He’s added 205 yards and three TDs with his legs.
The quarterback’s best numbers came in the season opener against Bowling Green, throwing for 349 yards and six TDs, aiding the Buckeyes to a 77-point outing.
Barrett still has a ways to go to catch up to Jackson, but if he keeps throwing four touchdowns per game and the Buckeyes keep winning, he might come close to catching the Louisville quarterback by the end of the year.