RJ Young includes 2 B1G stars on updated list of Heisman Candidates following Week 7
R.J. Young, like many others after Week 7, released his top 5 Heisman candidates on Monday. He had 2 B1G players on his list.
C.J. Stroud and Blake Corum have been very fun to watch so far. Both have played a big role in how their team’s offense operates and they just keep getting better and better each week. Stroud was at the top of his list while Corum was at No. 3.
Young explained his decision to put Stroud at the top.
“Yes, of course,” said Young. “The way I put it this year, CJ Stroud has thrown for 10.9 yards per attempt this year. He’s had 3 performances where he’s thrown for 6 TDs. 6 passing TDs in a single game 3 times.”
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Stroud has 1,737 yards passing with 24 touchdowns, while Corum leads Michigan in yards rushing with 901 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns.
Other players who made his list were Tennessee QB Hendon Hooker at No. 2, Georgia QB Stetson Bennett at No. 4, and Alabama QB Bryce Young at No. 5.
Corum and Stroud will have to wait to face each other until the final game of the season on Nov. 26. Until then, it’s anyone’s guess at to who will take home the award.
Can a player from the B1G take home the Heisman Trophy for the first time since 2006 when former OSU QB Troy Smith won it?