Two B1G stars move up in SI's Bruce Feldman's Heisman top-5
After Week 12 in college football, two B1G running backs have moved up in SI’s Bruce Feldman’s Heisman top-5. Both Penn State’s Saquon Barkley and Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor moved up to No. 3 and No. 4. Here is Feldman’s reasoning behind moving them up to those respective spots:
Barkley: “In what was likely his last game at Beaver Stadium, Barkley had a good bounce-back from a lackluster past month. He rushed for 158 yards and three TDs on 17 carries and added 66 more yards on six carries. The nation’s most complete back has put together a terrific season for one of the most entertaining offenses in the country.”
Taylor: “The Badgers faced a really good defense against Michigan and the freshman still rumbled for 132 yards on almost seven yards a carry. It’s his eighth 100-yard rushing game of the season. He actually has a shot of leap-frogging Barkley and Love IF he can have a big game against Ohio State in the Big Ten title game.”
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was at No. 1, Stanford back Bryce Love is at No. 2, and Auburn back Kerryon Johnson entered the top-5 at No. 5. Here is Feldman’s full explanation behind his top-5.