That’s how it would seem, about halfway (six weeks) through the season.
Fournette has 119 carries for 1,022 yards and 12 TDs; he’s in a tie with 10 other all-time players for the fastest person to 1,000 yards in a season. That list includes people like Barry Sanders and Marcus Allen.
When LSU destroyed Auburn a couple of weekends ago, he had several ‘Heisman Moment’ type plays:
Here’s the essential deal with Fournette, or any SEC player in contention: LSU still plays Florida, Alabama, Ole Miss, and Texas A&M. That’s four teams in the top 15 (as of right now). If any of them shut him down or make him look semi-human in a bad LSU loss, that could be the end of his Heisman run.
Boykin has thrown for 2,103 yards and 21 TD (vs. 5 INT) and rushed for 366 yards and 4 TD, including basically saving a game last night vs. Kansas State that could have tanked TCU’s season:
The Frogs have three ranked opponents left, although Oklahoma doesn’t look as great having just lost to Texas yesterday — essentially, TCU’s entire season (unless they crash and burn in a random game) appears to be that finale vs. Baylor the day after Thanksgiving.
On TCU as well, you have Josh Doctson — 50 catches, 877 yards, 10 TDs. Receivers very infrequently win the Heisman, but … his name deserves a semi-mention.
The other candidates I’d probably throw out there include Dalvin Cook from FSU, who eviscerated Miami’s defense yesterday:
792 yards and 8 TDs on the season for Cook, and then there’s …
Ezekiel Elliott, who was probably the story of the end of last season (along with Cardale Jones), has been maybe the lone bright spot for the No. 1 Buckeyes in some games. They had a potential scare from Indiana — who I think was last in the Rose Bowl during the Eisenhower administration — before he turned on the burners and let ‘er rip. He has 835 yards and 10 TDs, and while OSU probably won’t play a threatening game until MSU/UM at the end of the season, it’s always good to have someone from the No. 1 team in these discussions.
If you want to toss a defensive player in here because that’s always fun, it would probably be this guy:
Alabama vs. A&M next weekend should be an epic game.
Anyone else come to mind?