Heisman Watch

ESPN Experts' Poll

Sept. 19, 2017

Name Position School Year 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Total
Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma Sr. 11 1 0 0 0 59
Saquon Barkley RB Penn State Jr. 1 2 7 1 1 37
Mason Rudolph QB Oklahoma State Sr. 0 5 4 2 0 36
Lamar Jackson QB Louisville Jr. 0 2 1 2 2 17
Sam Darnold QB USC Soph. 0 2 0 2 2 14
Rashaad Penny RB San Diego State Sr. 0 0 0 2 3 7
Josh Rosen QB UCLA Jr. 0 0 0 1 2 4
Royce Freeman RB Oregon Sr. 0 0 0 1 0 2
Ed Oliver DT Houston Soph. 0 0 0 1 0 2
Nick Fitzgerald QB Mississippi State Jr. 0 0 0 0 1 1
Dante Pettis WR Washington Sr. 0 0 0 0 1 1

ESPN experts: Andrea Adelson, Joel Anderson, Edward Aschoff, Kyle Bonagura, David M. Hale, Chris Low, Ivan Maisel, Dan Murphy, Adam Rittenberg, Mark Schlabach, Mitch Sherman and Jake Trotter

Tracking the Candidates

1. Baker Mayfield QB OKLA
After last week's statement performance against Ohio State, Mayfield was steady against Tulane with four touchdown passes, including a pretty 82-yarder off play-action.

GPCMP%PaYdPaTDRAT
9/16 vs TULN163.03314214.8
Season376.8104610224.2

Next Game: 9/23 @ BAY

2. Saquon Barkley RB PSU
Most of the game coverage focused on Barkley's quarterback, Trace McSorley, who had a big day through the air. But Barkley also racked up nearly 200 yards from scrimmage and caught an 85-yard touchdown pass from McSorley.

GPATTRuYdAVGRuTD
9/16 vs GAST110474.70
Season3383078.13

Next Game: 9/23 @ IOWA

3. Mason Rudolph QB OKST
In only two-and-a-half quarters of work against Pitt, Rudolph threw five touchdown passes and led the Cowboys to paydirt on every drive of the first half. He was named Big 12 Player of the Week for his efforts.

GPCMP%PaYdPaTDRAT
9/16 @ PITT171.94975247.6
Season372.3113511210.3

Next Game: 9/23 vs TCU

4. Lamar Jackson QB LOU
Jackson had a frustrating outing against Clemson. He completed only 50 percent of his passes and was sacked four times.

GPCMP%PaYdPaTDRAT
9/16 vs CLEM150.03173132.2
Season359.810888151.0

Next Game: 9/23 vs KENT

5. Sam Darnold QB USC
In a tight contest, Darnold was cool and calm under pressure, leading USC on a late game-tying drive to force overtime. But he did throw two interceptions, including a pick-six.

GPCMP%PaYdPaTDRAT
9/16 vs TEX157.13973137.2
Season366.710027154.9

Next Game: 9/23 @ CAL

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