Heisman Watch

ESPN Experts' Poll

Oct. 18, 2016

Name Position School Year 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Total
Lamar Jackson QB Louisville Soph. 9 1 0 0 0 49
Deshaun Watson QB Clemson Jr. 1 3 2 2 2 29
J.T. Barrett QB Ohio State Jr. 0 4 1 4 0 27
Jake Browning QB Washington Soph. 0 2 3 1 2 21
Jabrill Peppers LB Michigan Jr. 0 0 2 2 3 13
Donnel Pumphrey RB San Diego St. Sr. 0 0 1 1 1 6
Myles Garrett DL Texas A&M Jr. 0 0 1 0 0 3
Greg Ward Jr. QB Houston Sr. 0 0 0 0 2 2

ESPN experts: Andrea Adelson, Edward Aschoff, Brian Bennett, Rece Davis, Chris Low, Ivan Maisel, Ted Miller, Mark Schlabach, Mitch Sherman and Jake Trotter

Tracking the Candidates

1. Lamar Jackson QB LOU
Jackson's 144 rushing yards were the most impressive part of his stat line in Friday's win over Duke, but none were more important than the two he picked up on his way to the end zone with 1:32 remaining in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.

10/14 vs DUKE150.01811121.2

Next Game: 10/22 vs NCST

2. Deshaun Watson QB CLEM
Watson and the Tigers were a missed field goal from a disastrous home loss to NC State, and the quarterback wasn't great as he threw his first-ever pick-six in the third quarter. But he got it done in overtime, and the Tigers are still squarely in the College Football Playoff conversation.

10/15 vs NCST175.03782144.9

Next Game: 10/29 @ FSU

3. J.T. Barrett QB OSU
A scan of Barrett's stat line against Wisconsin doesn't look too impressive, but when you consider that all three touchdowns he accounted for came in key moments for the Buckeyes, including a pass to Noah Brown in overtime to ice it, the clutch factor keeps him among the top Heisman candidates.

10/15 @ WIS158.62261128.6

Next Game: 10/22 @ PSU

4. Jake Browning QB WASH
Washington had a bye this week. Browning and the Huskies host Oregon State next, and he should be in prime condition after coach Chris Petersen made him do 500 pushups for taunting an Oregon defender in last week's 70-21 win.

10/8 @ ORE178.63046240.5

Next Game: 10/22 vs ORST

5. Jabrill Peppers LB MICH
Peppers and the Wolverines had a bye week as they prepare to host Illinois. Peppers' candidacy would be helped if Michigan continues to increase his role on offense. He had just three carries in the dismantling of Rutgers, but two of them went for touchdowns.

10/8 @ RUTG1200.0

Next Game: 10/22 vs ILL

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