Heisman Watch

ESPN Experts' Poll

Dec. 3, 2018
Name Position School Year 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Total
Kyler Murray QB Oklahoma Jr. 6 4 0 0 0 46
Tua Tagovailoa QB Alabama Soph. 4 6 0 0 0 44
Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State Soph. 0 0 9 1 0 29
Will Grier QB West Virginia Sr. 0 0 1 5 3 16
Darrell Henderson RB Memphis Jr. 0 0 0 1 2 4
Gardner Minshew QB Washington State Sr. 0 0 0 1 2 4
Jonathan Taylor RB Wisconsin Soph. 0 0 0 0 3 3
Travis Etienne RB Clemson Soph. 0 0 0 1 0 2
Quinnen Williams DL Alabama Soph. 0 0 0 1 0 2

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

Tracking the Candidates

1. Kyler Murray QB OKLA
"[Murray] has done things in college football that have never happened before, but I think the biggest thing for me is he had to do it in big moments. He's had to continually make big plays in big games throughout the entire year. He's been the most dynamic player in the country. ... There's a lot of other great ones out there, I get this, but our guy right here is pretty special." -- Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley

12/29 @ ALA151.43082139.1

Next Game: 9/1 vs HOU

2. Tua Tagovailoa QB ALA
Tagovailoa exited the game against Georgia during the fourth quarter. The Heisman Trophy front-runner was having arguably his worst performance of the season, throwing for just one touchdown with two interceptions. -- Alex Scarborough

1/7 vs CLEM164.72952145.2

Next Game: 8/31 vs DUKE

3. Dwayne Haskins QB OSU
The first-year Buckeyes starter struck a quick Heisman pose in the end zone of Lucas Oil Stadium after passing for his fifth touchdown in a 45-24 win over Northwestern on Saturday. Haskins threw for 499 yards to go with those five scores -- both records for the Big Ten title game -- and claimed the game's MVP trophy. He said afterward that he believes he should be in the running for another trophy next week. -- Dan Murphy

1/1 vs WASH167.62513151.3

Next Game: 8/31 vs FAU

4. Will Grier QB WVU
West Virginia didn't make it to the Big 12 championship, but Grier boasts arguably the best throwing arm in college football, completing 266 passes this year for 3,864 yards and 37 touchdowns


Next Game: 8/31 vs JMU

5. Darrell Henderson RB MEM

Henderson scored on runs of 62, 12 and 82 yards and also threw a 4-yard TD pass to help Memphis build its big halftime lead over UCF on Saturday. But the nation's second-leading rusher gained only 3 yards on six carries in the second half, finishing with 210 yards on 16 carries. -- Associated Press


Next Game: 8/31 vs MISS

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