The Heisman Trophy race saw some more candidates emerge, but the top candidates remain the same after they followed up their season debuts with another solid performance.
Week 2 of college football has concluded, and it featured No. 3 Oregon flexing their muscles against No. 7 Michigan State with a 46-27 win and unranked Virginia Tech upsetting No. 8 Ohio State.
The Ducks rose to No. 2 in the AP rankings, and the Buckeyes fell to No. 22. The weekend featured impressive performances from top Heisman candidates.
As a result of rushing for only 38 yards against Western Illinois, Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon drops out of the Heisman watch for this week.
Here are the top five Heisman Trophy candidates following Week 2.
5. Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
Winston led Florida State to a 37-12 victory over Citadel. He threw for 256 yards and two touchdowns on 22-of-27 passing before being pulled in the third quarter. This will not do anything to impress Heisman voters though since Citadel is not a respected football program. Since he did his job, Winston stays in the top five, but playing an inferior school makes him unable to move up in the rankings.
Stats: 626 passing yards, 3 touchdowns, 2 interceptions, 70.1 completion percentage; 7 carries, 11 rushing yards, 1 touchdown