After a week of college football filled with tons of upsets, the Heisman race has shaken up majorly along with the rankings.
Week 6 of college football has come to a close, and it may go down as the most exciting weekend of college football ever. It featured a wide load of upsets, and five of the top-eight teams were among the casualties.
Oregon, Alabama, Texas A&M, UCLA and Oklahoma were all on the receiving end of these upsets in addition to teams such as Wisconsin and BYU.
This wild weekend blew up the rankings and also the race for the Heisman Trophy. It continues to be wide open, and some players have emerged as key candidates for the award.
Here are the top five Heisman candidates following this wild weekend of upsets.
5. Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
Gordon has officially put himself back into the Heisman race despite Wisconsin losing to Northwestern since he rushed for 259 yards and a touchdown. If the Badgers finish with a mediocre record, then it will be difficult for Gordon to make a case for himself as a Heisman finalist.
It’s inevitable that the Badgers will finish with at least eight or nine wins though since they only have one ranked opponent remaining in Nebraska. However, Gordon will need to continue posting monster numbers to have any chance of snagging the Heisman. Games like the Northwestern one put him on track to be a finalist though.
Stats: 105 carries, 871 rushing yards, 9 touchdowns; 5 receptions, 27 receiving yards, 1 touchdown