4. Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
The Badgers running back is too hard to ignore, and he looked like a beast against Rutgers and scored two touchdowns to increase his total to 18, and there are still several games left to be played. Wisconsin also improved its record to 6-2, so Gordon is relevant enough to be in the Heisman discussion.
Gordon has rushed for at least 122 yards in every game that he has been fully healthy, and he has already proven he can take on solid defenses after rushing for 140 yards and a touchdown against LSU. What’s even more impressive is that he did not play that entire game, which arguably changed the momentum of that game to the detriment of Wisconsin.
Stats: 173 carries, 1,296 rushing yards, 18 touchdowns; 8 receptions, 39 receiving yards, 1 touchdown