Week Eight Heisman Rankings

2022 Week 11 Heisman Rankings

Tua Tagovailoa enjoyed another 300-yard performance in just a little over a half. He continues to set a pace that has just never been seen at the quarterback position. His 25 touchdowns against zero interceptions lead the country from an efficiency perspective. Kyler Murray has jumped back into the mix with his four-touchdown performance against TCU. He has done the unimaginable thing in Norman which has made people not miss Baker Mayfield quite so much. Now, how does the rest of the field shake out in our week eight Heisman rankings?

The Ohio State Buckeyes suffered their first loss in the season on Saturday. Their 29-point setback also impacted Dwayne Haskins. Even though he threw for 472 yards, he has dropped in this week’s rankings. Could we have a defensive lineman and a kicker in our rankings? Let’s take a look as we dive right into our week eight Heisman rankings.

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Note: Tiebreakers were settled by alphabetical order of the players last name.

Ranking Player Position Team Points
1 Tua Tagovailoa QB 90
2 Kyler Murray QB 68
3 Travis Etienne RB 31
4 Will Grier QB 29
5 Dwayne Haskins QB 18
6 Ed Oliver DT 8
7 Justin Herbert QB 6
8 Benny Snell RB 6
9 Gardner Minshew QB 5
10 Jonathan Taylor RB 5
11 Jerry Jeudy WR 3
12 Cole Tracy K 1

Top Five Candidates

1. Tua Tagovailoa

QB | Alabama                                                    Next Game: 11/3 at LSU

Any injury concerns in Tuscaloosa were answered in an emphatic fashion against Tennessee on Saturday. Tagovailoa has still not played into the fourth quarter this season. He threw for over 300 yards and four touchdowns in a little over a half against the Volunteers. Alabama will have its toughest test as they travel to Baton Rouge to face LSU on November 3rd.

2018 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% QBR
2,066 25 0 71.5 97.5
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
123 2 4.7

2. Kyler Murray

QB | Oklahoma                                                     Next Game: 10/27 vs Kansas State

Murray and the Sooner offense came off of the bye week with guns blazing. Oklahoma put up 52 points on the best defense in the Big 12. While only throwing for 213 yards, he did have four touchdowns through the air. The Sooners will have an opportunity to put up similar numbers on Saturday against Kansas State.

2018 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% QBR
1,977 25 3 72.3 96.9
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
428 5 6.5

3. Travis Etienne

RB | Clemson                                                      Next Game: 10/20 vs NC State

Even in a week where Etienne struggled, he still managed to find the end zone three times on the ground. The 39 yards on the ground was a season-low for him. However, he wasn’t needed as Clemson dominated the Wolfpack by 34 points. The Tigers travel to Talahassee to face Florida State on Saturday.

2018 SEASON
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
800 14 8.2
RECEIVING
REC YDS YPR TD
6 47 7.8 1

4. Will Grier

QB | West Virginia                                                    Next Game: 11/3 at Texas

Talk about a bounce back. The Mountaineers hammered Baylor 58-14 on Thursday night. Grier threw for 353 yards and three touchdowns. West Virginia was in control early leading 41-0 at halftime. Next week, the Mountaineers are set for a Big 12 showdown as they travel to Austin to face Texas.

2018 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% QBR
2,272 25 7 71.4 82.1
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
-63 1 -2.1

5. Dwayne Haskins

QB | Ohio State                                                     Next Game: 11/3 vs Nebraska

The Buckeyes struggled on both sides of the ball against Purdue in a 49-20 setback. The offense was held out of the end zone until the fourth quarter and then the defense faltered in giving up 28 points in the final period. However, the stat sheet was again stuffed by Haskins as he did throw for 470 yards on 73 passing attempts. The Buckeyes are off this week before hosting Nebraska on November 3rd.

2018 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% QBR
2,801 30 5 71.1 83.9
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
56 1 1.6

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