Week Five 2019 Heisman Rankings

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Believe it or not, we have reached the quarter-point in the season. Luckily, for the Heisman Trophy candidates not named Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts this is a marathon and not a sprint. Both Hurts and Tagovailoa are trading punches like a heavyweight title fight. Let’s see who made else made the undercard in our week five 2019 Heisman rankings.

We have settled into a consistent top five at this point in the season. Only Sam Ehlinger, Devonta Smith, Travis Etienne, and Trevor Lawrence received votes this week aside from last week’s top five. Now, let’s see how close our one and two are and look at the breakdown of our top five in our week five 2019 Heisman rankings.

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Note: Ties were broken alphabetically by player’s last name

Ranking Player Position Team Points
1 Tua Tagovailoa QB 112
2 Jalen Hurts QB 111
3 Justin Fields QB 62
4 Joe Burrow QB 52
5 Jonathan Taylor RB 34
6 Sam Ehlinger QB 1
7 Travis Etienne RB 1
8 Trevor Lawrence QB 1
9 Devonta Smith WR 1

Top Five Candidates

1. Tua Tagovailoa

QB | Alabama                                                           Next Game: 10/12 at Texas A&M

The video game numbers continue for Tagovailoa. This time, he accounted for seven total touchdowns for the Crimson Tide in their 59-31 victory over Ole Miss. It seems like Nick Saban will be putting him in position with a heavy pass gameplan to get the Heisman this season. Alabama has a bye week before traveling to College Station to take on Texas A&M.

2019 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% RATING
1,718 23 0 76.4 225.1
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
45 2 2.8

2. Jalen Hurts

QB | Oklahoma                                                      Next Game: 10/05 at Kansas

Hurts lands in the second spot by one point this week. However, Hurts had 485 yards of total offense as the Sooners cruised to a 55-16 win over Texas Tech. Ironically, the improved defense from Oklahoma so far this season could be impacting Hurts as he has not played much into the fourth quarter this season. Look for more of the same as the Sooners play Kansas this weekend.

2019 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% RATING
1,295 12 1 77.6 249.9
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
443 5 9.4

3. Justin Fields

QB | Ohio State                                                      Next Game: 10/05 vs Michigan State

Fields and the rest of the Buckeyes were impressive in dismantling Nebraska over the weekend. So much so that it catapulted Fields into the third spot in our poll. Fields has been everything that we thought he might be in his first year as a starter. He will face his toughest defensive test as Michigan State comes calling this weekend.

2019 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% RATING
1,092 16 0 69.8 194.4
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
222 7 4.8

4. Joe Burrow

QB | LSU                                                      Next Game: 10/05 vs Utah State

Burrow was victimized by the bye week. But, it’s typically what happens with the Heisman poll is if you are off for a week other contenders slide up the rankings. Although the Tigers should win comfortably, Utah State will score some points against LSU on Saturday so don’t expect less than a 400-yard performance on Saturday.

2019 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% RATING
1,520 17 2 80.6 225.6
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
20 1 1.1

5. Jonathan Taylor

RB | Wisconsin                                                      Next Game: 10/05 vs Kent State

Taylor drops back a spot to number five this week after just an average performance against Northwestern. It’s hard to call 119 yards and a touchdown average, but by Taylor’s own expectations it was just that. The Badgers look to get back to their dominant play as they host Kent State in Madison.

2019 SEASON
RUSHING
YDS TD AVG ATT G
559 8 6.7 84 4
RECEIVING
YDS TD YPC
85 3 9.4

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