Heisman Top 10 Week 3: SEC Bias Abound


8. Notre Dame RB C.J. Prosise

C.J. Prosise stole the show in Notre Dame’s dominant defeat of Georgia Tech, with one play in particular sending him rolling into the Heisman Top 10:

Take away Prosise’s 91-yard scoring rush, and the Notre Dame running back still surpassed 100 yards rushing. He finished the day with 198 total and three scores.

Prosise is just two yards shy against Texas of having triple-digits through all three Fighting Irish wins. As it stands, he’s the nation’s sixth-leading rusher in per-game average.

7. Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield

Texas Tech’s loss has been quite the gain for Oklahoma. Through the first three quarters at Tennessee in Week 2, Baker Mayfield would have been nowhere near the Heisman Top 10. But his play late against the Volunteers powered the Sooners’ come-from-behind win. He continued on that trajectory Saturday in a shootout with Tulsa, coached by former Oklahoma nemesis and Baylor offensive coordinator Philip Montgomery.

Mayfield unleashed the full potential of offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley’s pass-happy scheme, tossing four touchdowns and nearly 500 yards, while also demonstrating the dangerous wrinkle that makes the quarterback so electric, adding another 85 yards on the ground. Mayfield’s impressive early numbers have thrust him firmly into the Heisman conversation on the national scene.