6. Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott
Stagnant quarterback play at Ohio State in its 20-13 win over Northern Illinois perhaps overshadowed the reliably solid effort from Ezekiel Elliott.
Ezekiel Elliott is just like your favorite running back. Only better. https://t.co/aH1dHRn68W
— Eleven Warriors (@11W) September 19, 2015
He went over 100 yards for a third straight week and caught a pair of passes (albeit for short gains).
As Urban Meyer sorts out Ohio State’s quarterback situation, expect Elliott to shoulder the Buckeye offensive load.
5. TCU QB Trevone Boykin
Since having a pedestrian (by his high standards) opener against the physical Minnesota defense, Trevone Boykin has games of five and four passing touchdowns. Saturday against SMU, the preseason Heisman front-runner also rushed for a score, his second on the ground this season. Boykin went into Week 3 still a popular pace-setter for the Heisman, both among media…
His candidacy will gain steam shortly, as TCU is done with the nonconference slate and opens Big 12 play next week at Texas Tech.
The Red Raiders are coming off an impressive win at Arkansas and have their own Heisman dark horse in quarterback Patrick Mahomes. This one should be a dandy, with the winner presumably jumping near the front of the Heisman heap.