4. Alabama RB Derrick Henry
Derrick Henry didn’t log another hat trick — he scored just one rushing touchdown Saturday at Georgia. But that one touchdown set the stage for the Crimson Tide’s blowout win.
Henry was seemingly on a one-man crusade in his 148-yard afternoon to reaffirm Alabama as a power football team. Message received.
He’ll have the opportunity next week against Arkansas to set the program’s all-time record for consecutive games with a score.
3. Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott
Donning the Superman cape Saturday, as he had in the College Football Playoff, Ezekiel Elliott roars back to the top of the Heisman Trophy conversation.
And when I use the Superman allusion, look at the below and tell me it isn’t apropos.
Elliott rushed for 195 yards on just three carries Saturday against Indiana, all touchdowns. He finished the Buckeyes’ 34-27 win 274 yards, bringing his season total 729 with eight scores.