2. TCU QB Trevone Boykin
— TCU Football (@TCUFootball) October 11, 2015
Around the same time Dalvin Cook was engineering a Heisman performance for Florida State, Trevone Boykin put one of his own together in TCU’s come-from-behind defeat of Kansas State.
Manhattan is the perfect setting for a horror film with its Gothic buildings and surrounding farmland, and the injury-plagued Horned Frogs’ visit there was very nearly a nightmare. Instead, Boykin’s signature performance to date kept the dream of a Big 12 championship and College Football Playoff alive.
He put the Frogs on his back, arm and leg, passing for 301 yards and two touchdowns, and running for another 124 yards and two scores.
1. LSU RB Leonard Fournette
Leonard Fournette is unreal, my god… pic.twitter.com/6cGtuPCmMp
— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) October 10, 2015
What more can be said about Leonard Fournette’s 2015 campaign that hasn’t already? The LSU sophomore is tearing through defenses, rewriting program and conference records, and setting the pace for every other would-be Heisman candidate.
Les Miles and Cam Cameron could well have opted to pad Fournette’s stats against a bad South Carolina defense, but instead chose to work on other areas of the Tigers offense. Nevertheless, Fournette went for 158 yards and a touchdown.
Not bad while sharing the spotlight with Derrius Guice, whose 161 yards actually led the Tigers. It was a performance much more synonymous with past LSU teams that relied on a multifaceted backfield.
LSU developing more weapons might preclude Fournette from stat-padding, but it will help his candidacy in the long run. The more the Tigers the win, the better his chances.