Week 8 Heisman Top 10: Light It Up


10t. Houston QB Greg Ward Jr.

Only one player in college football can match Greg Ward Jr.’s 15 rushing touchdowns, and that would be presumptive Heisman front-runner Leonard Fournette.

Of course, Fournette can’t match Ward’s passing numbers.

The nation’s most prolific dual-threat quarterback is still completing better than 71 percent of his pass attempts, has 10 touchdowns through the air with just two interceptions, and has accumulated more than 1,700 yards.

10t. Memphis QB Paxton Lynch

There may be room for only one Group of Five Heisman finalist any given year, but the American Athletic Conference aims to test that status quo.

Paxton Lynch roared onto the national scene with his monster game in the Tigers’ upset of Ole Miss, putting up 384 yards and three touchdowns on the Rebels.

Lynch’s encore with the nation’s eyes now on him? Four-hundred, forty-seven yards passing, four touchdowns and a fifth score on the ground.

He’s becoming a bonafide star, so of course, Lynch’s Memphis Tiger teammates must let him hear it.

9. Baylor WR Corey Coleman

Russell may be lost, but the Baylor offense should keep chugging along at its torrid pace with wide receiver Corey Coleman registering record-smashing numbers.

Consider this: Coleman’s current production matches or exceeds 2014 Heisman finalist Amari Cooper in certain key metrics. Not at this same point in the season, mind you, but overall.

That’s mind-boggling.

Should Coleman continue to produce at the same pace with a different quarterback, he’d have the strongest case of any receiver ever to join Desmond Howard and Tim Brown as the only players at their position to hoist the hardware.