Week 8 Heisman Top 10: Light It Up


4. Clemson QB Deshaun Watson

Miami put up little resistance, but that doesn’t mean Deshaun Watson won’t get major kudos for leading the most lopsided beating of a Hurricane football ever.

You could almost feel Miami’s spirit being broken on Watson’s 66-yard run in the first quarter.

Watson isn’t recording statistics akin to Trevone Boykin or Greg Ward Jr.. Instead, he’s just been perfectly efficient. If other Heisman-contending quarterbacks are big-engine muscle cars roaring down straightaways, Watson is a sports car with precision handling.

3. Alabama RB Derrick Henry

Derrick Henry’s been the bedrock of the Alabama offense throughout the 2015 season to such an extent, it almost feels as if he’s overlooked.

The CBS postgame interview following the Crimson Tide’s dramatic win over Tennessee featured Jake Coker, and the quarterback was indeed impressive. His 247 yards on 21-of-27 passing made for arguably the best game of Coker’s college career.

And yet, there was Derrick Henry, once again hauling the load to the tune of 143 yards. Oh yeah, he also scored both of Alabama’s touchdowns.

Henry’s now over 1,000 yards on the campaign, and his 14 rushing scores are right behind Leonard Fournette and Greg Ward Jr. for the national lead. He’s now approaching some Heisman-caliber, rarefied air.