The Heisman race is heating up after some huge performances by some of the college game’s best players. There were great showings by a handful of quarterbacks, the top three receivers and plenty of amazing running backs. More than a few stars also took a big hit in our rankings after poor outings in some very important contests.

Here is my ranking of the top contenders for the Heisman Trophy after the sixth weekend.

Off the list

Jordan Howard, running back, junior, Indiana

Howard did not play as the Hoosiers fell to Penn State 29-7. On the season, he has 125 carries 709 yards and four touchdowns to go along with eight catches for 84 yards.

Keenan Reynolds, quarterback, senior, Navy

Reynolds had another 100-yard rushing game, but it wasn’t enough as the Midshipmen lost to Notre Dame 41-24. He carried the ball 15 times for 110 yards and completed 2 of 4 passes for 16 yards. On the season, he has 598 yards and nine touchdowns on 102 carries with 281 yards and two scores in the passing game in five games.

Jared Goff, quarterback, junior, Cal

Goff had a rough night as the Bears fell 30-24 to the Utah Utes. He completed 25 of 47 passes for 340 yards with two touchdowns and five interceptions. On the season, he has completed 66.7 percent of his throws for 1,970 yards and 17 touchdowns.

Just missed the cut

Luke Falk, quarterback, sophomore, Washington State

Falk had a huge game as the Cougars beat the Oregon Ducks 45-38. He completed 50 of 74 passes for 505 yards and five touchdowns. On the season, he has completed 71.3 percent of his throws for 1,964 yards and 15 touchdowns with just two interceptions in five games. He also has three scores in the running game.

Up next is a battle with Oregon State on Saturday.

Chad Kelly, quarterback, junior, Mississippi

Kelly had a bounce-back performance as the Rebels beat New Mexico State 52-3. He completed 24 of 33 passes for 384 yards three touchdowns to go along with three carries for 32 yards and another score. on the season, he has completed 64.4 percent of his throws for 1,862 yards and 14 touchdowns with four rushing scores in six games.

Up next is a trip to face the Memphis Tigers on Saturday.

The list

25. Will Grier, quarterback, freshman, Florida

Grier had a decent outing as the Gators improved to 6-0 with a 21-3 win over Missouri. He completed 20 of 33 passes for 208 yards. On the season, he has completed 65.8 percent of his throws for 1,204 yards and 10 touchdowns as well as two scores in the running game.

Up next is a trip to face LSU on Saturday.

24. Derrick Henry, running back, junior, Alabama

Henry had a solid game as the Crimson Tide beat Arkansas 27-14. He had 27 carries for 95 yards and a touchdown. On the season, he has carried the ball 120 times for 665 yards and 10 touchdowns to go along with seven catches for 51 yards.

Up next is an SEC battle with Texas A&M on Saturday.

23. Cody Kessler, quarterback, senior, USC

Kessler had a miserable performance as the Trojans got beat by the Washington Huskies 17-12. He completed just 16 of 29 passes for 156 yards with two interceptions. On the season, he has completed 69.5 percent of his throws for 1,453 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Up next is a trip to Notre Dame to face the Fighting Irish.

22. JuJu Smith-Schuster, wide receiver, sophomore, USC

Even though the Trojans laid an egg in a 17-12 loss to the Washington Huskies, Smith-Schuster still had a very productive outing with six catches for 82 yards. On the season, he has caught 33 passes for 619 yards and six touchdowns in five games.

Up next is a road test against Notre Dame on Saturday.

21. Daniel Braverman, wide receiver, junior, Western Michigan

Braverman had a massive day as the Broncos beat Central Michigan 41-39. He caught six passes for 137 yards, including touchdowns of 43, 6 and 64 yards. On the season, he has 56 receptions for 658 yards and seven touchdowns in five games.

Up next is a road test against Ohio on Saturday.

20. Matt Johnson, quarterback, senior, Bowling Green

Johnson had an excellent showing as the Falcons beat the Minutemen 62-38. He completed 33 of 39 passes for 450 yards, including touchdowns of 2, 71, 40, 12 and 68 yards. On the season, he has completed 69.1 percent of his throws for 2,534 yards and 19 touchdowns with two scores in the rushing game.

Up next is a matchup with Akron on Saturday.

19. Deshaun Watson, quarterback, sophomore, Clemson

Watson had a nice afternoon as the Tigers beat Georgia Tech 43-24. He completed 21 of 30 passes for 265 yards, including touchdowns of 29 and 8 yards. On the season, he has completed 69.2 percent of his throws 1,003 yards and 11 touchdowns in five games to go along with 45 carries for 202 yards and another score.

Up next is an ACC test against Boston College on Saturday.

18. Connor Cook, quarterback, senior,  Michigan State

Cook had a big night as the Spartans beat Rutgers 31-24. He completed 23 of 38 passes for 357 yards and two touchdowns. On the season, he has completed 59.9 percent of his throws for 1,334 yards and 12 touchdowns in six games.

Up next is a brutal battle with Michigan on Saturday.

17. Royce Freeman, running back, sophomore, Oregon

Freeman had a huge day, but it wasn’t enough as the Ducks lost to Washington State 45-38. He carried the ball 27 times for 246 yards and two touchdowns with three catches for 46 yards and another score. On the season, he has 123 carries for 859 yards and nine touchdowns. He also has 15 receptions for 179 yards and two scores in six games.

Up next is a Pac-12 test against Washington on Saturday.

16. Tyler Ervin, running back, senior, San Jose State

Ervin had an impressive game as the Spartans beat UNLV 33-27 in overtime. He carried the ball 18 times for 73 yards and a touchdown to go along with eight catches for 74 yards and another score. On the season, he has 140 carries for 874 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also has 25 receptions for 222 yards and two scores.

Up next is a contest with San Diego State on Saturday.

15. Baker Mayfield, quarterback, junior, Oklahoma

Mayfield had a hard time with the Texas pressure as the Sooners fell 24-17 to the Longhorns. He completed 20 of 28 passes for 211 yards and a touchdown, but was sacked six times. On the season, he has completed 66.2 percent of his throws for 1,593 yards and 14 touchdowns with four rushing scores.

Up next is a road test with Kansas State on Saturday.

14. Roger Lewis, wide receiver, sophomore, Bowling Green

Lewis made a huge impact as the Falcons beat Massachusetts 62-38. He caught eight passes for 142 yards, including a 68-yard touchdown. On the season, he has 48 receptions for 902 yards and seven touchdowns.

Up next is a conference game with Akron on Saturday.

13. Shock Linwood, running back, junior, Baylor

Linwood is a huge piece of one of the most dominating offenses in the country. He had another excellent showing in a 66-7 win over Kansas. He carried the ball 13 times for 135 yards and a touchdown in the first half. On the season, he has 75 carries for 719 yards and seven touchdowns in five games.

Up next is a Big 12 battle against West Virginia on Saturday.

12. Brandon Doughty, quarterback, senior, Western Kentucky

Doughty had another big day as the Hilltoppers beat Middle Tennessee 58-28. He completed 28 of 36 passes for 359 yards and five touchdowns. On the season, he has completed 74.7 percent of his throws for 2,359 yards and 20 touchdowns in six games.

Up next is a game at North Texas on Thursday night.

11. Nick Chubb, running back, sophomore, Georgia

Chubb was injured early in the first quarter as the Bulldogs fell to the Tennessee Volunteers 38-31. On the season, he has 92 carries for 747 yards and seven touchdowns. He also has four receptions for 32 yards and another score. While the injury looked serious, it is still unclear how much time he will miss.

10. Paxton Lynch, quarterback, junior, Memphis

Lynch had the week off to prepare for one of the biggest games in school history. On the season, he has completed 70.5 percent of his throws for 1,535 yards and 10 touchdowns without an interception in five games.

Up next is a matchup with Mississippi.

9. C.J. Prosise, running back, senior, Notre Dame

Prosise made some big contributions as Notre Dame knocked off Navy 41-24. He carried the ball 21 times for 129 yards, including touchdowns of 7, 22 and 11 yards. He also caught four passes for 56 yards. On the season he has 110 carries for 779 yards and nine touchdowns to go along with 13 catches for 187 yards and another score in six games.

Up next is a matchup with USC on Saturday.

8. Devontae Booker, running back, senior, Utah

Booker vaulted himself up the list with a huge performance in a 30-24 win over the Cal Bears. He carried the ball 34 times for 222 yards, including touchdown runs of 40 and 4 yards. He added four catches for 45 yards. On the season, he has 140 carries for 665 yards and six touchdowns with 19 receptions for 194 yards in five games.

Up next is another tough Pac-12 matchup with Arizona State.

7. Ezekiel Elliott, running back, junior, Ohio State

Elliott had his sixth straight 100-yard rushing game as the Buckeyes beat Maryland 49-28. He carried the ball 21 times for 106 yards and two touchdowns and also caught six passes for 47 yards. On the season, he has 121 carries for 845 yards and 10 touchdowns with 16 catches for 110 yards in six games.

Up next is tough test against Penn State on Saturday.

6. Seth Russell, quarterback, junior, Baylor

Russell found the end zone through the air and on the ground as the Bears crushed Kansas 66-7. He completed 18 of 27 passes for 246 yards and the touchdowns while adding a rushing score in the first half. On the season, he has completed 63.8 percent of his throws for 1,527 yards and 22 touchdowns. He also has carried the ball 27 times for 178 yards and four scores in five games.

Up next is a battle with West Virginia on Saturday.

5. Josh Doctson, wide receiver, senior, TCU

Doctson had another big game as the Horned Frogs knocked off Kansas State 52-45. He caught eight passes for 155 yards, including touchdowns of 32 and 55 yards. On the season, he has 50 receptions for 877 yards and 10 touchdowns in six games.

Up next is a matchup with Big 12 foe Iowa State.

4. Corey Coleman, wide receiver, junior, Baylor

Coleman proved once again why he is one of the elite wide receivers in te college game today as the Bears dismantled the Kansas Jayhawks 66-7. He caught seven passes for 108 yards, including touchdowns of 11 and 11 yards. On the season, he has 31 receptions for 678 yards and 13 touchdowns in five games.

Up next is a matchup with West Virginia on Saturday.

3. Dalvin Cook, running back, sophomore, Florida State

Cook had his second 200-yard rushing game of the season as Florida State beat the Miami Hurricanes 29-24. He carried the ball 22 times for 222 yards and two touchdowns to go along with three catches for 47 yards and another score. On the season, he has carried the ball 88 times for 792 yards and eight touchdowns with seven catches for 71 yards and a score.

Up next is a matchup with Louisville on Saturday.

2. Trevone Boykin, quarterback, senior, TCU

Boykin overcame two interceptions to lead the Horned Frogs to a 52-45 come-from-behind victory over Kansas State. He completed 20 of 30 passes for 301 yards and two touchdowns to go along with 11 carries for 124 yards and two more scores. On the season, he has completed 63.8 percent of his throws for 2,103 yards and 21 touchdowns. He has added carried the ball 64 times for 366 yards and four scores in six games.

Up next is a trip to Iowa State on Saturday.

1. Leonard Fournette, running back, sophomore, LSU 

Fournette had a nice day as the Tigers beat South Carolina 45-24. He carried the ball 20 times for 158 yards, including an 87-yard touchdown. He also caught three passes for 25 yards. On the season, he has 119 carries for 1022 yards and 12 touchdowns in five games.

Up next is a tough test against the Florida Gators on Saturday.

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