ESPN’s Week 8 Heisman Trophy Voting

first_imgTua Tagovailoa of the Alabama Crimson Tide warms up prior to the game against the Auburn Tigers.AUBURN, AL – NOVEMBER 25: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide warms up prior to the game against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)By this point in the season, it is pretty clear that a quarterback will once again win the Heisman Trophy. This would be the eighth time in nine years that a signal caller took home the award.Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa has established himself as the favorite, with Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins and Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray nipping at his heels. If the Crimson Tide go 12-0 and Tagovailoa continues to play well, it will be tough to beat him out.This morning, ESPN released its updated “Heisman Watch” for Week 8. It indicates how the 10 experts on ESPN’s panel are voting for the Heisman at this point in the season.The top three shouldn’t surprise anyone, but the fourth and fifth options on this list are from the AAC, not one of the five power conferences.The full Heisman voting from ESPN looks like this.NamePositionSchoolYear1st2nd3rd4th5thTotalTua TagovailoaQBAlabamaSoph.9100049Dwayne HaskinsQBOhio StateSoph.1531036Kyler MurrayQBOklahomaJr.0343030Ed OliverDTHoustonJr.0112213Darrell HendersonRBMemphisJr.001218Justin HerbertQBOregonJr.001116McKenzie MiltonQBUCFJr.000113Will GrierQBWest VirginiaSr.000033Travis EtienneRBClemsonSoph.000011Jonathan TaylorRBWisconsinSoph.000011Tagovailoa has battled some knee issues but Nick Saban doesn’t expect the sophomore to miss time. If he does, it might be the only way for Haskins or Murray to overtake him.Alabama will face Tennessee this weekend, while OSU plays Purdue. The Sooners, meanwhile, have a date with TCU.last_img

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