4. Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
Finally facing a little bit of a test as the Oklahoma Sooners began play in the Big 12 this week by going on the road to face Iowa State, we actually got to see quarterback Kyler Murray play an entire game. In a blowout against Florida Atlantic and dominant win over UCLA in the two previous games, that hadn’t been the case, so it was worth wondering how he’d fare in such a situation. He answered any questions with ease.
Murray went 21-of-29 for 348 yards and three touchdowns in the win over Iowa State, also adding 77 rushing yards to his credit as well. That now gives the Oakland A’s prospect 10 total touchdowns on the season (eight passing, two rushing) with 863 yards passing, 169 yards rushing and just one interception. He can put up big numbers in any way he sees fit, and there’s no reason to believe he won’t continue to do so.
3. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
In all honesty, I thought that we might get to see Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa put up some video game like numbers on Saturday night with a potential shootout with Ole Miss looming. Instead, the sophomore quarterback and the Crimson Tide just decided that beating the brakes off of the Rebels would be the better course of action.
As such, Tagovailoa only finished the game having thrown 11 passes, but still ending up with 191 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions, and an additional 47 yards on the ground. This has largely been the story for Tagovailoa to this point, however.
Alabama has been so dominant that the signal-caller really hasn’t gotten a lot of work, having thrown just 50 total passing attempts on the season. As the SEC schedule picks up, though, we could indeed see him continue this pace, but just with more work, which could result in monster numbers and another leap up these Heisman rankings.