2. Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
There was no questioning that Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Dwayne Haskins had all of the talent in the world and was performing at a high level through the first two weeks of the season. However, what was in question was who he was playing against. Beating up on Oregon State and Rutgers is what he’s supposed to do, sure, but everyone wanted to see him get it done against some of the best. The Buckeyes signal-caller did that on Saturday night.
Haskins finished the win over TCU with 344 yards passing and two touchdowns, along with no interceptions. What’s more, he added another score with his legs. Perhaps more important, though, was how he did it. With TCU leading in the third quarter, Haskins rose to the moment in the biggest way and led Ohio State to 20-straight points and, ultimately, the win against a top 25 team. Haskins is the real deal and is now firmly entrenched at the top of these Heisman rankings.
1. Will Grier, QB, West Virginia
Due to the impact of Hurricane Florence, Will Grier and the West Virginia Mountaineers didn’t play this week as they were slated to head to Raleigh, NC and face North Carolina State. However, we’re not going to allow that to knock the senior quarterback from the top spot in these Heisman rankings. After what he’s shown through the two games he’s played, he’s earned his perch to this point.
Having said, what can be said is that Grier has to be at his best if he wants to ultimately hoist the trophy in New York come December. With how the likes of Haskins, Tagovailoa and Murray are playing right now, it seems as if one off week in terms of performance could be the difference between contending and winning.