Heisman Watch 2018: Tua vs everyone else heading into Week 7

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2018 Stats: 126 of 177, 1819 pass yds, 21 TD, 6 INT
Next Game: @ Iowa State

West Virginia quarterback Will Grier had looked as polished and solid as a piece of Italian granite coming into last week’s game against Kansas. Most thought this would be a chance for Grier to really stand out among the contenders.

Stand out he did, but not as he had hoped.

Three interceptions into the first half it was looking like both Grier and the Mountaineers had come tumbling down in a hurry. For the first time this season, Grier looked fallible and unsure, and it wasn’t even against the best defense in the Big 12.

WVU and Grier came back with a solid second half, but the Mountaineers didn’t win the game by the expected margin, and Grier slipped in the eyes of many experts in terms of his Heisman hopes.

Things don’t get any easier for Grier this week. On the road at Iowa State has been a trap game for many a Big 12 team of the years, and the Cyclones pulled off a pretty big upset win last week against Oklahoma State. This will be a huge week for Grier to make a comeback in the eyes of Heisman voters.