Heisman watch candidate No. 4: Zach Wilson, QB, BYU
The BYU Cougars entered a Friday matchup against No. 21-ranked Boise State undefeated but the trip to play on the blue turf was by far their toughest test of the season. Quarterback Zach Wilson and the team from Provo were more than up to the challenge as they delivered a 51-17 beatdown of the Broncos. And as has been the case all season, Wilson was at the heart of that.
In the big win for the Cougars, Wilson completed 21-of-27 passes for 359 yards and two touchdowns while also adding another rushing touchdown to his credit. Amid BYU’s 8-0 season, the signal-caller has 21 touchdown throws with just two interceptions while throwing for 2,511 yards and rushing for eight scores as well. If you aren’t respecting Wilson at this point, that’s on you, because the young man is delivering the goods every week.
Heisman watch candidate No. 3: Kyle Trask, QB, Florida
After Kyle Trask and the Florida Gators returned from a relatively lengthy hiatus last week against Missouri and continued rolling on offense, they drew a rivalry matchup against Georgia. And though things looked dicey in the early-going, the Gators were more than up to the task, particularly in the case of their quarterback, who is playing at an extremely high level in 2020.
Picking apart the Bulldogs one play after another, Trask was near perfect on the day as he put up monster numbers. He finished the 44-28 Florida win with 474 yards and four touchdowns, though he did throw a pick-six. Still, stepping up on this stage with that kind of game and now having 22 touchdowns through five games is enough for Trask to make his way into the top three.