Saquon Barkley bumps Baker Mayfield as ESPN’s Heisman Trophy frontrunner
Saquon Barkley is now the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy, according to ESPN.
With week 4 of the college football season in the books, ESPN has updated its Heisman Trophy watch standings, and there’s a new face at No. 1.
Penn State running back Saquon Barkley, fresh off of a 300-yard performance at Iowa, is the new favorite to take home the award. He moved past the previous leader, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield. Barkley received nine of the 12 first place votes. Mayfield received the other three.
Here’s what the top five currently looks like:
1. Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
2. Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
3. Rashaad Penny, RB, San Diego State
4. Sam Darnold, QB, USC
5. Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville
Barkley was sublime in Penn State’s last-second win over Iowa, as he led the Nittany Lions in rushing and receiving yards, totaling 211 on the ground and 94 through the air.
He has six total touchdowns on the season and is averaging an absurd 7.8 yards per carry. Barkley also leads the nation in receiving yards by a running back with 335.
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