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Heisman Watch

The finalists have been announced!

Joe Burrow: He finishes with 4,715 passing yards, 48 touchdowns, 6 interceptions, and a completion percentage of 77.9. He also ran for 289 yards on 96 carries and 3 touchdowns. He broke the SEC record for most touchdown passes in a single season, led the FBS  in touchdown passes in a season and had the highest completion percentage. He finished 2nd in passing yards in a season. 

Justin Fields: He finished with 2,953 passing yards, 40 passing touchdowns, and only 1 interception. His passing completion percentage was 67.5 percent. Fields also carries the ball for 471 yards on 123 carries and ran for 10 touchdowns. He finished with the best TD-INT ration in the FBS. 

Jalen Hurts: He finished with 3,634 passing yards, 32 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions. His completion percentage is 71.8. Hurts was also dominating on the ground showing he is a true dual threat quarterback. He led Oklahoma in rushing yards with 1,255 on 219 attempts. He scored 18 times. 

Chase Young: An interesting name to see in the Heisman finalist but it is definitely deserved. He had 44 total tackles, 31 solo tackles and 13 assisted. He destroyed opposing offenses, getting to the quarterback 16.5 time and leading the FBS. Young also was able to force 6 fumbles. 

The clear Heisman winner is Joe Burrow. The numbers he has put up and leading LSU to the #1 team in the country has earned it. Even though Hurts has put up similar numbers to his previous predecessors, Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray, who won the Heisman the previous 2 seasons. Any other year I would have given it to Hurts, but with Burrow’s numbers, there is not any competition. 

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