The Heisman Race continues to shift with each passing week. However, one thing has become certain — the two best college football players play in the state of Oklahoma. With the latest “watch list” released by ESPN, Baker Mayfield finds himself holding down the top spot.
After continuing the nation’s longest win streak, the Sooner quarterback gained all but one first place vote. Throwing for 338 yards along with four touchdowns to no interceptions over the weekend, it’s easy to see why Mayfield has remained in the Heisman conversation over the course of three years now. As conference play begins, the senior will look to bolster the resume while finally claiming one of the most coveted trophies in all of the land.
Surging up the ladder, Mason Rudolph has been labeled as the “Tom Brady of College Football” in this young season. Poised and accurate, the quarterback leads the nation’s most potent offense. While some argue this Oklahoma State squad has yet to face a real test, Pitt is no slouch especially on the defensive side of the ball.
Torching defenses through three weeks, it looks like there is no stopping this train. In two-and-a-half quarters of action, Rudolph threw five touchdown passes. The effort reeled in a Big 12 Player of the Week honor for the senior signal caller. Throwing for nearly 500 yards during that time, Rudolph completed 71.9% of his pass attempts. At this rate, it wouldn’t be shocking to see the Big 12’s best NFL prospect shatter record after record.