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October 18, 2019

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Let’s be honest. Even though there’s still half a regular season left, the Heisman is down to a three-horse race. It’s mid-October and there are still big games to play that can alter the College Football Playoff landscape, but it’s safe to say right now that it’s these three guys and everybody else. (READ MORE) by Lakin Litman | Sports Illustrated

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow throws the ball during the second half against Texas at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow throws the ball during the second half against Texas at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. (Photo: Scott Wachter, USA TODAY Sports)

The three-horse race for college football’s top individual award just got a lot tighter. Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts continues to lead the USA TODAY Sports Network Heisman survey, but Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa and LSU’s Joe Burrow are closing fast. Just six points separate the three prolific quarterbacks in this week’s balloting of the 21 official Heisman electors who work for USA TODAY Network properties. (READ MORE) by Eddie Timanus | USA TODAY

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Alabama and Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, the favorite to win the 2019 Heisman Trophy according to Las Vegas oddsmakers, were off in Week 6, which meant the other three quarterbacks who entered the weekend in the top tier of Heisman contenders had a chance to steal the show.

LSU’s Joe Burrow, Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts and Ohio State’s Justin Fields each had a productive Saturday, but all three quarterbacks recorded their lowest passing efficiency rating in a game this season.

Of course, that’s all relative, especially considering Ohio State hosted Michigan State, which boasts the No. 6 defense nationally according to SP+, and Hurts played his first conference road game of the season. (READ MORE) by Andy Wittry | Watch Stadium

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