Here Are The Top 5 Heisman Contenders Right Now

Eight weeks are in the books for the college football season and the Heisman Trophy race is starting to get clearer. The front-runner is obviously Penn State's running back Saquon Barkley but the rest of the list can be easily debated. I encourage you to debate with Chat Sports on Twitter @ChatSports.

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5.) Jalen Hurts - QB Alabama  

Hurts may not have the statistics that the players below have but if there is one stat he does have it's he is leading the best team in college football right now. The Crimson Tide are straight up steamrolling teams and Hurts hasn't turned the ball over yet. He is doing exactly what is needed and I think at times that is underappreciated in college football.

4.) Josh Adams - RB Notre Dame

Notre Dame steamed rolled rival USC this past weekend and the Irish look to be dancing their way up the AP Poll. He is averaging 9.2 YPC and has 967 rushing yards on the season with eight touchdowns. This Notre Dame squad is proving to be much better than expected and Adams is a major reason for that.

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3.) Bryce Love - RB Stanford

Love is having a lovely season. Sorry had to say it. He has 1,387 rushing yards with 11 touchdowns. Maybe the most amazing statistic is he is averaging 10.3 yards per carry. Seriously he is averaging a first down on every rush attempt. That is laughable how great that is. He leads the country in rushing yards on the season and per game with 198 rushing yards.

2.) Baker Mayfield - QB  Oklahoma

The quarterback to the best passing offense in college football. He is a gamer and comes to play every single week which is why I love watching him play. He has 2,347 yards passing with 19 touchdowns and only two interceptions. The Sooners have been in a ton of close games this season and Mayfield continues to show up when it matters the most.

1.) Saquon Barkley - RB  Penn State

Carrying the number two team in the country on his back. He probably literally could carry the team if he wanted to with those massive legs. His 757 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on the ground with 32 receptions, 448 yards and three touchdowns through the air is why he is the front-runner. The best offensive player in college football on a team competing for the College Football Playoffs.

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