Heisman Watch: Has Lamar Jackson Run Away With The Race? Greg Ward Jr. Has Something To Say About That
697 Passing Yards, 7 Passing tugs, 318 rushing yards, 6 rushing Touchdowns. These would be great first half stats for a Qb, but these are Lamar Jacksons stats from his FIRST TWO GAMES! Bananaland. This dude absolutely eviscerates opponents, dropping 8 Tugs in 1 half! It feels like watching De La Salle Varsity out there against my freshman year JV team (we were trash even for JV). Two games in and he has left the rest of the field in the DUST.
Obviously, this is a tiny sample size but other favorite's have simply not lived up to the hype so far. Christian Mccaffrey has played just one game but 126 on the ground and 40 receiving isn't terrible, but that isn't bring the hardware home. Fournette has fallen off the map and isn't even on the heisman watch anymore, and Deshaun Watson has been average at best. I'm still looking for someone else to give Jackson a fight and I think I've found him.
Greg Ward Jr.
This man is a PROBLEM, leading his team to a huge upset of Oklahoma week one, launching his team back into the national spotlight. Oh yeah, did I mention this team went 12-1 last season on their way to trouncing florida state in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl? This Houston team is for real and should be taken seriously and after that first win the NCAA is no longer sleeping on them. The game I have circled on my calendar to decide this race is NOV. 17, when Louisville Travels to Houston on a Thursday night game, where the two electric QB's can square off. Granted, Ward did not play game 2 against Lamar (this is a real school, I had to google it but it really exsists) but should be back next week against undefeated Cincinnati. While Jackson right now is #1 with a Bullet, Ward is creeping into the discussion to make this a two horse race.
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