College football midseason takeaways – Surprises, disappointments, Heisman picks and more


We are halfway through the regular season, and it’s safe to say it has been a wild year of college football thus far.

That’s a good indicator that we’re in for a hectic finish.

Our reporters break down the surprises and favorite moments of the first six weeks and look ahead to the rest of the season.

Who will win the Heisman Trophy?

David Hale: Can we give a combined award to the Georgia defensive front? The best player in college football this year might well be Dawgs nose tackle Jordan Davis, but he’s supplemented beautifully by Jalen Carter, Travon Walker, Devonte Wyatt and Nakobe Dean. For the season, Georgia has allowed just two offensive touchdowns, has held every opponent but UAB (61 of 127 rushing yards came after it was down 49-0) under 100 yards on the ground, and has utterly stumped three ranked teams (Clemson, Arkansas and Auburn) to the tune of 13 total points. The best unit in college football is Georgia’s D. The best player on that unit is debatable, but my vote goes to Davis.

Andrea Adelson: Michigan State has been a huge surprise this season, and one of the biggest reasons is the play of Wake Forest transfer Kenneth Walker III, who leads the nation in rushing yards per game and total rushing yards — and it’s not even close. Walker has 912 yards and nine touchdowns on the season and is averaging 7.1 yards per carry in a breakout performance worthy of midseason Heisman discussion.

Dave Wilson: Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral will likely get his chance to play in several more wild games like Saturday’s 52-51 win over Arkansas, racking up Heisman moments along the way. He has yet to throw an interception this season and has added eight rushing touchdowns. And he doesn’t have to play Alabama again this season.

Paolo Uggetti: Short of buying future Heisman stock in Oklahoma true freshman QB Caleb Williams…

Source : espn

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