SportHeisman watch: QBs Hurts, Burrow lead early
WATCH: Jalen Hurts throws first touchdown as a Sooner
Well that did not take long. Jalen Hurts takes just 70 seconds to score his first points as a Sooner.
After two weeks of college football, here's a look at the current state of the Heisman Trophy race.
Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma
Are you kidding me? Another Oklahoma quarterback transfer is on top in the Heisman race?has been the absolute star of the 2019 college football season, and through two weeks he's lapping the rest of the Heisman contender field. He's completed 34-of-41 passes (82.9 percent) for 591 yards, with six touchdowns and no interceptions. He's also run for 223 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries. Meanwhile, his QBR of 93.9 ranks second in the nation.
Hurts fits perfectly in's offense and has made an incredibly smooth transition to Norman. Hot take: Alabama was holding Hurts back, not the other way around.
Hurts has 6 TDs, No. 4 Oklahoma beats Houston 49-31
New Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts passed for three touchdowns and ran for three more, and the fourth-ranked Sooners rolled past Houston 49-31 on Sunday night. © AP Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) passes the ball against Houston during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams) BOX SCORE: NO. 4 OKLAHOMA 49, HOUSTON 31 It was Hurts' first game for Oklahoma since he transferred from Alabama. He put on a show as his predecessor, 2018 Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray, watched. He posted 508 total yards, the fifth-most in school history.
Joe Burrow, LSU
The battle for second place on this list was fierce, but Burrow's play during the biggest win in college football this season gave him the edge. Burrow took his Tigers to Austin in Week 2 and threw for 471 yards and four touchdowns while leading them to a win.
On the season, Burrow has completed 54-of-66 passes (81.8 percent) for 749 yards, with nine touchdowns and just one interception. His QBR has also been stellar, as his mark of 92.1 ranks fifth nationally.
The Tigers look like an SEC contender and Burrow is the reason why.
Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama
It's a bit crazy that Tagovailoa has been essentially perfect, yet only ranks third on this list. The biggest issue is the lack of competition Alabama has faced, which will obviously even out as the season goes along.
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Thus far, Tua has completed 42-of-55 passes for 563 yards, with seven touchdowns and no interceptions. He's also run for 48 yards and a touchdown and his QBR (93.5) ranks fourth in the nation.
Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin
Taylor led the nation in rushing and attempts in 2018, so the junior was primed for another big campaign this year. Things have started off well.
Taylor has rushed for 237 yards and five touchdowns on just 35 carries (6.8 yards per carry), while adding 65 yards and three touchdowns on five receptions. Things get real next weekend when the Badgers start their Big Ten slate against Michigan. If Taylor keeps tearing it up he'll be on track for an invite to New York City for the Heisman ceremony.
Justin Fields, Ohio State
The fifth spot on this list was incredibly difficult to to pin down, but Fields edged it out. The sophomore quarterback has torn it up in his first few months at Ohio State.
Burrow's 4 TD passes lead LSU over Texas 45-38
Joe Burrow passed for 471 yards and four touchdowns, including a 61-yarder to Justin Jefferson with 2:27 left, and No. 6 LSU pulled out a wild 45-38 victory over No. 9 Texas on Saturday night. © AP Photo/Eric Gay LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (9) throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against the Texas, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Austin, Texas. BOX SCORE: NO. 6 LSU 45, NO. 9 TEXAS 38 RELATED: Pregame scuffle The biggest nonconference game in Austin since No. 1 Ohio State came to town in 2006 was one the most anticipated matchups of the season and delivered on its promise.
So far, fields has completed 38-of-50 passes (76.0 percent) for 458 yards and six touchdowns. He's also run for 103 yards and three scores and has yet to turn the ball over. His QBR of 93.6 ranks third nationally.
He's had two weeks of looking like a perfect fit in the Buckeyes' offense.
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