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Around The Kilt

October 28, 2016

We are halfway through the college football season and Louisville QB Lamar Jackson has done nothing but dominate college football. Louisville was ranked 19th in the country in the AP preseason poll and 23rd in the coaches poll, but thanks to Jackson’s thirty total touchdowns in the first six games he has lead them to a 5-1 record and a #7 rank in the country. He is very good in the pocket, but his most dangerous asset is his feet. He averages 7.4 rushing yards per carry and has just as many rushing touchdowns as he does passing, which makes him the most dangerous player in the FBS. Barring a season ending injury Lamar Jackson will be the Heisman winner.

Cooper Pauley
Sports Editor

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University of Washington QB Jake Browning will win the Heisman trophy this year. Through seven games, he has lead the Huskies to a perfect 7-0 record as well as the number four ranking in the country. His stats have been impressive thus far, as he has passed for 1,709 yards, posting 26 touchdowns to only 2 interceptions. Even more shocking is his QB rating of 199.6. If Jake Browning can continue to be the offensive force that he has been through the first half of the season he all but ensures that he will be the one hoisting the infamous trophy come December.

Tate Heiple
Contributing Writer

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Quarterbacks Lamar Jackson, Deshaun Watson, J.T. Barrett, and Jake Browning have been in the discussion up until this point. Running Backs Donnel Pumphrey, Leonard Fournette, and Christian McCaffrey have also been in the discussion, along with Linebacker Jabrill Peppers. My choice for the Heisman Trophy at this point is Louisville sophomore quarterback Lamar Jackson. Through 7 games, Jackson has passed for 2,161 yards with 18 touchdowns and has rushed for 908 yards and 16 touchdowns. Louisville is 6-1 under Jackson’s command over the offense and is the #5 team in the country, just outside the cutoff for the College Football Playoff. Jackson is the favorite for the award in my eyes because of his versatility on offense and the strong threat he is to pass and run the ball. He is the heart and soul of Louisville’s offense and is the deserving recipient at this point in the season.

Dustin Watts
Contributing Writer

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