With the season winding down, the Big Ten is now left with a running back and quarterback who have a chance to hoist the most prestigious trophy in all of sports. Rivalry games left for both next Saturday will tell the story.
Each week we’ll take a look at the Heisman front-runners from the Big Ten. Who’s stock is rising, who’s falling, and what conference star has the best chance to be named the best player in college football?
And then there were two…
No. 2 – Jonathan Taylor – Wisconsin, RB
Ranking Last Week: No. 2
What You Need To Know
Because it’s been a down year for Wisconsin, you probably didn’t know that Jonathan Taylor is actually having a better season than a year ago. He’s on pace to gain more yards than 2017, is averaging more per carry, and already has two more touchdowns than a year ago.
Since being bottled up against Northwestern, Taylor has been next to unstoppable. He’s averaging 238 yards and scored seven touchdowns over the last three games.
In a season that has been dominated by quarterback play, it may be hard for Taylor to get an invite to New York. However, he could easily go over 2,000 yards next week.
Week 12 Stats
(47-44 3OT Win over Purdue): 321 yards rushing, 3 touchdowns
1,869 yards rushing, 15 touchdowns
Minnesota – Saturday, 3:30PM Eastern