6. Georgia RB Nick Chubb
Tying Georgia legend and 1982 Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker’s 100-yard game streak seems more worthy of a boost in the Heisman Top 10 than a dramatic slide.
However, Nick Chubb’s Georgia Bulldogs suffered a shellacking against Alabama with the college football-watching nation’s eyes focused collectively on them. Playing under that microscope comes with the added scrutiny sometimes missed when all Heisman voters and assorted other media see is a final box score.
Of Chubb’s 146 yards against Alabama, 83 came on a single play — well after the outcome was no longer in doubt. I’m not exactly breaking news, here.
Nick Chubb ties Herschel Walker’s record with 13 straight 100-yard games. Chubb has 146 yards - 83 of them on that TD run.
— Seth Emerson (@SethEmersonAJC) October 3, 2015
Minus the 83-yard TD run late in the 3rd quarter, Nick Chubb had 63 yards on 19 carries against Alabama’s defense That’s 3.3 yards per carry — Marq Burnett (@Marq_Burnett) October 3, 2015
5. USC QB Cody Kessler
USC was idle Week 5, and Cody Kessler remains in the same spot of the Heisman Top 10.
Kessler’s statistical output through four games dwarfs his record-setting 2014 marks, and he’s outpacing a fellow Heisman-contending quarterback.
— Reign of Troy (@ReignofTroy) October 4, 2015
Kessler and USC return to action Thursday against Washington, head coach Steve Sarkisian’s former team.