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Heisman Watch: Ed Oliver, McKenzie Milton among the best so far

Unfortunately, two of the top candidates won't be playing this week because of Hurricane Florence.
Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray (1) scrambles as Florida Atlantic linebacker Rashad Smith (7) moves in at right in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) OKSO113
Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray (1) scrambles as Florida Atlantic linebacker Rashad Smith (7) moves in at right in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) OKSO113
Published Sep. 14, 2018

A look at how Matt Baker's top Heisman Trophy candidates through two weeks.

5. Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray: Baker Mayfield averaged 9.9 yards per play during his Heisman season last year. Murray is averaging 10.5.

4. UCF QB McKenzie Milton: Unfortunately misses out on a chance to play an ACC defense because of Hurricane Florence.

3. West Virginia QB Will Grier: Ditto.

2. Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa: Six touchdowns, no interceptions and the nation's No. 2 passer rating is a decent start, I guess.

1. Houston DL Ed Oliver: Still the best player in the country after helping shut down Arizona.

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