Heisman Watch: Matt Corral Is Still the Favorite After Week 4
Matt Corral didn’t have to do anything in Week 4 for him to hold down the spot as the favorite in the Heisman Race. Ole Miss didn’t play as they currently sit waiting for their matchup against Alabama on the road in Week 5.
Through three games so far this year, Corral has Ole Miss at 3-0 and has put up solid numbers as the starter so far. He’s completed 68.8 percent of his passes for 997 yards with nine touchdowns, no interceptions, and a 186.9 rating to his name.
He’s pacing the leader board right now with +180 odds. So, we’ll take a look at the rest of the top five this week and how they played.
Heisman Watch: Week 4 Performances
Bryce Young - Alabama QB
Week 4 Stats: 20 of 22 passing, 313 yards, 5 TD, 1 INT, 276.3 rating
This was Bryce Young’s best performance to date this season for Alabama. In their dominant 63-14 win over Southern Mississippi, he completed 90.9 percent of his passes for an insane 14.2 yards per attempt.
Throwing for over 300 yards on just 22 attempts is insane, and then adding in five passing touchdowns to the mix (a touchdown on 22.7 percent of his throws) is just an insane performance. It’s easy to see why he was able to hold down his spot at number two on the list this week.
Desmond Ridder - Cincinnati QB
Week 4 stats: N/A
Like Matt Corral, he also did not play in Week 4. After starting the year 3-0, Cincinnati had a break this week before taking on Notre Dame on the road in Week 5. It’ll be their biggest test so far this season and a good barometer for just how good Ridder is.
In three games so far, Ridder has completed 65.1 percent of his passes for 748 yards seven touchdowns, and two interceptions. His rating is a 163.8 and he also has two rushing scores this year as well.
JT Daniels - Georgia QB
Week 4 stats: 9 of 10 passing, 129 yards, 2 touchdowns, 264.4 rating
We have a jump into the top five this week. JT Daniels of Georgia makes his way to number four on this list at +3000 after his performance in Week 4. His Bulldogs absolutely smoked Vanderbilt 62-0.
Daniels barely had to play, as he completed nine of his 10 passes and had two touchdowns on the day before taking an early exit. Still, it was yet another dominant showing after a poor performance against Clemson in his first game of the season, he’s bounced back nicely.
Spencer Rattler - Oklahoma QB
Week 4 stats: 26 of 36 passing, 256 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 INT, 135.6 rating
Oklahoma continues to win but Spencer Rattler hasn’t done much to impress so far through four games this year. A 16-14 win over West Virginia certainly isn’t going to help his cause. His yards per attempt sat at 7.1 for the game and he had another turnover.
Three interceptions through four games isn’t going to help his Heisman campaign. This week, Oklahoma who dropped to number six in the rankings will be heading on the road to take on Kansas State.