Heisman Watch: LSU’s Joe Burrow keeps lead, while Ohio State’s Chase Young rises

Eddie Timanus


Published 7: 52 AM EST Nov 5, 2019

The first weekend of November happened to be an off date for most Heisman contenders and their respective teams. Even so, there was some minor shuffling in the USA TODAY Network weekly Heisman survey.

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow continues to lead the field heading into his second-ranked Tigers’ showdown with No. 1 Alabama. Burrow was mentioned by all 21 official Heisman electors who work for USA TODAY Network properties, with 15 first-place selections and six putting him second.

If he leads LSU to a win in Tuscaloosa, he’ll be difficult to overtake in the season’s final month. Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts remains in second overall with five first-place mentions.

There’s a new candidate in third place as voters supporting one of Ohio State’s key contributors seem to have coalesced around defensive end Chase Young. The nation’s sacks leader was named on 12 ballots including a couple of second-place nods as he overtook Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa by a point.

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Young’s gain appears to have come at the expense of his teammates on the offensive side who got votes a week ago.  Running back J.K. Dobbins picked up just a single second-place mention while quarterback Justin Fields got no points in this week’s balloting.

A couple of signal callers who were in action Saturday and turned in big performances, Oregon’s Justin Herbert and Wake Forest’s Jamie Newman, received a point apiece.

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