Can anyone catch Trevor Lawrence in the race for the Heisman?
There was a time over the summer that it looked like a long shot that there would be college football at all. To the delight of players and fans everywhere, multiple conferences decided to go ahead and play with the rest deciding to join the party late in the year. While the 2020 college football season will be very different in a lot of different ways, it’s good to have it back.
One of the major differences this year will be the race for the Heisman Trophy. Teams are playing fewer games this year and thus there are fewer opportunities for players to impress voters. And now, most of the conferences that had initially announced they wouldn’t be playing in 2020 have decided to join the action later in the year. It will be interesting to follow if and how players from those conferences are considered for the Heisman Trophy.
There have already been some huge individual performances in the first month of the college football season. The key is who can sustain success through the entire season. If there were a year for a darkhorse candidate to emerge as the Heisman Trophy winner, it would be in 2020. Guys like KJ Costello, Shane Buechele, and Ulysses Bentley IV are not on this watchlist currently, but with continued great performances, they could easily find themselves in the running for the prestigious Heisman Trophy.
Here is a look at the September edition of the current standings in the race for the Heisman Trophy.