Kyler Murray is another player that is on the Heisman watch this season. The Oklahoma Sooners QB has played fantastically through the first half of the season. Despite a loss this past weekend, Murray has been the leader of this potent offense. I’m not of the thinking that a loss hurts anyone’s chances of a Heisman, so I still consider him to be a viable candidate.
On the season, Murray has passed for 1,764 yards with 21 TDs and only 3 interceptions. He has also rushed for 377 yards with 5 TDs. He is one of the better dual threat quarterbacks in the country. He carries the Oklahoma offense and has shown great patience and decision making week after week. The Big 12 is not an easy conference, so his will and determination will be tested throughout the rest of the season.
Oklahoma is coming off of a loss to Texas, so they need to run the table to have a chance at getting into the playoffs. They have a few games that will be true tests for them. TCU, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, and West Virginia still loom ahead. Murray will also have a chance to pad his stats a little with games against Kansas State and Kansas. But most importantly, they need to win each of these games. The game against West Virginia could be the perfect stage for Murray to make a Heisman push.
Kyler Murray is in a great position as far as his career goes. Oklahoma is one of the big stages in college football. Whether he decides to stay with football or go the baseball route remains to be seen. But either way, we get the opportunity to watch an outstanding athlete play the game(s) we love. The Heisman race will be fun to watch over the next couple of months. Let’s get ready to pop a few cold ones and watch the games.