We are just three weeks into the 2015 college football season and it has already been nothing short of entertaining.
With three weeks come and gone, the top players in the nation are beginning to distance themselves from their peers and some of the standouts are emerging as favorites for the most prestigious award in the game, the Heisman Trophy.
As we prepare to wrap up the first month of action, Campus Sports has compiled a list of the top five Heisman candidates entering Week 4.
Who are the top five Heisman Trophy award candidates? Let’s take a look.
5. Jared Goff, California Golden Bears
California has been lucky to have Jared Goff as their starting quarterback this season and he is without question deserving of being on this list. He has thrown for 898 yards, nine touchdowns and just two interceptions on the young season.
At this point, he has led the Golden Bears to an undefeated season, but there is still plenty of work for him to do throughout the rest of the year.
4. Derrick Henry, Alabama Crimson Tide
Nick Saban has been lucky enough to have star running back Derrick Henry as an offensive workhorse, although the Crimson Tide are coming off of a crushing loss against Ole Miss last week.
Henry is going to get a heavy workload this week and is going to further pad his Heisman statistics. He has rushed for 370 yards and seven touchdowns on 54 carries.
The running back is certainly one to watch.
3. Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma Sooners
Getting back to the quarterback position, Oklahoma Sooners star Baker Mayfield is one of the best in the business and could end up rising in the rankings over the next few weeks.
Mayfield has thrown for 1,062 yards and 10 touchdowns with only two interceptions, while also picking up 139 yards and four touchdowns on the ground.
Those numbers could put him higher on other lists around the web, but he has to prove consistency before he rises more on our list.
2. Nick Chubb, Georgia Bulldogs
One of the consistent players on these rankings throughout the season has been Georgia running back Nick Chubb. He has carried the football 56 times for 468 yards and four touchdowns and his numbers are going to continue rising in a big way over the rest of the season.
Chubb is one of the most dynamic backs in the nation and there is nothing holding him back from taking his game to a completely new level moving forward.
1. Leonard Fournette, LSU Tigers
Perhaps the obvious choice for the Heisman Trophy this season would be LSU running back Leonard Fournette. He has been an absolute force for the Tigers and has rushed for 387 yards and six touchdowns on just 47 carries.
Those numbers average out to an impressive 8.2 yards per carry and he still hasn’t reached his full potential yet.
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