The Experts Are Wrong; Kyler Murray Should Be The Heisman Frontrunner

By Tully Corcoran

The main thing to keep in mind about Kyler Murray is that his passing stats are the best in the country. He is also a dazzling runner, but considering he’s a quarterback, and this is not the 1940s, the important thing is that his passing numbers are even better than Tua Tagovailoa’s, who is considered the Heisman favorite.

Signs and wonders.

Entering Saturday, these were the numbers:

Tagovailoa: 67.9 percent completions, 2,525 yards, 11.7 yards per attempt, 28 touchdowns, 2 interceptions, quarterback rating 207.7

Murray: 70.9 percent completions, 3,038 yards, 12.3 yards per attempt, 32 touchdowns, 5 interceptions, quarterback rating 212.9.

Murray also has 640 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns at a rate of 6.7 yards per run. Quarterbacks have dominated college football this year, and one of them will certainly win the Heisman. Murray is the most efficient, exciting and unstoppable of the bunch, and therefore should win the award unless something unexpected happens, which is rare in sports.