Jim Harbaugh has previously stumped for Jabrill Peppers for Heisman. Today, he said quarterback Wilton Speight should also be in the race.
Speight was fantastic in today's 59-3 Michigan win over Maryland. He completed 19-of-24 passes for 362 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for a third.
After the game, Harbaugh said he believes that his quarterback should be in some Heisman Trophy discussions.
The main quarterbacks in most Heisman discussions are Louisville's Lamar Jackson, the clear front runner for the trophy, Washington's Jake Browning, and Clemson's Deshaun Watson. Here's how Speight stacks up statistically. Jackson, Watson, and Speight all played this afternoon, Browning's Huskies take on Cal tonight.
Speight has been very effective this season, and has probably exceeded most expectations that Michigan fans had for him heading into the year, but statistically he lags behind the three main Heisman quarterbacks. Still, Wolverine fans have to be thrilled with the quarterback play the team has gotten, and obviously, this season as a whole.
Michigan is 9-0, and ranked third in the initial College Football Playoff rankings released last Tuesday.