It’s only Week 4 of the college football season, but ESPN analyst Emmanuel Acho is predicting a “Heisman moment” this weekend. He’s pretty confident in Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor.
Taylor has been a one-man show for Wisconsin through the team’s first two games of the season. The junior tailback has 302 scrimmage yards and eight total touchdowns.
Wisconsin had a bye week to prepare for its matchup this Saturday against Michigan. Whichever team loses this game will see its playoff hopes crushed before October even comes around.
Acho likes Wisconsin’s chances of winning this game because of its running back.
On Thursday morning, Acho was on ESPN’s Get Up to preview this matchup. He believes this weekend is the perfect opportunity for Taylor to make his case to win the Heisman Trophy.
Here’s what Acho had to say on Get Up, via 247Sports:
“I think this is his Heisman moment,” Acho said on Get Up! “If I’m Jonathan Taylor, it’s time to go out there on a national stage for the whole world to see. You lead the league in rushing. Go out there and dominate. Don’t just be good. You’ve been elite for two years, freshman rushing record, sophomore rushing record. Go out there and put on a show. It’s time to put on a clinic … If I’m Wisconsin, I would go ahead and end Michigan’s hopes, crush their dreams and put them out of their misery, sooner rather than later.”
The last non-quarterback to win the Heisman Trophy was Derrick Henry back in 2015.