The rich keep on getting richer. For Alabama, having a Heisman candidate for quarterback just seems unfair, and we got a look as to why during the Tide's 51-14 thrashing of Louisville on Saturday. Tua Tagovailoa looked unstoppable with the ball. Completing 12 of 16 passes, the sophomore completed two touchdown passes and even scored on a run of his own.
For the game, Tagovailoa totaled 227 passing yards and zero interceptions. His impressive performance vaulted him up in ESPN's Heisman Watch.
Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa on the rise in latest ESPN Heisman Watch update https://t.co/9CSpFrAYO4— SEC Football News (@SECfootball) September 5, 2018
Alabama's quarterback is now ranked No. 4 on the list, up from the preseason standings when he was tied for No. 10.
ESPN’s Heisman Watch -— CFB Kings (@CFBKings) September 5, 2018
1. Will Grier - QB WVU
2. Ed Oliver - DT HOU
3. Jonathan Taylor - RB WIS
4. Tua Tagovailoa- QB ALA
5. McKenzie Milton - QB UCF
6. Dwayne Haskins - QB OSU
7. Rodney Anderson - RB OU
8. Bryce Love - RB STAN
9. Justin Herbert - QB ORE
10. Eric Dungey - QB SYR
Even though Jalen Hurts accumulated a staggering 26-2 record during his time with the Tide, Tagovailoa still saw more time on the field than Hurts and that looks to be the pattern moving forward.
Once again named the starter for Week 2, Tagovailoa has another opportunity against Arkansas State to make a case for himself as a Heisman frontrunner. If he can have another fantastic game, it'll be very difficult to leave him out of the top three.