The college football regular season is halfway done, and a handful of players have started to separate themselves in the race to lift the Heisman Trophy.
Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports offered a glimpse at his Heisman favorites Tuesday.
Dodd tweeted his "Week Six Heisman Hype" list, which is headlined by the clear Heisman favorite in Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud.
Stroud put together his best performance of the season Saturday, completing 21 of 26 passes for 361 yards and six touchdowns against Michigan State. He now leads the nation in touchdown passes with 24.
Joining Stroud atop Dodd's list is a trio of other quarterbacks. UCLA's Dorian Thompson-Robinson boosted his stock by accounting for 307 total yards and four touchdowns in the Bruins' upset of Utah. Mississippi State's Will Rogers leads the nation in passing yardage at more than 350 per game and has led the Bulldogs to a 5-1 record. And Tennessee's Hendon Hooker has completed 70 percent of his passes. Hooker has scored 13 touchdowns compared to zero interceptions while leading Tennessee to a 6-0 start and No. 6 national ranking.
Other players recognized by Dodd are UCLA running back Zach Charbonnet, who rushed for 198 yards and a touchdown against Utah, and Michigan running back Blake Corum. Corum has scored at least one touchdown in every game this season and is second in the country with 11 rushing scores.
North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye got some love, as well. Maye has thrown for a whopping 21 touchdowns and three interceptions on the year.
Rounding out Dodd's list is a pair of Alabama players — but not defending Heisman winner Bryce Young. Instead, it's running back Jahmyr Gibbs, who leads the Crimson Tide in rushing and receptions, and outside linebacker Will Anderson, who has racked up 10 tackles for loss, five sacks and a pick-six this season despite facing constant double-teams.