Watson listed in USA Today's Heisman Watch

by - Assoc. Editor -

Clemson sophomore quarterback Deshaun Watson jumped into seventh position in USA TODAY Sports Heisman Watch after a 58-0 blowout win over Miami in Week 8 action of the college football season.

The Heisman Watch list includes RB Leonard Fournette (#1), QB Trevone Boykin (#2), RB Ezekiel Elliott (#3), RB Christian McCaffrey (#4), RB Derrick Henry (#5), QB Paxton Lynch (#6), QB Deshaun Watson (#7), WR Corey Coleman (#8), QB Connor Cook (#9) and RB Dalvin Cook (#10).

Watson received two third-place votes in the poll.

He has passed for 131 for 189 for 1553 yards and 15 touchdowns and seven touchdowns this season with a quarterback rating of 157.1 and an adjusted QBR of 86.5.

The Gainesville, GA native is 11-1 in his first 12 career games and climbed into 7th place in career touchdown passes (28) past former Clemson quarterback Mike Eppley.

In his rookie campaign, Watson completed 67.9% of his passes for 1,466 yards (10.7 per attempt) with 14 touchdowns and only two interceptions for an excellent quarterback rating of 188.57. He also had five scores rushing. Another superlative is that he had a nation's best 10.7 yards per pass attempt.

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