Jayden Daniels makes latest Heisman case with eye-popping first half
The LSU Tigers won’t be playing in the national championship or SEC title game, but the Heisman Trophy winner this year may just be the Tigers starting quarterback, Jayden Daniels.
Daniels has been tremendous all year for the Tigers, and was absolutely incredible in the first half against Georgia State on Saturday.
The Tigers took a 35-14 lead to the half, and Daniels played a huge role in that. His first half numbers were out of this world.
Jayden Daniels halftime stats:
15-of-19 passing, 282 yards, 4 TD
4 carries, 57 yards rushing, 1 TD
Total: 339 yards, 5 TDs
His Heisman candidacy grows stronger.
— Cody Worsham (@CodyWorsham) November 19, 2023
He was 15-of-19, 282 yards and 4 touchdowns, while also rushing for 57 yards and another score. Daniels entered the game with 3,164 yards, 30 touchdowns and only 4 interceptions. While he is a great passer, what separates him from other quarterbacks is his ability to make plays running the ball.
Daniels has rushed for another 918 yards and 8 touchdowns. He leads the Tigers by 283 rushing yards, and is truly one of the most dynamic players in the country.
After the game against Georgia State, he will have only one more regular season game to potentially enhance his Heisman resume. The Tigers will host the Texas A&M Aggies next Saturday. Kickoff for that game is 12 p.m. ET, and the game will be shown on ESPN.
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