by Dave Miller
October 05, 02013
The race for the Heisman Trophy is still in its very early stages. And as I wrote earlier in the week, the competition remained very quarterback heavy heading into the sixth week of the season.
Jameis Winston threw for 393 yards and five touchdowns against Maryland.
Not only does it look more and more like a QB will take home the hardware once again this year, but Florida State's Jameis Winston could be positioning himself as the frontrunner after yet another sterling performance this weekend.
The Seminoles' signal-caller had a career day on Saturday against Maryland in Tallahassee, throwing for 393 yards and five touchdowns on 23-of-32 passing in the team's 63-0 shutout of Maryland. Included in his incredible effort was a touchdown pass after a scramble that will be replayed throughout the season on various college football programming.
Through five games this season, "Famous Jameis" has thrown for 1,441 yards with 17 scores against just two interceptions. In all three ACC games this year, he has at least 300 passing yards and four touchdowns.
FSU has a bye next week before heading to Clemson, and it's arguable as to which team will have the better quarterback, the Tigers or the 'Noles. That's how good Winston has been in his first year as the starter.
Of course, it is still incredibly early. And names such as Marcus Mariota, Johnny Manziel, Tajh Boyd, Teddy Bridgewater and Brett Hundley are very well in the mix (as well as others). But Winston certainly has the "wow" factor in his favor.
Last year, Manziel became the first redshirt freshman to win the Heisman. Can Winston make it back-to-back seasons?
Dave Miller, the college football editor and writer for the National Football Post, is on Twitter @Miller_Dave.