Oklahoma State running back Ollie Gordon has been on a tear this season, and on Saturday, ESPN’s Pat McAfee spoke about Gordon in high regard.
McAfee discussed Gordon on College GameDay comparing the sophomore running back to the last Heisman Trophy winner at the running back position, Derrick Henry.
McAfee started by breaking down Gordon’s numbers through nine games compared to that of Derrick Henry’s at Alabama. Through nine games of the season, Gordon has one more rushing yard than Henry but four less touchdowns on the season.
The impressive common denominator between the two athletes is the similarity in the yards per carry statistic. Henry finished off his Heisman season with 395 carries for 2219 rushing yards and 28 scores while averaging 5.7 YPC. Gordon through the first nine games of the season has totaled 174 carries for 1,225 yards and 13 total scores en route to the Cowboys’ path towards Arlington.
While Gordon may not be the front-runner for the Heisman Trophy, the Texas native has three games left to close that gap and earned some well-deserved praise from Pat McAfee and College GameDay.