As the stretch run of the college football season has now arrived, there will be a multitude of storylines to watch over the remainder of regular season play. For one, there still is no clear-cut frontrunner for the 2022 Heisman Trophy award, although players such as USC quarterback Caleb Williams have made a strong case to be a serious contender for the sport’s most prestigious individual honor.

Williams heads into USC’s upcoming home matchup against Colorado ranking in the top 10 in all the FBS in multiple stats, including passing yards (2,742) and touchdown passes (28). He is in top form heading into USC’s conference clash with Colorado, recording a combined 16 passing touchdowns and zero interceptions in the team’s last four games.

There are multiple notable candidates for this year’s Heisman Trophy award, but for USC head coach Lincoln Riley, he believes that Williams deserves to be the top contender for the honor.

“He’s playing at a really, really high level,” Riley said during a press conference on Thursday. “He’s had one turnover, a lot of touchdowns. His team has won a lot of games. He’s done it with different ways, he’s done it here as of late without some really impactful players being able to play both on the line and obviously the skill positions.