In this episode of the Red Light Sports Ramble, Evan and Troy talk about the six Heisman Finalists that were invited to the award ceremony in New York.Ã‚Â This marks the most players invited since 1994.Ã‚Â The clear favorite is Jameis Winston from Florida State, but the question becomes:
“If he is the clear favorite, why were six players invited to the presentation?”
Four quarterbacks; Jameis Winston (Florida State), Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M), AJ McCarron (Alabama), Jordan Lynch (Northern Illinois) and two running backs; Tre Mason (Auburn), and Andre Williams (Boston College) round out the six Heisman Finalists.Ã‚Â The biggest underdog and surprise of the group has to be Jordan Lynch.Ã‚Â The analysts will say that he lost his chance at the Heisman when his Northern Illinois team lost to Bowling Green in the MAC Championship.Ã‚Â The thing is,Ã‚Â when you compare numbers Jordan Lynch has the most total yards and touchdowns of all the players, along with over 1,800 rushing yards.Ã‚Â The argument will be made that he didn’t play against the same competition as the other five players, but he put up some monstrous numbers.
Jameis Winston, would become the second straight freshman to win the Hesiman.Ã‚Â He has already broken the single season passing record for a freshman with 3,820 yards.Ã‚Â Johnny Manziel; the reigning Heisman winner, has thrown for more yards this year.Ã‚Â However, his rushing totals are significantly lower and so are his rushing touchdowns.Ã‚Â AJ McCarron; the leader of the nations number one team all year until their loss to Auburn, has the lowest output of the quarterbacks.Ã‚Â Jordan Lynch; as stated earlier, leads all quarterbacks with 4,574 yards and 46 touchdowns.
Tre Mason solidified his spot in the final six with and impressive 304 yard rushing day against Missouri in the SEC Championship game.Ã‚Â He has had a solid year with 2,137 total yards and 23 touchdowns.Ã‚Â However, that is nearly 500 yards fewer than Andre Williams from Boston College.Ã‚Â Andre Williams did not catch one pass this year but rushed for an outstanding 2,101 yards.Ã‚Â He was not in the national spotlight playing at Boston College.
The NCAA regular season has ended and now it becomes Bowl Season.Ã‚Â There are a total of 35 bowl games that will be played between December 21 and January 6 , which is the Vizio BCS National Championship Game.Ã‚Â Listen to some of the intriguing matchups this bowl season.