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6 Heisman Finalists Announced; First Time Since 1994 Their Were 6 Finalists For The Award

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1. QB Jameis Winston (Florida State)
2. QB Jordan Lynch (Northern Illinois)
3. RB Andre Williams (Boston College)
4. QB Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M)
5. RB Tre Mason (Auburn)
6. QB AJ McCarron (Alabama)

Chris R.

College Football: BCS Matchups

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Rose Bowl: #4 Michigan State vs #5 Stanford

Fiesta Bowl: #6 Baylor vs #15 UCF

Sugar Bowl: #3 Alabama vs #11 Oklahoma

Orange Bowl: #12 Clemson vs #7 Ohio State

BCS Championship Game: #1 Florida State vs #2 Auburn

Thoughts on the matchups? Which one are you most looking forward to?

Chris R.

College Football Conference Championship Games

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#6 Oklahoma State vs #17 Oklahoma (Winner wins Big 12 Title)

#2 Ohio State vs #10 Michigan State (Winner wins B1G Ten Championship)

#7 Stanford vs #11 Arizona State (Winner wins Pac 12 Championship)

#5 Missouri vs #3 Auburn (Winner wins SEC Championship)

#25 Texas vs #9 Baylor (Winner wins share of Big 12 Title)

#23 Fresno State vs Utah State ( Winner wins Mountain West Championship)

#1 Florida State vs #20 Duke (Winner wins ACC Championship)

#16 UCF vs SMU (UCF already clinched BCS berth with win over Louisville. If SMU wins, they qualify for a Bowl game for the 5th straight season)

Chris R.

Top 5 Heisman Finalist’s

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Florida State QB Jameis Winston 3,490 passing yards, 35 TDs, 68.8%

Northern Illinois QB Jordan Lynch 2,457 passing yards, 22 TDs, 64.4%, 1,755 rushing yards 20 TDs

Boston College RB Andre Williams 2,102 rushing yards, 17 TDs, 6.4 ypc

Alabama QB AJ McCarron 2,676 passing yards, 26 TDs, 67.6%

Arizona RB Ka’Deem Carey 1,716 rushing yards, 17 TDs, 5.3 ypc

Chris R.

College Football Rivalry Week *Game Previews*

#3 Ohio State (11-0) vs Michigan (7-4)

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Stat Leaders: Buckeyes
QB Braxton Miller 132-195, 1626 passing yards, 19 td’s
RB Carlos Hyde 138 carries, 1064 rushing yards, 13 td’s
WR Philly Brown 49 receptions, 596 receiving yards, 9 td’s

Stat Leaders: Wolverines
QB Devin Gardner 176-300, 2509 passing yards, 17 td’s
RB Fitzgerald Toussaint 178 carries, 613 rushing yards, 11 td’s
WR Jeremy Gallon 71 receptions, 1109 receiving yards, 8 td’s

#2 Florida State (11-0) vs Florida (4-7)

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Stat Leaders: Seminoles
QB Jameis Winston 199-286, 3163 passing yards, 32 td’s
RB Devonta Freeman 131 carries, 808 rushing yards, 11 td’s
WR Rashad Greene 57 receptions, 889 receiving yards, 9 td’s

Stat Leaders: Gators
QB Tyler Murphy 112-185, 1216 passing yards, 6 td’s
RB Mack Brown 140 carries, 527 rushing yards, 4 td’s
WR Solomon Patton 39 receptions, 554 receiving yards, 6 td’s

#22 UCLA (8-3) vs #23 USC (9-3)

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Stat Leaders: Bruins
QB Brett Hundley 214-315, 2637 passing yards, 22 td’s
RB Paul Perkins 120 carries, 536 rushing yards, 4 td’s
WR Shaquelle Evans 42 receptions, 604 recieving yards, 8 td’s

Stat Leaders: Trojans
QB Cody Kessler 197-303, 2449 passing yards, 15 td’s
RB Tre Madden 135 carries, 688 rushing yards, 3 td’s
WR Nelson Agholor 47 receptions, 789 receiving, 4 td’s

#1 Alabama (11-0) vs #4 Auburn (10-1)

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Stat Leaders: Rolling Tide
QB AJ McCarron 190-277, 2399 passing yards, 23 td’s
RB TJ Yeldon 164 carries, 1022 rushing yards, 12 td’s
WR Kevin Norwood 33 receptions, 493 receiving yards, 6 td’s

Stat Leaders: Tigers
QB Nick Marshall 108-185, 1530 passing yards, 9 td’s
RB Tre Mason 208 carries, 1153 rushing yards, 15 td’s
WR Sammie Coates 30 receptions, 687 receiving yards, 5 td’s

Chris R.

UNSUNG HERO

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With all the heisman hype being talked about, on just about every sports site, sports show etc. 1 name that constantly gets lost in the shuffle is Northern Illinois QB Jordan Lynch. The 6 foot quarterback has put his team on his back and led them to a 12-0 record this year and to the MAC championship. Seemingly breaking a new record every time he touches the field, the QB doesn’t get the same respect as a Jameis Winston or Johnny Manziel. The level of competition is the big reason for that. With Winston and Manziel playing in two of the premier conferences in the nation, the level of competition is indeed different. But the way Lynch is performing cannot be discredited because of who he’s playing week in and week out. He doesn’t make the conferences or set schedules. He just plays and plays at a high level every single week.

The dynamic QB’s numbers on the season are even more evidence he should be among the heisman finalists in New York this year. Having passed for 2,457 passing yards 22 touchdowns and rushing for 1,755 yards 20 touchdowns, you would be hard pressed to find a more productive QB in the nation. Johnny Manziel put up similar numbers last year when he won the heisman trophy. So for Lynch to be a long shot for the award is downright disrespectful. There is no doubt in my mind he would succeed in a top college conference. Northern Illinois first win and highlight on the season this year was their 30-27 victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes. In that game he proved he can play with the bigger teams in the country, passing for 275 passing yards, 3 touchdowns and rushing for 56 yards. Granted, Iowa isnt Florida State, Texas A&M, Alabama etc, but they are one of the better teams in the B1G Ten and a respectable opponent.

We need to stop short-handing these top performers in college sports just because of who is on their schedule or what conference they are in. Not everybody can do what Lynch is doing, if that were the case, you would see more players putting up his kind of numbers. You dont, because its not an easy thing to do, no matter who you are playing.

Simply put, Jordan Lynch is just a blue-collar football player. He might not have the prototypical size you want for your starting QB, but you cant measure competitiveness and heart. He gets the job done and is a general on the football field. This is a guy you want in your huddle every Saturday. And this incredible season he is having deserves as much praise as the other top QB’s in the country. Appreciate the high level he is performing on and not the name of the conference or team on the jersey.

Chris R.