Deshazor Everett’s interception of A.J. McCarron in the end zone may be the play that put Johnny Manziel over the top in the Heisman race. Alabama was two yards away from making an improbable come back when Everett jumped the flat route to effectively win the game for A&M. If Alabama did score, there was still enough time left on the clock for Texas A&M to drive down for a winning field goal. Unfortunately, the college football fans never saw that drive happen. We hear that Johnny Manziel had a Heisman moment in that game. With all the things he accomplished in that game, are voters saying that a loss would have knocked him out of the running? We’ll never know now, but it’s always something to ponder. Johnny Manziel had a phenomenal season and deserves all the credit for a job well done. It’s just hard to believe that pundits would only vote for Manziel because Texas A&M beat Alabama. Then again, if Geno Smith had any defense at all, he would still be in the running for the award. As of November 26th, here are the Heisman leaders.
1. Johnny Manziel: He is officially done with the season and now he gets to get fat at all the nice award shows coming up in December. If the season ended today, Manziel would be a lock for the Heisman Trophy.
2. Collin Klein: Collin Klein’s injuries were a big factor in the last two games. After the bye week, we are sure to see a healthier player. He has to have a big game for Kansas State to win the Big 12 conference. If Collin Klein is dominant in a victory he’ll make a big final push while Manziel is watching at home. That is likely the only way for Klein to win the Heisman award.
3. Manti Te’o: Notre Dame finished the season undefeated. Te’o has enough hype to win the award. Don’t underestimate the Notre Dame conglomerate when it comes to voting.
4. Kenjon Barner: Had one bad performance against the Stanford Cardinal and his Heisman race took a big hit. Bounced back strong against Oregon State. Barner never had a chance to pad his stats in blowouts.
5. Braxton Miller: The Ohio State Buckeyes finished the season undefeated as well. Miller isn’t getting any real buzz because of the Buckeyes probation.
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