Week 11 Heisman Top 10: Derrick Henry vs. Deshaun Watson

November performances define Heisman Trophy candidacies. Front-runners like Alabama running back Derrick Henry and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson are hitting their stride at just the right time, both to pace their teams’ title aspirations and bolster their case for college football’s most prestigious, individual award. Derrick Henry now has a rush TD in 15 straight […]


What Bowling Green QB Matt Johnson Is Doing Is Pretty Remarkable

From the conference that birthed #MACtion comes the newest midweek hashtag, #MattyJHeisman. For those unfamiliar, Matty J. is Bowling Green quarterback Matt Johnson, whose Falcons are in action tonight against Western Michigan. Tonight could offer a preview of the Mid-American Conference Championship Game, as both the Falcons and Broncos come in sporting matching 5-0 records […]


Week 7 Heisman Top 10: Chasing Boykin and Fournette

Heisman Trophy front-runners Trevone Boykin and Leonard Fournette continued along in Week 7 at the same remarkable pace each has been on through this season. But the gap between Fournette, Boykin and the field isn’t widening. On the contrary: Playmakers from various, emerging Playoff contenders used this week to strengthen their resumes. Baylor quarterback Seth […]

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Week 5 Heisman Top 10: Chaos Begins

A wild Week 5 that claimed several from the ranks of the unbeaten also brings massive fluctuation to the Heisman Top 10. C.J. Prosise? Out after rushing for just 50 yards in Notre Dame’s 24-22 loss at Clemson. Paul Perkins? UCLA’s bell-to-bell home loss to Arizona State slowed his meteoric rise on the national stage. Chad […]


Heisman Top 10 Week 2: Running Backs Surge Ahead

A running back hasn’t won the Heisman Trophy since Mark Ingram in 2009, and only two have claimed the prestigious award in this millennium. Alabama’s Derrick Henry looks to follow in the footsteps of his forerunner Ingram, however, storming to another wildly efficient performance despite limited touches. Henry is one of three running backs surging […]


September Heisman: Beware The Kenny Trill Effect

The Heisman candidacy of Kenny Trill was college football’s answer to a summertime chart-topper from a one-hit pop wonder. Former Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill could certainly write some new hits at TCU. He’ll spend 2015 out of the spotlight, playing understudy to another quarterback who successfully reinvented himself, Trevone Boykin. Until then, though, his […]


CFB Huddle Preseason Heisman Top 10

Voting for the Heisman Trophy can be confusing, if not downright frustrating. There are notable whiffs in the Heisman’s history, and more recent results suggest voters are stuck on a very specific profile: quarterback of a title-contending team. Nevertheless, I love tracking the award throughout the season. To that end, CFBHuddle.com will feature a Heisman […]


Cody Kessler Still A Heisman Sleeper

Cody Kessler had just completed a 372-yard, six-touchdown afternoon in USC’s 49-14 romp over rival Notre Dame last November, when Trojans head coach Steve Sarkisian launched into a thinly veiled Heisman campaign for the quarterback. I noted in my AthlonSports.com breakdown of Pac-12 Heisman contenders that Sarkisian pointed to Kessler’s numbers — 36 touchdowns to […]