Heisman Top 10 Through Week 2: Baker Mayfield Surges

Heisman Top 10 Through Week 2: Baker Mayfield Surges

Baker Mayfield ended each of the last two seasons with Heisman-worthy numbers, and earned an invitation to New York in 2016. Should the Oklahoma quarterback continue at his current pace, he just might join recent Sooners quarterback Jason White and Sam Bradford in the exclusive club of winners. Mayfield surged into a tie in this…

Sam Darnold Hype Takes Pressure Off Lamar Jackson

Sam Darnold Hype Takes Pressure Off Lamar Jackson

Three times in the past decade, the previous season's Heisman Trophy winner returned with the possibility of making history. All three -- Tim Tebow, Johnny Manziel and Jameis Winston -- embarked on their encore seasons in a flurry of hype. 2016 Heisman winner Lamar Jackson need not worry about the madness that follows an underclass…

I Still Love The Heisman

I Still Love The Heisman

Tonight's the night some -- not all; it's never all -- of college football's best don formal wear, grin politely at corny jokes, and wait a few hours for the presentation of the Heisman Trophy. The recipient is often a foregone conclusion, as appears to be the case this time around. Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson…

Should Jonathan Allen Get More Heisman Love?

Should Jonathan Allen Get More Heisman Love?

If Heisman Trophy voters and the media responsible for driving the award's direction do their job, Jonathan Allen will be a serious candidate. There's no guarantee the two groups, which are more like one group, will learn from past mistakes. Pushing a defensive lineman for the top individual award requires imagination hive-minds collectively lack. But…

The Very Early 2016 Heisman Top 10 Forecast

The Very Early 2016 Heisman Top 10 Forecast

Throughout the 2015 season, starting in August, CFB Huddle gauged the temperature of the Heisman race every week leading up to the award's selection. The 2016 Heisman Top 10 forecast kicks off early, as there's no shortage of media outlets and voters offering up projections Two things to bear in mind for those new to…

Excluding Keenan Reynolds from The Heisman Ceremony is Disappointing

Excluding Keenan Reynolds from The Heisman Ceremony is Disappointing

Keenan Reynolds was never going to win the Heisman Trophy. That's not my dispute with the Heisman Trust excluding the Navy quarterback from this weekend's ceremony, which invited finalists Derrick Henry, Deshaun Watson and Christian McCaffrey Monday. Any one of Henry, McCaffrey or Watson would be a fine representative of the award, and all three…

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

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

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 9 Heisman Top 10: Boykin and Fournette Running Neck-and-Neck

Week 9 Heisman Top 10: Boykin and Fournette Running Neck-and-Neck

Trevone Boykin's play for TCU might drop your jaw, raise your eyebrows, quicken your heart-rate. If you're West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen, all you can do is just give the quarterback props. For the first time in several weeks, LSU running back Leonard Fournette is not in command of the CFB Huddle Heisman Top…

Week 7 Heisman Top 10: Chasing Boykin and Fournette

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…