I, for one, vote for Johnny Football.
1. QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, Fr.
Last week: 14-of-20 passing for 267 yards, three touchdowns and one interception; 16 rushes for 100 yards and two touchdowns in a 47-28 win over Sam Houston State.
Season (11 games): 241-of-356 passing for 3,047 yards, 21 touchdowns and seven interceptions; 172 rushes for 1,114 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Watchman’s take: It’s looking more and more like Johnny Football could make history in New York. Manziel put on a show against Sam Houston State, accounting for five touchdowns and becoming the first freshman and fifth player overall to throw for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in one season. Coach Kevin Sumlin even trotted Manziel out to attempt an extra point in the third quarter with A&M holding a 40-0 lead. (Manziel missed.) With only a home date against Missouri left on the docket, A&M’s star could have the résumé he needs to overcome the freshman stigma.
Would they let him talk to the media if he won?
Seriously, Sam Houston State?
Manti Teo from national Champion Notre Dame wins the 2nd Heisman Trophy ever awarded to a defensive player.
Write it down.
Fan of the kid but citing stats that arent even that impressive against Sam Houston State is pretty funny.
Sam Houston State?!
Sam Houston State isn’t even an FBS team.
I watched him for the first time time 2 weeks ago. He is a hell of a player.
My sense is that Teo wins because a relevant Notre Dame is great for college football. Like Muhammed Ali, few fans are neutral about Notre Dame .
But if ND loses in an upset to a Matt Barkley -less USC, please withdraw my written vote and recast if for the pride of Owen’s alma mater .