Week nine of the 2018 college football season is in the books.
Time for our traditional weekly feature that rounds up the latest Heisman news and updates from around the media world.
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— With LSU looming, we’re about to really find out about Tua Tagovailoa, writes the New York Post.
He’s frequently spent the second half on the bench. Some of that is how well he has played. It’s also a reflection of the Crimson Tide’s sad slate of opponents, so far doling out unwatchable blowouts to the soft underbelly of the SEC.
That changes Saturday night, in the Bayou against LSU and its fierce defense…
— Kyler Murray‘s circle of trust.
— Houston QB D’Eriq King stole the show in week 9 with 7 touchdowns.
— Is Gardner Minshew of Washington State a dark horse Heisman candidate?
What emotions did you experience when you found out you won the Heisman?
It was mixed. I was excited. I was intimidated. It seemed very much overwhelming because my focus was always on the field. What can I do to improve? I loved being a student-athlete in Stillwater. So those little details you think about as a young kid, just trying to make your way through college. A lot of things with the Heisman were intimidating. I was always a big college football fan and remembered watching the ceremonies, whether it was Doug Flutie, Mike Rozier, Tony Dorsett, Marcus Allen, Herschel Walker, Vinny Testaverde, the list goes on. I just felt unprepared in a lot of ways.
NFL Heisman Update
Cam Newton threw two touchdowns passes and rushed for another and totaled 271 yards of offense (52 rushing) as the Panthers topped the Ravens, 36-21.
Lamar Jackson went 4 of 5 for 46 yards and one touchdown and rushed for 26 yards on three carries for the Ravens in his most extensive playing time of his rookie season.
Mark Ingram rushed for 63 yards on 13 carries as the Saints beat the Vikings, 30-20.
Jameis Winston threw for 276 yards and a touchdown but was picked off four times as the Buccaneers lost to the Bengals, 37-34.
Baker Mayfield passed for 180 yards and two scores, but the Browns fell to the Steelers, 33-18.
Marcus Mariota and Derrick Henry were off due to a bye week.
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