Week 10 of the 2018 college football season is in the books. We’re just three weeks away from the mailing of Heisman ballots.
Time for our traditional weekly feature that rounds up the latest Heisman news and updates from around the media world.
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— This has been one of the weirdest Heisman races, writes SBNation, especially given that Tua Tagovailoa has not played all that much much.
Assuming Tagovailoa is needed for the entire time against Auburn and Georgia, that’d still be only three times this season in which he’s played a full game by Heisman time.
— Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray is right on Tagavailoa’s heels.
Game on the line and Will Grier throws a DIME…then gets the 2-point conversion 😳 pic.twitter.com/YB1BTYUUlt
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 3, 2018
— Bob Hertzel asks: What makes a Heisman winner?
Is it simply the best player? Is in the most valuable? Is it the most exciting? Is it the one with the best public relations behind it?
— The grandson of Ohio State’s Hopalong Cassady, who won the Heisman in 1955, played a special role in the Nebraska-Ohio State game this past weekend. The Air Force pilot led the flyover before the game.
Capt. Cassady’s day job is flying the sophisticated B-2 stealth bomber out of the Whiteman Air Force Base in Kansas City. “It kind of brings everything together, my Air Force family and my Columbus family get to do everything this weekend,” Capt. Cassady said.
NFL Heisman Update
Cam Newton had a big game against Tampa Bay, passing for 247 yards while completing 19 of 25 passes with 2 touchdowns. He also rushed for 33 yards on 11 carries as the Panthers won, 42-28.
Mark Ingram rushed for 33 yards on 9 carries as the Saints handed the Rams their first loss, 45-35.
Lamar Jackson completed his only pass for 12 yards and rushed for 10 yards on 5 carries as Baltimore lost to Pittsburgh, 23-16.
Baker Mayfield was 29 of 42 passing for 275 yards and 2 TDs, but Cleveland fell to Kansas City, 37-21.
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