Sport

Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins is Heisman finalist

Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins is Heisman finalist”

Tagovailoa is Alabama's eighth Heisman finalist, joining David Palmer (1993), Jay Barker (1994), Mark Ingram (2009), Trent Richardson (2011), AJ McCarron (2013), Amari Cooper (2014) and Derrick Henry (2015). But Saturday night's result is far more in doubt than it was believed to be a few weeks ago.

The finalists for this year's Heisman Trophy Award were announced Monday, with three players getting an invitation to New York City. After Tagovailoa was believed to be the heavy favorite, as the best player on the best team, Murray is now considered by some as a small favorite after leading the Sooners to the College Football Playoff. The junior Texas A&M transfer also held the advantage in The Athletic's poll.

Haskins will likely finish third in the Heisman voting behind either Murray or Tagovailoa.

Murray has completed 70.9 percent of his passes and tallied 51 total touchdowns for the Sooners in 2018. Tagovailoa, who threw 37 touchdowns and just four interceptions, didn't finish almost as strong, throwing two interceptions in Saturday's SEC Championship game victory over Georgia and suffering a high right ankle sprain. He is expected to be ready for the playoff semifinal on December 29.

Ohio State, Southern California and Notre Dame have won the most Heisman's with seven.

Tagovailoa seemed like he would be a runaway Heisman victor heading into the final month of the season, but Murray closed the gap by continually bailing out Oklahoma's faulty defense. But, he struggled in the Crimson Tide's SEC championship matchup with Georgia, throwing for 164 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions before going down with an ankle injury.

Murray and Haskins, meanwhile, both had huge games on championship Saturday, adding some suspense to the race, but also separating themselves from the rest of the contenders.

Baker Mayfield's Heisman vote is being cast for his former Oklahoma backup, Kyler Murray.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


04 December 2018
Prince Charles to attend Bush’s funeral in Washington, D.C.
Pence said that the last correspondence his family had with the former president was a letter and photo that his son, USMC Lt. He said Bush showed other political leaders that "how we live is as important as what we achieve".

04 December 2018
Urban Meyer out as Ohio St. coach after Rose Bowl
And, of course, Meyer beat hated rival MI all seven times he faced them, including the last three with Jim Harbaugh as head coach. Meyer has piled up wins at Ohio State after a similar run over six years at Florida that included two national championships.

04 December 2018
Brother of Australian cricket star arrested, questioned over 'terror hit list'
Willing added that police believe Khawaja orchestrated the set up and may have been motivated by a dispute over a woman. On Tuesday, police alleged Mr Nizamdeen had been "set up in a planned and calculated manner" by Mr Khawaja.

04 December 2018
Israel launches operation to destroy Hezbollah tunnels
Conricus said that Hezbollah has been developing an offensive plan against Israel that would "shift the battleground into Israel". IDF officials estimated the operation would last for a few weeks, but a response from Hezbollah could prolong it further.

04 December 2018
The Redskins Announced That Colt McCoy’s Season Is Over
He signed with the Redskins two weeks ago after they lost starting quarterback Alex Smith to a gruesome leg injury. The Redskins said that McCoy would not return, but didn't immediately provide details about the injury.

04 December 2018
G20 summit shows strains over climate change
He said: "We have agreed on a statement that reflects the necessity of revitalising trade, of revitalising the WTO". US intelligence agencies have concluded bin Salman must have at least known about the plot to kill Khashoggi.

04 December 2018
Verizon and Samsung to launch 5G smartphone in 2019
While most manufacturers have killed the 3.5mm headphone jack, Samsung is still keeping the audio port next to its USB-C port. There's no fingerprint sensor back there, supporting the rumor that Samsung is moving to an in-display ultrasonic sensor.

04 December 2018
Former US president George HW Bush dies aged 94
He was a World War II aviator and Texan oil tycoon before entering politics in 1964 as a Republican. George W Bush would go on to be elected president in 2000 after Mr Clinton and served two terms.

04 December 2018
Forbes' top-earning vlogger is only 7, earns $22 million
Forbes measured pre-tax earnings from June 1, 2017 to June 1, 2018, without deducting fees for agents, managers and lawyers. A seven-year-old boy who reviews toys has topped a list of the highest-earning YouTube stars after making £17.2 million.

04 December 2018
Bush returns to Washington for final time
President Donald Trump , who has in the past clashed with the Bush family, will attend the funeral with his wife Melania. Sully the dog will be travelling with the casket on the flight from Texas to Washington DC on Monday. 'George H.W.