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Double Coverage Football:
You might have a problem with a freshman or strictly defensive player winning the Heisman for the first time this Saturday, but you're probably ok with Collin Klein, Manti Te'o and Johnny Manziel being invited to New York as finalists. All three have clearly separated themselves from the field over the last month and belong on stage this weekend, and all three have a legitimate case for leaving with the hardware.
There are other guys that could make a case for making it to Times Square as finalists. Braxton Miller. Marqise Lee. Even Northern Illinois QB Jordan Lynch.
Then there's Montee Ball. Montee Ball does not have a case for the Heisman, but since votes aren't confidential we know he's already gotten two third place votes and a first place vote. A FIRST place vote. For Montee Ball. In 2012. Are you kidding me? Ball's a great running back, but let's look at the stats.
Ball has rushed for an impressive 1,730 yards, good enough for third in the ...
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Champs of the Week:1. Wisconsin RB’s- 527 rushing yards, 8 TD’sIs Wisconsin’s rushing attack that good, or is Nebraska that bad? While the Cornhuskers might be the worst 10-3 football team in the history of college football, Montee Ball and Co. were that good on Saturday night as they claimed a third-straight trip to the Rose Bowl in the win. Ball, James White and Melvin...
Unlike last year, Wisconsin running back Montee Ball isn't among the season-ending Heisman Trophy finalists. But he has now earned a significant piece of hardware that eluded him even during last season's record-breaking campaign.
On Thursday night, Ball won the Doak Walker Award, given to the nation's most outstanding running back. He also was named to the Walter Camp...
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- From Notre Dame's unbeaten regular season to college football's biggest awards, Manti Te'o just keeps winning.
Now the linebacker needs two more victories to cap an unforgettable senior season.
Te'o was honored three times at the 22nd Home Depot College Football Awards show Thursday night at Disney World, including the Maxwell Award for...
As conference championship week comes to an end I feel it is appropriate to weigh in on the college football season with a first time feature since TSHQ opened about three years ago and that is All-American teams for college football. In the past I’ve listed off a few awards at the end of each season but it is time to let TSHQ’s voice be heard in a wider range of spectrums and...
Last season we saw Montee Ball set all sorts of crazy records and rush for nearly 2,000 yards yet he couldn't win the big awards - the Doak Walker award (Nation's best Running Back) and the Heisman Trophy. Ball surprised a lot of people and returned to the Badgers for what turned out to be one interesting season.
On Thursday night he was rewarded for that decision as...
David Shaw and Bret Bielema sidled up to each other in a Texas hotel last year at an awards banquet and struck up a conversation about how much each coach admired the other's football program.
Perhaps it's no surprise that Shaw, the Stanford coach, and Bielema, the Wisconsin coach, hit it off. The similarities in their styles of play are obvious: Two pro-style offenses with...
After months of anticipation, the dust has finally settled in what has been an incredible season for college football. Upsets and marquee matchups kept fans on the edge of their seats until the unveiling of the final BCS standings. From the Perimeter will break down every BCS bowl bout, projecting the outcome as well as analyzing the keys to victory for each team.
Discover BCS National...
With the three finalists named and Heisman week upon us, it’s time to look back at how we got here. There were a lot of twists and turns in this year’s race. Here are the 10 most important Heisman moments of 2012: 10. Montee Ball bottled up by Oregon State Wisconsin running back Montee Ball [...]
Another fairly famous Wisconsin Badgers running back won the Doak Walker Award during his senior season and that guy was Ron Dayne in 1999.
Montee Ball throws his name in the argument for best Badgers running back ever by taking home the award for the nation’s top running back on Thursday night.
If just for a moment, Ball’s name being called is a refreshing change from the national...
It's the Thursday before the Heisman ceremony, and you know what that means...it's time for the College Football Awards Ceremony (presented, like every other college athletic event on ESPN, by the Home Depot)! We won't get to see Erin Andrews slutting it up in a painted on dress this year, but I'm sure Samantha Steele will still be rocking something exciting enough...
Here are the results from The 2012 Home Depot College Football Awards show that aired on Thursday night on ESPN.
Maxwell Award (Outstanding Player) - Manti Te'o, Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Dick Butkus Award (Outstanding Linebacker) - Manti Te'o, Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Outland Trophy (Outstanding Interior Lineman) - Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M Aggies...
You would think after at 70-31 score line and after Montee Ball got done stiff arming and plowing over Ciante Evans for about the umpteenth time that Wisconsin proved it belonged on the same field as Nebraska, let alone proved it was a worthy champion of the Big Ten?
However, apparently that wasn't enough for one writer out there. According to SI's Stewart...
The first college football All-America Team is out and it comes courtesy of the Walter Camp Foundation.
WALTER CAMP ALL-AMERICA TEAMS
First Team Offense
WR - Marqise Lee, USC
WR - Terrance Williams, Baylor
TE - Zach Ertz, Stanford
OL - Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M
OL - Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina
OL - Chance Warmack, ALABAMA
OL - Taylor Lewan, Michigan