Quarterbacks are breaking records left and right in the pass-happy NFL, but that makes high-caliber running backs all the more valuable. Many of last season’s top performers appear on this list, but keep in mind there’s usually a major bust or two, likely due to the heavy workload of the position causing a hangover effect.
While these two teams did play each other during pre-season, it’s safe to say that only a fool would look at that game footage in August for an inside edge.
The Tide are coming off one of the most impressive performances in college football history. They were the best team last year, and they’re the best team this year.
Back in early September, Andrew Luck was considered the heavy favorite—but the trophy is won on the field.