Mariota and Florida State’s Jameis Winston are considered the top two quarterbacks in this year’s draft. With the sixth overall pick, the QB-needy Jets could be just out of reach.
Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 246 yards and four touchdowns and Ohio State won the first national title in college football’s playoff era, running over Oregon 42-20 Monday night.
Several Ducks players are facing team discipline after celebrating their Rose Bowl win by mocking Florida State QB Jameis Winston and allegations of sexual assault that have followed him.
The Buckeyes are looking for their first national title since 2002. The Ducks are seeking their first, period. Now they’ll take it to Texas for a championship game with which no one can argue.
The Ducks rolled past the defending national champions 59-20 Thursday to turn the first College Football Playoff semifinal into a Rose Bowl rout.
Marcus Mariota and second-seeded Oregon (12-1) face Jameis Winston and third-seeded Florida State (13-0) on Thursday in the first national semifinal ever played at college football’s highest level.
Marcus Mariota, the prototypical 21st century quarterback, took an old-fashioned approach to become Oregon’s first Heisman Trophy winner.
Later this week the Heisman Trophy will add one new member to the most exclusive fraternity in sports. It is widely expected that Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota will hear his name announced as the 2014 Heisman Trophy winner, which would make him the first player in program history to win the highest individual honor in college football.
College Football Spotlight: Stage For Awesome Playoff Set And How The Big 12 Can Join The Fun Next Year
The stage is now set for the first College Football Playoff, and it is going to be fantastic. Unfortunately, somebody had to be left out of the big party, and this year the Big 12 saw not one but two worthy candidates be shutout of the playoff.
Alabama is the top seed and will play Ohio State in one semifinal at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. Oregon is the second seed and will play Florida State in the other semifinal at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
The College Football Playoff will determine college football’s first national champion in the new playoff model in January, but the real playoff begins this weekend.
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota looks to be the favorite this season, but Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon also has a decent shot to win the award. Everybody else may be playing for third place.
With teams vying for four playoff spots and bowl game placements, this weekend can either cause a big shakeup or solidify seeds/rankings to both the bowl game and playoff picture. While there are many top matchups this weekend to watch, let’s look at the 5 must-watch games that have the most at stake for the teams playing in them.
Auburn has three Heisman Trophy winners in school history. Quarterback Nick Marshall is a rising candidate in this year’s race, and signature moments in November could end up naming him the fourth Auburn player as the Heisman Trophy winner.
Our expectations before the start of the season can quickly be tarnished in a flash. But no matter what happens, November will always find a way to set the stage for a championship race like no other month can.