SAN ANTONIO - I don't want to get your hopes up, but a recent poll of actual Heisman voters has Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel right at the top. Manzell and the Aggies have a lot to play for against Missouri Saturday night. Johnny Football needs another monster night to help the Heisman cause, and it's Senior Night, so it there will be added motivation for a special class of Aggies.
If Manziel performs well, he likely will become the first freshman to win the Heisman in the award's 77-year history.
Manziel is already the first freshman to lead his team to a win over a No. 1 team since 1972. He’s also the first FBS freshman to throw for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in the same season.
Kansas State’s Collin Klein, who sat atop the National Football Post's Heisman Trophy Watch list for a good portion of the season, had his worst game of the year last week as the Wildcats were thrashed on the road at Baylor. Meanwhile, Oregon running back Kenjon Barner’s momentum was stalled when the Ducks’ high-octane up-tempo offense was grounded by Stanford.