Johnny Manziel: Our Pick To Win The Heisman On Saturday

Johnny Manziel: Our Pick To Win The Heisman On SaturdayThe three finalists are all worthy candidates to win the 2012 Heisman Trophy, but we believe a freshman will take home the coveted award for the first time in Heisman history. That freshman is 20-year-old Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M.

Manti Te'o of Notre Dame will finish second in the voting, ahead of Collin Klein of Kansas State.

Manziel quarterbacked the Aggies to a huge road upset of number one Alabama, while amassing 345 yards of total offense in the stunner. In all, Manziel totaled 4,600 yards for the season, accounting for 43 touchdowns (19 rushing and 24 passing).  A&M finished with a startling 10-2 record, during their first season in the SEC.

Like freshmen, an exclusively defensive player has never won the Trophy. This bias works against Te'o, who did not have overly impressive stats, other than his seven interceptions. The Notre Dame linebacker finished 59th nationally in tackles, for an unbeaten team preparing to meet Alabama in the BCS title game.

Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein racked up 3,380 total yards and 37 total touchdowns for the Wildcats, who won the Big 12 championship and a date in the Fiesta Bowl versus Oregon.

The preseason favorite, USC's Matt Barkley, was posted at 7-2 odds by Bovada (formerly Bodog), but fell out of the race when the Trojans faltered to a 7-5 finish.

Manziel, who was dubbed "Johnny Football" during the season, will be called "Johnny Heisman" come Saturday.