What You May Not Know About The Heisman Trophy

Heisman Trophy HistorySaturday, Robert Griffin III was awarded the 77th Heisman Trophy. The Baylor quarterback became the 76th man ever to receive the highly prestigious honor (Ohio State's Archie Griffin is a two-time winner).

While gridiron fans are well aware of the exploits of this illustrious club of college football players, many followers of the game may not be as aware of the history and design of the trophy itself.

Heisman Trophy

Pac-12 Showdown In Palo Alto Looms Large

Oregon vs StanfordSaturday night, 9-0 Stanford hosts 8-1 Oregon in a huge Pac-12 showdown. Stanford is 9-0 for the first time since 1951. This will not be an easy game for the Cardinal, as Oregon has beaten them four of their last five meetings. This game should determine which Pac-12 team goes to the Rose Bowl.

Stanford Cardinal

Firing Joe Paterno Is Absolutely The Right Move

Firing Joe Paterno Is Absolutely The Right MoveAmid the unthinkable sexual abuse scandal taking place at Penn State University, involving former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, the school's board of trustees did the absolute right thing in dismissing legendary head coach Joe Paterno on Wednesday. Simply put, Paterno had to go and fast.

Joe Paterno

Saturday's Game Involves More Than One Rivalry

Saban and Miles are 2-2 against each otherDuring Saturday night's big matchup between SEC rivals, No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama, there is an additional rivalry to consider, involving the two men roaming the sidelines.

Alabama coach Nick Saban is coaching against his former team LSU, who is of course coached by Les Miles. Saban had an excellent run at LSU from 2000-2004, winning a share of the BCS championship in 2003, along with USC.

Nick Saban

A Rare Kind Of College Football Game In Tuscaloosa

No.2 Alabama hosts No.1 LSUSaturday night, No.2 Alabama hosts No.1 LSU in a rare regular season game involving the nation's top two teams. This will only be the eleventh time in NCAA football history that this kind of game has occurred.

The last regular season No.1 vs. No.2 game was in 2006, when Ohio State hosted Michigan. Ohio State won that game 42-39, helping them reach the BCS Championship game, where they would ultimately lose to Florida 41-14. 

Alabama Crimson Tide

East Carolina's Dominique Davis Is On A Roll

Dominique Davis NCAA recordYou might not have heard of Dominique Davis, but you will admire his big day last Saturday.  The East Carolina University quarterback completed his first 26 passes to lead the Pirates to a 38-35 victory over Navy.  Davis finished the game 40 of 45 for 372 yards and no interceptions.

Dominique Davis

Upset Alerts In South Bend & Charlotte

Redskins two-point underdog at PanthersUSC travels to South Bend as a nine-point underdog against the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. The 5-1 Trojans figure to keep it close in a shootout and perhaps spring a big surprise. Notre Dame has won four straight games, but USC is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight road games.  USC had won eight straight games in the series before last year's 20-16 Irish upset.

USC Trojans Football

Upset Failures Only Upset Fans In Waco & Minnesota

Bears defeat Vikings 39-10Our upset picks went belly up last weekend, upsetting only the stomachs of their fans. 

Baylor, a nine-point underdog, got blitzkrieged at Texas A&M 55-28, as QB Ryan Tannehill threw for 415 yards and a career-high six touchdowns.

Minnesota was a three-point underdog at Chicago in another homecoming for Donovan McNabb and was pummeled by the Bears 39-10. 

Season record: 6-6.

Minnesota Vikings

Random Thoughts From The Sports Weekend That Was

Brady and Belichick tie Marino and ShulaMichigan State continued its recent hex by defeating instate rival Michigan for the fourth straight season, the first time this has happened since the 1959-1962 seasons. 

Undefeated Stanford has the nation's longest winning streak at 14 games.

Ohio State went Stone Age in topping Illinois on the road 17-7, completing only one pass in four attempts for 17 yards. 

New England Patriots

Manure Or Fish Bait In Lubbock??

manure on Texas A&M busTexas Tech hosted Texas A&M last Saturday and the Aggies came up with a 45-40 victory. But, all the talk after the game was about what exactly happened to the Aggies' team bus. 

Texas A&M

Upset Alerts In College Station & Chicago

Bears three-point favorite vs VikingsBaylor has a 43-80 record over the past ten years, but are much improved on offense this year with QB Robert Griffin III at the controls. Texas A&M is a nine-point home favorite, but look for the Bears to stay close in a shootout as they expose the A&M defense.

Minnesota Vikings

Bengals Roar While Hawkeyes Struggle In Upset Alert Recap

Bengals cover as one-point underdog vs Jaguars  The Iowa Hawkeyes flew into State College as a four-point underdog and got slammed by the Penn State defense 13-3.  Iowa had been averaging 38 points per game and had not been held out of the end zone in four seasons. 

The Bengals were a one-point dog at Jacksonville and came away with a 30-20 road upset win. Rookie QB Andy Dalton threw two more touchdown passes for surprising Cincinnati. 

Cincinnati Bengals

Random Thoughts From The Weekend That Was

Kellen Moore 43-2 recordLooking back, it was not so surprising that league winners New York and Philadelphia were eliminated in the first round of the baseball playoffs. In the past 21 seasons, the team with the most victories in the regular season has won the World Series only three times. 

Quarterback Kellen Moore has a 43-2 record as the Boise State starter. The Broncos are now 114-13 in the past ten years. 

Kellen Moore

Oklahoma Looking To Keep It Going Versus Texas

Oklahoma Sooners Football

Upset Alerts in State College & Jacksonville

Cincinnati Bengals one-point underdog vs Jacksonville JaguarsIn college football, the 3-1 Iowa Hawkeyes fly into State College to battle 4-1 Penn State. The Hawkeyes are a four-point underdog. Iowa can move the ball while the Nittany Lions, though good on defense, are simply anemic offensively. Look for Iowa to score the upset on the road.

Cincinnati Bengals

Underdogs Rule In Salt Lake & Dallas

defeat Cowboys 34-30We had a snazzy 2-0 record this weekend in Upset Alerts, not only covering the point spread, but also scoring the upsets. 

In Salt Lake City, the Washington Huskies, an eight-point underdog, routed Utah 31-14. The Huskies led only 10-7 at halftime, but Utah committed five turnovers as Washington won in a romp, ruining Utah's first Pac-12 home game.

Detroit Lions

Some Random Thoughts From The Football Weekend That Was

Robert Griffin IIII will settle it now---Alabama has the best defense and the best team in college football.  Who wants to play them? 

Wisconsin made a real statement versus Nebraska, as the Huskers are now 2-16 in their last 18 games against teams in the top 10. 

Ohio State barely avoided a home shutout against Michigan State, who defeated the Buckeyes for the first time since 1999 on Saturday. 

Robert Griffin III

Who Is The Most Hated College Football Coach?

Lane Kiffin most hated coachA college sports website called Lost Lettermen just wrote an interesting article on the ten most hated coaches in college football, a group who will not win a popularity contest among fans, media or the coaching community anytime soon. 

Lane Kiffin