Heisman Trophy 2017: When And Where To Watch Tonight, Finalist Predictions

Heisman Trophy 2017: When And Where To Watch Tonight, Finalist Predictions

The Heisman Trophy presentation for essentially the most excellent participant in school soccer is tonight, and like most years, there may be little or no uncertainty about who will win. Of the three finalists, solely considered one of them will play in a postseason sport with any consequence and he, for higher and for worse, dominated the discourse round school soccer for a lot of the 2017 season.
The ceremony is on the PlayStation Theater in New York Metropolis, beginning at eight p.m. ET on ESPN.
Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield put up eye-popping numbers as he guided his group to the Faculty Soccer Playoff this season, passing for four,340 yards, 41 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. He’s, by a large margin, the favourite to win the Heisman Trophy this yr, as his dynamic play-making skills helped Oklahoma beat high quality opponents like Ohio State and TCU in extremely televised video games.
He’s additionally a little bit of a controversial determine, to place it flippantly. He was arrested for public intoxication and resisting arrest again in February, however his antics on the sector generated much more consideration this season. In what was broadly seen as disrespectful, he planted an OU flag in the midst of the sector after a stunning highway win towards Ohio State early within the season. Then, in a late-season thrashing of Kansas, he was caught by cameras grabbing his unmentionables and mouthing obscenities in direction of the Kansas sideline.
Whereas some discover Mayfield objectionable, others discover him inspiring. His story is an odd one, as he turned the primary true freshman walk-on (which means he didn’t have a scholarship) to begin the season at quarterback for a serious faculty, Texas Tech, again in 2013. He left TTU and transferred to Oklahoma after that season the place he, as soon as once more, walked on with out a scholarship. He finally received the beginning job for the Sooners and the remainder is historical past.
Behind Mayfield are two gamers who had unbelievable seasons in their very own proper, however are unlikely to get very many first-place votes forward of Mayfield. Louisville Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson, who received the Heisman a yr in the past, had one other unbelievable season in 2017. He was a extra environment friendly passer than final yr whereas nonetheless being almost unstoppable as a runner. Nevertheless, Heisman voters are hesitant to present somebody the award twice, and Louisville’s season was not one to put in writing house about. The Cardinals had a brutal stretch through which they misplaced video games to perceived lesser opponents like Wake Forest and Boston Faculty.
Lastly, Stanford Cardinal operating again Bryce Love ran for nearly 2,000 yards on solely 237 makes an attempt, all with an ankle damage. As Bleacher Report talked about, Love had a run of 50 yards or longer in each sport this season besides one. He was the last word large play menace within the PAC-12 convention, as Stanford made all of it the best way to the convention championship sport, dropping to USC. Stanford was not a playoff contender for a lot of the season, and followers on the east coast could not have stayed up late sufficient to look at a few of Stanford’s video games, however Love had a season for the ages.
The ultimate order is anticipated to be Mayfield, then Jackson after which Love. You’ll be able to watch Mayfield play towards SEC champion Georgia within the first spherical of the playoffs. Jackson, however, will face Mississippi State within the TaxSlayer Bowl. Final however not least, you may see Bryce Love try to hold his Cardinal to victory within the Alamo Bowl towards TCU.