A writer for HeismanPundit.com spent Saturday night at the Coliseum in Los Angeles, where he got a first-hand look at Oregon running back Kenjon Barner burning the USC defense. David Caple caught the end of the Alabama-LSU game on television. “AJ McCarron looked amazing,” he wrote on the respected website, “and watching that game winning drive made me think the Heisman race had been shaken up.”
At Alabama, it will go down as a crimson version of “The Drive.” For AJ McCarron, it confirmed what the Crimson Tide already knew – this guy is a heck of a quarterback. He saved the season on a Saturday night in Death Valley, and most likely propelled himself into the thick of the Heisman Trophy race. When it was done, the tears flowed.
This week, Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron is listed No. 6 in the running. That’s down three spots from where he was a week ago after he threw for a career-high 306 yards and four touchdowns in a 44-13 victory at Tennessee. Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein continues to be the strong front-runner, getting 10 of 11 first-place votes and finishing with 31 points. Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o is a distant second. USC wide receiver Marqise Lee, Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller and West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith now rank above McCarron.
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Alabama players are among 27 finalists in five major awards announced Monday afternoon. The award winners will be announced at 8 p.m. CT on Dec. 8 on ESPN. Alabama running back Trent Richardson, a Heisman Trophy hopeful, was named a finalist for two awards – the Maxwell Award (college player of the year) and the Doak Walker Award (nation’s most outstanding running back).
Alabama was well represented on Monday with the announcement of the finalists for the awards handed out at the Home Depot ESPN College Football Awards Show on Dec. 8, in Orlando, Fla.
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Trent Richardson, Alabama’s Heisman Trophy candidate, ran a career-high 32 times for 175 yards and scored three touchdowns Saturday. Richardson has rushed for 1,380 yards and has scored 23 touchdowns in 11 games this season. Here’s how some other candidates did:
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Junior running back Trent Richardson ran a career-high 32 times for 175 yards and scored three touchdowns Saturday to lead third-ranked Alabama to a 45-21 victory over Georgia Southern. Here is what he had to say after the game.
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – After a victory today over Georgia Southern, Trent Richardson was asked to share his thoughts about life after Alabama football. His answer raised some eyebrows. “I’ve got a whole ‘nother year,” the star junior running back said. “I’m not thinking about nothing else. But after Alabama football, it is what it is.
There were a lot of yards and a lot of touchdowns Saturday as Alabama defeated Georgia Southern, 45-21, at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. But it was a one-yard plunge that had the biggest individual impact.
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – The Heisman Trophy race was starting to look like a runaway for Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. Alabama running back Trent Richardson might have been his closest competitor, but he might have been rated a distant second. Funny how things can change in one night.
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Trent Richardson continued his Heisman Trophy campaign during Alabama’s 24-7 win at Mississippi State on Saturday night. The Crimson Tide junior ran 32 times for 127 yards and a touchdown. So what did he say afterward? Here’s the video.
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Trent Richardson stiff-arms Heisman Trophy questions the way he pounds through tackles. Alabama’s star running back can dip, dodge and outrun all the inquiries, but it won’t stop a relentless blitz on his thoughts as he chases college football’s ultimate individual accolade. What would a No. 1 vs. No. 2 game be without star power? What would the Game of the Century be without Heisman-caliber stars?
Heisman candidate William Vlachos? Tide center claims he received a vote last year from Mark Ingram (video)
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Alabama running back Trent Richardson has been deflecting questions about his Heisman Trophy contention by encouraging votes for tackle Barrett Jones and center William Vlachos. If Vlachos receives a vote, it wouldn’t be his first. “Ingram actually voted for me for the Heisman last year. Seriously,” Vlachos said Tuesday. “Seriously.” The senior standout was referring to running back Mark Ingram, who became Alabama’s first Heisman winner in 2009. As for Richardson.
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