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Heisman Trophy 2013 Finalists Announced - Manziel, McCarron and Winston Among Record Six Candidates For Prestigious Award

Lynch, Manziel, Mason, McCarron, Williams & Winston Named Finalists For 2013 Heisman Memorial Trophy

The 2013 Winner will be announced live on ESPN this Saturday.
In a season with many standout players throughout college football, the Heisman electorate has officially narrowed the race down to six finalists for the 2013 Heisman Memorial Trophy. Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel ('96) announced on Monday, December 9 that the finalists for the 79th Annual Heisman Memorial Trophy are Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, Auburn running back Tre Mason, Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, Boston College running back Andre Williams, and Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. The announcement of the finalists for the most prestigious award in college football was made on ESPN's 6:00PM telecast of SportsCenter.

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Auburn and Florida State Meet in Final BCS Title Game

Bowl Pairings Announced for Final BCS Season
Auburn and Florida State to Meet in Vizio BCS National Championship Game

Bill Hancock, Executive Director of the Bowl Championship Series, today announced that the final BCS National Championship Game will match No. 1 Florida State against No. 2 Auburn in Pasadena January 6.

“From the kickoff in August to the last whistle of the regular season—and every week in between—this final season of the BCS will be a year to be remembered,” Hancock said. “It produced some unbelievable must-see games. The VIZIO BCS National Championship Game will carry that excitement into the new year. In addition, we have a fascinating lineup of other BCS games and a great slate of other bowls throughout the holiday season.”

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NFL Power Rankings - Seahawks Claim Top Spot With Win Over Saints

NFL Power Rankings - Seahawks Gaining Momentum Into Final Month

Photo - QB Russell Wilson - Seahawks

Players of the Week
Offensive Player - WR Josh Gordon - Browns
Defensive Player - DE Justin Tuck - Giants

Team of Week 13 - Seattle Seahawks -

Matchup of Week 14 – Colts at Bengals –

Rank / Team / Record

1. Seattle Seahawks (11-1)
The Seahawks are running on all cylinders.

2. Denver Broncos (10-2)
Broncos made great comeback behind Peyton Manning vs Chiefs.

3. New Orleans Saints (9-3)
Saints are a different club on the road.

4. Indianapolis Colts (8-4)
Colts face acid test this week with trip to Cincinnati.

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Senior Bowl Classic Highlights All-Star Postseason

Senior Bowl Highlights All-Star Postseason

All-Star Game Schedule – Dec thru January 2014

Date Site Time (ET) TV Rosters Reviews

DIII Senior Classic - Dec 13, Salem, Virginia 7 pm

DII vs NAIA Star game - Dec 21, Myrtle Beach, Fla 1 pm
FSC Senior Scout Bowl - Dec 21, Myrtle Beach, Fla 5 pm

HBCU Bowl - Dec 21, Atlanta 4 pm - Fox College Sports
GIU All American Game - Dec 28, St. George, Utah 7:45 pm

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Auburn Shocks #1 Alabama - Turns Polls Upside Down

Auburn Shocks Alabama - Turns Polls Upside Down
Florida St.& Ohio St. Rank #1 and #2 - Remain Perfect along with Northern Illinois

Players of Week
Offense: QB Marcus Mariota - Oregan
Defense: CB Chris Davis - Auburn

Photo: LB Chris Borland - Wisconsin

Upcoming Game of the Week: Auburn (11-1) vs Missouri (11-1)

Auburn Posts Classic Win over #1 Alabama At Gun

Team of the Week - Auburn

AP Top 25
Rank / Team / Votes / Record / Points

1 Florida State (58) -12-0 - 1498
2 Ohio State - 12-0 - 1418
3 Auburn (2) - 11-1 - 1387
4 Alabama - 11-1 - 1294
5 Missouri - 11-1 - 1281
6 Oklahoma State - 10-1 - 1197
7 Stanford - 10-2 - 1067
8 South Carolina - 10-2 - 1066
9 Baylor - 10-1 - 1020
10 Michigan State - 11-1 - 1002
11 Arizona State - 10-2 - 843
12 Oregon - 10-2 - 815
13 Clemson - 10-2 - 813
14 LSU - 9-3 - 690
15 UCF - 10-1 - 621
16 Northern Illinois - 12-0 - 596
17 UCLA - 9-3 - 510
18 Oklahoma - 9-2 - 503
19 Louisville - 10-1 - 482
20 Duke - 10-2 - 348
21 Wisconsin - 9-3 - 299
22 Texas A&M - 8-4 - 186
23 Texas - 8-3 - 156
24 Fresno State - 10-1 - 124
25 Georgia - 8-4 - 111

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2013 Award Finalists - Outland Trophy, Bronko Nagurski, Maxwell & Chuck Bednarik Awards

2013 Award Finalists - Outland Trophy, Bronko Nagurski, Maxwell & Chuck Bednarik Awards
Three finalists for the 2013 Outland Trophy were announced on Monday by the Football Writers Association of America: Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald, Texas A&M offensive tackle Jake Matthews and Baylor offensive guard Cyril Richardson.

Photo – Outland Finalists - Matthews, Richardson & Donald

These finalists will be featured on The Home Depot College Football Awards Nomination Special on ESPNU on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 5:30 p.m. ET. The winner of the 68th Outland Trophy will be revealed on ESPN during The Home Depot College Football Awards on Thursday, Dec. 12 from 7-9 p.m. ET at the Atlantic Dance Hall on the Disney Boardwalk in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Both Pittsburgh and Texas A&M have had previous players claim the Outland Trophy; Baylor has not. Last year's winner and the No. 2 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel, was the Aggies' first Outland winner and now is on the roster of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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#1 Alabama Heads Top 25 Teams with Auburn Up Next

Alabama Heads Polls - Florida St.& Ohio Remain Perfect
Five Teams Remain Undefeated

Players of Week
Offense: QB Derek Carr – Fresno St
Defense: LB Chris Borland - Wisconsin

Photo: QB Derek Carr – Fresno St.

Upcoming Game of the Week: Alabama (11-0) at Auburn (10-1)

LSU Posts Impressive Win over Texas A&M

Team of the Week - Arizona St.

AP Top 25
Rank / Team / Votes / Record / Previous Rank

1 Alabama (56) - 11-0 - 1
2 Florida State (4) - 11-0 - 2
3 Ohio State - 11-0 - 4
4 Auburn - 10-1 - 6
5 Missouri - 10-1 - 8
6 Clemson - 10-1 - 7
7 Oklahoma State - 10-1 - 11
8 Stanford - 9-2 - 10
9 Baylor - 9-1 -6
10 South Carolina - 9-2 - 12
11 Michigan State - 10-1 - 13
12 Oregon - 9-2 - 5
13 Arizona State - 9-2 - 19
14 Wisconsin - 9-2 - 16
15 LSU - 8-3 - 18
16 Fresno State - 10-0 - 15
17 UCF - 9-1 - 17
18 Northern Illinois - 11-0 - 20
19 Texas A&M - 8-3 - 9
20 Oklahoma - 9-2 -22
21 Louisville -10-1 -21
22 UCLA - 8-3 - 14
23 USC - 9-3 - 23
24 Duke - 9-2 - 25
25 Notre Dame - 8-3 - NR

Dropped from rankings: Ole Miss 24

Others receiving votes: Georgia 15, Cincinnati 10, Texas 10, Ole Miss 7, Arizona 6, Nebraska 6, Minnesota 5, East Carolina 1, North Dakota State 1, Vanderbilt 1

Coaches Poll
Rank / Team / Record

1 Alabama (56) - 11-0
2 Florida State (6) - 11-0
3 Ohio State - 11-0
4 Clemson - 10-1
5 Auburn - 10-1
6 Missouri - 10-1
7 Oklahoma State - 10-1
8 Baylor - 9-1
9 South Carolina - 9-2
10 Stanford - 9-2
11 Michigan State - 10-1
12 Oregon - 9-2
13 Fresno State - 10-0
14 Wisconsin - 9-2
15 LSU - 8-3
16 Louisville - 10-1
17 Oklahoma - 9-2
18 Arizona State - 9-2
19 UCF - 9-1
20 Northern Illinois - 11-0
21 Texas A&M - 8-3
22 UCLA - 8-3
23 Southern California - 9-3
24 Duke - 9-2
25 Cincinnati - 9-2

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 18 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

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