College Football Traditions (“Handling” the Heisman Winner)
Posted: 11 July 2014 06:06 AM   [ Ignore ]
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There are many interesting, fun, entertaining traditions in college football.  I’ve noticed one emerging at K State that doesn’t get much attention.

How College Football Teams perform against Heisman Trophy winners in the year of the award is not really a metric that has a whole lot of meaning but I think its a good indicator of how a program over time, “gets up” for meaningful games.

I did this a couple of years ago going back to 1945 and I think USC ended up on top with about 7 wins against the Heisman Trophy winners in the year of the award and K State came in 2nd with 6.

These numbers are how many times a team has defeated a Heisman Trophy Winner in the year of the award for the past 20 years.  Taking the Bad with the Good in the same period K State lost to three other Heisman winners, 1994 Colorado-Rashaan Salaam, 2001 Nebraska-Eric Crouch and 2008 Oklahoma-Sam Bradford

Its a long way from Futility U. http://www.si.com/vault/1989/09/04/120464/futility-u-kansas-state-winless-since-1986-has-one-claim-to-fame-it-is-americas-most-hapless-team

4 K State (Ricky Williams 1998,Carson Palmer 2002, Jason White 2003, Robert Griffin III 2011)
3 Florida
3 LSU
3 Michigan
2 Miami
2 Oklahoma
2 UCLA
1 Auburn
1 Cincinnati
1 Colorado
1 FSU
1 Georgia
1 Nebraska
1 Notre Dame
1 Oklahoma State
1 Tennessee
1 Texas
1 Texas A&M
1 Texas Tech
1 Washington State

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Posted: 12 July 2014 12:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I didn’t even realize when I was writing the original post that Bryce Petty will be a front runner for the Heisman this year and he gets to Play K State on Championship Saturday.  (Championship Saturday for the other 4 conferences not for the Big 12/10 - BIG XII)

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