07 Dec 2010
The four Heisman finalists were announced today. National Championship-bound quarterback Cam Newton (Auburn) and running back LaMichael James (Oregon) lead a group of four rounded out by Stanford's Andrew Luck and Boise State's Kellen Moore.
"Since I was a young boy, playing the game of football has been a pure joy and this season has been a very special one for my teammates and for me," Newton said in one of his few statements since pay-to-play allegations surfaced against him. "I know as a team we're excited to get back on the field on January 10 against a great Oregon team."
On the field, Newton threw for 2,589 yards and 28 touchdowns while running for 1,409 yards and 20 more scores. He even had a receiving touchdown for fun.
James was the main man in Oregon's electric offense, leading the nation with with 1,682 yards and 21 touchdowns on the ground.
8 comments, Last at 08 Dec 2010, 2:40pm by Karl Cuba
The Giants and Ravens set a record in Super Bowl XXXV with 21 total punts. That record may well be in jeopardy. But in this battle of top defenses, Carolina's superior and more flexible offense gives the Panthers the edge.