Heading into Saturday evening, the Heisman Trophy race looked to be very close.
In an all quarterback affair featuring the Sooners’ Kyler Murray, the Buckeyes’ Dwayne Haskins and the Tide’s Tua Tagovailoa, the debate raged as to who should win the coveted award. While Murray had the overall stats, Haskins had more passing yards while poor Tua was a victim of Alabama’s greatness as he sat in the fourth quarter in many games as the Tide was obliterating the competition.
But at the end of the night Kyler Murray, the Sooners’ two way star athlete who was drafted by the Oakland A’s with the ninth overall pick in the MLB draft and was handed a $4.66 million signing bonus to boot, stepped on stage to shake the hands of the previous winners and raised the trophy.
Kyler Murray, Heisman Trophy winner. pic.twitter.com/5rOdchvY3l
— ESPN (@espn) December 9, 2018
Murray finished the season with 4,053 yards passing, 40 TDs and 7 INTs while rushing for 892 yds and 11 TDs, leading the Sooners to a 12-1 record this season. Dwayne Haskins amassed 4,580 yards passing, 47 TDs and 8 INTs with 122 yds rushing and 4 TDs for the 12-1 Buckeyes. The Tide’s Tua Tagovailoa finished with 3,353 yards passing, 37 TDs and 4 INTs with 190 yds rushing and 5 TDs for the 13-0 Crimson Tide.
Kyler will be leading his Sooners against Tua and the Tide in the Orange Bowl, one of the semifinals of the College Football Playoffs. Haskins will be under center for the Buckeyes in the Rose Bowl against Washington, so everyone has at least one more chance to see all three of these amazing QBs play.