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1.Robert Griffin III, Baylor QB 1,687 (405)
2. Andrew Luck, Stanford QB 1,407 (247)
3. Trent Richardson, Alabama RB 978 (138)
4. Montee Ball, Wisconsin RB 348
5. Tyrann Mathieu, LSU DB/PR 327
The junior quarterback known as RG3 became the first Heisman winner from Baylor on Saturday night by a comfortable cushion over the Stanford star…Griffin started the season on the fringe of the Heisman conversation, a talented and exciting player on a marginal team, while Luck was already being touted as a No. 1 NFL draft pick.
Draft day might very well still belong to Luck, but Griffin diverted the Heisman to Waco, Texas, to a school that has never had a player finish better than fourth in the voting – and that was 48 years ago.
Right before his name was called, Griffin took a deep breath. When it was announced he broke into a bright smile. Then it was hugs all around, for his coaches, his parents, his sister and his fiance.
He took a few long strides up to the stage and let out a laugh when he got there, making a joke about the Superman socks – complete with capes on the back – he was wearing before going into his acceptance speech.
”This is unbelievably believable,” he said. ”It’s unbelievable because in the moment we’re all amazed when great things happen. But it’s believable because great things don’t happen without hard work.
Griffin received 405 first-place votes and 1,687 points.
”Everybody associated with Baylor has a reason to celebrate tonight,” he said.
Luck received 247 first-place votes and 1,407 points to become the fourth player to be Heisman runner-up in consecutive seasons and first since Arkansas running back Darren McFadden in 2006 and `07.
He was also first to congratulate Griffin….”Very much well deserved,” Luck said.
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FRI, AUG 26
Green Bay at Indianapolis
St. Louis at Kansas City
SAT, AUG 27
NY Jets at NY Giants
Jacksonville at Buffalo
Atlanta at Pittsburgh
Miami at Tampa Bay
Houston at San Francisco
New England at Detroit
Chicago at Tennessee
Dallas at Minnesota
Seattle at Denver 7PM
San Diego at Arizona
New Orleans at Oakland
The Washington Huskies(2-2) fell back to earth hard Saturday night, as they lose to the Stanford Cardinal….31-14…..
the Cardinal (3-1) racked up 424 total yards on a Husky defense , who seemed like they forgot how to tackle……Jake Locker was 16/31 for 191 yards 1 td and 2 Int’s ….up next for the Huskies a trip to South Bend Indiana, to play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (3-1), Saturday afternoon.
Viatali Klitschko beat Cris Arreola in their Heavyweight championship bout, it was a brutal 10 rounds for the face & body of Arreola…..Vitali punished him continually for coming in close, the judges had Vitali as the leader on all scorecards….Arreola’s corner stopped the fight at the start of the 11th round.
The Phoenix Mercury eliminate the LA Sparks Saturday to advance to the WNBA Championship, for the Sparks it was Lisa Leslie’s last game of her incredible 12 year career….the Finals start Tuesday in Phoenix, the Eastern Conference Champs Indiana will compete for the Title.
Ichiro reached the 2,000 hit mark on Sunday against the Oakland A’s….he is the 259th player in MLB history to accomplish this feat…..the M’s lose 2 out of 3 to the A’s, they are 7.5 games back of the Red Sox for the AL Wildcard…..up next for the M’s a 3 game set at Anaheim, then another 3 game set against the Rangers in Texas.
Venus Williams loses to Kim Clijsters 6-0,0-6,-6-4 in the 4th round of the US Open…..her left knee was heavily taped and that may have had an effect on her game……Serena continues to roll she has not lost a set!!….tomorrow a big match on the men’s side Gael Monfils vs. Rafael Nadal…..I’m picking Gael in an upset!!
The Seattle Seahawks have signed 13 year veteran safety and local homey Lawyer Milloy to a one year deal, he will team up with Deon Grant and Ken Lucas in the secondary, this comes after they released safety Brain Russell….also tackle Kyle Williams was released…Marcus Trufant was placed on the PUP list which means he will not be able to play the first 6 weeks of the season…..safety Brandon Frye was claimed off of waivers from the Miami Dolphins….it all starts Sunday against the Rams!!.. for the complete roster click this link
…..last but not least the WSU Cougars lose to the Stanford Cardinal 39-13……Stanford led 22-3 at halftime……last year the Cardinal beat the crap out of the Cougars 58-0!!…..so there was some improvement in the Paulose….not much though!?
The Seattle Seahawks looked good Saturday night at Kansas City, they beat the Chiefs 14-10….Matt Hasselbeck went 19 of 25 for 216 yards 2 td’s and 1 int……the running game for the Hawks wasn’t that impressive Julius Jones & Justin Forsett only averaged 3.8 yds per carry….(Edgerrin James should help that problem) the passing attack looks explosive & dangerous at times….13 different receivers had at least one catch…..John Carlson & T.J. lead the way with 5 catches and one td each….on defense the C-Hawks looked solid….but remember they were playing a 2-14 team from last season….up next for the Hawks, the dysfunctional Oakland Raiders come to town Thursday night.
The Mariners split a four game series this weekend with the Kansas City Royals, the M’s are currently (68-63) 8.5 games behind the Red Sox in the AL Wild card race….Ichiro is day to day with a strained calf muscle….he only needs 16 hits for another 200 hit season…….Russell Branyan was placed on the 15 day disabled list with a herniated disc in his back.
The Seattle Storm defeat the Atlanta Dream Saturday in double OT 91-84…..Tanisha Wright scored 25, and hot shooting Sue Bird scored 24….the Storm raise their record to (18-11) and 13-3 at home…..also Lauren Jackson is out indefinitely with a stress fracture in her back.
The Seattle Sounders log another tie!!??…..they end up with a nill-nill tie (0-0)….the Sounders are currently (8-6-10) with 34pts….. good for 3rd in the Western Conference.
……..In UFC 102 action Antonio Rodrigo Nogueria defeated Randy Couture in a unanimous decision, the judges had Antonio ahead on all 3 scorecards….fans are calling this an instant classic!!
The Seattle Seahawks looked impressive on both sides of the ball Saturday as they beat the Denver Broncos 27-13…Matt Hasselbeck had a solid game going 16/23 for 171 yards and 2 touchdowns….Justin Forsett looked like a serious weapon catching passes out of the backfield, he had 7 catches for 58 yards…..rookie Deon Butler caught a 34 yard bomb in the first quarter for a touchdown…….Seahawks go to 2-0 in the preseason.
The Seattle Storm (15-11) beat the Indiana Fever 74-60….Indiana has the best record in the WNBA at (19-7)….the Storm had all 5 starters in double figures……Sue Bird led the Storm with 16 points
The Mariners (65-61) drop 2 out 0f 3 to the Cleveland Indians this weekend…..Felix Hernandez took the loss on Sunday dropping his record to (12-5)…..up next the Oakland A’s (55-68) come to town……..currently the M’s are 7.5 games behind the Red Sox in the AL Wild-card race.
The Seattle Sounders tie (again) they tied 1-1 with the Houston Dynamo ….the Sounders fall to (8-6-9) with 33 pts….they are currently tied for third in the Western Conference.