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The Heisman trophy is a joke [MWwire]
Despite Rashaad Penny leading the nation in rushing yards and yards per game he was overlooked as a Heisman finalist. He was better than Stanford’s Bryce Love who is great in his own right, but Penny was also the nation’s leader in all-purpose yards. Arguably the best running back and special teams player.
How will the Heisman vote turn out? [College Football News]
CFN predicts the top 10 players for college football’s most outstanding award. Rashaad Penny does crack the top five.
Mountain West ends long drought of not being ranked [MWwire]
The Nevada Wolf Pack ended the streak of a Mountain West team not being ranked in the AP basketball poll. The Wolf Pack are undefeated at 8-0 and ranked 22nd.
Here is how to change the Heisman trophy for the better [Patreon]
Matt Zemek says the Heisman trophy needs to be more of a celebration of college football and not just inviting the three best players who happened to play quarterback or running back and come from a Power Five team.
His method is a huge change with 10 players being invited that includes top vote-getters, a few specialists and the best non-power player.
The Rebels close loss to Arizona did show that the Rebels are team that is looking like they will exceed expectations. The Athletic ranks UNLV 10th prior to that Wildcats loss.
MMM is not as high on the Rebs and has them at 13, but they also have Nevada No. 2, Boise State 8th and SDSU at 10.
Early bowl game odds [Vegas Insider]
Boise State is a 10-win team yet is an 8-point underdog to Oregon. Colorado State is a modest 5.5-point favorite over Marshall in the New Mexico Bowl.
Willie Taggart leaving Oregon for Florida State? [Oregon Live]
The Las Vegas Bowl could be changing quite a bit. Taggart is still currently the Oregon head coach but on a recruiting trip in Phoenix he took time out of his day to meet with Florida State officials.
Bryan Harsin give early thoughts on Las Vegas Bowl