Heisman Trophy Finalists Announced

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Heisman Trophy Finalists Announced

A slow build has given way to a resounding finish, flipping the Heisman Trophy conversation on its head and giving the nation plenty to talk about in the lead-up to the College Football Playoff.

While Murray will hope to be Oklahoma's seventh Heisman victor, and fourth Sooners quarterback (Jason White, Sam Bradford and Mayfield) since 2003, Tagovailoa is attempting to become Alabama's first-ever Heisman-winning quarterback.

No. 4-ranked OU, which behind Murray leads the nation in points per game (49.5), yards per game (577.9) and yards per play (8.7; FBS record is 8.6), will make its 52nd bowl appearance when it takes on No. 1 Alabama in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl on December 29 at 7 p.m. CT.

Kyler Murray (Oklahoma) and Dwayne Haskins (Ohio State) received invites to be in NY at the end of the week for college football's top honor.

The victor is set to be announced Saturday at 8:00 pm on ESPN.

OU's other Heisman finalists were linebacker Brian Bosworth (1986), quarterback Josh Heupel (2000), quarterback Jason White (2003 and 2004), running back Adrian Peterson (2004), quarterback Sam Bradford (2008), wide receiver Dede Westbrook (2016) and quarterback Baker Mayfield (2016 and '17). His first season as a starter has been as good as advertised, with 3,353 yards passing, 37 touchdown passes and just four interceptions.

Haskins, a third-year sophomore, shattered numerous Big Ten passing records this season, throwing for 4,580 yards and 47 touchdowns to lead the country in both categories. He's also rushed for 892 yards and has 51 total touchdowns (40 passing and 11 rushing). He put up 41 total touchdowns and two interceptions. That's despite the fact that he barely played in the fourth quarter this season.

Ohio State, Southern California and Notre Dame have won the most Heisman's with seven. At least three and as many as five finalists are invited to presentation ceremony. The game will be televised by ESPN.

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