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Robert Griffin III is your heavy Heisman favorite

Posted on: December 7, 2011 12:57 pm
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen



With the Heisman votes already in and tabulated, there's nothing the candidates can do between now and Saturday's announcement but wait ... and watch certain votes (mostly from the media) become public. And based on those public votes, one candidate has to be feeling better about his chances than ever.

The website StiffArmTrophy.com annually aggregates and tabulates those public votes, a system which has led the site to accurately predict the Heisman Trophy winner each of the past nine seasons. And it already looks like Robert Griffin III is going to be that projected winner in 2011; of the first 189 ballots tracked down by the site, 118 of them have named Griffin their top choice and only 26 have omitted him entirely. (On the three ballots issued by writers at CBSSports.com, Dennis Dodd, Bruce Feldman and Brett McMurphy have all placed Griffin No. 1.) 

At that pace, Griffin is projected to win the award by 982 voting points over runner-up Andrew Luck. Though that would get Luck closer than he was in his runner-up finish 2010, he wouldn't be that much closer; Cam Newton won the award by a 1,184-point margin last season.

That Griffin's margin could even be mentioned in the same sentence as Newton's shows how much support the Baylor All-American garnered over the late stages of the season, and it's not just StiffArmTrophy that's noticed; Griffin is now a runaway betting favorite amongst sportsbooks, with his 1-to-5 odds easily bettering second choice Trent Richardson's 11-to-4.

Put all that available evidence together, and we'd argue that Griffin and the Bears can go ahead and start clearing out some trophy space. It's done.

Comments

Since: Sep 9, 2007
Posted on: December 7, 2011 8:50 pm
 

Robert Griffin III is your heavy Heisman favorite

Of course the SEC has 5 of the top 10 defensive teams.  Because offensively the SEC sucks! Let's see if Mizzou can change that up a bit next year.  I predict many victories for the Tigers and I am not talking LSU...




Since: Mar 13, 2010
Posted on: December 7, 2011 7:17 pm
 

Robert Griffin III is your heavy Heisman favorite

How does Oregon's LaMichael James lead the nation in rushing and doesn't even get invited to New York?



Since: Jan 9, 2010
Posted on: December 7, 2011 6:23 pm
 

Robert Griffin III is your heavy Heisman favorite

The SEC as a whole is down defensively this year? Really? The SEC has the top 4 teams in total defense AL, LSU, GA & SC. The SEC has 5 of the top 10 in total defense with FL at #9 and 6 of the top 20 with Vandy at #19. In fact, only 2 teams in the SEC rank outside the top 60 (top 1/2) in total defense and those teams are AU #78 and Ole Miss #88. Now that you have a clue, you might want to rethink your comment. I do agree that RG III will probably win the Heisman but it will be very close.



Since: Apr 14, 2009
Posted on: December 7, 2011 4:52 pm
 

Robert Griffin III is your heavy Heisman favorite

If Trent Richardson was the best player in the nation, why didn't he score against LSU the first time?



Since: Aug 10, 2007
Posted on: December 7, 2011 4:43 pm
 

Robert Griffin III is your heavy Heisman favorite

Wow Alabama fans need to get a clue. Trent Richardson isn't even, statistically, the best player at his position. You can use the SEC argument but the SEC as a whole was down defensively this year. Honestly Tyrann Mathieu should get it because he has meant more to his team than any other player but it is nearly impossible for a defensive player to get it in today's game (that and I am guessing the weed incident isn't going to help). However, with all that said Robert Griffin will win it. 



Since: Aug 8, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 4:31 pm
 

Robert Griffin III is your heavy Heisman favorite

Face it, fellow Bama fans...These guys are upset that Alabama is playing for the championship, so they are taking that out on Trent. Anybody with half a brain can see that Trent Richardson is the best player in America. Not even close.



Since: Aug 8, 2008
Posted on: December 7, 2011 1:33 pm
 

Robert Griffin III is your heavy Heisman favorite

Yeah because Trent Richardson NEVER benefited from any media coverage or a particular sports network going down on him a few times day



Since: Sep 6, 2009
Posted on: December 7, 2011 1:26 pm
 

Robert Griffin III is your heavy Heisman favorite

What a load of crap...the media is so gullible for flash in the pan players.  Look at the way the media salivated over the skunky badger's 3 good games.



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