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Robert Griffin wins Scripps Heisman Poll

Posted on: December 7, 2011 1:10 pm

Baylor’s Robert Griffin III will be the Heisman Trophy winner according to the oldest Heisman poll.

Scripps-Howard News Service announced Wednesday that Griffin had barely nosed out Stanford’s Andrew Luck in its last Scripps Heisman Poll. The Scripps Poll has correctly matched the Heisman winner 20 of the last 24 years since it started in 1987.

Points are assigned on a 5-4-3-2-1 basis.

Ten media members vote each week. They are listed below.

 1. Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor, 40 points (6 first-place votes)

2. Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford, 38 (3)

3. Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama, 19 (1)

4.(tie) Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin, 18; Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU, 18

Others receiving votes: USC QB Matt Barkley 7, Oklahoma State QB Brandon Weeden 5, Houston QB Case Keenum 3, Boise State QB Kellen Moore 2.

Voters: Kirk Bohls, Austin American-Statesman; Randy Beard, Evansville Courier and Press; Jimmy Burch, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; Bob Condotta, Seattle Times; Dennis Dodd,; Vahe Gregorian, St. Louis Post-Dispatch; John Helsley, The Oklahoman; Mike Griffith, Knoxville News-Sentinel; Michael Lewis, Salt Lake Tribune; and Tom Luicci, Newark Star-Ledger.


Since: Oct 28, 2007
Posted on: December 7, 2011 8:32 pm

Robert Griffin wins Scripps Heisman Poll

Sure, RG3 may have some five star talent on his team (don't bet on it though, it's Baylor).  But you do realize nearly every game, he's playing against five star players, too?  Kellen Moore may be an NFL hall of famer in 25 years, but, right now, he's put up most of his stats against pretty weak competition.  By the way, how's the NFL career going for that guy from Hawaii who use to have all the NCAA records?  Did he even get drafted??

Since: Apr 9, 2008
Posted on: December 7, 2011 6:20 pm

Kellen Moore is a nice QB

But he ain't the best college player in the country.  If he was, he'd be playing in a conference with actual, you know, major college football teams.  Deal with it.

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: December 7, 2011 5:00 pm

Robert Griffin wins Scripps Heisman Poll

Hands down run away winner is Kellen Moore.  Twice the talent as RG3 or any other 1 year wonder from a BCS school.  He has accomplished way more with way less around him than Luck.  Anyone can go to a BCS school with 5 star athletes surrouding them and look good.  It takes talent to work with Idaho high school walk on players and get to #2 in the country.  He has the best winning percentage, including records against BCS schools with a Fiesta Bowl win.  Most BCS players can't even boast that.  He should lead this pack by at least 20 votes.  Simple BCS discrimination. 

Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 1:28 pm

Robert Griffin wins Scripps Heisman Poll

So RG3 has twice as many first place votes but only wins by two points?

Seems like those Luck admirers are voting for him twice, by putting Luck #1 and then inexplicably leaving RG3 out of the top three or off the list entirely.


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