Paul Finebaum declares Heisman Trophy favorite after Rivalry Week
Paul Finebaum joins SportsCenter every Sunday morning to break down the biggest stories around college football.
A big topic this week? The Heisman Trophy. Entering Rivalry Week, it looked like a 2-man race between Ohio State QB CJ Stroud and Alabama QB Bryce Young.
Then, chaos broke loose, as it often does in this crazy, beautiful sport. Stroud struggled mightily in a loss to Michigan. Then, Young looked awful for nearly 4 full quarters against Auburn. But, Young managed to save the game, and his Heisman hopes, with a perfect 97-yard drive to send the game to overtime.
Finebaum explained that Young is his current Heisman frontrunner:
“About halfway through yesterday, it was nobody, because nobody seemed to want it,” Finebaum said on SportsCenter. “At the end of the day, Bryce Young may have won it. He still has a huge game remaining. He had his most pedestrian day yet for Alabama, but all that matters is how he finished. And in the most important drive of the season for Alabama, he was flawless. He was unbelievable. He still needs to finish the job next week against the No. 1 team in the country, but he’s clearly the favorite going into the final weekend.”
Can Young play well against Georgia’s defense and secure the prestigious award? That’s not an easy task, but it’s unclear at this point who can challenge him for the trophy.