Clemson’s Boyd falls to third in The State’s Heisman poll

October 15, 2013 

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Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel continues to lead the Heisman poll.

BETH HALL — the ASSOCIATED PRESS

Manziel maintains lead

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel continues to lead The State’s weekly Heisman Trophy poll. After a huge game in a comeback win against Ole Miss, Manziel, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner, stayed on top for the fifth consecutive week among the panel’s 13 Heisman voters with seven first-place votes.

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, who received five first-place votes, moved past Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd into the second spot with a strong effort in leading the Ducks to a win against Washington.

Boyd, who dropped to third, will have a showdown this weekend at Clemson against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, who placed fourth. The Top 5 matchup also applies to the two teams, No. 3 Clemson and No. 5 FSU.

Neil White

Player, Pos. School Points
1. Johnny Manziel, QBTexas A&M56 (7)
2. Marcus Mariota, QBOregon49 (5)
3. Tajh Boyd, QBClemson39
4. Jameis Winston, QBFlorida State14
5. A.J. McCarron, QBAlabama8 (1)
6. Teddy Bridgewater, QBLouisville6
7 (tie). Aaron Murray, QBGeorgia5
7 (tie). Mike Davis, RBSouth Carolina5
9 (tie). Brett Hundley, QBUCLA3
9 (tie). Bryce Petty, QBBaylor3

First-place votes in parentheses.

Others receiving votes: Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia, 2; Sean Mannion, QB, Oregon State, 2; Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson, 2; Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor, 1.

Poll voters: Jimmy Burch, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; Heath Cline, 107.5 The Game; Rick Henry, WIS-TV; Josh Kendall, The State; Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star; Phil Kornblut, South Carolina Radio Network; Kevin McCrarey, South Carolina Sports Network; Andrew Miller, Charleston Post and Courier; Ron Morris, The State; Gene Sapakoff, Charleston Post and Courier; Neil White, The State; Larry Williams, TigerIllustrated.com; Pete Yanity, WSPA-TV.

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