With another strong performance over the weekend against SMU, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel stayed at the top of The State’s weekly Heisman Trophy poll.
Manziel, the 2012 Heisman winner, passed for 244 yards and rushed for another 102 yards while totaling three touchdowns in a 42-13 victory. He garnered six of the 13 first-place votes from the Heisman voters who participate in this poll.
|1. Johnny Manziel, QB||Texas A&M||58 (6)*|
|2. Marcus Mariota, QB||Oregon||38 (4)*|
|3. Tajh Boyd, QB||Clemson||33|
|4. Teddy Bridgewater, QB||Louisville||18 (1)*|
|5. Todd Gurley, RB||Georgia||15 (1)*|
|6. A.J. McCarron, QB||Alabama||12 (1)*|
|7. Aaron Murray, QB||Georgia||6|
|8. Lache Seastrunk, RB||Baylor||4|
|9 (tie). Jadeveon Clowney, DE||USC||3|
|9 (tie). Jameis Winston, QB||FSU||3|
|9 (tie). Bryce Petty, QB||Baylor||3|
Others receiving votes: Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA, 1; Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson, 1.
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.