4 Down Territory: Army-Navy Game, Heisman Weekend & Must-See Heisman History
1st Down: Army Navy Game: This is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, rivalry and tradition in all of college football. For sixty minutes the country watches these two branches of the US Military battle each other for gridiron glory. But this is so much more than a game....If I were to die tomorrow and God said I could go back for one day and coach in one game it would be in the Army-Navy game.
2nd Down: The FCS Playoffs: On Friday night there are three FCS playoff games including an ESPN2 Double header. At 7:00 pm 2nd seed James Madison hosts Northern Iowa. At 10 p.m. 6th seed Montana heads to play 3rd seed Weber State.If you truly love college football these are must-watch games. The intensity and focus on the FCS level is tough to beat. You'll see players across the board who truly play for the love of the game.
3rd Down: Buckeye Heisman Finalists: Ohio State has two Heisman Finalists in Quarterback Justin Fields and Defensive End Chase Young. Teammates in the Heisman Top 5 voting is actually not that rare having happened 6 times in the previous 25 years. It is the first time a Big Ten team has sent teammates to New York since Penn State sent RB Ki-Jana Carter (2nd place) and QB Kerry Collins (4th place). All of the teammate combinations in the previous 25 years have involved a quarterback in conjunction with another offensive player. The Buckeyes sending one player from offense and one from defense is truly unique.
4th Down: More Heisman Finalists: LSU Quarterback Joe Burrow and Oklahoma Quarterback Jalen Hurts round out the Heisman Field. To say that Joe Burrow would be the presumptive favorite and winner would be the understatement of the year in college football.
College Football 150 Relic: A personal Heisman Collection from across several years. At left is the cover of the 50th anniversary program. Boston College Quarterback Doug Flutie won the award that night. The Gallery below includes autographs from four Heisman winners as well as several interesting Heisman Ads from schools honoring their winners.....and a very interesting Heisman Essay from that program.
Picture 1: 1973 Winner John Cappelletti --Penn State
Picture 2: 1976 Winner Tony Dorsett --Pitt
Picture 3: 1984 Winner Doug Flutie --Boston College
Picture 4: 1986 Winner Vinny Testaverde --Miami
Picture 5: Army Honors their Heisman Winners
Picture 6: Ohio State Honors their Heisman Winners
Picture 7: Oklahoma Honors their Heisman Winners
Picture 8: Final 1984 voting results
Picture 9: A 1984 essay on the Heisman by OJ Simpson