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SportAlabama's Tua Tagovailoa Wins Walter Camp, Oklahoma's Kyler Murray Wins Best Quarterback

03:30  07 december  2018
03:30  07 december  2018 Source:   si.com

Kyler Murray Deserves Heisman Over Tua Tagovailoa

Kyler Murray Deserves Heisman Over Tua Tagovailoa ​Yesterday's slate of college football matchups made one thing very clear: Kyler Murray deserves to win the Heisman Trophy over Tua Tagovailoa. Beginning with the statistics, Murray has more yards and touchdowns than Tagovailoa. While Tagovailoa has less interceptions, it is not by enough to give him the overall statistical advantage. Oklahoma just sent a press release specifically comparing Kyler Murray to Tua Tagovailoa pic.twitter.com/c6JZ8a43U4— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) December 2, 2018 When it comes to the Heisman Trophy voting process, though, statistics only play a small role.

Tuanigamanuolepola " Tua " Tagovailoa (TOO-ah TAH-goh vai-LOH-ah) (born March 2, 1998) is an American football quarterback for the Alabama Crimson Tide. He was born and raised in Hawaii.

Alabama ' s Tua Tagovailoa , Oklahoma ' s Kyler Murray and Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins are the Heisman Trophy finalists, ensuring a quarterback will / Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray (1) looks to pass as Texas linebacker Anthony Wheeler (45) applies pressure during the first half of the

Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa Wins Walter Camp, Oklahoma's Kyler Murray Wins Best Quarterback © Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The College Football Awards show aired Thursday night from the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, also a Heisman Trophy frontrunner, took home the Walter Camp award for player of the year to start the night. Fellow Heisman finalist Kyler Murray of Oklahoma won the Davey O'Brien Award for best quarterback shortly after.

The Maxwell Award for College Player of the Year is still to be presented. Established in 1937, two years after the Heisman, the Maxwell has gone on to become an indicator of that year's Heisman winner with 39 of the 81 winners of the Maxwell Award going on to win the Heisman. Eighteen of the 37 Davey O’Brien Award winners have gone on to win the Heisman as well.

Oklahoma's Kyler Murray now favored to win Heisman Trophy

Oklahoma's Kyler Murray now favored to win Heisman Trophy If the most recent performances we’ve seen from Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray are any indication, the latter has a fighting chance to come away with this year’s Heisman Trophy. These two signal callers are seen as the favorites to land the nation’s top individual award. But last week’s championship games tell us a story of one quarterback playing at a much higher level right now. Murray — a first-round pick of MLB’s Oakland Athletics this year — put up 418 total yards and three touchdowns with zero interceptions in Oklahoma’s Big 12 Championship Game victory over Texas on Saturday.

Alabama ' s Tua Tagovailoa , Oklahoma ' s Kyler Murray and Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins are the finalists for the Heisman Trophy, ensuring a quarterback will win the award for the 16th time in the last 19 years. The finalists were announced Monday, hours after the deadline for 928 voters, including

Alabama ' s Tua Tagovailoa , Oklahoma ' s Kyler Murray and Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins are the Heisman Trophy finalists, ensuring a quarterback will / Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray (1) looks to pass as Texas linebacker Anthony Wheeler (45) applies pressure during the first half of the

Finalists and winners (this post will be updated as winner's are announced):

Maxwell Award

Description: College Player of the Year

Finalists: Will Grier, West Virginia; Kyler Murray, Oklahoma; Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama

Davey O’Brien Award

Description: Nation’s Best Quarterback

Winner: Kyler Murray, Oklahoma

Walter Camp Award

Description: Player of the Year

Winner: Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama

Bednarik Award

Description: College Defensive Player of the Year

Finalists: Josh Allen, Kentucky; Christian Wilkins, Clemson; Quinnen Williams, Alabama

Biletnikoff Award

Description: Nation's best receiver

Heisman finalists: Tua Tagovailoa, Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins

Heisman finalists: Tua Tagovailoa, Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins The 2018 Heisman Trophy finalists were revealed Monday with three players earning invitations to the ceremony Saturday night in New York City. 

Alabama ' s Tua Tagovailoa , Oklahoma ' s Kyler Murray and Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins are the Heisman Trophy finalists, ensuring a quarterback will win the award for the 16th time in the last 19 years.

The Orange Bowl matchup between Alabama and Oklahoma will see two defenses trying their best to slow down Kyler Murray and Tua Tagovailoa . Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray (1) celebrates against the Texas Longhorns in the Big 12 championship game at AT&T Stadium.

Winner: Devin White, LSU

Butkus Award

Description: Nation's best linebacker

Finalists: Andy Isabella, UMass; Jerry Jeudy, Alabama; Tylan Wallace, Oklahoma State

Mackey Award

Description: Nation's best tight end

Winner: T.J. Hockenson, Iowa

Nagurski Award

Description: Nation's best defensive player

Winner: Josh Allen, Kentucky

Paul Hornung Award

Description: Most versatile player

Finalists: Rondale Moore, Purdue

Lou Groza Award

Description: Nation’s outstanding placekicker

Finalists: Cooper Rothe, Wyoming; Andre Szmut, Syracuse; Cole Tracy, LSU

Ray Guy Award

Description: College punter of the year

Finalists: Braden Mann, Texas A&M; James Smith, Cincinnati; Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah

Outland Trophy

Description: Nation’s best interior lineman

Finalists: Christian Wilkins, Clemson; Jonah Williams, Alabama; Quinnen Williams, Alabama

Paycom Jim Thorpe Award

Description: Nation’s best defensive back

Is Kyler Murray wavering on choosing MLB over NFL?

Is Kyler Murray wavering on choosing MLB over NFL? Underclassmen for next year's NFL Draft must declare if they will enter or stay in college by Jan. 14, 2019. Related slideshow: Best of the college football season (Provided by USA Today Sports)

NEW YORK (AP) - Alabama ' s Tua Tagovailoa , Oklahoma ' s Kyler Murray and Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins are the finalists for the Heisman Trophy, ensuring a quarterback will win the award for the 16th time in the last 19 years. The finalists were announced Monday, hours after the deadline for 928

Murray and Tagovailoa both led their teams to the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl on Dec. In following Mayfield, Murray is attempting to give the Sooners the first back -to- back Heisman Trophy- winning quarterbacks of any school in the history of the award.

Finalists: DeAndre Baker, Georgia; Julian Love, Notre Dame; Greedy Williams, LSU

Doak Walker Award

Description: Nation's best running back

Finalists: Travis Etienne, Clemson; Darrell Henderson, Memphis; Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin

Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year

Winner: Brian Kelly, Notre Dame

William V. Campbell Trophy

Description: Academics, service

Winner: Christian Wilkins, Clemson

Heisman Trophy

Description: Most Outstanding Player

Finalists: Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama; Kyler Murray, Oklahoma; Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State

Related slideshow: 2018 NCAA Football Season (Provided by USA Today Sports)

Tagovailoa on field for Alabama's 1st bowl practice.
Tua Tagovailoa suffered a high-ankle sprain in Alabama's SEC Championship win over Georgia.

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