No surprise: Jameis Winston wins the Heisman by landslide
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Despite off-field allegations of sexual harassment—which proved to be minuscule, for now—Winston’s 3,820 passing yards, 44 total touchdowns and a spot in the BCS National Championship has earned him the rights to the most outstanding player of the 2013 season.
Winston has been impressive from the moment he stepped on the collegiate gridiron. Replacing first-round NFL draft selection E.J. Manuel, he completed 25-of-27 passes for 356 yards and five touchdowns—one rushing—in a 41-13 statement win at Pittsburgh during the season opener.
From there, the Seminoles outscored opponents by an average of 43.5 points per game, including a 51-14 drubbing over ACC rival Clemson in Death Valley—the worst home defeat in Tigers school history.
Thirteen percent of Heisman voters left Winston off their ballots for obvious reasons, but nevertheless, he won the bronze by a landslide—his margin of 1,501 (2,205 overall) votes is good for seventh-most in NCAA history.
Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron came in second place, followed by Northern Illinois’ Jordan Lynch, Boston College’s Andre Williams, last year’s Heisman winner Johnny Manziel, and Auburn running back Tre Mason.
Winston will face No. 2 Auburn in the national championship on Monday, January 6 in what should be the most challenging game of his 13-game career.
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