This Texas A&M player whom Chi newspaper-readers never heard of won Heisman over Notre Dame’s Te’o. Who’d a-thunk it?
His popularity hit a fever pitch against Alabama when he used his feet, instincts and A&M’s up-tempo offense to take down the nation’s No. 1 team. Against the nation’s top defense, he completed 24-of-31 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 92 yards.
From that game on, the Heisman was Manziel’s to lose.
Really? We wuz robbed, say Trib and Sun-Times readers, who find nothing but Notre Dame, day in and day out. Provincialism, yes.