Yes, it was a runaway win, but Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts finished second in the Heisman voting, snapping the streak of two-straight Sooners to win the award.
However, this year, LSU QB Joe Burrow won the award by 1,846 votes, the largest margin in Heisman Trophy history. Burrow racked up a total of 2,608 points. Then it was Hurts with 762 votes, followed by Ohio State QB Justin Fields with 747, with Ohio State linebacker Chase Young and Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor wrapping up the Top 5.
Here’s a full breakdown.
Total breakdown of the Heisman voting. Joe Burrow won by 1,846 votes, the largest margin of victory in history.— Gabe McDonald KPLC (@GabeMcDonald_) December 15, 2019
Also, Jennings native Travis Etienne finished 9th with 25 total votes.#LSU #Heisman #SWLApreps pic.twitter.com/G6AnrCKm8u
Hurts finished the season with 3,634 passing yards, while completing nearly 72% of his passes with 32 touchdowns and seven interceptions, plus 1,265 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns on the ground.
But Burrow’s season was historic, with 4,800 passing yards, a 78% completion percentage, 48 touchdowns and six interceptions.
It ends the streak of Heisman winners from Oklahoma after Baker Mayfield won the award in 2017 and Kyler Murray won it last season. Next up, Spencer Rattler?
However, the last two OU quarterbacks couldn’t get over the hump in the College Football Playoff, and I’m sure Jalen Hurts would rather have a win over LSU rather than a Heisman Trophy.
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