Heisman moments Eric Crouch reeling in a reverse TD pass, Doug Flutie connecting on a Hail Mary, Desmond Howard striking the Heisman pose after a punt return score. Heisman moments, memorable plays that factored in to those players winning the Heisman Trophy. Texas Tech QB Graham Harrell already had his Heisman moment, a 28-yard TD strike to Michael Crabtree that beat Texas with time expiring. While putting up ridiculous numbers (3,406 yards, 38 TDs) OU QB Sam Bradford is yet to have his Heisman moment, beating up on substandard competition over the last month. But Saturday, in front of a national television audience, heâ€™ll have his chance. By Jake Trotter
Reasons whyThe case for Sam Bradford Against Kansas State, Bradford threw for 255 yards, three TDs and no interceptions. He also ran for a score. And that, supposedly, was his worst game of the year. Bradford has been the epitome of consistency, having thrown for at least 300 yards in all but two games. Bradford leads the nation in TD passes and is second in passing efficiency. The case for Graham Harrell Not only did Harrell lead his team to the biggest win in school history (a 39-33 win over then-No. 1 Texas) he has the Red Raiders undefeated and in the hunt for a national title berth. Harrell also has put up patented big numbers for a Tech QB, having thrown for 4,077 yards and 36 TDs to just five interceptions. By Jake Trotter
What they’re saying about Heisman contenders Sam Bradford and Graham Harrell: "If Oklahoma beats Texas Tech and Oklahoma State and wins the Big 12 South Division tiebreaker — and eventually the Big 12 championship — no one will have a better resume than Bradford. He’ll likely have 50-plus touchdowns, and his team will be playing in the national title game.” — Matt Hayes, The Sporting News "It’s one thing for Graham Harrell to put up video game numbers for an 8-4 team bound for a second-tier bowl. It’s quite another for him to do it against top-10 teams in a legitimate quest for the national title. I keep waiting for Harrell and Co. to implode under pressure, as in years past, and it’s not happening.” — Austin Murphy, Sports Illustrated Compiled by Jake Trotter Other games that had Heisman implications Heading into Saturday’s showdown, Texas Tech’s Graham Harrell and OU’s Sam Bradford are two of the front-runnersfor the Heisman. Only 11 times in college football have top-three Heisman finishers met on the field in November. Heading into Saturdayâ€™s showdown, Texas Tech's Graham Harrell and OU's Sam Bradford are two of the frontrunners for the Heisman. Only 11 times in college football history have top three Heisman finishers met on the field in November.