GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 30: Running back Miles Sanders #24 of the Penn State Nittany Lions rushes the football against the Washington Huskies during the second half of the Playstation Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 30, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. The Nittany Lions defeated the Huskies 35-28. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)The Penn State Nittany Lions are locked in a tight contest with the Michigan State Spartans as the game heads to the fourth quarter. Penn State held a 14-7 lead at the half, but the Spartans battled back and the game is tied at 14.The Nittany Lions have struggled in recent history against the Spartans and are in danger of dropping yet another to the division rival. What’s worse for Penn State is the team may have just lost starting running back Miles Sanders to an injury.Sanders ran for a short gain but got rolled up on and could be seen limping off the field.Cameras caught Sanders on the sideline and he seemed to be testing out his left leg.Miles Sanders appears to be in discomfort heading toward the sideline.— Tyler Donohue (@TDsTake) October 13, 2018The star tailback picked up right where former Penn State star Saquon Barkley left off with the Nittany Lions. He leads the team in rushing and had 152 yards on just 11 carries before leaving the contest.UPDATE: It appears Sanders is good to go.Miles Sanders was ready to check back in if Michigan State accepted penalty, re-played third down. https://t.co/PMRwLCDgxI— Tyler Donohue (@TDsTake) October 13, 2018That’s good news for the Nittany Lions moving forward.
NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 10: (L-R) Dede Westbrook of the Oklahoma Sooners, Deshaun Watson of the Clemson Tigers, Jabrill Peppers of the Michigan Wolverines, Baker Mayfield of the Oklahoma Sooners and Lamar Jackson of the Louisville Cardinals pose for a photo with the Heisman trophy during a press conference prior to the 2016 Heisman Trophy Presentation at the Marriott Marquis on December 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)The 2019 college football season is still over a month away but speculation on the 2019 Heisman Trophy winner has been raging for months. While a handful of quarterbacks from the College Football Playoff contenders have held the top spots for ages, there are plenty of players who can emerge and surprise us.According to the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook via 247Sports, 10 players have been given 20/1 odds or better.The top odds are actually tied between Alabama junior quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Clemson sophomore quarterback Trevor Lawrence at +275.Tagovailoa led Alabama to a national title win over Georgia in the 2017 season and followed that up with a Heisman trophy runner-up performance in 2018. Lawrence took over as Clemson’s starter in Week 5 and went on to lead the Tigers to an undefeated season, culminating in their 44-16 national title game victory over Tagovailoa and the Crimson Tide.Three quarterbacks are tied for the third-best odds at 10/1: Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez, and Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts. Of the three, Hurts is the most experienced and part of the program that boasts the last two consecutive Heisman Trophy winners.In sole possession of sixth place is Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor at 18/1. Over the past two seasons he has rushed for 4,171 yards, a 6.9 yards/carry average, and 29 touchdowns.The final four players in the top ten are all quarterbacks from different Power Five conferences: Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm, Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson, Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert, and Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger.Will the 2019 Heisman Trophy winner be one of these ten players, or will another under-the-radar player surprise us all?