After months of spectacular football play, outstanding performances and endless debate, the 2012 Heisman finalists have been announced.
Despite carrying the Ohio State Buckeyes on his back through a perfect 12-0 season, Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller didn’t make the cut.
Instead, Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o and Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel got the nod.
Miller should have been invited.
He wouldn’t have won. The Heisman has clearly become to a two-horse race between Manziel and Te’o, but Miller should have been the one to join them in New York City, not Klein.
All Miller did this year was set a single-season school record for total yardage with 3,310 yards (2,039 passing, 1,271 rushing) to go along with 28 total touchdowns.
Klein only had 70 more total yards than Braxton, although 10 more touchdowns, but his three turnovers against Baylor doomed Kansas State in a 28-point blowout loss that cost his team a spot in the national title game.
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