(The Week That Was in College Football)

No one wins the Heisman Trophy in the first week of the season.

The problem last season was that Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey couldn’t win it at the end of the season, even though he checked off every box that is required of Heisman candidates.

The Heisman has become a made for television voting award, with voters making their minds up, with the urging of Verne and Gary on CBS and Kirk and Chris on ESPN.

Stanford, playing on the West Coast, with more than a few games in the Late Late Show time slot, didn’t have the push that Alabama and Clemson had last season, which is a prime reason why Alabama running back Derrick Henry won the Heisman and McCaffrey finished second. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.