Midseason CFB Award Predictions


Jacob Myers, Chris Shutrump, and Preston Oliver, Sports Writer



Home Depot Award (Coach of the Year):

Jacob: Bryan Harsin, Boise State

Chris: Ryan Day, Ohio State  

Preston: Dave Clawson, Wake Forest


Jim Thorpe Award (Best Defensive Back):

Jacob: Grant Delpit, LSU

Chris: Grant Delpit, LSU

Preston: Jeff Okudah, Ohio State


Davey O’Brien Award (Best Quarterback):

Jacob: Justin Fields, Ohio State

Chris: Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama 

Preston: Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama


Butkus Award (Best Linebacker):

Jacob: AJ Epenesa, Iowa

Chris: Isaiah Simmons, Clemson 

Preston: Isaiah Simmons, Clemson


Doak Walker Award (Best Running back):

Jacob: Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin

Chris: Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State

Preston: Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin


Biletnikoff Award (Best Wide Receiver):

Jacob: Jerry Jeudy, Alabama

Chris: Jerry Jeudy, Alabama

Preston: Pick an Alabama receiver


Bednarik Award (Best Defensive Player):

Jacob: Chase Young, Ohio State

Chris: Grant Delpit, LSU

Preston: Chase Young, Ohio State


Heisman Trophy Winner:

Jacob: Tua Tagovailoa


The Heisman trophy, and the voters, love Tua. I can’t believe he didn’t win last year. The voting is so biased towards the SEC that Hurts or Fields could have such better stats and Tua would still win.


Chris: Jalen Hurts 

Jalen Hurts is one of the hardest working players college football has even seen. With this being said, Oklahoma will have their third straight quarterback win the award. A feat we have never seen before and one that people will love. Voters enjoy a good story. 


Preston: Tua Tagovailoa

Tua wants to be the number one pick in April, he wants to avenge his loss in the championship against Clemson, and coming in second in the Heisman voting last year is definitely still on his mind. With the weapons he has at his disposal, nothing is stopping him.