though for most fans in this region there is no question as to who is going to walk off with that award Saturday night....the only thing that's official as of tMonday night is the list of finalists being invited to New York City Saturday. That list released early Monday evening in the Big Apple. Auburn quarterback Cam Newton leads it. It's pretty much a certainly Newton's going to win the Heisman, all the unofficial polls of Heisman voters show Newton winning easily. His numbers are astounding, for the season he's tossed for over 25 hundred yards and 28 touchdowns, hitting on 66 percent of his throws, with just 6 interceptions.
He's also rushed for more than 14 hundred yards and 20 more touchdowns. The voters who hadn't already turned in their ballots before Saturday watched Newton lead the Tigers to a 56-17 win over South Carolina in the SEC Championship, he was 17-28 with 335 yards passing, and 4 td's. He rushed for another 73 yards and two touchdowns. The other three finalists announced tonight are Oregon State's LaMichael James, Stanford's Andrew Luck and Boise State's Kellen Moore.
Those three all come from the west region, which means they'll likely split votes further weighing things in Newton's favor. So even if some voters penalize Cam for the pay for play scheme hatched by his father during his recruitment, it's unlikely it will cost him the Heisman.