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Aaron Murray makes move in latest HeismanPundit Straw Poll

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Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray has used his team’s dramatic win over No. 6 LSU this past Saturday to leap into third place in the latest HeismanPundit Heisman Straw Poll released on Tuesday.

Murray, who did not receive any points in last week’s poll, picked up two first-place votes from the weekly panel of Heisman voters and totaled 11 points to finish behind Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M (17 points, 5 first-place votes) and Oregon’s Marcus Mariota (12 points, 2 first-place votes).

Clemson’s Tajh Boyd was fourth with six points, while Teddy Bridgewater of Louisville garnered the final first-place vote to finish fifth with five points

Sean Mannion of Oregon State and Bishop Sankey of Washington both made their first appearance in the poll this week, picking up one point each.

The Heisman Straw Poll is the college football world’s most trusted gauge of Heisman voter sentiment. It has been the most accurate Heisman poll in the country during the past seven seasons, with the final 2012 poll correctly picking the top five finishers and the final 2011 poll picking the top seven. This year’s poll is made up of 10 anonymous Heisman voters from across the country.

The Heisman Straw Poll, 10/1/2013

Total Points (with first place votes in parentheses)

1. Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M — 17 (5)

2. Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon — 12 (2)

3. Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia — 11 (2)

4. Tajh Boyd, QB, Clemson — 6

5. Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville — 5 (1)

6. (tie) Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA  – 2

Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor — 2

Sean Mannion, QB, Oregon State — 2

Duke Johnson, RB, Miami — 2

10. Bishop Sankey, RB, Washington — 1
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5 Responses to “Aaron Murray makes move in latest HeismanPundit Straw Poll”
  1. irishdodger says: Oct 1, 2013 11:47 PM

    Aaron Murray should be getting a lot more love for Heisman. He’s a great college QB & has had a helluva year thus far. UGA has definitely played the toughest schedule & Murray played great in their one loss to Clemson. He’d be my front runner right now.

  2. 8to80texansblog says: Oct 2, 2013 9:50 AM

    I’m still surprised that Manziel is #1 in this poll.

  3. 8to80texansblog says: Oct 2, 2013 12:21 PM

    You don’t want to be at the top of this poll THIS early….

  4. noleitup says: Oct 2, 2013 7:57 PM

    If Famous Jameis can handle business against Clemson maybe he’ll finally start getting some serious consideration in the heisman race. GO NOLES!

  5. florida727 says: Oct 2, 2013 8:08 PM

    I agree with #8to80. Everybody loves the darkhorse, or come-from-behind story.

    Hard to argue with Mariota’s stat line, but how do you take it away from Manziel when he’s putting up better numbers than last year when he won it? Heisman voters are pretty weird though. They love to hang onto that Archie-is-the-only-two-time-winner thing.

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