Saturday Blitz 2014 College Football Awards: Marcus Mariota, Scooby Wright Lead the Pack

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Dec 5, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) scores on a 7-yard touchdown run in the second quarter against the Arizona Wildcats in the Pac-12 Championship at Levi

Most Outstanding Player: Marcus Mariota, Quarterback, Oregon Ducks- 254 of 372 for 3,783 Yards and 38 Touchdowns (2 INT); 117 Carries for 669 Yards and 14 Touchdowns

Awards: Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award 

This was a little bit closer than the top defensive player of the year, but it still can’t be ignored what Marcus Mariota did all year. We have already listed him as our Heisman favorite, and you can see why here. Mariota’s performance throughout the season was unparalleled, just like his numbers.

Again, 38 touchdowns to 2 interceptions passing and another 14 rushing. That’s 52 to 2! Forget the fact that he plays in a great system. He still has to play well in that system, and that is exactly what he did. Nobody has run the system better than him, and as a result, he is clearly the best player of the year.

Other Finalists:

Melvin Gordon, Running Back, Wisconsin Badgers- 309 Carries for 2,336 Yards and 26 Touchdowns; 17 Receptions for 151 Yards and 3 Touchdowns

Amari Cooper, Alabama Crimson Tide- 115 Receptions for 1,656 Yards and 14 Touchdowns

Trevone Boykin, TCU Horned Frogs- 279 of 461 for 3,714 Yards and 30 Touchdowns (7 INT); 142 Carries for 642 Yards and 8 Touchdowns

Dak Prescott, Quarterback, Mississippi State Bulldogs- 211 of 345 for 2,996 Yards and 24 Touchdowns (10 INT); 195 Carries for 939 Yards and 13 Touchdowns

Scooby Wright III, Linebacker, Arizona Wildcats- 89 Tackles, 27 Tackles for a Loss, 14 Sacks, 6 Forced Fumbles

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